As a new Jewish calendar year -- and, for school-aged children, a new school year -- approaches, Jews around the world are drawn by the annual cycle of public Torah study to reflect on Deuteronomy, the closing book of the Torah. The leitmotif of that book is education. Moses addresses a generation that has not experienced the narratives he shares; yet, he asks those who will enter the land of Israel to make their ancestors' memories their own and to transmit them to successive generations. Collective memory, Moses teaches, is a vital part of Jewish life.
Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement
“Congratulations on…(an) amazing experience . It was one of the best (conferences) I have ever attended,” writes Rabbi Moshe Dear of Yavneh Hebrew Academy.
On February 18, 2015, 70 Educational Administrators from Jewish Day Schools in Los Angeles attended BJE’s 4th Annual Day School and Yeshiva Retreat. This year’s theme focused on Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement and Adaptability. Heads of School, Principals, Development and Marketing Staff from 25 schools participated in a series of workshops and seminars at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel. Dr. John D’Auria, a respected national expert on school improvement, keynoted the opening program which was followed by a series of workshops on Managing Conflict, Increasing Academic Excellence and Donor Cultivation led by Dr. D’Auria, Dr. Susan Abelein and Janet Levine.
What is the opposite of apathy?
By bje Impact
At BJE Impact we know the power of passionate youth willing to take action. We see evidence of this every day through our work with teens and with educational programs that seek to integrate community service and social action with Jewish learning. There is no question that taking the time to give to others and to dedicate energy to important causes leads to meaningful change (for inspiring examples of this, check out our “My Impact” reflections). It’s the core of what we are all about–that through learning and understanding what is going on around us, taking the time to take action, and reflecting on our work, we are able to individually and collectively make an IMPACT.
BJE at Work
BJE March of the Living - May 1 - May 15, 2016
2016 Teen Delegation Registration is NOW! Join thousands of teens from over 40 countries as you commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day in Poland, marching from Auschwitz to Birkenau. Travel to Israel, where teens and survivors observe Israel’s Remembrance Day for Fallen soldiers (Yom ha’Zikaron) and celebrate Israel’s independence Day (Yom Ha’Atzmaut), experiencing the joy and significance of Israel’s independence.
BJE NextGEN welcomes two new committee members and gets ready to launch events and gatherings for the 2015-16 year. Stay tuned for nformation and be in touch with Leeba Morse to help plan an event or for a coffee date.
Campers attending BJE Teen Service Corps engage in hands-on community service while socializing with other Jewish teens. Campers earn 12 hours of community service credit (CITs earn 15 hours) while putting Jewish values into action. Register HERE!
Every other year—in even numbered years—BJE conducts a March of the Living program for L.A. adults. The journey begins after Passover, starting in Poland and continuing to Israel. more
Five schools of LAHSAI—Milken Community High School, New Community Jewish High School, Shalhevet High School, YULA Boys High School, and YULA Girls High School—reached that formidable benchmark of $17 million raised. more
The Parent and Me Voucher Program is for first time participants in a Jewish Parent and Me Program. Click here to see if you qualify and get up to 70% off your first class at participating synagogues.
iGive (a site with over 1500 stores) donates a percentage of your purchase to BJE 365 days a year. Please click here and register!
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