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With a dozen Hebrew charter schools now operating in the United States – two of them in Greater Los Angeles – a theoretical possibility has become a reality.  When the most recent Hebrew charter school was about to open its doors, in Beverly Hills, the Head of a neighboring Jewish day school authored a Jewish Journal piece reminding readers that a Hebrew charter school is not a Jewish day school.  She is certainly correct.  Experiencing the religious values, rituals and holidays (many, with religious themes) that are among the defining elements of Jewish day... more

BJE Welcomes New Staff

Betty WinnWe would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest team member Betty Winn, Director Center for Excellence in Day School Education.

BJE Religious School Directors Network

BJE convenes the Religious School Directors Network to connect local religious school directors to each other and provide a space for learning and sharing best practices.  
This year, BJE is thrilled to welcome Jessica Downey, Director of Jewish Education at University Synagogue, as coordinator of BJE's Religious School Directors Network.  Jessica and BJE are excited to share a new direction of the group for the year ahead - open space conversations.  more

Schools Access No Child Left Behind Funds

For the 2015-16 academic year BJE, with generous support from the Jewish Federation, secured over $1.5 million in federal funding (No Child Left Behind) earmarked for professional development and to assist students falling behind academically. Educators from BJE LAUSD Consortium day schools access hundreds of thousands of dollars of funds every year for high quality professional development ranging from Hebrew Language Proficiency, to Reader and Writers Workshops to Classroom Management.


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BJE at Work

Mika Nagar with Plaque, "6,000,000 forever in our hearts"

BJE March of the LivingMay 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.

Blessing our whole delegation under the giant tallis

BJE Adult March of the Living

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

Major Benchmark Reached for LA High School Affordability Initiative (LAHSAI)


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

Parent and child at beach

PARENT AND ME Voucher Program

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.

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iGive (a site with over 1500 stores) donates a percentage of your purchase to BJE 365 days a year.  Please click here and register!


Job Opportunities

For a listing of job opportunities, click here.


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