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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.

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BJE Impact: Teen Service Corps

2015 Teen Service Corps at Toe Beach in Playa del Rey

BJE's Teen Service Corps, part of the Center for Jewish Service Learning, getting ready to clean the beach in Playa del Rey with instruction from Heal the Bay.  Follow them at #bjeimpact bjeimpact.org/ and on Instagram at https://instagram.com/bjeimpact/

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.

Heads of School in sessionOn 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.

Because of this, we were excited to be gifted a PSA from The Righteous Conversations Project that takes a satirical look at what happens when you DON’T care. Check it out! 


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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.

Teen Service Corps at work!

BJE Teen Service Corps


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!

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

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