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On Sunday, April 10, 2016, 37 teenagers from 8th – 12th grade and 7 educators representing 6 different Jewish teen programs came together to volunteer at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles.

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Follow this year's BJE teen March of the Living (MOTL) journey virtually on the 2016 teen MOTL blog and view more photos on Facebook and Instagram

Two days ago, 223 teens left for a two week journey to Poland and Israel with BJE's 2016 delegation. Accompanied by 6 survivors, 3 historians, 2 doctors, 1 song leader and 22 staff, the Los Angeles delegation will learn about pre-World War II Jewry, the Holocaust and the incredible accomplishments and advancements the Jewish state has made since its establishment.  BJE leads the largest US teen delegation of MOTL annually.

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 March of the Living - Day 3 - Auschwitz - Birkenau


Flag of Poland  , Southern Poland,
Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Today was quite a day. A day where the perspective we are learning from our survivors came in handy. A day where knowing the difference between a big thing from a small thing was important. After a very early, 5:30am wake up call, the balagan (craziness) of checking 250+ people out of a hotel to get on 6 buses for what was a planned 4-5 hour bus ride to Auschwitz, well…that's where it took a turn for the crazy. more

To follow the 2016 BJE Teen March of the Living delegation, click here


BJE Website Survey

BJE is asking for your input and feedback about the BJE website and social media platforms: complete the online survey and you will have the opportunity to win one of three $15 Coffee Bean gift cards! 

This survey is part of BJE's efforts to better communicate its programs and services with the broader community. We need YOUR input. Help BJE build a better online platform for YOU and the Los Angeles Jewish Community!

BJE TEEN SERVICE CORPS – June 20-24; August 1-5

Calling all teens with a passion for making an IMPACT!
Join the BJE Teen Service Corps and make a difference while having fun and earning 12 hours of community service credit.

Registration now open.



Thank you to all BJE NextGEN attendees at the 2016 Gala!  Interested in joining us this year for Passover cooking classes, and Jewish socializing? Reach out to Leeba Morse for more information or event ideas.

BJE Adult March of the Living

Blessing our whole delegation under the giant tallisEvery 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

How is BJE Enhancing Religious School? 

BJE’s first Religious School JEDCamp took place at University Synagogue on January 17 with 60 educators in attendance, representing 7 different synagogues. more

PARENT AND ME Voucher Program

Parent and child at beachThe 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.

Support BJE through iGive

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

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.  

BJE Offers Ma Koreh

A program for LA based Israeli-American families with young children. Working in partnership with Sifriyat Pijama B'America (Hebrew for "Pajama Library in America" and modeled after PJ Library) which provides free Hebrew language children’s books and music to encourage Hebrew literacy to families with children ages two through eight to encourage Hebrew literacy. Currently 2,300 families in Los Angeles receive Sifriyat Pijama B’America (SPBA) books and this number is growing.  more


Job Opportunities

For a listing of job opportunities, click here.

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Monday, May 9, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (All day)
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 8:30am to 9:30am
Sunday, May 15, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (All day)
Sunday, May 15, 2016 (All day) to Tuesday, May 17, 2016 (All day)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Monday, May 23, 2016 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm