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Today, as eighty years ago, when BJE was launched, the light of Jewish learning serves as a guide to living in a world of considerable uncertainty.

As we celebrate Hanukkah, may we rededicate ourselves to the mission of building Jewish education for our own time and for generations to come.

In this giving season, please consider an end-of-year gift to BJE. Your support provides the gift of Jewish learning, brightening the lives of children and families throughout the year.

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BJE staff enjoyed a visit to the kindergarten class at the Valley Beth Shalom Harold M. Schulweis Day School last week, to witness the results of the Hebrew Language Proficiency Project in action. Teacher Ariela Nehemne, an alumna of the Hebrew Language Proficiency Project's professional development, immerses her students in Hebrew in every subject. See for yourself as Ms. Nehemme teaches a science lesson in the video above.

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 Adult March of the Living


Join us in Poland and Israel this coming April as we remember the past to ensure the future.  We are delighted that noted historian Michael Berenbaum will guide the group in Poland. For more information, click here.



BJE has opportunities for people of all ages.  If you are a young adult looking to connect with others who share a passion for Jewish education, let us know – we would love to get to know you!

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 Amazon Smile

Shopping on Amazon?  Shop through Amazon Smile and a portion of your purchase will be donated to BJE at no cost to you! Click here to shop!

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

The Religious School Directors Network, an established and treasured collaborative group, meets eight times per year drawing religious school directors and administrators from Thousand Oaks, to Pasadena, to San Pedro.  The Network focuses on religious school innovation, best practices implementation, and works collaboratively on the common components that we share including recruitment and retention, and improving the quality of education in our institutions.  more


Job Opportunities

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