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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.

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.


BJE Builds


BJE March of the Living Teens, Adults and BJE Staff!

May 16, 2016

Follow their journey - more

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.

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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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 7:30pm
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, June 24, 2016 - 3:30pm
Monday, June 20, 2016 - 8:30am to Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 3:30pm
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 8:00am to Friday, August 5, 2016 - 3:30pm
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm