What is BJE?

BJE: Builders of Jewish Education is the only organization in Los Angeles wholly dedicated to supporting and enriching Jewish educational experiences, from early childhood through high school, across the full Jewish religious and cultural spectrum.

BJE: Builders of Jewish Education is…
• A resource to help families with children from birth to 18 years of age, find the right experiences and path for their Jewish journey;
• A source for best practices, professional development and coaching to help Jewish educational institutions reach their fullest potential; and
• A vehicle for making Jewish educational opportunities more affordable through grants, endowments, and joint purchasing

BJE works with families and Jewish educational programs, across the spectrum of Jewish religious movements throughout the greater Los Angeles community, to help children grow deep Jewish roots based on Jewish knowledge and values. It is these roots that will allow them to be involved in and lead the community in the future. BJE helps children, teens, and families on their Jewish journey. Whether it is a parent and me program, camp, school, local volunteer opportunity, Israel trip, March of the Living or more, BJE helps families and their children find and connect with the “right” Jewish educational opportunity for each child.

BJE’s Vision
Jewish learning is the foundation of vibrant Jewish living. BJE will ensure present and future generations of knowledgeable Jews who are committed to their religious and cultural heritage and an enduring connection with Israel. BJE will play a vital role in fostering meaningful Jewish continuity, strengthening contemporary American Jewish life and promoting life-long learning.

BJE’s Mission
BJE is dedicated to enhancing quality, increasing access, and encouraging participation in Jewish education throughout the Jewish communities of greater Los Angeles. BJE, independently and in collaboration with schools and others, is an advocate, planner, catalyst, and creative leader for strengthening and advancing Jewish learning, with special emphasis on children and youth, early childhood through high school, their educators and parents.