In anticipation of a new and challenging school year, educators from BJE’s Day School networks had the long-missed opportunity to gather in-person and COVID-safe, for training sessions:
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Three educators were surprised with the prestigious Jewish Educator Award (JEA) and an individual $15,000 prize during outdoor all-school assemblies. A fourth recipient will be surprised later this fall. The annual awards are presented by the Milken Family Foundation (MFF) in partnership with Builders of Jewish Education (BJE).
Even amid the challenges of the pandemic, BJE’s 2020-2021 Campaign exceeded its goal thanks to our generous donor community and committed leadership. Services required of BJE, by our community’s schools, educators, parents and students were significantly greater this year. Your generosity helped ensure that BJE was able to respond to additional needs, quickly and nimbly.
By Rabbi Jim Rogozen
Recent articles and gatherings, including Prizmah’s Mental Health Summit, have addressed a growing concern about mental health issues in our schools. While creating initiatives to address the mental health needs in our school communities is necessary, the long-term success of these efforts is not guaranteed.