BJE Impact: Jewish Service Learning
BJE Impact: The Center for Jewish Service Learning seeks to inspire Jewish youth to “Learn. Act. Reflect. IMPACT.” Our goal is for youth to engage in meaningful service opportunities that combine hands-on action, Jewish learning, and identity building, and we support and facilitate this through a variety of ways.
Educator and Program Consultations support and resources available at no cost to educators.
BJE Impact Directory of over 200 service organizations in the greater Los Angeles area with youth and teen volunteer opportunities.
BJE Impact Program Bank offers program ideas from a variety of educators to help contextualize Jewish service learning experiences.
BJE Impact Teen Service Corps is a summer teen program which engages teens in direct community service and service learning. They volunteer at different organizations each day addressing the issues of hunger, homelessness and poverty, environmental issues, and more. Volunteer work is followed by reflection activities led by Teen Service Corps educators.
Professional Network for Educators is a professional learning network for experiential educators who work with teens where we explore best practices in Jewish Service Learning, collaborate, and share ideas with one another.
Microgrants for Jewish Service Learning Programs to help support the growth of existing service learning programs or to fuel new ones by providing funding for expenses such as buses to service projects or to cover donation/program fees for the cost of a large volunteer project.
If you have questions about any BJE Impact programs please contact Alisha Pedowitz, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teen Experiential Education at 323-761-8621 or Liat Vorobiev, Specialist, Teen Experiential Education and Camp Director, Teen Service Corps at 323-761-8635.