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BJE Impact: Jewish Service Learning

For updates on  BJE Impact and BJE Teen Service Corps, as well as other service learning opportunities, please contact Michal Kress

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 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.  Check back for updates.  We are not running in person programming due to COVID-19 at this time.

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.

If you have questions about any BJE Impact programs please contact Michal Kress, Experiential Educator, at 323-761-8621.

Los Angeles Jewish Teen Initiative’s BJE Impact, provided by the BJE: Builders of Jewish Education, is a feature of the Janet and Jake Farber Teen Experiential Educator Network.  The LAJTI is co-funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation, with seed funding provided by the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles.


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