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Elenna King, Social Worker at Jewish Family Service, and Educator at Kehillat Israel

Elenna King, Social Worker at Jewish Family Service, and Educator at Kehillat Israel

Aug 11, 2016

My family was always involved in different ways in the Jewish community. My grandfather – my saba – is a BJE board member and past president, and always talked about BJE and other Jewish organizations when I was growing up. I didn’t know what it meant then, but I knew my family was involved. I joined USY in high school and especially liked the social action programs.

BJE Interns

BJE's Commitment to Jewish Learning and Professional Development

Jul 27, 2016

BJE is proud to offer mentorship and support to aspiring Jewish communal professionals and has a long history of working with student interns.  

During the summer, BJE welcomes rising high school juniors and seniors both independently and through the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles' Community Internship Program. Interns gain valuable skills while working with BJE across all departments.  Pictured here are BJE summer 2016 interns, Elia Eisner, Abby Gore, Noah Martin, David Trolettie and Hannah Kleinman.

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman

Rabbi Abraham Lieberman

Jul 06, 2016

I started out majoring in psychology and accident started teaching, and I loved it! So I dropped everything, changed my major, and the rest is history. The truth is, it’s a privilege to teach. 

Being a Builder of Jewish education means you are ensuring the continuity of the Jewish future. There’s no other item that can do that than education. I see myself as part of an unbroken chain. We take what we’ve been given and pass it on to the next generation. And hope that they’ll do the same when their time comes.

Alisha Pedowitz

Jun 28, 2016

I think being a Builder of Jewish education is about laying the foundation for others to build on top of. I love the work that I get to do here, working with other educators to provide support, and working with teens.

What is unique about working with teens is that they’re at a stage where they’re trying to figure out who they want to be in the world, how they matter. They’re asking big questions and grappling with big ideas.


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