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BJE Celebrated Shabbat!

Dec 06, 2018

On November 30, nearly 800 people participated in Shabbat dinners as part of BJE Celebrates Shabbat. The group represented the broad Jewish religious spectrum of Los Angeles, and included four generations of Los Angeles Jews - one dinner actually had all four generations gathered together. All participants - those who celebrate Shabbat regularly and those who do not - were brought together on this night in celebration of Shabbat, BJE and Jewish education.

BJE is grateful to BJE Celebrates Shabbat co-chairs, Joanna Kasirer, Liz Rosman Schwartz, and Marci Spitzer.

 

Learning, Action, Reflection at Malibu Creek State Park

Learning, Action, Reflection at Malibu Creek State Park

Nov 06, 2018

On October 21, more than 75 community members from across Greater Los Angeles joined BJE and Mountains Restoration Trust for a family-friendly day of community service learning at Malibu Creek State Park. The morning's activities followed BJE Impact's service learning model of: learning, action and reflection. Led, by BJE Impact's Rachel Dubowe, everyone discussed the Jewish values that framed our work with the natural environment, both before and after the gardening,

Nanette Fridman Series of Workshops - Held October 16, 2018

Oct 23, 2018

On Tuesday, October 16, 2018 lay and professional leaders at BJE affiliated schools expanded their skills through a series of workshops featuring Nanette Fridman of Fridman Strategies. Nanette is an internationally respected leadership coach, consultant, trainer and author, with over 20 years of experience working with nonprofits.
 
Each of Nanette’s workshops focused on “ambassadorship” as a catalyst for growth and engagement in our schools.

Left to Right: BJE Summer Interns Katherine Ebel, Lily Spar, and Riley Sobel

Welcoming our Summer Interns!

Jun 28, 2018

For the third consecutive summer, BJE is fortunate to have three teens- Katherine Eble, Riley Sobel, and Lily Spar- interning at the BJE offices as part of the Jewish Federation's LA Jewish Teen Initiative. The 4-week program enables high school students to explore the work of Jewish community agencies.

Riley Sobel and Lily Spar, going into 11th grade and 12th grade at the Episcopal School of Los Angeles and Milken Community High School, respectively, are spending their internship on projects of BJE's Donor & Community Relations department.

Congrats to Grads!

Jun 15, 2018

Left: student at the Milken Community Schools Graduation
Top Right: Valley Torah High School Boys Class of 2018
Bottom Right: Students at the de Toledo High School Graduation

At this season of graduations, BJE congratulates the students and families marking graduation milestones in their Jewish education. We hope each child and family will continue on their Jewish educational journey through life.

On Shavuot and Jewish Education

May 09, 2018

by Dr. Gil Graff

Jewish tradition associates Shavuot with the experience of receiving Torah at Sinai, 50 days after liberation from slavery in Egypt.  Passover marks freedom from bondage; Shavuot celebrates freedom to lead purposeful lives.  As the Israelites are about to encounter Torah, the Torah describes Israel’s mission with the phrase: “kingdom of priests; holy nation.” 

Upcoming Events

Feb 28, 2018

The coming two weeks are filled with professional development opportunities geared to the diverse needs of educators and board leaders. BJE's professional development programs are designed to strengthen schools and improve student learning.

Forthcoming sessions include:

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