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Top row: Mark S. Berns - BJE President, Keren Dunn - Young Leader Awardee,  Rena Slomovic - Co-Chair, Bennett L. Spiegel - Honoree, Gil Graff - BJE Executive Director.  Seated: Jennifer Elad - Co-Chair, Dr. Jerry and Jean Friedman - Honorees, Jill Lasker - Co-Chair

2018 BJE Gala

Jan 31, 2018

The 2018 BJE Gala was a resounding success thanks to you our donors. Close to 450 people attended and over $450,000 was raised, surrounding this memorable, 80th anniversary year event..
 
Gala Co-Chairs Jennifer Elad, Jill Lasker, and Rena Slomovic put together an unforgettable program, while MC Mark Goldenberg led the evening with humor and insight. 
 
The Gala honored Jean & Dr. Jerry Friedman and Bennett Spiegel for their decades of impact on Jewish education in Los Angeles and recognized Keren Dunn for next generation leadership. 
 

Tu B'Shevat

Reflections on Tu B’Shevat

Jan 31, 2018

The 15th of the Hebrew calendar month of Shevat (Tu B’Shevat), this year, corresponding to January 30/31, marks the new year in the agricultural cycle, for purposes of various Jewish legal requirements relating to produce.  The date has, in more recent times, been embraced as a Jewish Arbor Day.  This year, Tu B’Shevat coincided with a striking, early morning eclipse of the moon.

2018 BJE Day School and Yeshiva Leadership Retreat

Using Presence and Communication to get results

Facilitated by Rae Ringel

Rae is a highly recognized innovator in the areas of leadership development, coaching and facilitation both within the Jewish community and across both non-profit and for-profit sectors.  She is a faculty member at the Georgetown University Institute for Transformational Leadership and the founding director of Georgetown’s new, first-of-its-kind Certificate in Facilitation Program.  

Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Conference

The Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Institute is one of several programs that offer quality professional development to ECE educators.  This annual conference attracts over 400 ECC teachers for a day of learning, skill building and professional growth.  

The 2018 conference will be held March 12, 2018.  

REGISTER HERE

Joint Teen Service Days with Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA

We invite all teen educators  to partner with us and plan one of three service projects (scheduled for March 4, 2018, May 6, 2018 and July 18, 2018) for your teens and teens from other programs across greater LA with Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA. For more information and to join us in partnering on one of these Teen Service days, please contact Alisha Pedowitz, [email protected] or 323-761-8621.

Avant STAMP Test Data Analysis Webinar

Contact Janice Tytell at 323-761-8622.

Online – 4:00-5:30 PM

 

Parenting as Preventative Medicine

Nov 20, 2017

On November 13th, over 250 parents and early childhood education professionals gathered at Westwood's Sinai Temple for a talk given by Dr. Alicia Lieberman, one of the foremost experts in the field of early brain development.

This talk was sponsored by the Simms/Mann institute, a field leader in the application of neuroscience research to parent education. BJE, a partner in the work of disseminating this research to Parent & Me educators in Jewish early childhood education settings, was proud to promote Dr. Lieberman's talk to its network of affiliated schools. 

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