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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:

Development Professionals CoP - March 13

Ray Ringel will be facilitating a workshop/discussion on the essential and sometimes "tricky" relationship and interplay of the Advancement/Development director, the Head of School and the Board.  Rae is an outstanding presenter and facilitator.  She is a faculty member at Georgetown University in the area of fundraising and leadership.

The program be from 12 - 2PM.   

Lunch will be served at 12PM. 

Registration is Required to Attend.  Contact: Betty Winn at 323-761-8636.  

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.

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.  

ECE Conference Book

 

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 David Lewis, [email protected] or 323-761-8618.  The May 6th event is specifically for teens 16 and older.

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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