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Mental Health Initiatives: How To Avoid “Failure To Launch”

Jun 18, 2021

By Rabbi Jim Rogozen

Recent articles and gatherings, including Prizmah’s Mental Health Summit, have addressed a growing concern about mental health issues in our schools. While creating initiatives to address the mental health needs in our school communities is necessary, the long-term success of these efforts is not guaranteed. 

Join us beginning September 12th for BJE's Fall Day of Service Learning!

BJE/JKidLA Community Service Learning Opportunity: Let All Who Are Hungry Come and Eat

This year, our BJE community is unable to safely gather for our annual fall Service Learning program, but we are still offering a wonderful service learning opportunity for you and your family, in partnership with the Westside Food Bank and SOVA Valley office.  

Beginning Sunday, September 12, we invite you to collect and deliver items from the following organizations:

BJE helps consortium schools access and strategize federal funding for 2021-22

Learn how to access and maximize over $5 M in federal funds allocated for BJE Consortium schools for 2021-22.

Contact Betty Winn for Friday's Zoom call.

[email protected] 

BJE Congratulates all Graduates!!

With the current school year nearing its close, BJE celebrates all graduates and their accomplishments. In a year like no other for students, teachers, administrators and parents we celebrate all who have risen to the incredible challenge.

Yeshar Kochachem – may you go from strength to strength!

Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Conference

BJE will hold its annual Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Institute March 7, 2022. The conference provides early childhood educators with an opportunity to learn and practice new skills, network with other educators, and grow as professionals.  If Covid safety measures allow we plan to have an in-person conference. 

Image of the six of the Lainer and Smotrich Religious School Award winners

2021 Lainer and Smotrich Religious School Award Winners

May 11, 2021

BJE Honors Religious School Educators

Like educators in so many settings, teachers and administrators in part-time religious schools rose to the challenges of this year in a huge way, pivoting overnight to digital platforms, and often providing critical emotional support to students overwhelmed by the pandemic. It is BJE’s great privilege to honor six of these educators.

Wheat fields for Counting the Omer

Counting What Counts

May 03, 2021

Counting each day of the seven weeks between Pesach and Shavuot is referred to as Sefirat Ha’Omer – a reference to the “wave offering” of a sheaf of ripe grain (an Omer), brought to the Temple in Jerusalem, from the beginning of the grain harvest in Israel to its conclusion.

The Talmud considers this period to be one of semi-mourning, in memory of a plague (or Roman soldiers) that killed thousands of Rabbi Akiva’s students.


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