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2017 BJE Donor Society Event

BJE Thanks You!

Jul 10, 2017

Thank you!  Through your support, BJE has reached its $1.275 million goal in unrestricted funds for the fiscal year that closed June 30th.  The generosity of new and continuing donors allows BJE to connect with nearly 40,000 children and families through high quality Jewish educational opportunities.  For full highlights of YOUR contributions at work, please click here.

Pre-Conference Workshop

For LA-based Directors of Religious Schools

Designed to maximize the value of the North American Conference on Reinventing Religious Schools, there will be a pre-conference workshop for LA-based directors of religious schools, on Monday, April 24th from 10:45AM - 12:15PM.

Let Freedom Ring!

Mar 15, 2017

The unlimited availability of information at the push of a button makes teaching and learning altogether different, today, than in the (ever more remote) 20th century.  Education is not about mastery of a body of knowledge; it’s about processing, synthesizing and wisely applying abundantly available information.  Project-based learning and collaborative problem solving are, appropriately, increasingly at the core of students’ educational experiences.

BJE Impact Day of Teen Service

BJE Impact Day of Teen Service with various LAJTI partners at Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA.

Contact Alisha Pedowitz 323-761-8621, Director, Center for Excellence in Teen Experiential Education

Neuroscience, Early Childhood, and BJE: Innovative Program Inducts its Next Class

Feb 07, 2017

On January 12th, The First 36 Project recognized its first cohort of fellows and inducted its next class of twelve early childhood education professionals. The Simms/Mann Institute in collaboration with BJE and the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, has brought an innovative professional development program to Parent Educators from fourteen BJE-affiliated Early Childhood Centers based on cutting-edge neuroscience.

BJE @ 80 Years

Feb 02, 2017

by Dr. Gil Graff

This year marks 80 years since BJE was established by the Jewish Community Council, in a Los Angeles Jewish community that would be virtually unrecognizable today.  The 1930s were fraught with challenges, locally and throughout the world.  One of BJE’s Past Presidents, the late Bernard (“Bernie”) Levin, recalled, as a young man, joining the Anti-Nazi League, as one response to the threatening conditions of the era; this, at the same time BJE was created.

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