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Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sundown April 11 begins Yom Hashoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

Joint Teen Service Days with Habitat for Humanity of Greater LA - May 6

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.

BJE Teen Service Corps - Session 1

Session 1: June 18 - 22, 2018

Hosted By Temple Menorah / 1101 Camino Real, Redondo Beach, CA 

A Program Of: BJE Impact: The Center For Jewish Service Learning
In Partnership With Sinai Temple, Valley Beth Shalom, And The Jewish Federation Of Greater Los Angeles

Summer Day Camp For Campers Entering Grades 7 – 9 Limited CIT/Leadership Positions For Campers Entering Grade 10
Calling All Teens With A Passion For Making An IMPACT! Join The BJE Teen Service Corps!

The 37th Annual BJE Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Institute convened at Adat Ari El on Monday, March 12th, 2018

The 37th Annual BJE Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Institute convened at Adat Ari El on Monday, March 12th, 2018

Mar 13, 2018

The 37th Annual BJE Bebe Feuerstein Simon Early Childhood Institute convened at Adat Ari El on Monday, March 12th, 2018. Upwards of 300 early childhood educators from across Los Angeles gathered for a day of professional development, and the presentation of the Lainer Distinguished Educator and Smotrich Family Foundation Awards.

The day's events began with the presentation of the Smotrich Family Foundation and the Lainer Distinguished Educator Awards by BJE's own Betty Winn, Director, Center for Excellence in Early Childhood & Day School Education.

Reshet LA Workshop

Reshet LA-a partnership of BJE and the Union for Reform Judaism to spur innovation in Los Angeles religious schools- will hold its 7th workshop, examining personalized education - how a school can adjust to meet the needs of each individual student.

15 schools are projected to participate. 

Contact David Lewis, 323-761-8618 for more information.


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.


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