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Teen Service Corps

Registration is now OPEN for Teen Service Corps summer camp. First Session is: June 26 – 30, 2017

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National ELI

Countdown to National ELI! Open to Generations LA 3 schools May 7-9; Alumni and other Day Schools May 8.

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March of the Living

Stay in touch with BJE's Teen March of the Living trips through Instagram! April 19 - May 3

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For 80 years, BJE has been the only organization wholly dedicated to Jewish education in Los Angeles, across the religious spectrum and in all aspects. More than half of the money we raise to provide educational opportunities to young people in our community comes from individuals like you. We’re grateful for your support and can’t do it without you.

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BJE Thought Leaders
March 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...

BJE Thought Leaders
February 2, 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...

BJE Thought Leaders
October 16, 2016

In many Jewish communities - as the Jewish holidays of the month of Tishrei near their close -- it is customary to read the book of Ecclesiastes (Koheleth) during the shabbat of sukkot. A holiday known as "z'man simhateinu" - the time of our...

Israel Friedland and Harkham Hillel Children
BJE Thought Leaders
July 13, 2016

One century ago, the great American educator John Dewey – in his classic, Democracy and Education (1916) – aptly observed that “the past is the past precisely because it does not include what is characteristic in the present.”  Yet, he...

Little boy holding torah scroll
BJE Thought Leaders
June 7, 2016

The Shavuot (“weeks”) holiday is multi-faceted.  In the agricultural cycle, it celebrates the end of the wheat harvest; hence, the name hag ha-katzir (holiday of reaping).  It was also, historically, the beginning of the season for bringing...

Our Accomplishments

BJE’s impact is felt throughout greater Los Angeles. These are just a few
ways we’re making a difference this year.

Number of Schools

156

Across the Jewish spectrum, Jewish schools in Los Angeles receive a wide range of services and support from BJE.

JKidLA Views

15000

BJE helps connect individuals and families to the Jewish educational experiences that are right for them.

Engaged Students

28280

From birth through young adulthood, young Jewish people in Los Angeles are engaged in Jewish life through BJE programs and accredited or affiliated schools.

Grant & Resource Dollars

2600000

BJE leverages the strength of our vibrant community to generate public and private funding that benefits Jewish educational programs and institutions throughout Greater Los Angeles in a wide range of ways.

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Looking for a K-12 school or Parent and Me program? Look no further! BJE's JKidLA website and Concierge Rachel Kaplan will help you navigate through the 170+ Jewish schools in the greater Los Angeles area.

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BJE is dedicated to helping BJE affiliated schools, camps and youth groups find the best person to fill an available position. Employers post your jobs and job seekers look to see what's available - all at no charge.

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