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Let There Be Light!

On November 9, 2020 sign up for a worldwide event from the International March of the Living to shine light and remember Kristallnacht. 

For further information contact Maya Aharon, Director of Experiential Education. 

Anti-Racism for Jewish Educators

Join our PLC as we welcome Beckee Birger from the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

This interactive session will give educators tips on how to talk about race and racism in Jewish educational settings.  We'll talk about best practices and do an activity that educators can use with students.

Open to Jewish Educators

Contact Michal Kress for Zoom link, [email protected]


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BJE Continues To Support Part-Time Jewish Schools in Addressing This Year’s Unique Needs

Oct 12, 2020

With the school year well underway for part-time religious schools, BJE staff has moved from helping schools prepare for the year, to helping educators continue to meet the dynamic, challenging and evolving needs of 5781. As David Lewis, BJE’s Director of the Center explains, “People are sharing, problem solving, being vulnerable about their challenges. This is truly a community of educators committed to helping each other make this year work.”

Early Childhood Directors Network Conference

OPEN to ALL members of the Early Childhood Directors Network

BJE and the ECDN Leadership Team would like to invite you to our first Professional Development webinar of the year!

Top 10 Tools for Your COVID Superhero Toolkit
Wednesday, October 21st from 10:30-11:30am
Register for this free webinar HERE

Chag Sameach!

Chag Sameach!

Sep 29, 2020

During Sukkot, the week-long harvest festival, we also commemorate the 40 years the Jewish people wandered in the desert, living in temporary huts, before reaching the Promised Land. The Sukkah is to remind us of God’s protection of our ancestors from desert conditions. Today, not only Jews, but all the citizens of the world are in the midst of trying circumstances and uncertainty. Our celebration of Sukkot can help remind us that we have overcome many challenges before this!

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Living in the Present, toward the Future

Sep 25, 2020

The American philosopher and psychologist William James (1842-1910) observed that “the great use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts it.”  There is no greater exemplar of this ideal than the Biblical Moses.  Moses devotes forty years to guiding the Israelites through an extraordinary journey; though he doesn’t enter the promised land, the legacy of Moshe Rabbeinu, Moses our teacher, is the enduring “heritage of the congregation of Jacob” (Deuteronomy 33:4, describing the Torah).

First 36 Graduates with Victoria Simms

BJE and Simms/Mann Institute Graduate Final Class of First 36 Project

Sep 22, 2020

In August 2020, the fourth and final cohort of the First 36 Project was honored for completion of the program with a Zoom graduation ceremony. In addition to celebrating this year's program graduates, a variety of speakers also highlighted the overall impact of the Project on both the Fellows and the schools they represented.


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