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RESHET LA Network and Innovators CoP

Updates for in-person seminars are all online. Click here for specifics.

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Change Their World. Change Yours.

March of the Living Teens exiting Auschwitz

The BJE March teaches powerful lessons of Jewish history and personal Jewish identity with a profound impact on participants. On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Los Angeles delegation, along with...

BJE Day of Service Learning at Shamesh Farm

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT

Join BJE's co-chairs Amy Leibowitz and Madeline Miller, on Sunday, October 22nd from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm for [email protected] Community Service...

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For 83 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. BJE's Annual Campaign runs from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. We’re grateful for your support and can’t do it without you.

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Neighbors bring food and supplies to Seniors
BJE Thought Leaders
March 23, 2020

Robert Havighurst is credited with having popularized the term “teachable moment.”  Teachable moments are both a function of developmental stages and situations that lend themselves to engagement with particular issues.  My thoughts turned to “...

BJE Thought Leaders
March 17, 2020

During this seemingly unique period, I found myself reflecting on the life and times of BJE’s longest serving educational professional, Rabbi Zalman Ury, z”l.  Rabbi Ury, whose tenure at BJE spanned 1959-2006, lived an extraordinary life.  Born...

L.A. Day School Count: Recent Trends
BJE Thought Leaders
February 24, 2020

Leafing through the pages of the February 21-27 Jewish Journal, I spotted headlines of Journal stories published 20 years ago.  One caption, in particular, caught my eye.  “Day School...

BJE Thought Leaders
December 19, 2019

At this time of year, I am struck by the ubiquitous appearance of Hanukkah candelabra with wrapped gift boxes at their base, alongside Christmas trees with similar boxes, at malls and office buildings throughout the city.  These displays  give...

BJE Thought Leaders
October 3, 2019

It is a common practice for organizations to ask people to pledge their support in order to meet immediate needs. This is referred to as annual giving. The Torah, however, imagines a much longer-term commitment when it comes to education....

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

Number of Schools

152

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

Engaged Students

Engaged Students

26423

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

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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