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Educators and Parent Resources for families and children

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Make an Impact! July 20-August 21

Calling teens with a passion for making an IMPACT!

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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

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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 84 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, 2020 through June 30, 2021. We’re grateful for your support and can’t do it without you.

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BJE Thought Leaders
July 23, 2020

The year 2020 marks the centennial of a remarkable Jewish educational initiative.  In October 1920, Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) opened the Freies Judisches Lehrhaus (The Jewish House of Free Study), in Frankfurt.  This adult education...

BJE Thought Leaders
July 15, 2020

Jewish tradition associates many calamities with Tisha b’Av, the 9th day of the Hebrew month of Av (this year, Wednesday night, July 29/Thursday, July 30). From the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem (in 586 B.C.E. and 70...

Visions of Jewish Education: Sir Moses Montefiore and Professor Seymour Fox
BJE Thought Leaders
July 8, 2020

A number of years ago, I was privileged to spend several hours each week with a leading thinker and practitioner in the field of Jewish education, Professor Seymour Fox.  Fox, a rabbi who held a doctorate in education from the University of...

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BJE Thought Leaders
June 24, 2020

Many Jewish Day Schools and part-time Religious Schools have, in recent years, embraced Project Based Learning, a creative and engaging educational approach.  Project Based Learning calls on students to investigate and respond to a complex...

resiliency image of a flower emerging through desert soil
BJE Thought Leaders
June 4, 2020

It is a centuries-old habit to try to reduce wisdom into short aphorisms or sound bites (“do unto others…”), and to understand or label our experience of major calamities in a similar fashion (“when the going gets tough…”).

It is no...

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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