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L'Shanah Tovah - A sweet New Year!

Best wishes for a healthy and happy New Year!

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March of the Living Registration Open!

Sign up for this experience of a life time! Deadline: Sept. 27th

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Day of Service Learning - October 6

Join BJE's JKidLA & PJ Library October 6, 2019 - Japanese Garden

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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 82 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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What's Happening

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children looking at the Torah
BJE Thought Leaders
September 3, 2019

Each August, as a new school year approaches, the cycle of Torah study is in its “home stretch,” nearing the close of the fifth and final book of the Torah, Devarim.  Devarim means “words.”  It is a title drawn from the opening phrase of the...

Teacher with a young girl and boy in ECE
BJE Thought Leaders
August 1, 2019

Not so long ago, Jewish preschools were thought of as “child care” and/or a way for their parent organizations (synagogues and day schools) to increase membership. In the past few decades, these programs have moved far beyond those limited...

Unity & Diversity: A Shavuot Reflection
BJE Thought Leaders
June 6, 2019

Shavuot, celebrated this year, June 9-10, is both an agricultural holiday and a festival associated in rabbinic tradition with the experience of Torah at Sinai.  In describing the Israelites as they stood at Mt. Sinai, the Torah comments: va-...

Back to the Future? Returning to Orthodox congregations sponsoring after-school Talmud Torah programs.
BJE Thought Leaders
March 4, 2019

In 1942, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America published A Model Program for the Talmud Torah, a guide to building rich Jewish and Hebrew literacy through after school courses of study.  Its editors were Joseph Kaminetsky, a...

BJE Thought Leaders
December 27, 2018

As the calendar turns to 2019, Jews around the world are, through the cycle of weekly Torah study, reconnecting with the Biblical account of oppression in Egypt and the experiences leading from slavery to freedom.  In the early chapters of...

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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