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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 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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Ten Commandments
BJE Thought Leaders
May 26, 2020

The approach of Shavuot (this year, beginning Thursday night, May 28) – associated in Jewish tradition with experiencing Torah at Mt. Sinai – is heralded in the cycle of weekly Torah study by the start of the Book of Numbers, the opening...

BJE Thought Leaders
May 14, 2020

A Talmudic sage suggests reading each week’s Torah portion twice in Hebrew and once in (Aramaic) translation.  In that spirit, I look forward – when not sheltering in place – to perusing the coming week’s Torah reading each shabbat afternoon,...

Bonfire for Lag B'Omer
BJE Thought Leaders
May 11, 2020

Monday night/Tuesday, May 11-12, marks Lag B’Omer, a “minor holiday” in the Jewish calendar.  Lag B’Omer is the 33rd day in the count of days and weeks linking Passover and Shavuot, a period that used to begin with an “omer” (literally, sheaf...

Liberty Bell in Philadelphia
BJE Thought Leaders
May 7, 2020

Over the years, I have, in the course of my work at BJE,...

Girl with Israel Flag on Yom Haatzmaut
BJE Thought Leaders
April 27, 2020

Assessing the project of early 20th century Zionism, noted historian Amos Funkenstein observes that “the only faith common to all Zionists was faith in the collective creative potential of the Jews.”  Vestiges of the array of disparate Zionist...

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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