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Support Options

We are grateful to BJE’s incredible community of donors. BJE receives its support from individuals, foundations, corporations and organizations.   Your donation makes a difference by ensuring the best education for LA’s Jewish children. Gifts to BJE are tax-deductible and there are many ways to give.  Please contact Miriam Prum Hess, Director of Donor and Community Relations, at 323-761-8334 with any questions you may have.  

Tribute Card

Whether in honor or memory of a loved one or friend, a tribute card indicating your thoughtfulness will be sent, in your name, to whoever you designate.  This option is available to you when you go to make a donation to the general campaign as well as any of our programs by clicking here and checking the box "I would like to dedicate this donation and send a tribute."

Corporate Matching

An easy way to double or even triple your donation to BJE is through a company’s matching-gift program. Such programs typically match all or a percentage of employee contributions to charitable organizations, making the employer a partner in their employees’ personal philanthropy. Simply obtain a matching-gift form from your employer’s personnel office, fill it out and email to Deborah Reissman or fax 323-761-8640 to BJE with your contribution. 

Life-Cycle Gifts

Endow Your Gift Naming opportunities (Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Anniversary, Graduation, etc.) exist for a broad range of enduring BJE programs.  For more information and to set up an opportunity, please contact Deborah Reissman at 323-761-8637.

Legacy Society

As a member of BJE’s Legacy Society, your bequest or planned gift can help you meet your long term financial, tax and estate planning objectives, while helping BJE make quality Jewish education available for the children of Los Angeles. Your enduring legacy honors yourself and your family and by your single action has the power to change lives – and the world. Please contact Miriam Prum Hess at 323-761-8334.

BJE Endowment Fund

You also join a group of distinguished donors whose contribution to the BJE Endowment Fund serves as a major resource for BJE, enabling the agency to continue to meet current and new Jewish educational needs in the community, support innovative solutions, and meet emergency needs. For more information on the Legacy Society, contact Director of Donor and Community Relations, Miriam Prum Hess, 323-761-8334.

Real Estate Gifts

Stocks and Securities Gifts Gifts of appreciated securities are tax deductible and can save you capital gains tax. To make a gift of appreciated securities or for wiring instructions, please contact Lauren Adelson in Accounting at 323-761-8615.

Auto Donations

BJE partners with C.A.R.S., a nonprofit organization that accepts and processes donations of your automobile on behalf of BJE.  Donate Your Car

While your gift is a qualified donation to BJE because we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit, please check with your accountant to determine if this is right for you. Click IRS pamphlet to learn more.  BJE makes the process very easy and at your convenience. If you have any questions please contact Deborah Reissman at 323-761-8637.

Making a purchase on Sign up on and designate BJE as your nonprofit beneficiary. A portion of every purchase is donated to BJE. 


iGive is an online shopping mall where you can designate BJE as the nonprofit recipient of a portion of each purchase you make.

Getting Involved

Speak with BJE’s Director, Donor & Community Relations, Miriam Prum Hess, to connect with a BJE program, committee or opportunity that is right for you.

ON LINE: Click here

BY PHONE: 323-761-8637

We accept donations over the telephone. Deborah Reissman, Coordinator, Donor and Community Relations, is able to take credit card donations, tribute card orders, stock transfers and other gifts over the phone. Please call her at (323) 761-8637.

You can also mail personal checks or credit card information. Our address is: 

BJE: Builders of Jewish Education
6505 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90048
323-761-8605 main
[email protected]



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