An Innovative Sunday School on the Brandeis Campus

Where learning happens in Community




CLICK HERE: To sign up for a Parent Cooperative Job

CLICK HERE: To complete the Online Registration Form

Once you have completed the online registration form, please contact Andrea Baron  abaron@bjep.com to arrange payment.


 Happening at BJEP

One of the most surprising things about being a new parent is how reciprocal the relationship is with my now almost 1 year-old. I am constantly teaching and learning, following and leading. I regularly need to a phone-a-friend to ask questions – some quick and some lengthy. If not for my fellow parent friends, parenting would be terrifying. While many of those questions are about the minute-to-minute details and decisions, I have also been aware of the larger questions.  What do I really believe in? How will I talk to my kid about anti-semitism or God? What can we do as a family to feel more connected?

What questions come up for you as a parent?

New next year we will be offering a monthly class called Parenting Through a Jewish Lens which will meet 8 sessions from October-April. The group will be a supportive community to learn and explore.

Sign up here to receive the early bird registration – through June 30th – a $20 discount. This offer extends to new and returning families. In fact, you don’t have to have a kid enrolled in BJEP to join! 

If you have any questions, you can email Marcy Leiman, mleiman@hebrewcollege.edu.

The end of the year is coming to a close. Mark your calendars!
We have just 3 more sessions April 19, 26 and May 3rd

Happening at BJEP…

1. April 19th: Grade 6 Field Trip to the Cemetery.
2. April 26th: Talking to your Kids about Race, Racism and Anti-Semitism, hosted by Chesed. Co-facilitated by Rabbi Ari Lev and Monica Gomery in the Mandel Atrium
3. May 3rd: End of year Picnic and Community Kickball Game 12 -2pm

Thank you to those who registered early. Registration is still open for next year. Don’t wait to sign up! We have already welcomed 10 new families to BJEP.  We are particularly looking for places to advertise our new Pre-K program, BJEP Seedlings.

Thank you in advance for inviting your friends to join this special learning community.


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Chesed at BJEP

This year we are building a Caring Community at BJEP.

Chesed at BJEP is a parent-led group working to create a sense of connection within the BJEP community.  Chesed translated loosely means “loving-kindness” or “compassion.”  As parents, we want to model kindness and compassion for our children. Part of being a community includes being connected to what is happening in each other’s lives.  We hope to promote community and loving-kindness by reaching out to members of our community during times of difficulty and joy. Every BJEP family is a chesed member! Together we all can create a community that cares for one another.

If you are interested in participating in any way (big or small) please email Chesed@BJEP.com

Chesed Fund

We have much to celebrate in our community. B’nei Mitzvah, weddings, babies being born, athletes, and promotions. As a community we also experience suffering.  Lost jobs, sick parents, the passing of loved ones, the challenges of parenting, the stress of school.


As part of our Chesed initiative this year, we are establishing a Chesed Fund, where we can have access to resources to care for one another. This includes helping families with tuition, supporting funeral costs and being present for what arises as we reach out to support one another.

We are asking Every BJEP Family to contribute $18 to support this Chesed Fund. We are all members of the Chesed committee! We all have love to give and we all need to be loved. This will ensure that every family that wants to attend BJEP is able to!

Please consider writing a check or donating online, $18 towards our caring community.


Olam Chesed Yibaneh – The community we want to be part of will grow from our shared kindness!


Olam Chesed Yibaneh


BJEP (Boston-area Jewish Education Program) is not your traditional Hebrew school.

We’re an independent and unaffiliated community of families whose children meet on Sunday mornings on the Brandeis campus in Waltham, MA.  Our program for children is taught by passionate and knowledgeable university undergraduates actively participating in Jewish life.

We’re a welcoming community, embracing Greater Boston families from all backgrounds interested in learning Hebrew and exploring Jewish traditions, values and culture.

Experiential learning and Jewish arts and culture are central to the program. We offer extended day options so children can learn Modern Hebrew, Jewish dance and Jewish theater.

We also offer adult learning, family education, and an opportunity for families to join neighborhood havurot (Jewish groups).

We run High Holiday services and provide Bar and Bat Mitzvah support.

Headed by an education director, BJEP is governed by a volunteer parent board of directors. As a co-op, parents commit to taking a job to keep tuition lower at a significant cost savings to our community.

We hope you’ll join us on your Jewish journey.


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