An Innovative Sunday School on the Brandeis Campus
Where learning happens in Community
An Introduction to Jewish Meditation
Taught by Rabbinical Student Monica Gomery
Chesed Fund at BJEP
This year we are building a Caring Community at BJEP.
We have much celebrate in our community. B’nei Mitzvah, weddings, babies being born, athletes, and promotions. And we as a community are also 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 participating in what I will call Shmita Economics – where we care for one other and cultivate a sense of interdependence – and 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.
I am asking Every BJEP Family to contribute $18 to launch 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!
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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