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 BJEP REGISTRATION FOR 2015-2016 HAS BEGUN

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.

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 Happening at BJEP

Dear BJEP Families,
 
What a year! Thank you for your participation, you enthusiasm, your questions and your feedback. It has been a real pleasure and privilege to work at BJEP, growing our community and deepening our own sense of Jewish life. I want to formally welcome 
 
What defines our community is our relationships. The people you look forward to seeing on Sunday morning. The shared smiles, high fives and bagels. It is amazing what we have been able to create, learn and discover together.
 
There were so many highlights. From Alef Bet Yoga to the Community Havdalah led by the 4th grade, talking about Adoption and Jewish Identity, Hebrew for everyone from 2nd graders through adults, cleaning onions at the farm on Sukkot, packing baskets for people moving into new homes, playing games at the Purim carnival, the Legacy Fair, Talking to your Kids about Racism, the Chesed logo contest, 7th grade graduation, 5th Grade Friday night service, Jewish meditation, 3rd grade seder, many field trips, making tallitot in the 6th grade, The Sound of Music and the list goes on. These truly are just a few of my favorite things from the year.
I will be spending much of the summer reflecting on the year, developing new curricula and planning programs for next year. Your feedback is so helpful! Please take a few minutes to complete this simple survey created by a fellow BJEP parent. 
 
For those who want to plan ahead, here is one great way to dedicate time some time in the coming year to yourself.
 

Parenting Through a Jewish Lens: We are thrilled to be hosting a PTJL course for parents of young children, starting October 4, 2015. This 8-week program offered by Hebrew College and CJP’s Commission on Jewish Life and Learning brings together caring parents and expert facilitators.Our class will focus on children ages 0-11 years old, and will meet on Sundays at BJEP, 10 – 11:30 AM. Free babysitting is included! Our facilitator will be Rabbi Hillel Greene. Registration is open now – click HERE to sign up today!

Don’t forget to register and refer your friends. We are still accepting new students in every grade. And stay tuned for the debut of our fresh new look and website this Summer.
I am around if anyone wants to find time to get an iced coffee or a beer! Looking forward to being together again in the Fall. Our classes resume on Sunday September 20th. Click here for a full 2015-16 Calendar.
Happy Summer~

 

 BJEP IS…….

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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.

 

- Read about BJEP at

     boston.com 

     New Voices

 



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  • BJEP at a Glance

    • Grades K through 7
    • Sundays only from 9:30 a.m. - noon
    • Taught by dynamic Brandeis students
    • Directed by a strong team of professionals
    • Committed to developing positive feelings about Jewish identity
    • Emphasizes Jewish traditions, values, and culture
    • Teaches Hebrew language, Torah stories, and Jewish history
    • Celebrates and teaches about Jewish holidays
    • Offers Jewish theater, music, dance, and art programs
    • Supports opportunities for adult learning
    • Provides Bar and Bat Mitzvah support
    • Runs inclusive High Holiday services
    • Welcomes families from all backgrounds
    • Builds a feeling of community with the Jewish people
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