An Innovative Sunday School on the Brandeis Campus

Where learning happens in Community




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 March 29, 2015 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

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Contact Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari for more information

rabbi@bjep.com or (617) 734-4997


 Happening at BJEP

Happening this week!

9;45-12:15 Registration in Golding 101

10-11:30 Spring Open House for new families ($50 referral discounts available)

10:30 Grade 3 Passover seder in Shiffman 125

11 am Grade 5 and 6 Chocolate seder in the Mandel Atrium

12:15 pm All parents are invited to a see the BJEP’s Sound of Music in Shiffman 219


  1. The BJEP Chesed/Caring Logo contest ends April 3rd. We already have some amazing submissions! Please email them tochesed@bjep.com or bring a copy to the BJEP office.
  1. Parenting Through a Jewish Lens at BJEP This Fall!

Starting October 4, 2015, meets 1x/ month for 8 sessions , Sundays,  10-11:30 a.m.


This program brings together caring parents and expert facilitators. Parents explore compelling Jewish texts and traditions while sharing stories and ideas about raising children. Parents from all backgrounds welcome. You can sign up at registration on Sunday!

For more information visit www.hebrewcollege.edu/parenting or email Marcy Leiman at mleiman@hebrewcollege.edu


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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


     New Voices


  • BJEP Logo

  • THE BJEP BLOG: Meet the BJEP Teachers

  • 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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