About Us

We are first and foremost a community looking for a welcoming and inclusive program that builds a Jewish identity for our kids. Our families seek a positive experience with substantive content and culture that reflects our Jewish values, morals and social responsibility. Our families value a program where learning takes place in community, and one that provides the tools needed to help guide our kids and support each other when needed, while recognizing that we are part of a larger Jewish community in the Boston-area and around the globe.

BJEP (pronounced Bee-jep) is an independent program that meets on Sundays mornings during the school year on the Brandeis college campus in Waltham.  Brandeis student teachers lead experiential learning and cultivate the experience of radical amazement for our kids in grades K-7th grade.

Listen now to hear Rabbi Myra’s vision for BJEP, and her love of music as Guest DJ on Hal Slifer’s Chagigah radio show, broadcast by Emerson College on WERS 88.9 FM.

We are committed to:

  1. Cultivating each child’s and family’s authentic relationship with Judaism.
  2. The creation and embodiment of Torat Hayyim, a living tradition. This commitment requires not only that our lives are informed by ancient wisdom and practices, but also that Jewish tradition learns and grows from our own insights and lived experiences.
  3. Tikkun Olam, a concern for both our immediate world and the broader world in which we live.

Get in touch with Community Director – Rabbi Myra Meskin to learn more:  director@bjep.com.