Our Director

Welcome to BJEP, at least, virtually!

My name is Cantor Jeri Robins and I am BJEP’s Education Director. I was ordained from the School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College in 2013 and also earned a Master’s in Jewish Education from the Shoolman School of Graduate Education. My Jewish communal background includes serving as Cantor and Director of Education, as well as teaching in supplemental religious schools, directing the Jewish programming at an overnight camp, and working with seniors in an independent and assisted living community. When I am not at BJEP, I teach religious school, tutor B’nei Mitzvah students privately, and lead services.  As BJEP Director, I also bring previous business experiences as an Executive Recruiter and roles in marketing, strategy and finance to my work.

Personally, I am an avid yogi and love to walk or jog, ski in the winter to get through the cold weather months, and spend time with family and friends. I enjoy cooking and trying new recipes, reading books of all kinds and playing board games with my children.

BJEP is a place where kids come to have fun, make friends and love being Jewish. I am eager to learn each of your stories as we lift up the rich diversity of families in our community. I believe that we must bring life to Torah and Torah to life. Our shared task is to grow in joy and understanding, to be creative and rigorous in our learning, and to be playful, patient and kind with one another.

I am always available to answer questions. I welcome your feedback, ideas and friendship.

L’Shalom / in peace,

Cantor Jeri Robins, MJEd

Upcoming Events

August 28, 2018
  • Welcome Back Picnic & Open House
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: Newton Centre Playground, 81 Tyler Terrace, Newton, MA 02459, USA map

    Jewish Education Program (BJEP) / Open House and 3rd Annual Welcome Back Picnic

    Park on Tyler Terrace or in the Mason-Rice parking lot. We will meet near the big playground structure down the hill from the Jeanette West Recreation Center.

    BYO Picnic - Bring a blanket & dinner
    BJEP will provide JP Licks Ice Cream! (non-dairy option available)

    RSVP appreciated by Sunday, August 26th (so we know how much ice cream to bring!): https://goo.gl/forms/Mr0owYD50ovWDBCE3

    Rain date: Wednesday, August 29.

    Questions? info@bjep.com

    Cantor Jeri Robins, Director
    Phone 781-386-7278
    Website: www.bjep.org

    More details...
August 29, 2018
  • Rain Date: Welcome Back Picnic & Open House
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: Newton Centre Playground, 81 Tyler Terrace, Newton, MA 02459, USA map

    RAIN DATE

    Jewish Education Program (BJEP) / Open House and 3rd Annual Welcome Back Picnic

    Park on Tyler Terrace or in the Mason-Rice parking lot. We will meet near the big playground structure down the hill from the Jeanette West Recreation Center.

    BYO Picnic - Bring a blanket & dinner
    BJEP will provide JP Licks Ice Cream! (non-dairy option available)

    RSVP appreciated by Sunday, August 26th (so we know how much ice cream to bring!): https://goo.gl/forms/Mr0owYD50ovWDBCE3

    Rain date: Wednesday, August 29.

    Questions? info@bjep.com

    Cantor Jeri Robins, Director
    Phone 781-386-7278
    Website: www.bjep.org

    More details...
September 10, 2018
  • BJEP Rosh Hashanah Services
    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA map

    The High Holidays are a time to gather joyfully in community, share stories, sing songs and reflect on the year. BJEP (Boston-area Jewish Education Program) High Holiday Family Services at Brandeis University integrate tradition and creativity. Join us!

    Rosh Hashanah: September 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Monday)
    Yom Kippur: September 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Wednesday)

    Services run a little over an hour. These services include Hebrew and English prayers, Jewish songs, and a creative Torah reading. While children of all ages are welcome, the experience will be most meaningful for children ages 4 and up. There will be a book corner available for younger children. On Rosh Hashanah, there will be a light Kiddish following the service.

    Registration Open: High Holiday Ticket Price is $136 per BJEP family and $180 per non-BJEP Family.
    Website: http://bjep.org/programs-2/holidays-at-bjep/
    Register/RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/XUIOlHFqe2uNrB4Q2

    The Boston-area Jewish Education Program (BJEP), located on the campus of Brandeis University, is an independent, vibrant and inclusive Jewish learning community for children from Pre-K to Grade 7 and their families. We meet once a week on Sunday mornings on the Brandeis campus, with Brandeis students teaching our dynamic, interactive curriculum, instilling in our students a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community and knowledge of Jewish traditions and the Hebrew language. We engage parents through family programming and festive celebrations throughout the year. Learn more: www.bjep.org

    #highholiday #roshhashanah #yomkippur #brandeishighholidays #jewisheducation #notyourparentshebrewschool

    More details...
September 19, 2018
  • BJEP Yom Kippur Services
    Time: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Location: 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA map

    The High Holidays are a time to gather joyfully in community, share stories, sing songs and reflect on the year. BJEP (Boston-area Jewish Education Program) High Holiday Family Services at Brandeis University integrate tradition and creativity. Join us!

    Rosh Hashanah: September 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Monday)
    Yom Kippur: September 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Wednesday)

    Services run a little over an hour. These services include Hebrew and English prayers, Jewish songs, and a creative Torah reading. While children of all ages are welcome, the experience will be most meaningful for children ages 4 and up. There will be a book corner available for younger children. On Rosh Hashanah, there will be a light Kiddish following the service.

    Registration Open: High Holiday Ticket Price is $136 per BJEP family and $180 per non-BJEP Family.
    Website: http://bjep.org/programs-2/holidays-at-bjep/
    Register/RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/XUIOlHFqe2uNrB4Q2

    The Boston-area Jewish Education Program (BJEP), located on the campus of Brandeis University, is an independent, vibrant and inclusive Jewish learning community for children from Pre-K to Grade 7 and their families. We meet once a week on Sunday mornings on the Brandeis campus, with Brandeis students teaching our dynamic, interactive curriculum, instilling in our students a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community and knowledge of Jewish traditions and the Hebrew language. We engage parents through family programming and festive celebrations throughout the year. Learn more: www.bjep.org

    #highholiday #roshhashanah #yomkippur #brandeishighholidays #jewisheducation #notyourparentshebrewschool

    More details...
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