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

September 8, 2019
  • BJEP Back in Session!
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Email info@bjep.com if you have any questions or need help learning where to park!

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  • Open(ing) House
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    BJEP Jewish Sunday School, an independent, vibrant and inclusive Jewish learning community, from pre-K to Grade 7, invites the community to join us for Opening Day/Open House as we begin the 2019-2020 school year.

    Through an interactive curriculum, BJEP (pronounced B-Jep) instills in our students a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community and knowledge of Jewish traditions and the Hebrew language.

    BJEP meets once a week on Sunday mornings on the Brandeis campus, with Brandeis students teaching our dynamic, experiential curriculum. We also engage parents with family programming and festive celebrations throughout the year.

    We look forward to meeting you and your family at our September Open House!
    RSVP Here: https://forms.gle/RLDbc173QGNJ9Nvo9 

    Questions? Email info@bjep.com.

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September 15, 2019
  • BJEP Classes Pre-K-7
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • BJEP Pre-K Seedlings Begins
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Jewish Sunday School Program for Pre-K Kids & Parents
    Get your hands dirty, have fun and seed a positive Jewish identity with your child. 
    Sundays once a month on the Brandeis campus

    Jewish Holidays and Values through Creative Arts
    Through movement, song, and art, we will impart in your child a joyful association with Jewish traditions and seed a positive Jewish identity.

    Parenting Through a Jewish Lens, sponsored by CJP and Hebrew College
    This is a unique opportunity to meet other parents, support one another in parenting, and think together about Judaism.**

    8 Sunday mornings, 9:30 am -12 pm
    Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 19, Feb. 9, Mar. 1 & 29.

    ** Parenting Through a Jewish Lens will be offered for an additional charge if there is enough interest and will include babysitting for younger children.

    The morning schedule includes:
    Parents and kids sing together (with our music teacher)
    Kids learn and play with their teacher
    Bagels and shmoozing for parents and kids

    For more information contact Cantor Jeri Robins: info@bjep.com / 781-386-7278
    www.bjep.org/seedlings

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September 22, 2019
September 29, 2019
September 30, 2019
  • BJEP Rosh Hashanah Services
    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: RSVP for Venue on the Brandeis Campus map

    The High Holidays are a time to gather joyfully in community, share stories, sing songs and reflect on the year. BJEP: Jewish Sunday School  is having a High Holiday Family Services at Brandeis University that will integrate tradition and creativity. Join us!
     
    Rosh Hashanah: September 30, 2019 at 2:30 pm (Monday)
    Yom Kippur: October 9, 2019  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://forms.gle/UTHEGRF7MVZJB1zt8

    BJEP: Jewish Sunday School. Also known as the Boston-area Jewish Education Program, BJEP (pronounced B-Jep), 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. 

    BJEP has a diverse and dynamic staff and families from all backgrounds, as well as a growing adult education program. Tuition is affordable and synagogue membership is not required. BJEP meets once a week on Sunday mornings from 9:30am to 12pm. We welcome families from 25+ communities, including Brookline, Newton, Needham, Natick, Lincoln, Framingham, Belmont, Cambridge, Arlington and Waltham.

    Learn more: www.bjep.org / info@bjep.com / 781-386-7278
     
    #highholiday #roshhashanah #yomkippur #brandeishighholidays #jewisheducation #notyourparentshebrewschool

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October 6, 2019
October 9, 2019
  • BJEP Yom Kippur Services
    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: RSVP for Venue on the Brandeis Campus map

    The High Holidays are a time to gather joyfully in community, share stories, sing songs and reflect on the year. BJEP: Jewish Sunday School is having a High Holiday Family Services at Brandeis University that will integrate tradition and creativity. Join us!

    Rosh Hashanah: September 30, 2019 at 2:30 pm (Monday)
    Yom Kippur: October 9, 2019 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://forms.gle/UTHEGRF7MVZJB1zt8

    BJEP: Jewish Sunday School. Also known as the Boston-area Jewish Education Program, BJEP (pronounced B-Jep), 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.

    BJEP has a diverse and dynamic staff and families from all backgrounds, as well as a growing adult education program. Tuition is affordable and synagogue membership is not required. BJEP meets once a week on Sunday mornings from 9:30am to 12pm. We welcome families from 25+ communities, including Brookline, Newton, Needham, Natick, Lincoln, Framingham, Belmont, Cambridge, Arlington and Waltham.

    Learn more: www.bjep.org / info@bjep.com / 781-386-7278

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

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October 13, 2019