Registration and Tuition

BJEP 2019-2020 Tuition

BJEP Seedlings (Pre K: 4 & 5 year olds)
8 Sessions, Includes Parenting Through a Jewish Lens workshop for parents (and free babysitting for younger children)

Kindergarten and First Grade

Grades 2 – 7

Tickets for High Holiday Services (Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur)
$136 per family

Convenience fee for paying in full by credit card
$50 per student

BJEP is a non-profit and we rely on the generosity of our families to cover our real operating costs. We work very hard to keep tuition affordable; even so, our program, like most non-profit programs, requires additional contributions to make up the deficit. The actual cost per student is $2,000. If you are in a position to pay the actual cost, we would appreciate it; and, if your means allow for additional donations over and above $2,000, we would be all the more grateful. Please note that while tuition is not tax-deductible, monies above our stated tuition are tax-deductible. Please consult a tax advisor for additional information regarding your individual situation.

**BJEP Referral Program**
BJEP relies on word-of-mouth and our current families are our best source of referrals. You will receive $250 off of your tuition for EACH new student you refer who registers for BJEP and attends at least the first three sessions. If they register two children, or you refer two families who each register a child, we will give you $500 off of your child’s tuition, and so on. (You will receive your referral bonus in November.)

New Family Discount
New families who register by 7/1/19 will receive a $100 tuition discount.
Three or More Children Discount
Families who enroll three or more children in BJEP for the same school year will receive a $100 tuition discount.
Administrative Fee
Families who register after the last day of classes, May 5, 2019 will be assessed a $100 administrative fee.

Second Semester Enrollment (New Students Only)
New students can enroll in BJEP starting in the Spring Semester. The cost for the second semester of the BJEP school year is $850 for grades 2-7 and $650 for grades K-1. Tuition is due in full at the time of enrollment. Students will not be allowed to attend classes without payment confirmation.

The BJEP Heartbeat Chesed/Caring Community Fund
We invite each family to contribute at least $18 at the time of registration to The BJEP Heartbeat. Your generosity will directly support our efforts to care for and celebrate one another. 
A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $250 per child will reserve a place in the class for all forms of payment including Smart Tuition.
Balance Due
Any tuition balance due to BJEP must be made monthly through Smart Tuition and paid in full by December 31, 2019. Contact Adina Davies at for information or questions about Smart Tuition.
Tuition Refund Policy
A non-refundable and non-transferable deposit of $250 per child reserves a place in the class. No tuition refunds are granted after the third session of classes.
Parent Cooperative Jobs
Each family is required to sign up for one BJEP parent cooperative job per student registered in order for payment to be accepted. Please use the link to the right to view the job descriptions and sign up for a job. We encourage families to sign up for an extra job or two if possible. We could use the help!

If you have any questions about jobs, please contact

Madrichim Teen Program
Graduates of BJEP are encouraged to continue as Madrichim (Classroom Aides) in grades 8-12. Madrichim are an integral part of our classroom communities and are paid a stipend. They assist classroom teachers, support student learning and provide continuity for the BJEP community. They are considered part of the BJEP staff and attend staff development trainings. Interested teens should contact Cantor Jeri Robins at to apply.

Family Photo
Please email a family picture with the names of those pictured to We want to get to know you and your family better and be able to recognize members of your family who are currently attending BJEP and those who are not. BJEP families come in many shapes and sizes, so if your family has step-parents or 2 sets of parents, please email more than one picture. The pictures are for internal use only and will not be put on social media or be used for publicity.

High Holiday Services 2019
BJEP will hold High Holiday Services on the Brandeis campus on the first day of Rosh Hashanah (Monday, September 30) and on Yom Kippur (Wednesday, October 9) for an additional charge. As a convenience and to help facilitate planning, we encourage paying for your tickets at the time of registration.

Your child is considered registered at BJEP when you have:

Upcoming Events

August 7, 2019
  • BJEP goes “On the Road” in Chestnut Hill/ Brookline
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Looking for a Hebrew School program? Come visit ours on the road in Chestnut Hill/Brookline.

    BJEP: Jewish Sunday School
    Open House on August 7th from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
    In a private home. RSVP for the address. Dinner Provided.

    BJEP, an independent and vibrant Jewish learning community, from pre-K to Grade 7, invites the community to join the fun! Through an interactive curriculum, BJEP instills students with a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community, and knowledge of Jewish traditions, history and the Hebrew language. We meet on Sundays from 9:30am-12pm on the Brandeis Campus.

    - We welcome families from 25+ communities, including Brookline, Newton, Needham, Natick, Lincoln, Framingham, Belmont, Cambridge, Arlington and Waltham.

    - Classes and Electives taught by dynamic Brandeis Students
    - Bar & Bat Mitzvah Support
    - Offers an abbreviated Seedlings program for 4-5 year olds
    - Serves as a host site for Parenting Through a Jewish Lens program, with Hebrew College
    - Instills belonging in the Jewish community

    RSVP here:

    Cantor Jeri Robins, Director
    781-386-7278 /

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

    Email 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: 

    Questions? Email

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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: / 781-386-7278

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