Registration and Tuition

2020-2021 Registration Checklist
Your child is considered registered at BJEP when you have:

  1. Reviewed Tuition & Registration Policy (calendar updates coming soon)
  2. Completed the online registration form.
  3. Signed up for a parent cooperative job per student registered.
  4. Completed or scheduled tuition payment(s).
  5. Sent a family picture to

To express interest in the Madrichim Teen Program (8th-12th grade), please complete the online registration form  and contact

Registration & Tuition**

BJEP Seedlings (4 & 5-year-olds)
Once per month between September and April

Grades 1 & 2
$1,250 ($625 mid-year start)**

Grades 3 – 7,  includes electives and additional programming
$1,650 ($825 mid-year start)**

Tickets for High Holiday Services (Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur)

BJEP family, BJEP Alumni & members of the Brandeis community:


All other Community members:

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

**NEW families receive ‘Welcome to BJEP’ savings for our mid-year terms beginning Jan 2021 ($100), Grades 1 – 7 only.

**At BJEP we are committed to providing a quality Jewish education for any child – if cost is prohibitive for your family, please reach out to our Community Director, Rabbi Myra Meskin at

BJEP families to receive details about early registration incentives, as well as further details about payment options, including deposit to reserve your space, sibling discount (Two or more children), and payment by Smart Tuition (Blackbaud Tuition Management).  

Family Ambassador Referral Incentive Program

BJEP relies on word-of-mouth and our current families are our best source of referrals. You will receive $250 refund of your tuition for EACH new student you refer who registers for BJEP for the full year, and attends at least the first three sessions.

BJEP Heartbeat Chesed/Caring Community Fund
We invite each family to contribute at the time of registration to The BJEP Heartbeat Chesed Fund. Your generosity will directly support our efforts to care for and celebrate one another. BJEP is a non-profit organization and relies on the generosity of our families to provide support when called upon.  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 Strong Campaign
In 2020, BJEP embarked on a listening tour of our community, and provided the insight and feedback to strengthen this program.  We recognize even more the role each of us plays in our community, the importance of connection and supporting each other through such extraordinary and unprecedented events that arrived on our doorsteps this year.  Please consider making an additional contribution to BJEP that works for you and your family, and know that this added gift will have an immediate impact on BJEP. Note that while tuition is not tax-deductible, contributions above our stated tuition are tax-deductible. Please consult a tax advisor for additional information regarding your individual situation. If needed, make a pledge at the time of registration, and we will work with you to make arrangements to pay before December 31, 2020.

High Holiday Services 2020
BJEP will hold Family High Holiday Services on the first day of Rosh Hashanah (Sat, September 19, 2020) and on Yom Kippur (Mon, September 28, 2020), from the safety and comfort of your home.  The additional donation of a family ticket for BJEP/BJEP Alum/Brandeis families is $136 per family. Other Community members welcome to join us ($180 per family).  Your invitation and more information awaits here:  Register here.

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
As a parent cooperative, we rely on each family to help in a small way to run our program each year.  Many hands make light work. Each parent is required to sign up for at least one BJEP parent cooperative job per student registered in order for payment to be accepted. We love – and are very grateful – when we see families take on more than one job and lend their talents in various ways. Serving on BJEP’s Parent Board counts as a job, and we are always thrilled to welcome new board members.  Consider a role that works with your schedule, e.g., to learn or refine a new skill, serve as a greeter (remote or in-person) during an upcoming event, lead or join a committee, lend your talents at a Purim Carnival booth, or wrap gifts at Henry Bear’s Park. Please contact us with any job-related questions.

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

Madrichim Teen Program
BJEP Graduates are encouraged to continue as Madrichim 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 required to attend all BJEP sessions and staff development trainings. Get in touch to indicate interest in joining the Madrichim program at