Chesed/Caring @ BJEP

chesedChesed at BJEP is a parent-led working group that fosters connections within the BJEP community. Chesed translated loosely means “loving-kindness” or “compassion.” As parents, we want to model kindness and compassion for our children. Part of being a community includes being connected to what is happening in each other’s lives. We hope to promote community and loving-kindness by reaching out to members of our community during times of difficulty and joy. Every BJEP family is a chesed member.

New this year, the 4th grade will partner with Chesed to create a caring community project.

Together we create a community that cares for one another. If you are interested in participating in any way (big or small) please email Chesed@BJEP.com

More details on Chesed Class Liaison positions:
We are a group of parent volunteers that work toward building community and inclusion by performing acts of kindness to families at BJEP.  These small acts can be during a time of difficulty, such as sending a card to a family who has lost a loved one.  It can also be to spread word of a celebration or recognition.  Joining the group is a simple way of being involved in the BJEP community.  We hope to grow this group to be able to assist in meal sign up or other coordinated volunteer efforts.

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: https://forms.gle/RLDbc173QGNJ9Nvo9

    Questions?
    info@bjep.com
    Cantor Jeri Robins, Director
    781-386-7278 / www.bjep.org

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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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