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

January 27, 2019
  • BJEP Classes
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Book Club Discusses Maus by Art Spiegelman
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

    BJEP's Book Club discusses the graphic novel: Maus. I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman.

    Discussion Lead my Jennifer, mom of a BJEP student and is a member of the faculty at Colorado State University - Global Campus. At CSU-GC, she serves as Lead Faculty for English and Humanities. She has 20+ years of higher education teaching experience, authored and edited numerous works on teaching English and information literacy, and is currently serving as a representative on the State of Colorado’s GT Pathways curriculum.

    All parents (family and friends) are welcome!

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February 3, 2019
February 10, 2019
February 17, 2019
February 24, 2019
March 3, 2019
March 10, 2019
  • BJEP Family Table Distribution Day (off-site)
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    This special Family Day is designed to celebrate the BJEP community. Please plan to stay at Family Table with your children.

    Family Table is the largest kosher food pantry in New England. As volunteers we will be setting up the pantry, sorting food donations, packaging orders for recipient families, and delivering to recipients many of which are unable to drive or lack transportation.

    Please plan to attend Family Table with your children and keep in mind we will be using our own cars so you may want to coordinate carpools to make the delivering more fun! Read more about volunteer and recipient experiences at Family Table: https://www.jfcsboston.org/Our-Services/Community-Services/Center-for-Basic-Needs-Assistance/Family-Table

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March 17, 2019
  • BJEP Classes K-7 & Purim Carnival
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Purim Carnival - All Are Welcome!
    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Join us for a very fun morning filled with games, prizes and more!

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