Holidays at BJEP

High Holidays

The High Holidays are a time to joyfully gather our community together, share stories, sing songs and reflect on the year. Our services, which are open to the public, combine tradition and creativity.

Rosh Hashanah 5779, Monday, September 10, 2:30 pm
Yom Kippur 5779, Wednesday, September 19, 2:30 pm

Family Services (Children of all ages welcome) 

These services include Hebrew and English prayers, Jewish songs, and a creative Torah reading. Both services meet in the International Lounge in the Usdan Student Center.

Services run a little over an hour. While children of all ages are welcome, the experience will be most meaningful for children ages 4 and up. On Rosh Hashanah, there will be a light Kiddush following the service.

Both High Holiday Services meet in the Napoli Trophy Room in the Gosman Athletic Center, right off of South Street Road on the Brandeis Campus. Services will be led by Stephen Brickman.

Two Steps:

  1. Please register by filling out this short form.
  2.  Ticket Price is $136 per BJEP family and $180 per non-BJEP Family. Please pay online via PayPal or bring a check payable to BJEP.

We are always looking for parents to help with set-up and outreach. Don’t be shy! For more information or to register, please contact Cantor Jeri Robins at director@bjep.com or (781) 386-7278.

 

Holidays @ BJEP

Whether through formal or informal curricula activities, our children experience all of the Jewish holidays in an engaging and fun style. For example, our students celebrate Sukkot on a farm (join us on Sunday, September 30th at Powisset Farm in Dover), sufganiyot (jelly donuts) and candle lighting during our school-wide Chanukah party or use noisemakers while playing games at our annual Purim carnival.  You can be sure that whether planting seeds for Tu B’shvat or enjoying matzoh and macaroons at a mock Seder, our children are experiencing the magic of the Jewish year.

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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