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

March 24, 2019
  • BJEP Classes
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Legacy and Learning Fair Open House - All Are Welcome!
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Come to an open house on a special BJEP day. Join us as our 6th graders get creative and share their family legacies. Students will showcase family recipes, artifacts, and stories. All projects give a window into our unique cultural and Jewish educational program housed on the vibrant Brandeis Campus. Guests will be invited to participate in making a legacy collage art project that will highlight their own family history.

    Interested in cultivating your child’s authentic connection to Jewish tradition, culture, and values? Looking for an independent Hebrew School with passionate teachers and a fun curriculum? Seeking to become a part of a Jewish community?

    BJEP, a vibrant, innovative, and inclusive educational program serving students from pre-K to Grade 7 and their families invites you to join us at one of our Open Houses this Spring. Through an interactive curriculum, BJEP instills in our students a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community and knowledge of Jewish traditions and the Hebrew language.

    RSVP to attend and we will reply with information on where to park: https://goo.gl/forms/pHZrrLqOIrqtK3O63
    Questions contact info@bjep.com.

    More details...
  • Legacy Fair - all welcome!
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    Judaism teaches the importance of intergenerational learning, l’dor v’dor - from generation to generation. Join us as 6th graders honor an important family member by presenting their legacy.

    We invite all parents to visit the legacy fair!

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March 31, 2019
April 7, 2019
  • BJEP Classes K-7
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Chocolate Seder & Open House - All Are Welcome!
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

    Blood, frogs, locusts, Hershey kisses, Tootsie Rolls, and chocolate-covered Matzo is all included in our unique BJEP Chocolate Seder. Please join us for a chocolaty twist to celebrate Passover.

    Interested in cultivating your child’s authentic connection to Jewish tradition, culture, and values? Looking for an independent Hebrew School with passionate teachers and a fun curriculum? Seeking to become a part of a Jewish community?

    BJEP, a vibrant, innovative, and inclusive educational program serving students from pre-K to Grade 7 and their families invites you to join us at one of our Open Houses this Spring. Through an interactive curriculum, BJEP instills in our students a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community and knowledge of Jewish traditions and the Hebrew language.

    RSVP to attend and we will reply with information on where to park: https://goo.gl/forms/pHZrrLqOIrqtK3O63

    Questions contact info@bjep.com.

    More details...
  • 3rd Grade Family Passover Seder
    Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
April 14, 2019
April 21, 2019
April 28, 2019
  • Family Mitzvah Day - All Are Welcome!
    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.

    There is nothing that feels better than helping others. Please join us to participate in a variety of activities, appropriate for different age groups, BJEP is able to give back to the community, both in Waltham and beyond. Some projects include making sandwiches for the homeless, making dog toys for animals in the shelter, making cards with inspirational messages for kids and young people who are in need. BJEP's Mitzvah Day is one of our favorite days of the year! In the Torah, we learn "na-aseh v'nishma," which means "we will do and we will listen/understand." Our sages understood that, sometimes, the best learning happens through doing!

    Interested in cultivating your child’s authentic connection to Jewish tradition, culture, and values? Looking for an independent Hebrew School with passionate teachers and a fun curriculum? Seeking to become a part of a Jewish community?

    BJEP, a vibrant, innovative, and inclusive educational program serving students from pre-K to Grade 7 and their families invites you to join us at one of our Open Houses this Spring. Through an interactive curriculum, BJEP instills in our students a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community and knowledge of Jewish traditions and the Hebrew language.

    RSVP to attend and we will reply with information on where to park: https://goo.gl/forms/pHZrrLqOIrqtK3O63
    Questions contact info@bjep.com.

    More details...
May 5, 2019
  • BJEP Classes K-7, End-of-Year Celebration & Moving-Up Ceremony
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • 7th Grade Graduation
    Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm