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

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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