Educational Vision

Learning happens in community.

It is through relationships that we are able to open ourselves up to taking the risk to not-know and then to learn. As parents, peers and educators, we are a network of relationships. And relationships are the fabric of community. BJEP is a learning community where we come to connect to the best in ourselves, in one another and in Jewish traditions.

When we enter the classroom, we are not just our minds. We bring our full selves, the experiences shared around cereal at breakfast, sports games, robotics club, sick family members, sibling rivalry, moving to a new place. Educators and students alike bring the adrenaline of trying new things, learning perhaps to be scared and brave at the same time.

We believe that all children have the potential to be Torah scholars — teachers of kindness, love, and justice — and it is our collective task to cultivate a community worthy of their potential. This growth is possible only when we recognize the diverse skillsets and perspectives within our community.

Judaism is a tree of life, it is a living tradition. This means that our lives are deeply informed by ancient wisdom and practices, and that Jewish tradition learns and grows from our insights and lived experiences. We are responsible for one another’s learning. Together we must bring life to Torah and Torah to life.

Upcoming Events

August 5, 2018
  • BJEP Open House on the Road in Arlington
    Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Location: In a private home. RSVP for the address. map

    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 at Brandeis University.

    - We welcome families from 30+ communities, including Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Framingham, Medfield, Natick, Needham, Newton, Southborough, Sudbury and Wayland!

    - Classes and Electives taught by dynamic Brandeis Students
    - Learning Specialist on Staff
    - Bar & Bat Mitzvah Support

    Questions and to RSVP: info@bjep.com / 781-386-7278
    Cantor Jeri Robins, Director
    www.bjep.org

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August 28, 2018
  • Welcome Back Picnic & Open House
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: Newton Centre Playground, 81 Tyler Terrace, Newton, MA 02459, USA map

    Jewish Education Program (BJEP) / Open House and 3rd Annual Welcome Back Picnic

    Park on Tyler Terrace or in the Mason-Rice parking lot. We will meet near the big playground structure down the hill from the Jeanette West Recreation Center.

    BYO Picnic - Bring a blanket & dinner
    BJEP will provide JP Licks Ice Cream! (non-dairy option available)

    RSVP appreciated by Sunday, August 26th (so we know how much ice cream to bring!): https://goo.gl/forms/Mr0owYD50ovWDBCE3

    Rain date: Wednesday, August 29.

    Questions? info@bjep.com

    Cantor Jeri Robins, Director
    Phone 781-386-7278
    Website: www.bjep.org

    More details...
August 29, 2018
  • Rain Date: Welcome Back Picnic & Open House
    Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Location: Newton Centre Playground, 81 Tyler Terrace, Newton, MA 02459, USA map

    RAIN DATE

    Jewish Education Program (BJEP) / Open House and 3rd Annual Welcome Back Picnic

    Park on Tyler Terrace or in the Mason-Rice parking lot. We will meet near the big playground structure down the hill from the Jeanette West Recreation Center.

    BYO Picnic - Bring a blanket & dinner
    BJEP will provide JP Licks Ice Cream! (non-dairy option available)

    RSVP appreciated by Sunday, August 26th (so we know how much ice cream to bring!): https://goo.gl/forms/Mr0owYD50ovWDBCE3

    Rain date: Wednesday, August 29.

    Questions? info@bjep.com

    Cantor Jeri Robins, Director
    Phone 781-386-7278
    Website: www.bjep.org

    More details...
September 10, 2018
  • BJEP Rosh Hashanah Services
    Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
    Location: 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA map

    The High Holidays are a time to gather joyfully in community, share stories, sing songs and reflect on the year. BJEP (Boston-area Jewish Education Program) High Holiday Family Services at Brandeis University integrate tradition and creativity. Join us!

    Rosh Hashanah: September 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Monday)
    Yom Kippur: September 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Wednesday)

    Services run a little over an hour. These services include Hebrew and English prayers, Jewish songs, and a creative Torah reading. While children of all ages are welcome, the experience will be most meaningful for children ages 4 and up. There will be a book corner available for younger children. On Rosh Hashanah, there will be a light Kiddish following the service.

    Registration Open: High Holiday Ticket Price is $136 per BJEP family and $180 per non-BJEP Family.
    Website: http://bjep.org/programs-2/holidays-at-bjep/
    Register/RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/XUIOlHFqe2uNrB4Q2

    The Boston-area Jewish Education Program (BJEP), located on the campus of Brandeis University, is an independent, vibrant and inclusive Jewish learning community for children from Pre-K to Grade 7 and their families. We meet once a week on Sunday mornings on the Brandeis campus, with Brandeis students teaching our dynamic, interactive curriculum, instilling in our students a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community and knowledge of Jewish traditions and the Hebrew language. We engage parents through family programming and festive celebrations throughout the year. Learn more: www.bjep.org

    #highholiday #roshhashanah #yomkippur #brandeishighholidays #jewisheducation #notyourparentshebrewschool

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September 19, 2018
  • BJEP Yom Kippur Services
    Time: 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
    Location: 415 South St, Waltham, MA 02453, USA map

    The High Holidays are a time to gather joyfully in community, share stories, sing songs and reflect on the year. BJEP (Boston-area Jewish Education Program) High Holiday Family Services at Brandeis University integrate tradition and creativity. Join us!

    Rosh Hashanah: September 10, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Monday)
    Yom Kippur: September 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm (Wednesday)

    Services run a little over an hour. These services include Hebrew and English prayers, Jewish songs, and a creative Torah reading. While children of all ages are welcome, the experience will be most meaningful for children ages 4 and up. There will be a book corner available for younger children. On Rosh Hashanah, there will be a light Kiddish following the service.

    Registration Open: High Holiday Ticket Price is $136 per BJEP family and $180 per non-BJEP Family.
    Website: http://bjep.org/programs-2/holidays-at-bjep/
    Register/RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/XUIOlHFqe2uNrB4Q2

    The Boston-area Jewish Education Program (BJEP), located on the campus of Brandeis University, is an independent, vibrant and inclusive Jewish learning community for children from Pre-K to Grade 7 and their families. We meet once a week on Sunday mornings on the Brandeis campus, with Brandeis students teaching our dynamic, interactive curriculum, instilling in our students a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community and knowledge of Jewish traditions and the Hebrew language. We engage parents through family programming and festive celebrations throughout the year. Learn more: www.bjep.org

    #highholiday #roshhashanah #yomkippur #brandeishighholidays #jewisheducation #notyourparentshebrewschool

    More details...