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 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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