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

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
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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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