Board of Directors

BJEP is governed by a Board of Directors who oversee the organization’s educational philosophy, curriculum, budgeting, and ensure good governance.   Participation on the board enables decision making that frames our children’s experiences, cultivates our BJEP community, and ensures generations of children will benefit from our program. We value your opinions and expertise, in whatever way you want to contribute.

Learn more about BJEP’s Strategic Plan/ one page summary.

Covid-safe Guidelines Committee:  we are grateful to all parents who have taken part in the development of our Brandeis and BJEP Covid-safe guidelines, developed for our return to the Brandeis campus in Sept 2021.  Takes a village…!

Jodi Ekelchik, Co-Chair, Finance & Operations, Strategic Initiatives, Partnerships

Evan Hoffman, Co-Chair, Content Management

Karen Winkler, Treasurer, Organizational Development, Strategic Initiatives

Alyson Schenker, Educational Specialist, B’Nai Mitzvah, Purim Coordinator Extraordinaire

Jeffrey Dretler, Board member at large, Legal

Ellen Hooper, Board member at large, Programs

Suzy Safarty, Board member at large, Health professional;

Megan Gordan, Board member at large

Carol Margolis, Board member at large, High Holidays lead

Dana Ravech, Advisory, BJEP Historian and Copy Writer Extraordinaire

Louis Zipes, Advisory, Finance

Andrew Kaplan, Advisory, Legal

OPEN, Board Fellow (ex-officio), Brandeis Heller School Social Impact MBA program

Get in touch to schedule time for a chat:  bjepboard @