Author Archive: Heather Renetzky

On Jewish Community

We gather for BJEP Sundays to remind ourselves and our children of the power and importance of Jewish community, and to dive into the wisdom that Judaism has to teach us.  We know that depending on how you and your children have reacted to Colleyville, you may or may not have already chosen to broach […]

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Thank you trees and nature !

Can you imagine if every single person had the same birthday? There would be a lot to celebrate on that one day! In Judaism, we have a special day to mark the birthday of all fruit trees—Tu BiShvat—which is the 15th of the Jewish month of Shevat. Find an exciting all family activity and learn […]

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Hanukkah Learning Lab & Checklist

My parents still have hanukkiyot from my childhood displayed on the shelves in our living room. Many years later, my memories of getting covered in glitter and glue while making these keepsakes hasn’t quite faded. I wanted to bring that same hands-on experience to our families at the Boston-Area Jewish Education Program BJEP. It felt full […]

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Lauren’s Desk: DIY Family Tree

Shared in the spirit of Father’s Day, Pride Month and getting to spend extra time with our families this summer, 2nd Grade teacher Lauren shares a DIY Family Tree Project!   I’d like to share one of our favorite at-home activities from BJEP’s first and second grade classroom: the etz mishpacha (family tree).  The etz mishpacha […]

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Be an Upstander, Let the World Hear Your Voice

Lindsay Biebelberg, BJEP Interim Program Director, reflects on the Jewish values of questioning, speaking up, and standing up for yourself and others, and how BJEP shares these tenets in our classrooms. On February 28, BJEP had the pleasure of welcoming Billy Planer as a guest educator for our BJEP@Home Sunday program. Billy is the founder […]

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