BJEP Blog

Welcome to an extraordinary Jewish community

Escape the Ordinary / Sunday mornings for your Pre-K to 7th grader. BJEP is the independent Jewish home of the most fun, engaging, meaningful Sunday mornings this side of summer camp, led by our amazing Brandeis-undergrad teachers, for pre-K to 7th graders and their families. Learn how BJEP, the innovative program on the Brandeis University […]

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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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An Israeli Culinary Tour. No Passport Required.

Israeli restaurant week coming to a location near you January 25, 2022 – February 2, 2022 Chocolate in Needham? Morrocan in Framingham? Falafel in Newton? Our friends at JArts created this event back in 2019, which encourages both chefs and foodies to explore Israel’s diverse culinary landscape. Dine at a participating restaurant, learn the stories […]

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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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Our Approach with Brandeis during Covid-19

We are committed to and value the health of our families and staff, and share our plans to keep our community safe. BJEP follows Brandeis University guidelines in conjunction with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for our COVID policies, and will use our Covid-safe policy and guidelines as we return to campus. In accordance […]

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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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