Supplemental Programs


BJEP’s core program teaches the foundations of Hebrew language and prayers, and parents are responsible for individual Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring for their child.  Many BJEP students have a Bar/Bat Mitzvah, but it is not required, and individual preparation takes place outside of class time.   Thinking about a B’Nai Mitzvah cohort?  You have arrived at the right place.

The goal of BJEP’s B’nai Mitzvah program is to create a community of learners who will experience their B’nai Mitzvah preparations and ceremony together.  This program will focus on exploring ethical issues, based on Jewish text and on each student’s personal interests.  Students age 13 years old by the ceremony can be concurrently enrolled in BJEP’s regular Sunday program, or may elect to participate in this program the year after they graduate from BJEP.  To inquire about your child’s participation in our 2022-2023 cohort, contact us at


1:1 Supplemental Hebrew Instruction

Whether your child could use some one-on-one support in learning Hebrew, or they simply love learning languages – the BJEP Supplemental Hebrew Program can be catered to your family’s needs.  This is an additional program, working into your schedule, and led by our Brandeis student teachers.  Enroll in Hebrew tutoring to get 1:1 time with a Hebrew tutor, conducted virtually via Zoom.  Packages available.  Learn more and register.


Madrichim Program

Graduates of BJEP (8-12th graders) are invited to return as madrichim (teacher aids). Madrichim assist in classrooms as well as in electives. They are an integral part of the classroom community, leading small group work, working with individual students and supporting classroom teachers. Madrichim are paid a stipend for the year. They gather as a cohort for training to enhance their teaching skills and to socialize with others in the program.

Jewish Teen Initiative (JTI)

BJEP teens are also invited to regular programming throughout the year alongside teens from around the Greater Boston Area, through our area partners at the Jewish Teen Initiative. Upcoming programs are announced in our monthly newsletters – subscribe here.