Builders of Jewish Education
Founded in 1937, Bureau of Jewish Education of Jewish Los Angeles (BJE) connects families and children in Los Angeles to a broad range of Jewish educational opportunities through its JKidLA website and personal concierge service, and works closely with over 140 local Jewish schools ranging from early childhood through 12th grade to strengthen educational programs. It also operates the largest March of the Living program in the United States, with over 170 participants registered for 2023; runs service-learning programs for teens; and consults with teen-serving organizations on experiential education programs. In the pandemic, BJE regularly convened and supported educators with accessing government funding, virtual learning pivots, and re-opening plans. Since in-person learning has resumed, it continues to offer professional development to educators and reach tens of thousands of families, children, and teens through its programs.
2023 Next Stage Grant
To implement a smooth leadership transition amidst the upcoming retirement of its long-serving Executive Director (ED), positioning BJE for a successful and sustainable future.
Positive Education Expansion
To train and certify educators and professionals at Los Angeles Jewish schools in Positive Education, an education framework that promotes student, staff, and community wellbeing. The program aims to strengthen the well-being of educators and create a culture of wellness in Los Angeles Jewish schools.
To mitigate the economic hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and to help them achieve long-term organizational sustainability.
Project EnAble provides a centralized resource for Jewish day schools that offers reduced-cost clinical support for students with mild to moderate learning needs in Jewish elementary schools, flexible coordination of how those services are provided, and integrated professional development workshops for school faculty.
Jewish Education Customer Relations Management Program
Encourage an increased number of Jewish families accessing formal and informal Jewish educational opportunities for their children.