About Us

BJEP (pronounced Bee-jep) is an independent learning community where Brandeis student teachers lead experiential learning and cultivate the experience of radical amazement for students in K-7th grade on Sunday mornings, 9:30-noon on the Brandeis campus. Supplemental programs provide regular touch-points throughout the year for those before and after their core BJEP years: Seedlings for children in Pre-K and teen programming for graduates of BJEP .

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion:  We are a community of families looking for a welcoming and inclusive program that builds a strong Jewish identity for our kids. Drawing from 20+ communities across Greater Boston, our families represent the spectrum of modern Jewish life – whether members of the LGBTQ+ community, Jews of color, people with disabilities or interfaith families, what we all seek is a positive and joyous experience with Jewish tradition and culture that reflects our common values, morals and social responsibility.

Our commitment to your family:

  1. Cultivating each child’s and family’s authentic relationship with Judaism.
  2. The creation and embodiment of Torat Hayyim, a living tradition. This commitment requires not only that our lives are informed by ancient wisdom and practices, but also that Jewish tradition learns and grows from our own insights and lived experiences.
  3. Tikkun Olam, a concern for both our immediate world and the broader world in which we live.

Learn more in our BJEP Welcome Brochure, with a message from Rabbi Myra, our parent-led Board, and our top 5 FAQs.

Get in touch with Community Director – Rabbi Myra Meskin with questions or just to say hello:  director@bjep.com.