Author Archive: Jodi Ekelchik

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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Comparison is the Thief of Joy

From Rabbi’s Myra’s desk:  These words were originally said by President Teddy Roosevelt, but the lesson embedded within it is much much older.  In the age of social media, it’s hard not to get into the game of comparisons. We see other people’s public personas flashed across our screens at lightning speed and our judgements […]

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Learn, Innovate, Move Forward/June 2020

Rabbi Myra Meskin shares some words with BJEP Families, BJEP Alum and the entire Jewish Community as she joins us as BJEP’s Community Director and Spiritual Leader in BJEP’s 54th year. I want to acknowledge that the events of the last few months have been a difficult time for all of us, and each of […]

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