At BJEP, Brandeis University students are our classroom teachers. Together, we build your child’s knowledge of Jewish culture, history, traditions and Hebrew.
BJEPs students in our younger grades focus on exploring the world through stories, songs, and art, holiday celebrations and traditions, and Torah (Bible) stories. Our older students dive into history and Israel and values and wrestle with life’s important questions. Read more about our curriculum overview.
Looking for a personalized family experience for your child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah? BJEP can help you do that by connecting you with skilled tutors and service leaders to create either an individual or a group service that will be fulfilling and meaningful.
Many BJEP graduates return as madrichim – Teen Classroom Aides (8th through 12th graders). Madrichim assist the teachers during classes and electives. They are an integral part of the classroom community, leading small group work, working with individual students and supporting classroom teachers, as well as earning a stipend for the year.
At BJEP, parents can learn, too. We offer family education programs, as well as an award-winning six-session parenting class where everyone is welcome to join us, regardless of your background. During this time together, we will explore relevant topics through the eyes of Jewish texts and traditions and share ideas about how to raise children in our complex modern world.
Introduce your 4 or 5-year-old to the joy of Jewish learning, in our once a month hands-on classes. Through movement, song and art, we will impart in your child a joyful association with Jewish traditions and seed a positive Jewish identity. Learn more.