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Failing to Address the Reality of Interfaith Marriage

Are interfaith families a priority for Jewish funding?

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The Newlywed Question You’re Not Ready For

Now that they’re married, Laura & Zach face this inevitable question

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Open House / Boston-area Jewish Education Program (BJEP)

Interested in cultivating your child’s authentic connection to Jewish tradition, culture and values? Looking for an independent Hebrew School with passionate teachers and a fun curriculum? Seeking to become a part of a Jewish community? Welcome to the Boston-area Jewish Education Program (BJEP – pronounced B-Jep) at Brandeis University, a vibrant and innovative educational program […]

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Open House / Boston-area Jewish Education Program (BJEP)

BJEP, an independent and vibrant Jewish learning community, serving students from pre-K to Grade 7 and their families, invites you to join us this Spring at our Open Houses. Through an interactive curriculum, BJEP instills in our students a sense of joy and belonging within the Jewish community, and knowledge of Jewish traditions and the […]

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Top 5 Things to Know About Jewish Day Camp

5 things to know about Jewish day camp

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The First Hero

When I read Ruth’s story I think about how grateful I am for my dad and his commitment to my Jewish life and education

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My Kid’s Love/Hate Relationship with Hebrew School

By Melissa Henriquez Every Sunday morning as I practically drag my 6-year old out of bed to go to Hebrew School, I’m reminded of the final scene in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” when Toula’s own daughter has turned six and is begrudgingly headed off to … where else?! Greek school. Like Toula’s daughter and Toula […]

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Why Choosing Love Didn’t Mean Conversion for Me

Choosing love didn’t mean conversion for Emily

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Why We Decided to Join a Synagogue for Our Daughter

A mother describes what happens after her daughter leaves Jewish pre-school and why she thinks joining a synagogue is the answer.

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Jewish Education Can’t be Optional

For four years, we tried a day school education for our son. For the first two years, it worked. The secular education was excellent, our son’s Jewish identity blossomed, and his knowledge of Jewish history, texts, and the Hebrew language grew. But our overall satisfaction with the education didn’t mean that we thought the school […]

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