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About the BJE
The Bureau of Jewish education offers an array of programs and services in three areas:
Educational and Organizational Consultation – The Bureau promotes the planning and adoption of seamless lifelong learning in congregations, day schools, and other educational settings. We focus our expertise (and resources) on building the capacity of professional and lay leaders to develop new ideas and implement high quality formal and informal educational programs for children and families and evaluate its impact.
Professional Development - The Bureau facilitates the recruitment, preparation and retention of Jewish educators and how they can be successful. A particular emphasis of the BJE is on improving teaching and learning and creating effective professionals who have a broad range of skills and understandings. The Bureau works with individual educators – shaping their career paths; with groups – supporting them with networking, conferencing and sharing opportunities; with institutions – providing job placement services; and with the community – collaborating with local and national groups to advocate for the field and its professional development needs.
Innovation – Based on research and our associations with local, national and international agencies and institutions, the Bureau explores new program models – designing, refining, and implementing innovative practices. We look to attract external funding for “cutting edge” ideas and program experiences.