For many years BJE dreamed about developing online learning. That dream is now a reality. Within a week of lockdown in March 2020, BJE was up and running with online Scripture (SRE), Hebrew and Extension lessons for Primary School students. We developed specific programs for Years K-2 and Years 3-6, including short videos, stories about the Chagim, and craft activities. Many of our lessons allowed students to work at their own pace with the support of teachers in Zoom sessions. In fact, the NSW Department of Education has praised BJE’s programs as setting the benchmark for online Scripture education.
We’ve always known that there are thousands of Jewish children in schools that BJE cannot reach due to their location or the very small number of Jewish students in their schools. Online learning has allowed us to reach a number of these children and start to take them on their Jewish Journey. We hope that this is just the beginning.
To reach more of these children online we need your support. We need to identify their families and introduce them to the BJE Jewish Journey. We want to improve our online content to make it even more interactive and engaging, and we need additional teachers to be able to run classes online.
Please donate to BJE to give every child the opportunity to participate in the BJE Jewish Journey, whether online or in the classroom.