February 2, 2010
LA Educational Program Makes Top 10 List
A Los Angeles program to help families find the right Jewish preschool, camp or school was named in the decade’s top ten list of developments in Jewish education. Jewish Educational Services of North America (JESNA) said that the Jewish Education Concierge Program of the Builders of Jewish Education (BJE) of Los Angeles is a concrete mechanism that understands this new age of consumer-centric education.
“This is the age of choice in Jewish education: individuals and families choosing among multiple options to find the most meaningful and appropriate educational experiences,” the list read.
The Concierge program, launched in 2006, helps parents make choices through a comprehensive resource guide on JkidLA and through personal consulting services with two staff people familiar with both formal and informal educational institutions – from mommy and me to high school youth groups. All the services are free.
JESNA’s list also included programs like Birthright Israel, which gives a free trip to Israel to Jews between the ages of 18 and 26; online Jewish learning; service learning and the revitalization of Jewish camps.
Read the whole list here.