About Us

The mission of the Bureau of Jewish Education is to inspire and promote life-long Jewish education. The BJE is committed to providing services and fostering cooperation throughout the community.

The Bureau of Jewish Education was founded in 1910 with a dream held by community leaders and its founder, Rabbi I.E. Neustadt. Their innovation was to establish a communal, co-educational Hebrew School. Today, as the second-oldest Hebrew School in the United States, housed in the Smulyan-Stolkin Education Center, we continue to follow the original ideas of our founders.

Today, the Bureau of Jewish Education operates the oldest pluralistic community Hebrew School in the United States, the oldest Jewish Early Childhood Education program in the city, and many programs that bring educational opportunities to the community at large.  These programs are constantly evolving to meeting the changing needs of our community and continue to be on the forefront of educational innovation.  You are invited to learn more about our programs by exploring our website or contacting the BJE Office.