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The Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) in Boston, Massachusetts, was founded in 1920 when the Associated Boston Hebrew Schools and Bureau of Jewish Religious Schools merged under the leadership of Louis Hurwich. While not the first centralized Jewish education organization in the country, the BJE was the first to receive support from its local Federation. From 1920 to 2009, the BJE provided consultation, evaluation and teacher training services using a variety of methods and tools. It worked closely with Jewish day schools, synagogue schools and non-traditional Jewish community programs to ensure professional standards and guidelines were implemented. This collection contains pamphlets, reports, correspondence, scrapbooks, photographs, curriculum, programmatic information, grants, meeting minutes, agendas, audio-visual materials, media and publicity.
This collection currently contains materials from I-497 only. Materials from I-120, which is also a collection of the Bureau of Jewish Education, have to be requested. Call 617-226-1245 for more information.
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