BJEC is the planning and coordinating agency for Jewish community educational needs in Montreal.
Governed by a volunteer board and managed by a dedicated staff, BJEC is responsible for the development of Jewish identity and continuity in our community through formal and informal Jewish education experiences and lifelong learning opportunities geared to all age groups. BJEC works in close collaboration with Federation CJA and sister agencies involved in education and culture.
BJEC's Department of Education and Lifelong Learning puts on a variety of events and provides a wide range of services to day and supplementary schools. It offers professional development, pedagogical resources, consultants in school improvement, special education and information communications technology and early academic intervention for over 7000 students attending 19 elementary schools, 14 secondary schools and 500 students attending 4 supplementary schools.
BJEC is the home of the David Weissman Institute, which offers adult education classes on a variety of Jewish topics.
The Bronfman Israel Experience Centre, whose mission is to connect our youth and young adults to their Jewish identity through meaningful and engaging Israel experience and informal Jewish education programs, is a department of BJEC.