Description: The Jewish Federation has created a program, run by BJE, to use vouchers as a means for helping Jewish families begi ...read moreThe Jewish Federation has created a program, run by BJE, to use vouchers as a means for helping Jewish families begin their Jewish journey. This program will provide cash vouchers for Jewish families enrolling a child for the first time in a Parent & Me program in any participating BJE-affiliated early childhood center.
How does it work?
BJE will pay 50% of the fee for a Parent & Me session (a subsidy up to a maximum of $300). The program sponsor will cover an additional 20% and the family will only pay 30% of the cost of the tuition for their first session of the Parent & Me program.
Applicants can apply online and will select the program they wish to participate in. After they choose the program, the family will receive a voucher that they will bring to the program when they enroll. Participating programs will be then be reimbursed for the vouchers they receive from enrolled participants.
Who is eligible for vouchers?
The Federation Voucher program is specifically for families who have not yet enrolled in any Jewish program with their child. You are eligible for this voucher if this is your first time enrolling in a Jewish Parent & Me program.
Which programs are participating?
Jewish Parent & Me programs in BJE-affiliated early childhood centers can choose to participate in this program. Please check with the program you are interested in to be sure they have signed up to participate. The Los Angeles-area schools that are currently participating in the Federation Voucher Program are:
Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School
Beth Shir Shalom ECC
Burbank Temple Emanu El ECC
Erika J. Glazer ECC of Wilshire Boulevard Temple
Gan West Preschool
Kehillat Israel ECC
Kol Tikvah ECC
Leonard I Beerman ECC at Leo Baeck Temple
Mann Family ECC of Wilshire Boulevard Temples
Pressman Academy of Temple Beth Am ECC
Shomrei Torah ECC
Sinai Akibah ECC
Susan Sims Bodenstein Preschool (Mishkan Tephilo)
Temple Adat Elohim ECC
Temple Akiba ECC
Temple Aliyah ECC
Temple Beth Hillel
Temple Etz Chaim ECC
Temple Isaiah Preschool
Temple Judea ECC
Temple Ramat Zion ECC
The Growing Garden Preschool
Tuvia School of Temple Menorah
Valley Beth Shalom
Valley Outreach Synagogue
Yeshiva Ohr Eliyahu
After the first session, do the families pay full price?
Federation vouchers will also cover 25% of the second session (up to a maximum of $150). Families are responsible for paying the full amount for any subsequent Parent & Me sessions after their second course. read less