BZBI, where you learn

Parent Engagement

Parent Association

The role of the PA is to build strong working relationships among parents, teachers, and staff, all with the goal of supporting our students. We plan social and fundraising events throughout the year such as Parents’ Night Out and the Purim Carnival. PA builds community– Havdalahs and Kabbalat and Special Family Shabbats are a great way to engage with other families outside of class time and share in Jewish traditions. During the school year the PA also organizes and supports various tzedakah projects, including a Pajama Drive and Challah for Hunger.

Thanks to PA fundraising, we have been able to purchase additional play equipment and classroom supplies, increase programming, send our children on field trips and give back to both the synagogue community and the community at-large. We are looking to continue to grow our fundraising efforts to enrich our children’s experience at BZBI. The PA meets monthly and all are encouraged and welcome to attend.

Grandparents/Special Friends Club

The Grandparent/Special Friend Club provides opportunities for your child’s grandparent or special friend to be involved with our community. Twice a year we will send your child’s grandparent(s) or special friend a message and/or gift, made by your child. Each year we host day where grandparents and special friends join us in celebration of the children. Grandparents and Special Friends also have the opportunity to support the growth and development of our school.

Jewish Life and Community at BZBI

“Where You Belong” is not just our tagline, it is a guiding principle. All are welcome to our preschool and to worship with our community. If you are new to the liturgy, have grown up with it all your life, are returning to observance, or are seeking to learn more and build a new relationship with Judaism, we are committed to an open, inclusive, and egalitarian Conservative Jewish tradition.

As part of our commitment to providing a welcoming Jewish atmosphere for families in our school, we invite all families to spend Shabbat and holidays with the BZBI community. Our Youth and Family Program offers ways for children of all ages, and their parents, to engage in Jewish celebrations. Families are invited to join us for our weekly Tot Shabbat at 11:00 AM. Throughout the year we offer special programming for young families with children. You do not need to be a member to attend any of these events. We invite you to experience Shabbat with our community. You can learn more about this here.

We also offer Family Passes during the the High Holy Days, which gives our Early Childhood families access to all our services.