The 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.
What 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:
|Name of School||Location|
|Beth Shir Shalom ECC||Santa Monica|
|Burbank Temple Emanu El ECC||Burbank|
|Erika J. Glazer Early Childhood Center of Wilshire Boulevard Temple||Los Angeles|
|Gan West Preschool||Culver City|
|Ilan Ramon||Agoura Hills|
|Kehillat Israel ECC||Pacific Palisades|
|Kol Tikvah ECC||Woodland Hills|
|Leonard I Beerman ECC at Leo Baeck Temple||West Los Angeles|
|Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue Preschool||Malibu|
|Mann Family Early Childhood Center of Wilshire Boulevard Temple||West Los Angeles|
|Shomrei Torah ECC||West Hills|
|Sinai Akibah ECC||West Los Angeles|
|Susan Sims Bodenstein Preschool (Mishkan Tephilo)||Venice|
|Temple Adat Elohim ECC||Thousand Oaks|
|Temple Akiba ECC||Culver City|
|Temple Aliyah ECC||Woodland Hills|
|Temple Etz Chaim ECC||Thousand Oaks|
|Temple Isaiah Preschool||Los Angeles|
|Temple Judea ECC||Tarzana|
|Temple Ramat Zion ECC||Northridge|
|The Growing Garden Preschool||Redondo Beach|
|Tuvia School of Temple Menorah||Redondo Beach|
|Valley Outreach Synagogue||San Fernando Valley|
After the first session, do the families pay full price?
Federation vouchers will also cover 25% of the second session. Families are responsible for paying the full amount for any subsequent Parent & Me sessions after their second course.