BJE Gala: Honoring Dr. Tamar Andrews and Reuben Posner

Friday, February 5

BJE’s Annual Gala recognizes our own Dr. Tamar Andrews and Reuben Posner together with other heads of Jewish schools in LA
On February 5, 2021, BJE will hold its annual Gala. This year, BJE will recognize Dr. Tamar Andrews and Reuben Posner and celebrate heads of Jewish schools across Los Angeles who have worked tirelessly during this pandemic.

The BJE Out of the Box Gala will recognize the extraordinary work happening under the leadership of the directors of early childhood centers, part-time religious schools and day schools, and the money raised will enable BJE to continue to provide meaningful support to schools, educators, students and parents, particularly at a time when the needs created by the pandemic are profound. Click here to watch!

Rather than attend the usual in-person event, ticketholders and sponsors will receive a delicious catered Shabbat meal from Pat’s to enjoy in the safety of their own homes. Heads of schools being recognized will also receive a meal for themselves and their households in appreciation of their leadership and dedication to our community. Special tributes will be shared with all the educators.

“It almost goes without saying that educators are often underappreciated, but I think most of us know that they are heroes among us – especially during these trying times, and it is our great pleasure to recognize and thank them,” said BJE Executive Director Gil Graff.

BJE is the only organization in Los Angeles wholly dedicated to supporting and enriching Jewish educational experiences, from early childhood through high school, across the full Jewish religious and cultural spectrum. To learn more about BJE’s Out of the Box Gala, please go to or contact Miriam Prum Hess at 323.761.8334.