Department of Jewish Education

The Department of Jewish Education (DJE), a department of the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, serves Jews and Jewish educational settings representing the full spectrum of Jewish belief and lifestyle in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties.

The DJE's goal is to see that the entire Jewish community can access and engage in the best, most dynamic Jewish and Israel educational experiences, creating a strong foundation for a great Jewish future. As the central agency for Jewish education in South Jersey, the DJE provides many services for parents, educators, and administrators. 

Our Mission

  • Achieve a dynamic and meaningful lifelong Jewish learning program across the continuum of Jewish beliefs and practice
  • Reach out and create a welcoming, inclusive Jewish community
  • Create highly effective Jewish educators
  • Engage our community with the land and people of Israel

Programs and Services

PJ Library

PJ Library is a free program that sends high-quality, age-appropriate Jewish books and music to families each month - with no strings attached. PJ Library of Southern New Jersey is available to families with children, ages 6 months to 11 years living in Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester Counties.

Gift of Israel

The Gift of Israel program is a cooperative savings program, co-funded by the family, the synagogue, and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (through contributions to JFund) that helps strengthen Jewish identity by enabling post-Confirmation Hebrew School students afford a visit to Israel.

Financial Aid

The Department of Jewish Education and the Jewish Community Foundation, Inc. offer a variety of financial aid.

Special Needs Jewish Education

Our mission for special education is to help Jewish schools and institutions provide appropriate formal Jewish education for children with special needs.

Area Synagogues, Schools, and Camps

Directory of area synagogues, schools, and camps within the Jewish community.

Leadership & Learning

Professional leadership is the cornerstone of our Jewish community. We bring in elite level speakers, along with comprehensive leadership training.

Contact Us

Questions? Email us at or or call 856.751.9500.