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Stories of a Jewish Community Day School

In this parasha, Hashem gives Moshe a series of laws specific to the cohanim (priests); Hashem then instructs Moshe to tell the people about the festivals, in addition to the laws of blasphemy and murder.

An interesting mitzvah appears in chapter 22, verse 28: “Whether it be a cow or a ewe, you shall not kill it and its young both in one day.”

Some modern commentators believe that this is an admonition against being cavalier about destroying species. Read more >

The Kohelet Foundation interviewed JPDS-NC teacher Vas Pournaras about his work on the prizewinning Kindergarten Community Library Project, along with two other JPDS-NC teachers. The Kindergarten Community Library Project won the Kohelet Prize for Development of Critical and/or Creative Thinking. Read the interview here >

The Kohelet Foundation interviewed JPDS-NC teacher Lisa Davis about her work on the prizewinning Kindergarten Community Library Project, along with two other JPDS-NC teachers. The Kindergarten Community Library Project won the Kohelet Prize for Development of Critical and/or Creative Thinking. Read the interview here >

The Kohelet Foundation interviewed JPDS-NC teacher Xani Pollakoff about her work on the prizewinning Kindergarten Community Library Project, along with two other JPDS-NC teachers. The Kindergarten Community Library Project won the Kohelet Prize for Development of Critical and/or Creative Thinking. Read the interview here >

Last year, Middle School Director and Sixth Grade teacher Lisa Schopf participated in Prizmah’s YOU Lead program, an eight-month leadership development program for Jewish day school professionals that focuses on mentorship and peer support. Recently Lisa sat down with Shira Loewenstein, the Director of YOU Lead, to talk about her experience in the program and reflect on the year since. Read the interview here >

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Announcements

The 11th Annual Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture will take place on May 24 at 7:30 pm at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. Speaking in conversation with Leon Wieseltier, Senator John McCain will reflect on his personal journey from soldier to statesman. Get your tickets today!

The best way to learn about our dynamic program and warm community is to visit! Tour classrooms, see our engaging teachers in action, meet the administration and students, and see for yourself what distinguishes JPDS-NC. Contact Sindy Udell, Director of Admission for a personal tour. Tours are given daily

Community Events

Mon 12

Adult Torah Class

June 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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School Events

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