Stories of a Jewish Community Day School

A Tradition of Gratitude

In the Jewish tradition, the first thing we do every morning is to give thanks for being alive, just as our students do at the start of tefilah at school, literally thanking God for giving us our soul back after the night’s sleep. Gratitude is firmly entrenched in Jewish life; …

November 24, 2015|By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |

Torah Talk for Parashat Vayishlach

In this parasha, Yaakov confronts Eisav, wrestles with a “man” who blesses him by changing his name to Yisrael, loses his wife Rachel in childbirth, and experiences the trauma of the incident with his daughter Deena. Yaakov takes several steps as he prepares to meet Eisav for the first time …

November 24, 2015|By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |

Reflections on Parenting Education

Sometimes it feels really good to talk over difficult subjects with a group of people to whom you feel connected. For some, this is family in the traditional sense, for others its colleagues or close friends. Last week, it was our JPDS-NC community. The annual Ari Zymelman Parenting Lecture Series …

November 23, 2015|By |Author Type: Community Members |

Pre-Kindergarten Performs for Veterans Day

Every year, JPDS-NC has a Veterans Day program where all the students perform songs to honor and thank our veterans and service members. We asked pre-K students about their thoughts and feelings before the big show. Yael J. said, “I feel happy because I want to be on stage.” Sam …

Remembering Yitzhak Rabin

It was a sunny Shabbat afternoon in Miami twenty years ago when I first heard the unimaginable news that Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin had been shot. I was spending the afternoon with a group of friends, young couples with babies or, like me, expecting our first ones. We were studying …

November 18, 2015|By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |

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Admission season is in full swing at JPDS-NC! Application deadline is January 8. Join us for an open house on December 10 or January 7 at 9:30 am. It is a great way to meet our warm community and learn more about our school. Please RSVP.

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Volunteer For JPDS-NC

Two great opportunities to make a difference: Mark your calendars for Purim Ball and Auction on March 20 at the National Press Club and join now a crew of dedicated parents who are organizing this event. Contact us to help. Volunteers are also needed for Share the Nachas Day on December 11 to take photos, set-up, register, and steward our 200+ guests. Sign up here to volunteer.

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Join us for our Hebrew Story Hour Programs

Bring a friend with school age children and join us for a Hebrew Story Hour with your 2 to 8 year old at 10:00 am on 12/13, 2/28, 4/3, and 6/5 at our South Campus. Enjoy free Hebrew books by registering with Sifriyat Pijama. Learn more about the event and RSVP today.

Community Events

Thu 03

Alumni Service Day

December 3 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 10

Admission Open House

December 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Fri 11

Share the Nachas Day

December 11 @ 8:45 am - 12:30 pm
Sun 13

Hebrew Story Hour

December 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu 07

Admission Open House

January 7, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

School Events

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