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JPDS-NC Mourns the Loss of Dr. Robert Schattner

It is with great sadness that we recognize the passing of our longtime friend and supporter, Dr. Robert Schattner. From the school’s return to Washington, DC, to its expansion to two campuses, Dr. Schattner’s extraordinary generosity ensured the school’s growth and success through the years. His warmth and charm, often on full display at Veterans Day performances, graduations, and community events, will be missed dearly. Dr. Schattner’s legacy will live on at JPDS-NC as both …

February 3, 2017 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Philanthropy|Tags: M'dor L'dor|

Mazal Tov to Adina Kanefield

Dear JPDS-NC community, I want to let you know that Adina Kanefield will be leaving her position as Director of Institutional Advancement to take a new position as the Deputy Director of the Edlavitch DCJCC. Adina has been a leader and partner with me, the Board, and our entire community on so many of our strategic initiatives related to the school’s growth and success. I am sad to see her leave her position, but I …

December 1, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Philanthropy|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, Board of Trustees|

Reflections by Purim Ball Honoree Laurie Brumberg

First, thank you to the Purim Ball chairs, volunteers, and the Advancement Office for pulling off this always-amazing event. And thanks to everyone in the room — because in addition to your auction bids, volunteer time, and scholarship contributions — your being here is a measure of what’s so special about JPDS — the power of community to loop back and enrich our children’s education, while itself being shaped by the wonder, kindness, and joy …

April 11, 2016 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Philanthropy, Volunteering|Tags: #ThisIsWhy|

Reflections by Purim Ball Honorees Laurie Moskowitz and Steve Rabinowitz

Tonight really represents a bookmark for Steve and me. We began our time with JPDS helping the school find a permanent home and tonight, as we leave the school day-to-day, we know that the school is now growing and thriving in its current space. And so it prompted me to take a step back and think a bit more deeply not about how we engaged in the school, but about why. I recently read a commentary by …

April 5, 2016 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Philanthropy, Volunteering|Tags: #ThisIsWhy|

Reflections by Purim Ball Honoree Pamela Wexler

It’s hard to know exactly what to say when you are honored for doing something you do voluntarily. The customary “you’re welcome” or “our pleasure” doesn’t convey quite the right sentiment because those words suggest we were giving something — and of course, we never felt like we were giving anything — we always felt like we were receiving. We received the joy that is being in the school building during the school day when it is …

March 31, 2016 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Philanthropy, Volunteering|Tags: #ThisIsWhy|

Meet the 2016 Purim Ball Honorees

On March 20th, the JPDS-NC community will gather at the National Press Club for the event of the year! Together, we will celebrate JPDS-NC’s success, show our support for the school, and recognize eight outstanding parents for their years of service and dedication to the community. Take a read below to learn more about this year’s honorees and their JPDS-NC experience, and buy your tickets to the ball today! Laurie and Daniel Brumberg: “We want one …

Effective Altruism, Emotion, and Twenty Million Dollars

Chanukah evokes images of sanctity and strength, renewal and dedication. It also brings to the fore the value of giving. This has been a big year of giving at JPDS-NC… and continues to be. From last weekend’s article in The New York Times contrasting the movement of “effective altruism” with emotional and empathetic roots of giving, to the long tradition of gemilut chasadim that serves as the core of our instinct to give, there is …

Continuing a Cherished Tradition

“Voices of Wisdom” by Francine Klagsburn and “Light of Jewish Lamps” by Sidney Greenberg, two of the many books that I cherish from my father’s library, are propped next to my office computer at JPDS-NC. They sit on my desk as reminders to me that we at JPDS-NC are links in a long history; teachers, students, administrators and staff are connected to a rich past. For some of us it is a personal connection – …

December 18, 2014 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Philanthropy|Tags: M'dor L'dor, Ru'ach|