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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|

Meet the Middle School Zoning Committee: Co-Chair Helaine Greenfeld

Our family has been involved with JPDS-NC for the last 16 years, since our son, Jake, started Kindergarten at the old Montgomery Hills location, continuing with my tenure as a Board Trustee and President, our daughter Abby’s graduation in 2011, and through to my current terms returning to the Board and serving as Co-Chair of the Zoning Committee. JPDS-NC has been an important part of our lives all of the time, providing an excellent education …

Meet the Endowment Committee: Co-Chair John Hasenberg

The Hasenberg family’s love affair with JPDS-NC began the day we visited the school in 2009. As our daughter Ellie is now on the verge of graduating and our son Benny looks forward to joining the first class in the Middle School, that relationship continues to flourish. Indeed, it feels like our family has grown up here. Through a wide variety of volunteer roles — including Purim Ball Chair, Ru’ach Chairs, Trustee, and Board Vice …

Meet the Endowment Committee: Co-Chair Kim Aftergood

I am the proud parent of JPDS-NC sixth grader Lincoln Aftergood. My husband Steven, Lincoln, and I have been a part of the JPDS-NC community for seven wonderful years. I’d like to share with you how and why I volunteer at JPDS-NC and how grateful I am to have landed a seat on the JPDS-NC Endowment Committee. As a new parent, I wanted to support the school’s priorities and meet great people, so I began volunteering …

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 …

Meet the Middle School Facilities Committee: Co-Chair Kimby Berger

My husband, Lawrence, and I have been a part of the JPDS-NC community since 2006. Our oldest son, Aden, graduated two years ago, our middle son, Micah, will graduate this year, and our youngest son, Ollie, is in 2nd grade. JPDS-NC has played an incredibly important role in our family and I am always eager to help the school in any way that I can. I have served on the Board since 2010 and on the …

Meet the Middle School Steering Committee: Co-Chair Steve Laufer

When we were looking at elementary school for our kids, we chose JPDS-NC for its academics, for its thoughtful approach to Judaism, and because the community seemed like the right fit for our family. When we started thinking about where we were going to send them for middle school, we again decided that JPDS-NC was the right place… except there was no JPDS-NC middle school to send them to. But now, through the incredible generosity …

Meet the Middle School Steering Committee: Co-Chair Marina Feldman

Our journey at JPDS-NC began in 2007 when our oldest daughter entered Kitah Shemesh for Kindergarten. From the start, we felt welcomed and embraced by friends and community. We had the feeling that JPDS-NC would be good for our family. We were right. We have been impressed over the years with the academic excellence of the school, and the warmth and care of teachers who know and understand our kids deeply. As our children grew, we saw …

Zoning Approved for Middle School – Moving Forward Toward the Future

This week, we received in the mail the Board of Zoning Adjustment (BZA) letter stating that JPDS-NC has been granted all the special exceptions and variances needed to move ahead with the expansion and renovation plans for our North Campus. The letter officially confirms the decision made by the BZA at a hearing last week. Reaching this critical milestone allows us to delve deeper now on the more exciting aspects of the expansion: developing the …

How I Became the Volunteer-Type

I never thought I was the volunteer type. In my first year as a JPDS-NC parent, I went on a Kindergarten field trip, hoping to be an asset to the teachers, but I got completely exhausted by the presence of 35 five-year-olds. I figured that my volunteering days were over. But the next year, Adina Kanefield called and asked if I’d interview and write up the bios of the three couples being honored at the …

January 14, 2016 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Volunteering|Tags: Board of Trustees|