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JPDS-NC Presents: The Lion King

Kol Hakavod to all the cast and crew of the JPDS-NC production of The Lion King! JPDS-NC community members and the preschoolers at Washington Hebrew Congregation and the EDCJCC were treated to two dazzling performances. The show featured 120 talented cast members and an extraordinary set and costumes that our 40 creative crew members worked on. The entire gym was transformed into a jungle – there were even monkeys hanging from the ceiling! – creating …

March 2, 2017 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Arts|Tags: Dance, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts|

The Rokdim B’Yachad (Dancing Together) Dance-a-Thon

On Wednesday, nearly 250 students, parents, staff, alumni and friends came together for an evening of dancing at the 2017 Rokdim B’Yachad (Dancing Together) Dance-a-Thon. Together the JPDS-NC community raised over $3,100 for the Jewish Federation’s Israel Wildfire Emergency Fund. The evening included Israeli dances galore – even the JPDS-NC panda made it out onto the dance floor! – and participants enjoyed performances by the Yesodot Israeli Dance troupe featuring several JPDS-NC alumni, and the …

JPDS-NC Fourth Graders Perform and Teach Israeli Dance to Area Students at Embassy of Israel

The Fourth Grade Trailblazers class was invited to a special program at the Embassy of Israel on Friday, May 20. A Fifth Grade class from Hearst Elementary School was invited too. We performed an Israeli dance routine for everyone. Every year, JPDS-NC has an Israeli Dance Performance. We performed the choreography from that show. Then we taught two dances to the Hearst students, and they learned very fast. The Embassy of Israel adopted Hearst Elementary …

May 26, 2016 |By |Author Type: Students |Topics: Arts|Tags: Dance, Israel, Performing Arts|

JPDS-NC Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut

JPDS-NC had a school-wide, all-day celebration for Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day! The students spent the day traveling to cities and special places in Israel. In Yerushalayim, younger students built the Kotel out of boxes and wrote notes for it, and older students made trifolds of the three major religions of the city. In Be’er Sheva, they built a Bedouin tent, had tea, played music, and danced. In Haifa, students played games related to the …

Participants

A guiding principle of the middle school is the power of participation. Students will be emboldened to strive beyond perceived limitations, expand capabilities, explore interests, and understand the value of their unique contributions. We will offer an array of classes and clubs including debate, robotics, athletics, art, music, drama, creative writing, journalism, technology and linguistics, as well as opportunities to engage in local and global events and competitions. Through athletics, all students will engage in …

Division: Middle School

Watch the Video of Our Performing Arts Program

This Sunday we held our annual Performing Arts Show, featuring fabulous Israeli dancing by students in grades Pre-K to Six, as well as exuberant performances by our fifth and sixth grade Percussion Chug and Drama Chug students. Watch the video of this wonderful event! (Please note: this link will take you to a 15-minute preview; you will have to download the file in order to watch the entire video.) Enjoy the show!

April 13, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Arts|Tags: Dance, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts|

Tikkun Olam: JPDS-NC in the Community

One of the core values that informs and inspires life at JPDS-NC is Tikkun Olam (Transforming the World). This year, members of our school community have cooked, cleaned, painted, danced, served, gleaned, organized, and supported a variety of causes. We are inspired by seeing our students embrace this value so wholeheartedly, and by the parents, alumni, faculty, and staff who have participated in volunteer efforts in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond. JPDS-NC is currently participating in a Food Drive to support the …

April 7, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Student Life, Volunteering|Tags: Dance, Primary Parents, Tikkun Olam|

Dancing with Love: A Mitzvah Event

Nearly two hundred JPDS-NC students, parents, grandparents, alumni and staff gathered together last night to be a part of the Rokdim B’Ahava (Dancing with Love) Dance-a-thon! It was an unforgettable night of dancing, community building, family fun, and mitzvot in support of Anne Frank House. The Gottesman Auditorium was filled with the joy and energy of the dancers – adults and children alike. When not dancing, the children thoroughly enjoyed creating unique Chanukah decorations with …

December 3, 2015 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Arts, JPDS-NC Moments|Tags: Dance, Tikkun Olam|

JPDS-NC Students Perform Israeli Dance at Annual Showcase

Last week, we had our fifth annual Israeli dance show. At the show, students perform group dances to Israeli music. The students work together as a class to learn the dances. All students in the younger grades learn Israeli dance and perform in the show, but it is an elective for fifth- and sixth-graders. In the upper grades, there is a “chug” (Hebrew for group activity) for Israeli dance and we meet once a week. …

June 4, 2014 |By |Author Type: Students |Topics: Arts, Student Life|Tags: Dance, Israel, Performing Arts|