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MILTON Students Commemorate Veterans Day

This year, MILTON is commemorating Veterans Day in a special way. Every grade created a video highlighting a special project or performance the students did to honor the holiday. Watch our students pay tribute to the beloved MILTON Veterans Day tradition and honor the service of our veterans through song, tikkun olam, performing arts, and more. Click on the photos below to watch each video: Sixth grade students visited the National Museum of American Jewish Military …

Torah Talk for Chol HaMoed Sukkot

As many of us know, Sukkot is about showing our faith in Hashem by replicating and living in the flimsy structures used by the Bnei Yisrael in the wilderness. This provides a tangible reminder of the fragility of our homes. (Learn more about Sukkot here.) Given this theme, it is interesting that the dedication of the first Beit HaMikdash, the Temple in Jerusalem – literally “The House of [Creating] Holiness” – occurred specifically on the …

October 4, 2017 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Torah Talks|Tags: Holidays, Parent-Child Learning|

Happy Passover Video!

Chag Same’ach! Happy Passover! We hope you enjoy this video of our students learning and celebrating Pesach!

JPDS-NC Celebrates Purim with Joy, Creativity, Design Thinking, and Outreach to the Community

The entire school celebrated Purim on Friday with a day full of Megillah, Tikkun Olam, and design thinking – and of course a lot of fun! We saw Esthers and Hamans, pirates and baseball players, pandas, lions, and Hogwarts students. The children engaged each other in a Purim-themed design thinking challenge, made Mishloach Manot for the community, and were treated to an uproarious Purim spiel. North Campus students began the day by making Mishloach Manot bags. Each grade created …

Celebrating Light and Learning

This morning, we explored together the various meanings behind Chanukah and engaged in fun hands-on learning. Following a discussion of the nes nistar, the covert miracle of the Maccabean victory over the massive Greek forces and the nes nigleh, the overt miracle of the one day of oil burning for eight days, we lit the Chanukiyah together, celebrating the fact that, “the lights will never go out.” Using Maccabeats videos as springboards for discussion, students …

December 23, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Hebrew, Holiday Messages, Judaic Studies|Tags: Holidays|

South Campus Celebrates Chanukah!

JPDS-NC is celebrating Chanukah! Watch our holiday video and see first graders discuss the story of Chanukah – all in Hebrew! – and hear Kindergartners and first graders sing Chanukah songs! We wish everyone a chag sameach (happy holiday)!

Introducing the New JPDS-NC Siddur: Siddur Am Echad

We are delighted to introduce the fourth edition of the JPDS-NC siddur (prayerbook). Nine years ago, we embarked on our quest for a multi-denominational, kid-friendly siddur. Unable to find such a thing, we created our own and have been successfully using it for the past six years. With this newest edition, we have renamed it Siddur Am Echad, literally, “the siddur of one people,” or alternatively and more in line with our vision, “the siddur of a unified people.” Jews of …

Happy Thanksgiving from JPDS-NC!

We wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving, and extend our thanks to the community for their involvement, commitment and support! Enjoy this Thanksgiving video from our students and staff!

November 23, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Holiday Messages, Milton Moments|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, Holidays, Multimedia|

Rosh HaShanah Video 5777

Enjoy the JPDS-NC Rosh HaShanah Video for 5777! Special thanks to the first grade students for lending their beautiful voices to the video. We wish you and your family a happy and sweet new year!

September 30, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Holiday Messages|Tags: Holidays, Multimedia|

Rosh Hashanah STEM Story Hour

What does Rosh Hashanah have to do with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)? Last Sunday, thirty children from the greater Washington, DC area came to JPDS-NC to find out. Kindergarten teacher Xani Pollakoff and Admission Associate Lindsey Marks led an innovative program that uniquely combined Rosh Hashanah teachings with STEM and design thinking. Children listened to and participated in the telling of the story Engineer Ari and the Rosh Hashanah Ride by Deborah Bodin …

September 29, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Judaic Studies|Tags: Design Thinking, Holidays, STEM|