/Tag:In the News

In the News: Prizewinning JPDS-NC Voters’ Guide featured in Local Newspaper

Writing about JPDS-NC’s prizewinning schoolwide election project, the reporter observed: “The wealth of information, lessons learned, and skills developed were evident… the students indeed demonstrated a unique ability to discuss and respectfully provide nuanced perspectives on the issues. Perhaps even more impressive, they admitted on numerous occasions that the issues were very complex and that there may not be a right or wrong answer to each one of them… It is encouraging that tomorrow’s leaders are …

In the News: The Northwest Current Covers Kohelet Prize Wins

Local newspaper The Northwest Current published an article last week about the two JPDS-NC faculty teams that recently won Kohelet Prizes for “extraordinary accomplishment” in Jewish education. Congratulations to the winners! Read the article here >

March 16, 2017 |By |Author Type: Press |Topics: Education|Tags: In the News|

In the News: Kindergarten Community Library Project featured in Local Newspaper

“Impressive, collaborative, strategic, caring, and dedicated are some of the adjectives that come to mind after talking with Jewish Primary Day School’s (JPDS) Kindergarten General Studies team, comprised of Lisa Davis, Xani Pollakoff, and Vas Pournaras. Despite teaching separate classes, these educational leaders work closely together, planning their sessions on a weekly basis, discussing their students’ skill sets and coming up with creative ways to simultaneously further develop them and learn from them. Ronit Greenstein, …

In the News: the Northwest Current Highlights our Election Project

The Northwest Current, a local newspaper serving Northwest Washington, DC, recently highlighted the JPDS-NC election project in their “Spotlight on Schools” section! Check it out here >

In the News: Students Study Issues as Election Approaches

JPDS-NC students are in the news discussing our schoolwide election project, and sharing their learning on political campaigning, trade, public land use, D.C. statehood and more. Enjoy the Washington Jewish Week article about the JPDS-NC Election Project: Kid’s Voices Count.

Sharon Freundel, Director of Jewish Life, Named to Elite Innovation Design Team of Jewish Educators by the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge

Sharon Freundel, JPDS-NC’s Director of Jewish Life, has been named one of only 10 Jewish educators in the world who will serve on HaKaveret, an innovation design team focused on improving Jewish education. The team of elite Jewish educators will spend the next year learning with and from each other as well as external experts, and developing multiple innovative and engaging models for delivering Judaic education in Jewish day schools. The models will then be …

October 20, 2016 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Education, Judaic Studies|Tags: Adult Learning, In the News|

In the News: Washington Jewish Week covers 10th Anniversary Rabin Lecture

At the 10th Anniversary Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro spoke with Washington Post Editorial Writer Charles Lane about Rabin’s legacy and the current political situation in Israel. The community also heard personal remarks by Yuval Rabin, son of the late Prime Minister. Read the Washington Jewish Week article about the event and Ambassador Shapiro’s remarks.

June 23, 2016 |By |Author Type: Press |Topics: JPDS-NC Moments|Tags: In the News, Israel|

In the News: Students Learn Family Stories, Tell About them in Hebrew

Sixth Grade students recently made documentary films – in Hebrew – exploring their family’s history, roots, and journey to America. After seeing some of the films, the Washington Jewish Week visited our school to speak with us about our Hebrew program and integrated curriculum, and with the students about their learning, their creative process and their family immigration stories. Read the Washington Jewish Week story about this wonderful project.

June 9, 2016 |By |Author Type: Press |Topics: Hebrew|Tags: In the News|

In the News: District Day School Names Middle School Director

Read the Washington Jewish Week article about the appointment of JPDS-NC’s founding Middle School Director.

February 25, 2016 |By |Author Type: Press |Topics: Middle School Initiative|Tags: #DCJewishMiddleSchool, In the News|

In the News: Students Create “Art from the Heart” for Area Hospitals

Read the Washington Jewish Week article about our amazing students who created artwork to decorate spaces used by young patients and their families at Children’s National Medical Center and at Shady Grove Hospital. Students in grades Kindergarten to 5 created vibrant works of art with “Birkat Habayit: Blessings of the Home” as the theme. Thank you to the student artists, and to the Random Acts of Kindness Committee for coordinating with JPDS-NC families, Art from …

February 9, 2016 |By |Author Type: Press |Topics: Arts, Student Life, Volunteering|Tags: In the News, Tikkun Olam, Visual Arts|