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Getting to the Heart of It

Most of us have habits of giving – the Friday tzedakah box, the monthly paycheck deduction, the yearly gifts. We instill in our children the same habit – splitting an allowance, dropping a quarter into the box. We do what we can, and when we give, we say something about who we are and what we value. But alongside habit and responsibility are beatings of the heart. It may be an urgent need that pulls …

November 9, 2017 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Philanthropy|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, Ru'ach, Tikkun Olam|

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 …

Alumni Spotlight: Rachel Federowicz

Rachel (Levitt) Federowicz can be dubbed a woman of firsts. During the week, she is often the first one in the JPDS-NC South Campus carpool line to pick up her son, David. On Fridays, she is one of the first faces many staff members and students see as she sorts and delivers challahs to the classrooms. Rachel is the first of our alumni to send her child to JPDS-NC, and was a student in JPDS-NC’s very …

December 10, 2015 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Alumni, Volunteering|Tags: Ru'ach|

Volunteer Spotlight: Steven Aftergood

JPDS-NC’s strength is due, in part, to the dedication of a cadre of talented and energetic parent volunteers. To learn first-hand about what motivates and inspires our volunteers, read the interview with parent Steven Aftergood. Interviewer: What is your volunteer role? Steven: I have volunteered with the JPDS-NC Ru’ach Campaign, which raises funds to help cover the school’s operating costs. Asking people to make contributions can sometimes be a challenging thing, but it’s necessary, and most JPDS-NC …

December 8, 2015 |By |Author Type: Community Members |Topics: Volunteering|Tags: #ThisIsWhy, Ru'ach|

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|