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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 …

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|

Read-a-thon to Support Hurricane Harvey Victims

An important middah (moral virtue) is achrayut (responsibility). As teachers and as parents, we spend much of our time working to instill in our children a sense of responsibility for themselves, their behavior, and their work. But we also look for opportunities to teach our children that our responsibility does not end with ourselves – that, in a sense, we are all responsible for one another and for the planet in which we live. The tragedy …

September 6, 2017 |By |Author Type: Faculty and Staff |Topics: Language Arts, Student Life|Tags: Tikkun Olam|

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 …

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 …

Green Committee Students Organize Week of Environmental Learning and Action

The Green Committee at the Jewish Primary Day School of The Nation’s Capital is a group of kids who help the environment and tell people to stop littering. We recently had a Green Week for the whole school. During Green Week, we did different fun activities each day to get excited about helping the environment. One day, everyone brought a flower in to school, and another day we had “Seed Giveaway Day,” where everyone got …

Connectors

Connection with our past, with our traditions, with Israel, with our community, and with our world deepens our sense of identity and belonging. As our children reach the milestones of their B’nai Mitzvah, we will work together to infuse these years with meaning and action. We will weave into the middle school experience varied opportunities to connect, contribute and engage with other communities, inspiring students to develop empathy, deepen understanding, and find purpose. Our students …

Division: Middle School

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 …

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|

Moetzet HaTalmidim (Student Council) Organizes Collection Drive for U.S. Troops

JPDS-NC students are leading a collection drive to show support for the troops. In every classroom, there is a reusable bag to collect donations. Our student council first organized this drive because we want to thank the people that protect us, and support them so they can keep doing what they do for us. U.S. army troops can be found in 134 countries in places like Iraq, Syria and Australia. A lot more than you …

February 1, 2016 |By |Author Type: Students |Topics: Student Life, Volunteering|Tags: Tikkun Olam|