It’s time to elevate the Rosh Hashanah staple of apples & honey to a higher stature – beyond just a side dish. Imagine the possibilities of a gin-infused cocktail, autumn salad, buttery grilled fontina cheese sandwich, or even a dessert tartlet!
Why would the Admissions Staff of a Jewish day school go to camp? The answer is simple: we want to stay in touch with our students beyond the school day. At JCDS, we are deeply entwined in a community that believes in the lifelong pursuit of learning, the beauty of play, and joyful and meaningful Jewish engagement. … More Admissions Staff Goes to Camp
By Oren Kaunfer and Jared Matas As in baseball, numbers have always held mystical power in Judaism. Every spring, Jewish baseball fans look to the calendar and know it’s time to start counting – counting the days from Pesach to Shavuot, from opening day to the All-Star break. At JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, … More The Homer in the Omer
By Dr. Susie Tanchel, Head of School Yaffah Korinow z”l is treasured in the JCDS community. Much has been said and written about Yaffah recently that describes so movingly what an extraordinary soul she was.
By Dr. Susie Tanchel Tears of joy! “Equal protection under the law” are the words everywhere on my Facebook feed.
By Michelle Boyle You often hear parents fret about whether or not their child is reading, even as early as kindergarten. Interestingly enough, however, we don’t hear a lot of conversation or even concern about whether or not our kids possess early math literacy. In fact, I’ve never even heard that term used among parents.
By Michelle Boyle How much is too much? As parents we struggle with this question all the time. Are they eating too much junk food? Attending too many activities? Accumulating too many toys? And the question that plagues all 21st century parents: Do they spend too much time looking at a screen? On the one hand, … More Like a Moth to the Flame: Managing Your Child’s Screen Time
By Michelle Boyle “We don’t often think of it this way but reading can be likened to learning to walk or ride a two-wheeler. These are milestones that children reach at different times, and whether or not they reach them earlier or later, has no bearing on their intelligence,” explains Alisa Berger, Director of Lower … More Misconceptions About Early Literacy (K-2)
By Ayelet Lipton I’d like to tell you a story about a little boy. When this little boy was five years old, his kindergarten class at Jewish day school had a guest storyteller tell the tale of Queen Esther. She described what the queen looked like, which she normally does not do since she likes … More What Color is Queen Esther?
By Oren Kaunfer Growing up, I attended day school, Jewish camp, youth group, and shul every Shabbat, and it was truly wonderful. These times were filled with joyfulness, and brought friendships and memories that will be with me the rest of my life. These formative years connected and rooted me to my Jewish foundation. What … More Engagement with T’fillah