PC activities include on-going signs of appreciation to our faculty and staff from “just because” coffees, to Faculty and Staff Appreciation Week, to bi-yearly gifts and beyond! Our Parent Committee welcomes new families at the beginning and throughout the entire year through our buddies program (pairing veteran families with incoming/new families to answer any questions and attend CJDS events together).
Some of our community building activities include a Family Bowling event, Mishpacha
(Family) Movie Night, Parents' Night Out, and individual grade family events such as sukkah
hopping, apple picking, playdates and small groups weekends!
Our CJDS Tikun Olam
(repair the world) Committee coordinates opportunities for families to do social action
activities together. Some to highlight are our annual events such as singing at the Selfhelp Home during Hanukkah
and packaging toiletries for the homeless at our Toiletry Drive for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Committee at CJDS has been a backbone to our school and its values since its inception. Chesed
, in Hebrew, is often translated as “loving kindness." The Chesed
committee was set up to support the entire school community in the best of times (i.e. new babies, new homes, new accomplishments), and in the difficult times (i.e. sickness, death of family member). CJDS is a community-based school and taking care of each other is an important value that is essential.
PC fundraising activities include the Rosh Hashanah
honey sale, weekly and holiday challah
sales, flowers during the CJDS Musical and Mishloach Manot
Our Parent Committee Co-Coordinators this year are Brooke Herszage
and Cara Gutstein.