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Principal's Perspective (October) - Roz Landy
Dr. Eliana Lipsky

Shavu-ot is that beautiful moment in our Jewish calendar when we celebrate both our love of learning and dedication to one another as a community. At JDS, we capture these feelings daily through our core values of Torah L'shmah/Learning for the sake of learning and Kehillah/Community. Students, families, and faculty alike were, and still are, sorely disappointed that we could not run our 8th Grade Capstone trip to the South.

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Principal's Perspective (September) - Dr. Eliana Lipsky
Dr. Eliana Lipsky

Shavu-ot is that beautiful moment in our Jewish calendar when we celebrate both our love of learning and dedication to one another as a community. At JDS, we capture these feelings daily through our core values of Torah L'shmah/Learning for the sake of learning and Kehillah/Community. Students, families, and faculty alike were, and still are, sorely disappointed that we could not run our 8th Grade Capstone trip to the South.

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Principals Perspective (June) - Rabbi Matthew Bellas
Rabbi Matthew Bellas

While I am not the type of STAR WARS fan who dresses up in costume to go to each film in the theater (though I did always try to go in the first week for the last several movies) or be a major trivia buff, I really enjoy the STAR WARS collection.  And if you were to ask me who my favorite character is, and this was true even before the Class of 2027 chose its quote, I would have to say YODA. 

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Principal's Perspective (May) - Dr. Eliana Lipsky
Dr. Eliana Lipsky

Shavu-ot is that beautiful moment in our Jewish calendar when we celebrate both our love of learning and dedication to one another as a community. At JDS, we capture these feelings daily through our core values of Torah L'shmah/Learning for the sake of learning and Kehillah/Community. Students, families, and faculty alike were, and still are, sorely disappointed that we could not run our 8th Grade Capstone trip to the South.

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Principal's Perspective (May) - Dr. Marc Lindner
Dr. Marc Lindner

The Class of 2020’s theme for their Siyyum is Rabbi Hillel’s famous dictum from Pirkei Avot, 1: 14: If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And when I am for myself alone, what am I? And if not now, when?  In keeping with their theme, I’ll speak about doing for ourselves, doing for others, and how those two actions can be connected.  To begin, allow me to share a story.

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Principal's Perspective (April) - Dr. Eliana Lipsky
Dr. Eliana Lipsky

There are a multitude of reasons why families choose to send their children to CESJDS. The one that is most present in my mind right now is that we share an intense commitment to engaging our students in a values-based curriculum that promotes social justice. We promote these ideas by including Tikkun Olam/Repair the World in our core values and devoting an entire student outcome to being an ethical, responsible, and compassionate global citizen in our portrait of a graduate

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Principal's Perspective (February) - Dr. Marc Lindner
Dr. Marc Lindner

The Class of 2020’s theme for their Siyyum is Rabbi Hillel’s famous dictum from Pirkei Avot, 1: 14: If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And when I am for myself alone, what am I? And if not now, when?  In keeping with their theme, I’ll speak about doing for ourselves, doing for others, and how those two actions can be connected.  To begin, allow me to share a story.

Read More about Principal's Perspective (February) - Dr. Marc Lindner