Wall of Gratitude 

All year we have received messages of gratitude from parents, grandparents, faculty, alumni, and students. We have been collecting and are sharing them here on our Wall of Gratitude. 

Share your gratitude today and submit a message about your favorite teacher, project, event or experience at CESJDS!

It is through the support of the Ma’ayan Annual Campaign that we can continue to create these impactful moments. We are grateful for the generosity and strength this community has shown. We are Happy Together!

 Make your contribution to  Ma’ayan today.

"Thank you to the amazing JDS teachers for your dedication and hard work during challenging times & always. Enjoy your summer - you deserve our respect, admiration & gratitude!!" - Connie & Jay Krupin, Grandparents and Alum Parents

"We’re very grateful to all the teachers for their hard work and dedication " - Satra Mirmirani & Joseph Rashti, Current Parents

"Thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to the students! Your commitment and love for these kids is palpable. We appreciate all that you do!" - Ashley & Moshe Zusman, Current Parents

"We love that the teachers really get to know our children, who they are, how they learn and what their strengths are." - Tracy & Stefan Krantz, Current Parents

"We are happy that two of our children Tani and Elliana went to upper school at JDS. They had stimulating teachers and maintain wonderful friendships even beyond their time in school." - Varda & David Makovsky, Alum Parents

"As a student at JDS in the 1970s and 1980s, I gained my love of Jewish texts and traditions and music, my facility with Hebrew, and my appreciation of Jewish pluralism, as well as a top-notch general studies education that prepared me so well for college and my adult life. My JDS experience helped to motivate me to give the gift of a Jewish day school education to my children." - Robert Scheinberg '89, Alumni

"Everything about JDS is wonderful. It is even better than it was when I sent my children there. Now my grandchildren are reaping its benefits." - Barbara and Bernard Chesman, Grandparents, Alum Parents, and Hagshama Family

"I love the community and relationships I built throughout my time at JDS. I am incredibly grateful to have them and know that they will last a lifetime!" - Mia Pearce, Alumni

"I love our caring and creative community. Our students are thoughtful, energetic, and determined. It is a privilege to help them learn and grow. I also appreciate our connection to Jewish values and enjoy celebrating the chagim with the children." - Rebecca Meron, Faculty/Staff

"JDS is a very warm and inviting community. I have only been at JDS for 2 months, but I have already gotten to know so many people. Everyone is always willing to help, explain, and support one another. I love the enthusiasm and joy our staff and students have in all the many wonderful things they do." - Suzie Thompson, Faculty/Staff

"We are so grateful to the teachers and administration for the sincerity of their investment in our daughter's future and her well-being. We couldn't be happier to have moved her to CESJDS" - Barrie & Brian Krantz, Current Parents

"I find amazing how well the staff at JDS gets to know, understand and support our children. Even sometimes going beyond our expectations! They truly care about the kids!" - Karla & Steven Braun, Current Parent

"Cheers to the 10th grade teachers for their hard work in another uncertain year. Your creativity, enthusiasm, and focus was nothing short of impressive, and made a tremendous difference for our students. My daughter and her friends consistently brought home stories of learning, cooperation, and good spirits. Thank you so much!" - Lisa Ellern-Feldman & Seth Feldman '93, Current Parents

"This was our first year at JDS, and we couldn't have been received more warmly. From our initial conversations with the administrative team, to working with our daughters' teachers, every interaction has been beyond expectations. I would like to specifically call out my appreciation for the social emotional and academic support teams at JDS. Without their endless support and encouragement, this year would not have been nearly as successful as it has been. We appreciate all that you do everyday!." - Lower School Parent

"JDS enriches each student with strong Jewish values and a clear path forward in life." - Marsha & Sidney Tishler, Grandparents

"CESJDS is a warm, caring and creative environment that our children to learn and grown. They have a strong love for Israel and Judiasm through the teachers and programs provided at the school." - Adina & Stanley Salomon, Current Parents

"JDS fosters an immense love of learning, and preaches values central to the Jewish faith." - Matthew Jacobson, Faculty/Staff

"JDS has given me authentic relationships with teachers who truly care about me and my success. My teachers have supplied me with confidence, guidance, support, stability, a love for learning, and an appreciation for Judaism. I will never be able to thank my JDS teachers from the past 12 years for all that they have done for me. I am graduating high school with a huge appreciation for teachers because of the impact they have made on my life and my development as a student." - Ariella Ball '22, Alumni

"CESJDS stands out as a leader among Jewish Day Schools in the creation and implementation of innovative STEAM curricula!" - Beth Poston, Faculty/Staff

"We love JDS because our kids are receiving a wonderful Jewish Education. We love JDS community and we feel JDS is our family." - Patricia Gradel & Fabian Werbin, Current Parent and Faculty/Staff

"I love working at JDS because of the Jewish community feeling that school supports and the real Israeli spirit (ruach), which you feel immediately." - Tatyana Pidgurskaya, Faculty/Staff

"We are so impressed with the care and consideration the teachers and faculty show. They are compassionate, kind, and loving. We appreciate you all so much. Thank you for all you do." - Kris & Michael Broder, Current Parent