Arts Chai-Lights

2021 Program Schedule

We are so excited to bring Arts Chai-lights into your home! Join us on May 26 beginning at 5:30 PM for an evening featuring student artwork and music videos, STEM innovations, hands-on art making workshops, and guest artists zooming in from around the world.  New for this year: our upper school Spring Concert, and special alumni performances added to the Music Room.

Click on the full program schedule above for a full listing of times and descriptions of activities. The activity 'rooms' below will become live at 5:30 PM on the day of the event. To visit activities, click on the corresponding room below.  Keep this portal page open the entire evening. We encourage bouncing around to check out simultaneous activities. Have fun!










The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School community has risen to the challenges of this past year with resilience, generosity, and kindness. Our collective strength has guided the School through difficult moments and allowed us to overcome the ever-changing, unprecedented demands of our times. We are truly JDStrong.

Thank you for your continued generosity. It is our shared commitment to CESJDS that is our true strength. Hazak, hazak, v’nithazeik! (Be strong, be strong, and we will all be strengthened!)

Please make your gift today.

CESJDS greatly appreciates the support from the following endowed funds to support our Arts programming:

Debra Herman Berger Director of Arts Education
The Helyn and Louis Fanaroff Cultural, Arts, and Literary Endowment
The Feder Family Endowment for the Promotion of Song and Music
The Elizabeth C. Hirshman Endowment for the Arts Upper School
Andrea and Mel Kraus Endowment for the Arts
Clare P. Krondstadt Memorial Endowment for the Creative Arts
The Kuttner-Levenson Endowment for Upper School Cultural Arts and Student Publications
Steven M. Reich Memorial Endowment for Cultural Arts Programming
Joan and Marvin Rosenberg Family Endowment Fund
Jay M. and Dorothy S. Rosenthal Cultural Arts Endowment

Please see the full list of named endowments