Arts Chai-Lights

The JK-12 celebration of creativity will be held in person at the Upper School on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM featuring Lower School and Upper School performances and student artwork, a STEM playground, a faculty gallery, hands-on art making booths, karaoke, and a whole lot more! Don’t miss it! Free and fun for the whole family! Check out the schedule below.



At Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, we believe in K’hillah - Community. We provide the space and tools to foster relationships and build long lasting connections for each of our students. We see the extraordinary goals all our students reach for and achieve while learning to become thoughtful and reflective collaborators. We know they are Happy Together.

It’s through your generosity that JDS can provide opportunities and traditions that bring so much joy for our children and families. This education, and the many touchstone moments, leave an indelible mark. 

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