Arts Chai-Lights

Join us for Arts Chai-Lights 2023 - Your Journey, Our Journey! on Tuesday, May 23,  from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Travel through the Annette M. & Theodore N. Lerner Family Upper School to explore creativity at CESJDS, JK through 12th grade! Get your passports ready to experience galleries of student artwork, hands on art-making booths, performances from our lower and upper school students, and many surprises - including ice cream sponsored by the CESJDS Parent Association. The event is fun for the whole family. Although Arts Chai-Lights is a free event, we ask that all families register online and show their ticket upon entry.


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