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Your support makes learning and more possible.

Thank you for supporting the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. Our partnership with parents, grandparents, alumni, alumni parents, and community friends is what enables CESJDS to be the extraordinary educational institution and community it has become. We are united by our shared Jewish values and history.

There are many ways that you can invest in our work of delivering an exemplary and inspiring general and Jewish education.

We choose to support CESJDS and the Ma’ayan Annual Campaign because this school, this community, and these teachers have enabled our boys - and so many others - to thrive. We have been amazed to see each teacher and guidance counselor work to understand our kids and what makes each of them “tick,” truly appreciating our children as individuals. Our kids are pushed when they need pushing and supported when they need extra help. And thanks to the individualized care and attention, our kids are more comfortable at school, building self-confidence, and developing what we hope will be a life-long love of learning. Lisa and Jonathan Olin, Parents of Max (Class of 2027), and Sam (Class of 2029)

Meet the Team

Sharon Metro

Sharon Metro

Titles: Director of Development
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Sherri Hammerman

Sherri Hammerman

Titles: Development Associate
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Wendi Kaplan

Wendi Kaplan

Titles: Director of Alumni Relations
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Lauren Kessler Scheinert

Lauren Kessler Scheinert

Titles: Associate Director of Annual Giving
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Rachel Van Gorden

Rachel Van Gorden

Titles: Graphic Designer & Senior Development Associate
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