Planned Giving & Endowments

Consider your personal legacy and take action

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School has more than 3,000 alumni who lead purpose-driven lives and engage the world through Jewish values.

Consider your personal legacy and take action to leave a lasting impression at CESJDS. You can ensure a Jewish education that provides context for principles, cultural continuity, and spiritual reflection. The simplest way to provide for CESJDS is through a gift in your will or trust.

I am leaving a gift in my will to CESJDS. Why? CESJDS is an important part of my family. CESJDS educates my children, prepares them for their future studies and their ultimate careers as well as gives them a foundation in Judaics. In addition, CESJDS instills Jewish pride, preparing them for life, but more immediately the various campus challenges they will face in college.

Larry Kaplan, Parent to Jeremy '15, Ilana '19, and Daphne '21

CESJDS is proud to be participating in the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington’s Create a Jewish Legacy program. We, as a community, are working together to inspire love of Jewish life and learning.

Please contact Sharon S. Metro, Director of Development at (301) 692-4861 or for more information to discuss your philanthropic goals.