1972

Acting on a recommendation by the American Association of Jewish Education, the UJAF moved to establish a Jewish community junior-senior high school.

  • The Jewish Day
  • School is Formed

US History

US History
Five men were caught after breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate Scandal. The compact disk was developed at RCA. Pong was born. The Godfather was released. And the hit show M*A*S*H premiered on CBS.

Our History

Collective Memories

Captivated with Learning
Words written hundreds of years ago are every bit as compelling for Phillip Greenspon as he learns how Ezra the Scribe and Nehemiah dealt with Jewish assimilation. 
Love is in the Air
Michael Haberman listens with interest while a student explains in Hebrew why he likes fellow classmate, Raquel Welch. The answer? “Because she’s pretty.”
A Sense of Balance
In 1972, the Kindergarteners collected $100 in nickels and dimes to send to Soviet Refuseniks. At JDS, developing character was as important as the school work.