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Dr. Susie Tanchel Fund


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Susie Tanchel, Ph.D., is an extraordinary leader in the field of Jewish Education. Susie's career spans fourteen years as a Tanakh teacher and Associate Head of School at Gann Academy and nine years as Head of School at JCDS. Susie's passion for excellence inspires the education team she leads and creates transformative learning experiences for students.

In Susie's honor, please make a gift from your heart to the Dr. Susie Tanchel Fund. With your gift, you affirm the value you place on Jewish education and the particular excellence of JCDS. Your special gift to the newly established Dr. Susie Tanchel Fund will benefit the school in many meaningful ways.

Contributing to this fund is a special opportunity to honor Susie and the legacy she leaves the school.

Thank you for considering a gift over and above your annual fund commitment, which remains as important as ever.

Honor Susie with your gift to the Dr. Susie Tanchel Fund and meaningful tribute message. Your message will appear in the Matters of Taste online tribute journal and at the event.


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Matters of Taste has been postponed. We have every intention of holding Matters of Taste 2020 when it is safe to do so. We will be in touch as soon as we have a definite plan. See below for the letter from our President, Elizabeth Waksman, and Matters of Taste 2020 Co-chairs, Galit and Lior Div.


Dear JCDS Community,

Out of respect for the well-being of all, the school made the very difficult decision to postpone the Matters of Taste event, scheduled for this Sunday, March 15th at 5:00pm at Gann Academy.

You are most likely aware that many such cancellations and postponements are happening everywhere, but that does not make this decision any easier. On behalf of Dr. Susie Tanchel, Head of School, we want to apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you.

Being honored this year means so much to Susie. The many gifts and messages in support of JCDS have touched her heart. She is appreciative beyond words, and looks forward to when we can celebrate together as a community.

While there is much uncertainty these days, here at JCDS the joy of Purim is all around. The children are having a fun-filled holiday, and while Matters of Taste is on hold, the school's needs are not.

At this time, we invite you to consider a meaningful gift to the Dr. Susie Tanchel Fund. With your gift comes the opportunity to publicly recognize Susie in the online tribute journal. Thank you in advance for your consideration.

We have every intention of holding Matters of Taste 2020 when it is safe to do so. We will be in touch as soon as we have a definite plan.

On behalf of everyone at JCDS, we wish you and your family good health and a Chag Sameach.

Kol tuv, Galit and Lior Div, MoT 2020 Co-Chairs
Elizabeth Waksman, President


See below to:

  1. Honor Susie with your Message in the Tribute Journal
  2. Make a Gift to the newly established Dr. Susie Tanchel Fund