"We are in the business of developing human beings."

Dr. Susie Tanchel, JCDS Head of School

Dr. T. Fund for Educators

For Our Teachers For Our Students For Dr. T. For the Community

Known to her students as Dr. T., Susie Tanchel, Ph.D., is an extraordinary leader in the field of Jewish Education. Susie's career spans fourteen years as a teacher and Assistant Head of School at Gann Academy and nine years as Head of School at JCDS. An educator first and foremost, Susie's passion for excellence inspires the education team she leads and creates transformative learning experiences for students.

Now is the time for the community to say Thank You Susie with a gift that supports JCDS teachers. Your special gift to the newly established Dr. T. Fund for Educators will benefit the school in many meaningful ways, including:

  • Faculty Professional Development
  • Research Stipends
  • Innovative ways to attract and retain the best teachers

Contributing to this fund presents a very special opportunity to do something significant for Susie and for the legacy she leaves the school.

Please keep in mind, this is a restricted fund. We thank you for considering a gift to the Dr. T. Fund over and above your annual fund commitment, which remains as important as ever.

Make a gift to the Dr. T. Fund for Educators and leave a tribute message for Susie.

Make a Gift to the Dr. T. Fund Honor Susie with a Tribute Message

As JCDS turns 25, join the school community for an evening of lifelong learning, music, magic, and many festive surprises!

Matters of Taste: A Celebration of Dr. Susie Tanchel

Save the Date * Sunday, March 15, 2020 * at Gann Academy

Event Co-Chairs: Galit and Lior Div

Honor Head of School Dr. Susie Tanchel or advertise your business with an ad in the Matters of Taste Tribute Journal. Your personalized message in the Matters of Taste Tribute Journal is an opportunity to pay tribute to anyone in the JCDS community: recognize Susie, this year's co-chairs Galit and Lior Div, President Elizabeth Waksman, a faculty or staff member, a student, an alumnus or show your support for JCDS and advertise your business. Every guest will receive a keepsake book.

Co-chairs Galit and Lior Div, the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee invite you to a very special celebration of Dr. Susie Tanchel as she completes nine years at JCDS.

See below to:

  1. Buy Tickets
  2. Sponsor the Event
  3. Honor Susie with your Message in the Tribute Journal
  4. Make a Gift to the newly established Dr. T. Fund for Educators
  5. Enable faculty members to attend with a "Fund a Faculty Member" Ticket