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Karen Siegel
Director of Admissions
Ph: 617-972-1733 x226


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The best way to find a school that is right for your family is to visit. This will help you understand each school's personality and culture. This is certainly true at JCDS, where we anticipate you will find a joyful, inviting, and dynamic learning environment.

We love to welcome guests into JCDS and hope you will find time to visit us, either by scheduling a personal tour with our Director of Admissions, or by attending a range of events throughout the year that are open to the community.

Learn more about and sign up for upcoming JCDS events here. We can't wait to see you soon!

Visiting and Tours

Visiting and Tours

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Offering in person and virtual tours!

Inquire today and schedule your personal tour!
The school you choose should reflect your values, and make possible your dreams for your child. A personal tour is the most valuable part of this research process. It is your chance to spend time in JCDS classes to see firsthand how the teachers teach, how they interact with the students, and how the students respond to each other and the adults in their midst.

For prospective families considering applying for admission to JCDS, the personal tour is a required step in the admissions process. This visit will help you learn more about the school to determine whether you should move forward with your application, and will help JCDS begin to get to know your family and learn how we can best support and partner with you.




JCDS offers a number of events throughout the year that are open to the community. Some events are geared towards prospective families considering enrolling their children at JCDS. Others provide opportunities for adult learning and conversation. We hope you will explore the array of opportunities available for you to connect with and learn more about the JCDS community.

2022-2023 Events

Men's Torah Study Group - Winter Session

The unconventional zoom in on one line per week study approach is welcoming to all levels of learners. For past and current JCDS parents. Bagel Breakfast and coffee provided. Six Fridays, starting Fri. 1/13 8:00-9:15am.
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Ceramics in HaStudio - Winter Session

We are delighted to announce the Ceramics in HaStudio winter session dates led by current parent and artist Shirah Rubin, P'24 & '26. Space is limited! Six Fridays, starting Fri. 1/6 8:00-9:15am. Learn More

Kodesh l'Kol (Sing In Community)

Join the JCDS Community for a monthly evening of singing and inspiration. Oren Kaunfer, Madrich Ruchani (Spiritual Educator) brings our voices together as we sing nigunim and sacred melodies.

Wed. 2/15 7:30-8:30pm
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Connect and Create in the JCDS Makerspace

Meet current and prospective parents for an evening in HaSadna הסדנה (The Workshop). Explore our tools with help from our Science Team. Create a personalized gift to bring home. Light refreshments will be served.

Mon. 2/13 4:00-5:30pm
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ScratchJr JCDS Generations Create-Along

Coding is the new literacy! ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children to create their own interactive stories and games. In this ScratchJr JCDS Generations Create-Along, families will explore storytelling on ScratchJr as an avenue for practicing communication, collaboration, and problem solving. We will provide everything you'll need for you to help guide your grandchild through the story as they work on the programming. Join us in this hour-long virtual session. Together, we will read the story of Noah's Ark and then use ScratchJr to animate the story. Jess Blake-West, from the DevTech Research Group will guide us every step of the way!

Sun. 2/12 10:00-11:00am
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2/9 Community Book Read

Choose from three books selected especially for kids and parents to dive deeper into this year's social justice theme, Climate Justice and Action. In February, we'll come together--in person, at JCDS--to discuss! Happy reading! Thu. 2/9 4:00-5:30pm.
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1/26 Kodesh l'Kol (Sing in Community)

Join the JCDS Community for a special evening of singing and inspiration. Next gathering: Hadar Boston Nigun Circle with Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline. Thu. 1/26 7:30-9:00pm. Learn More

1/22 Open Classroom

Join JCDS in our vibrant play-based Kindergarten (Gan Nitzan) classroom. Meet prospective families and a Gan Nitzan teacher. For children ages 2-6. Sun. 1/22 1:30-3:00pm.
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1/15 Annual Erev MLK Jr. Day Adult Learning Series Event

Join us on Zoom for our 3rd annual Erev MLK Jr. Day Adult Learning Series virtual event with guest teachers Rabbi Or Rose and Imam Taymullah Abdur-Rahman Sun. 1/15 8:00-9:15pm.
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Chanukah STEAM Fair

Sun. 12/18 1:30-3:00pm.

Join JCDS and Temple Emunah for Chanukah-themed, hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math activities! Learn about light, create holiday crafts, challenge a friend in a dreidel competition, and much more. Stay for Chanukah songs and blessings at 2:45pm. Kids ages 2-10. Organized in Partnership with PJ Library, Prizmah, and Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

Parlor Meeting for Prospective Families

Wed. 12/7 7:30-8:45pm.

Join JCDS at the home of a current JCDS family in Newton. You will have the opportunity to meet with Shira Deener, Head of School, prospective families, and current families in this intimate setting. We will explore how JCDS partners with families to raise creative and joyful learners who will have the skills to solve problems and navigate an increasingly diverse world. Address shared upon RSVP.

6th Annual Alumni Reunion Bagel Brunch

Sun. 11/27 10:30am-12:30am.

If you attended JCDS you are part of the Alumni Family. Come join us as we take a trip down memory lane... Music, share stories, view yearbooks, laugh.

Kodesh l'Kol (Sing In Community)

Wed. 11/16 7:30-8:30pm.

Join the JCDS Community for a monthly evening of singing and inspiration. Oren Kaunfer, Madrich Ruchani (Spiritual Educator) brings our voices together as we sing nigunim and sacred melodies Learn More

Fall Fest with JCDS

Sun. 11/6 2:30-3:30pm.

Meet JCDS' Music Teacher, Elah Grandel, for an afternoon of music, movement, and a seasonal craft! For children ages 2-6.

Generations Tea in the Makerspace

Fri. 11/4 12:15-1:15pm

Join us in our new Makerspace, HaSadna (The Workshop), and get a taste of cutting-edge learning at JCDS. Light lunch will be served. Zoom option.

Snacks and Crafts in the JCDS Sukkah

Thu. 10/13 4:00-5:30pm.

Join Us in the JCDS Sukkah for songs, crafts, snacks, and balloons! For children ages 0-6.