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Leslie Cohen Kastner
Director of Institutional Advancement

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Institutional Advancement Associate


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The JCDS Generations Series welcomes JCDS grandparents, extended family, and special friends to experience and strengthen the life of the school.

2021-2022 Events

Refugee Support and Education

People throughout the JCDS community--staff, families, students--are stepping up to heed the call of supporting Afghan refugee families resettling in our communities. This is detailed, complicated and also sacred work. This year, the Staff Social Justice Cohort and the Va'ad are spearheading a series of programming around Refugee Support and Education. Any questions or want to get involved, please join the #SocialJustice Slack Channel or email us at

2022 programming:

Event Recap: 10/16/20 Generations Tea with Shira

JCDS was delighted to virtually welcome grandparents, extended family and special friends of our children for Generations Tea with Shira Deener. This was a learning opportunity with our Head of School and a chance for the Generations community to connect with one another. Along with Generations Chair Devra Lasden, Shira shared a glimpse into school life at JCDS during this challenging time and discussed the book Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice, 52 Ways to Mindfully Connect and Grow with Your Grandkids by Pam Siegel and Leslie Zinberg.

Thank you to those of you who could join us - from England, Israel, Canada and across the United States.

For those of you who could not make it, please enjoy the recording of the event and we look forward to including you in the future.

View Event Recording