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Leslie Cohen Kastner
Director of Institutional Advancement
(e): leslieck@jcdsboston.org

Shari Levitz
Director of Development Operations & Communications
(e): sharil@jcdsboston.org

Rebecca White
Institutional Advancement Associate
(e): rebeccaw@jcdsboston.org

THE JCDS PARENT CAMPAIGN

מסע התרמה


JCDS is exceptionally grateful for the generosity of parents toward our Annual Fund.

The Parent Campaign is part of the Annual Fund. If you are a current parent and make an annual financial contribution gift to the school, you have participated in the Parent Campaign. Your donation helps JCDS to:

  • • strengthen academic programs,
  • • make improvements to facilities, and
  • • provide new and current families in our community with tuition assistance.
Parent support is critical to reaching the JCDS Annual Fund goal each year. Every year parents generously give of their time and resources to help JCDS continue to thrive. As a JCDS parent, you are in a unique position to help support the school while modeling the values of tzedakah and tikkun olam that JCDS instills in your children.

Every gift to JCDS is essential and appreciated.

Donate to the Parent Campaign

2021-2022 Events

Check this page for event updates and information!

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 to get involved, please join the #SocialJustice Slack Channel or email us at Vaad@jcdsboston.org.

2022 programming:



Past Events




Medical Supply Drive to Support Ukraine

Thank you to everyone who donated to our Medical Supply Drive for Ukraine! We have now delivered several car loads of items that are en route to Ukrainian people in need via NuDaySyria. Thank you again for coming together as a community to support the people of Ukraine. --The Social Justice Cohort, Va'ad, and Student Council



JCDS School Budget 101

Thursday, March 3, 2022, 8:00-9:00pm
Watch the Webinar


JCDS Board treasurer, current and alumni parent, Nathan Hayman, P'20, '22, '25, along with JCDS Board Development Committee co-chair and current parent, Richard Bennett, P'26, '28, invite parents to learn more about our school's finances at "JCDS School Budget 101". They will provide a high-level budget overview, information about how tuition is set, and why the school raises additional funds through donations.



Erev MLK Jr. Day Virtual Parent Education Event

Hosted by the JCDS Va'ad

'A Night of Learning' with Author E. Dolores Johnson
Sunday, January 16, 2022, 7:00-8:00pm (via Zoom)

Join us for our 2nd annual Erev MLK Jr. Day virtual Parent 'Night of Learning' event. We are honored to have E. Dolores Johnson, author of SAY I'M DEAD: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets and Love, share her personal story with our community.
Learn More Here

E. Dolores Johnson was born in Buffalo, NY. She earned degrees from Howard University and Harvard Graduate School of Business. After a career in tech, she took an MFA equivalent course to learn creative writing. Johnson is a published essayist focused on inter-racialism.



Tell Us S'More!

Saturday, November 6, 2021
7:30pm


Meet and reconnect with our community! We'll gather together for an evening of JCDS storytelling by the (camp)fire + celebrating our community.



What Does It Mean to 'Eat Jewishly'?

with Dr. David Kraemer
Sunday, June 6 2:00-3:00pm via Zoom


In the spirit of our Matters of Taste event this year, where chefs, musicians, and authors shared their crafts, we are excited to present our final learning opportunity of the 2020-21 school year. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how and why the laws of kashrut developed over time. In line with his method of scholarship, Professor Kraemer identifies not only the law, but also the context in which the law develops.




Parent Education Event: Children's Health and Wellbeing During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Wednesday, April 7 9:30-10:30am (via Zoom)

Nika is Assistant in Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. She and her husband, Ilan, live in Brookline with their three children, Kiva '25, Geffen '27, and Lev (one year).




Pedagogy of Partnership - Habits of Mind and Heart
An Interactive Introduction for New Families

Join Shira Deener, Head of School, and members of our faculty and staff in a conversation with JCDS parent and co-founder of the Pedagogy of Partnership, Allison Cook, for an intimate introduction and interactive experience of our core educational pedagogical principles. This is not a presentation!

Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. (via Zoom)







    How do we develop our students' capacity to become change agents in today's complex world? How can we build students' capacity to really know themselves and others, recognize and care about injustice, and act? This will be a time to share, listen, and learn from each other as we continue to further refine our school's response to these critical questions.

  • Monday, January 4, 8:00pm
  • Monday, January 11, 8:00pm
  • Monday, January 18, 8:00pm




  • Monday, October 12, 8:00pm
  • Monday, October 19, 8:00pm
  • Monday, October 26, 8:00pm




  • Parent Wine and Cheese Social

    September 10, 8:00pm