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Rebecca White
Institutional Advancement Associate

Shari Levitz
Director of Development Operations & Communications
(p): 617-972-1733 x214

Leslie Cohen Kastner
Director of Institutional Advancement


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!


Tell Us S'More!

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Register Here

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

Past Events

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

  • Parent Schmooze & Games
    November 16, 2019
  • Parent Wine and Cheese Social
    September 22, 2019