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L'dor Va Dor-From Generation to Generation
Alex Treyger
Dear CJDS Community,
The Talmud teaches, “Children's children are the crown of their grandparents; And the glory of children are their parents.”
As Grandparents and Special Friends Day approaches, we excitedly await the morning where our students welcome their grandparents or special friends into their school community. It is such a joy to see grandparents and grandchildren engaged in a shared experience. This year, like every year, we are excited to welcome all of our guests and hope they enjoy being here as much as we enjoy having them.
Todah Rabah to our Tzipporah Circle!
This year, we wanted to especially recognize our Tzipporah Circle of grandparents who have been meeting for years always thinking about ways in which grandparents can support the school. If you would like to become a friend of the Tzipporah Circle, let us know at the registration table on Wednesday or contact Esther Solooki, our Director of Annual Giving, who is the staff liaison to this group.
Todah Rabah to: Fran Alpert,Renee Hirsch, Louise Holland, Judy Horwich, Jane Pickus and Susan Stone
Student Engagement at CJDS
On Wednesday, I was touring guests through the school, and it was striking to see how engaged our students were in each and every class. Walking into Grade Two and seeing our students and their teachers dressed in Pilgrims and Strangers costumes as they learned Hebrew on a life-size Mayflower ship built right inside of their classrooms was a sight to behold. Seeing Grade One students applying to become different types of scientists as they embarked on their marine world unit; their excitement was palpable. When visiting Grade Four, we saw students engaged in learning about Rashi in their Judaic Studies class. In one of Morah Alex Treyger’s technology classes, her students were navigating a page of Talmud and wrote biographies on famous rabbis from the medieval period, for which one was coincidentally Rashi. It was an inspiring morning and one that makes me proud to be the Head of School of Chicago Jewish Day School.
Every Dollar Counts
Lastly, this year more than ever, we need every member of our CJDS extended family to make a contribution to our Annual Campaign. If you believe in Jewish education or you believe in general education, or you are passionate about the arts and sciences, or just love what you see at CJDS, please consider a tax-deductible gift in any amount. Every individual in our community could help make a difference in the lives of our students. Every person in our extended CJDS family could contribute to our annual fund and help us sustain ourselves while we raise capital dollars for our new campus. It’s actually very simple to make a contribution!
Thank you and Shabbat Shalom,
Ms. J (Judy)