What a Week!
And so the midrash goes....that God gave the Torah to the Israelites, which we celebrate on Shavuot, which continues from generation to generation to be guaranteed by the children. If the students of Chicago Jewish Day School are any illustration of this story, the future of our people are in great hands!
This week marked the beginning of the joy and whirlwind of activity that is always a hallmark of the last few weeks of school at CJDS. They say pictures say a 1000 words - take a close look at the pictures which tell the story of our week - Shavuot, Craig Taubman, Layla Tov, field trips, volleyball wins, alumni accomplishments - what a week!
- Our incoming JK and K students and their families joined us for our annual Layla Tov program welcoming them to our school. Students had a chance to meet other students in their classes and their future teachers!
- JV Boys Volleyball wins against Waters School in the third set! We are so proud of the hard work and teamwork that both our JV and Varsity teams display on the court.
- Mazal Tov to Alumni Class of 2014, Ben Hirsch and Noah Cope, co-captains of the RZJHS volleyball team, who won Conference, the Conference Tournament and made All Conference Team!
- Evanston Township High School honors their students for the National Honors Society. Mazal tov to our alumni:Class of 2017: Deena Goodgold, Nicole LeVee, Avi Shapira, Class of 2016: Gillian Rosenberg, Class of 2015: Sarah Bloom, Leah Oppenheimer, Ellie Rosenberg
Special thanks to Craig Taubman for writing a beautiful song for our school, coming to our school for Kabbalat Shabbat and performing and teaching the song to our students. Our school hosts beautiful artwork created by the well-known Jewish artists, David Moss and Jeanette Kuvin Oren, and now we have a song written for us by Craig Taubman. The best reflections of modern day Jewish culture are present at Chicago Jewish Day School. They represent our constant quest to find and share "the best of the best" for our students and by extension, our families.
Thank you as well to Rabbi Steven Lowenstein for his role in bringing Craig to our community, for visiting Chicago Jewish Day School today joining in the joy of Craig's concert, and for his continued support as a friend of CJDS.
Chag Shavuot Sameach,Ms. J (Judy)