Chicago Jewish Day School is the only multi-denominational Jewish day school in Chicago and has been an integral part of the Chicago Jewish community for 20 years.
Students at Chicago Jewish Day School develop a love for Judaism and Israel, our culture, language and traditions. Our integrated General and Judaic Studies curriculum ensure that our students feel a connection to their heritage in everything they do. They prepare students for success in the world at large as they develop critical thinking skills, the ability to take risks, and to create a strong Jewish identity.
At CJDS, we believe that by valuing the diversity of our own community, we model for our students the importance of the broader diversity of the world in which we live.
CJDS families represent the broad spectrum of Jewish beliefs and practices intended by our mission to be a multi-denominational Jewish day school. The school’s celebration of inclusivity and diversity extends to our faculty, staff, board members, and donors, who reflect various traditions of Jewish observance and identification from around the world.
Central to the mission of CJDS is to produce graduates who will be creative, critical thinkers and who will be passionate, ethical contributors to the world. Our students possess impressive academic skills, have a deep and enthusiastic love for learning, are self-confident with a strong self-image, and have respect for self, others, and the environment.
Chicago Jewish Day School is currently leading three different development efforts in order to ensure the success of the school, its students and its faculty.
- Our Annual Campaign raises the dollars that aren’t covered by tuition. These dollars help with day to day support that is needed for the school to run functionally and smoothly.
- Our Capital Campaign raises the dollars needed to build our new campus. This gift can be paid over five years.
- Our Legacy program is a commitment that ensures the future of CJDS.
We are looking forward to partnering with you about your gift to Chicago Jewish Day School and the future of the next Jewish generation.