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Yael R (’20)


Moetzet HaTalmidim (Student Council) Organizes Collection Drive for U.S. Troops

February 1, 2016 by Miriam R (’16) (Students) Yael R (’20) (Students)

JPDS-NC students are leading a collection drive to show support for the troops. In every classroom, there is a reusable bag to collect donations. Our student council first organized this drive because we want to thank the people that protect us, and support them so they can keep doing what they do for us. U.S. […]

  • Student Stories
  • Tikkun Olam

Fourth Graders Celebrate Sukkot at the Embassy of Israel and in the Design Lab

October 7, 2015 by Mira E (’20) (Students) Miriam G (’20) (Students) Shoshana L (’20) (Students) Yael R (’20) (Students)

Fourth grade students at JPDS-NC celebrated the Jewish holiday of Sukkot in special ways this year. During Sukkot, some Jews build a sukkah in their back yard and eat there. A  is a hut or booth with at least 2 ½ walls and schach (plants) on top. A long time ago, when the Jews were […]

  • Design Thinking
  • Holidays
  • Israel
  • STEM
  • Student Stories
  • Washington D.C.

Third Graders Build Their Own Shofars at the Shofar Factory

October 1, 2014 by Ben L (’20) (Students) Lilli L (’20) (Students) Margot W (’20) (Students) Willa R (’20) (Students) Yael R (’20) (Students)

On Monday, all the third graders went on a special field trip to the Shofar Factory. We learned a lot about making a shofar and even got to make one of our own ahead of the Jewish high holidays. A shofar is a ram’s horn that some Jewish people blow in synagogues on the holidays […]

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