Our Stories

JPDS-NC Presents: The Lion King

March 2, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Kol Hakavod to all the cast and crew of the JPDS-NC production of The Lion King! JPDS-NC community members and the preschoolers at Washington Hebrew Congregation and the EDCJCC were treated to two dazzling performances. The show featured 120 talented cast members and an extraordinary set and costumes that our 40 creative crew members worked […]

The Rokdim B’Yachad (Dancing Together) Dance-a-Thon

January 6, 2017 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

On Wednesday, nearly 250 students, parents, staff, alumni and friends came together for an evening of dancing at the 2017 Rokdim B’Yachad (Dancing Together) Dance-a-Thon. Together the JPDS-NC community raised over $3,100 for the Jewish Federation’s Israel Wildfire Emergency Fund. The evening included Israeli dances galore – even the JPDS-NC panda made it out onto […]

JPDS-NC Fourth Graders Perform and Teach Israeli Dance to Area Students at Embassy of Israel

May 26, 2016 by Eleanor F (’20) (Students) Lilli L (’20) (Students) Zoe K (’20) (Students)

The Fourth Grade Trailblazers class was invited to a special program at the Embassy of Israel on Friday, May 20. A Fifth Grade class from Hearst Elementary School was invited too. We performed an Israeli dance routine for everyone. Every year, JPDS-NC has an Israeli Dance Performance. We performed the choreography from that show. Then […]

JPDS-NC Celebrates Yom Ha’atzmaut

May 16, 2016 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff) Sharon Freundel (Community)

JPDS-NC had a school-wide, all-day celebration for Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day! The students spent the day traveling to cities and special places in Israel. In Yerushalayim, younger students built the Kotel out of boxes and wrote notes for it, and older students made trifolds of the three major religions of the city. In Be’er […]

Watch the Video of Our Performing Arts Program

April 13, 2016 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

This Sunday we held our annual Performing Arts Show, featuring fabulous Israeli dancing by students in grades Pre-K to Six, as well as exuberant performances by our fifth and sixth grade Percussion Chug and Drama Chug students. Watch the video of this wonderful event! (Please note: this link will take you to a 15-minute preview; you will have […]

Tikkun Olam: JPDS-NC in the Community

April 7, 2016 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

One of the core values that informs and inspires life at JPDS-NC is Tikkun Olam (Transforming the World). This year, members of our school community have cooked, cleaned, painted, danced, served, gleaned, organized, and supported a variety of causes. We are inspired by seeing our students embrace this value so wholeheartedly, and by the parents, alumni, faculty, and staff […]

Dancing with Love: A Mitzvah Event

December 3, 2015 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Nearly two hundred JPDS-NC students, parents, grandparents, alumni and staff gathered together last night to be a part of the Rokdim B’Ahava (Dancing with Love) Dance-a-thon! It was an unforgettable night of dancing, community building, family fun, and mitzvot in support of Anne Frank House. The Gottesman Auditorium was filled with the joy and energy […]

JPDS-NC Students Perform Israeli Dance at Annual Showcase

June 4, 2014 by Sabrina B (’14) (Students)

Last week, we had our fifth annual Israeli dance show. At the show, students perform group dances to Israeli music. The students work together as a class to learn the dances. All students in the younger grades learn Israeli dance and perform in the show, but it is an elective for fifth- and sixth-graders. In […]