Our Stories

South Campus Celebrates Chanukah!

December 22, 2016 by Gili Bitton (Faculty and Staff) Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff) Vered Goldstein (Faculty and Staff)

JPDS-NC is celebrating Chanukah! Watch our holiday video and see first graders discuss the story of Chanukah – all in Hebrew! – and hear Kindergartners and first graders sing Chanukah songs! We wish everyone a chag sameach (happy holiday)!


Happy Thanksgiving from JPDS-NC!

November 23, 2016 by Joshua Suchoff (Faculty and Staff) Noa Nir (Faculty and Staff)

We wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving, and extend our thanks to the community for their involvement, commitment and support! Enjoy this Thanksgiving video from our students and staff!


Rosh HaShanah Video 5777

September 30, 2016 by Hannah Seidel (Faculty and Staff)

Enjoy the JPDS-NC Rosh HaShanah Video for 5777! Special thanks to the first grade students for lending their beautiful voices to the video. We wish you and your family a happy and sweet new year!


Third Graders Visit the Shofar Factory

September 14, 2016 by Mindy Hirsch (Faculty and Staff)

Third Graders at JPDS-NC are getting ready for the high holidays. This week, they went to the Shofar Factory where they learned about the process of making a shofar and what makes it kosher – and then each student got to make one of their own! Check out their video below.


First Days of School Video!

August 31, 2016 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Welcome to the new school year! We were so happy to see our friends and teachers at Meet the Teachers Day and on the First Day of School. Watch our “First Days of School” video to see the smiling faces filling our hallways and classrooms. We look forward to a great 2016-17 school year!


South Campus Celebrates Lag Ba’Omer

May 26, 2016 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Today, JPDS-NC students celebrated Lag Ba’Omer like they do in Israel – by lighting a bonfire, eating hot potatoes that are cooked in the bonfire, and with a lot of spirited singing. Enjoy the video below of our Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First Grade students at their joyful Lag Ba’Omer celebration! We also invite you to […]


Sixth Graders Create Hebrew-Language Documentary Films Exploring Family Immigration Stories

May 19, 2016 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff) Shoshana Sfarzada (Faculty and Staff)

This spring, Sixth Grade Hebrew students at JPDS-NC began a unit on their family’s history, roots, and journey to America, culminating in each student creating a documentary film in Hebrew about their family’s immigration stories. Throughout this project, the students practiced advanced Hebrew language skills, expressing complex ideas and using rich language in both their […]


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 […]


Third Grade Megillah Reader Featured on Jewish Braille Institute Website

May 11, 2016 by Ronit Greenstein (Faculty and Staff)

Yasher Koach to Batya S., who is featured on the homepage of Jewish Braille Institute International (JBI). The website includes a link to a video of Batya’s extraordinary and inspiring reading of Megillat Esther. The Third Grader read beautifully from her braille megillah as part our campus-wide Purim celebration. Kol Hakavod to Batya! And thank […]


JPDS-NC Students Build Pesach-Themed Rube Goldberg Machine for Technion Design Challenge

April 20, 2016 by Alexandra Taylor (Faculty and Staff)

A team of JPDS-NC 5th and 6th graders took on the first ever RAVSAK-Technion Design Challenge! They built a Passover-themed Rube Goldberg machine that journeys through the ten plagues. Check out our behind-the-scenes video!


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