Volunteer at JDS! - Jewish Day School



The Parent Association is the primary vehicle for involving and connecting families. You may also wish to help in the Front Office, Library, a classroom or with the school's community-wide Annual Auction & Gala. Count on your classroom representatives to keep you apprised of the myriad opportunities to assist JDS and feel a part of the community.

Parent Association
JDS has a fun, adventurous, committed and active parent body which supports the school in numerous ways. Our Parent Association (PA) organizes wonderful events throughout the year, including:

  • Shabbat Dinners
  • Havdalah & S’mores
  • Dads’ Pancake Breakfast
  • Spaghetti Dinner & Talent Show
  • Chanukah Celebration
  • Staff Appreciation Week
  • Yom HaAtzmaut
  • Family Camp
  • Last Day of School Ice Cream Celebration
  • Moms and Dads Nights Out
  • Weekly Challah Sales for JDS Families
  • Adult Education Programs
  • Parent Cooking Classes
  • and Much More!

The PA co-chairs for the 2016-2017 academic school year are Ofra Duchin and Heather Lader. If you'd like to become involved in the PA, chair a committee or volunteer, please contact this year’s PA leadership at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We’d love to have you involved!

Auction & Gala Volunteers
Our Auction & Gala volunteers are the heart and soul behind this annual JDS event! Led by two Co-Chairs and a staff Auction Coordinator, multiple committees spend many months developing an event theme, procuring Silent & Live Auction items, managing grade art projects to be bid on during the Live Auction, and generating enthusiasm (and attendees) from JDS families and outside our campus community. Each year the Auction & Gala brings over 300 supporters to the Hyatt Regency Bellevue for an outstanding evening benefitting JDS. Want to get involved in this year’s Auction fun? Email Jacqui Rockowitz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Room Parents
Each grade has a small team of Room Parents to help organize special classroom events, field trips, holiday celebrations, end-of-year parties and more. Room Parents work closely with their teachers to respond to classroom needs, coordinate resources and help make connections among other JDS families.

Parent Ambassadors

JDS has a wonderful Parent Ambassador program specifically designed for current JDS families to share their school experience with both new and prospective JDS families. Our Parent Ambassadors truly contribute to the strength, vibrancy and overall “connected” feeling at JDS – especially for those families new to the JDS community. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and place "Parent Ambassadors" in the subject line if you'd like to learn more about this exciting and critical community building opportunity.