The calendar has made its way to 2014 and the trip to Israel for our fabulous eighth graders comes ever closer. As a reminder, we will be leaving Seattle on May 19th and returning back to Seattle June 2. Exact flights, always subject to change, are included below.
- Israel Parent Handbook
- Ramah Application (due by Feb. 6th)
- Medication Permission Form
- Israel Trip Medication Policies & Information
Our next parent meeting is Thursday, February 6th beginning at 7:04pm. Medications will be the main topic of this meeting. Pam Auerbach will let us all know the state and federal requirements involved in children and/or chaperones handling medications. In general,a form provided by JDS is needed for just about any medication your child may bring on the trip. Please plan to attend this very important meeting.
- Leave Seattle May 19 on Flight 608 at 11:15 a.m. to Philadelphia landing at 7:20 p.m.
- Leave Philadelphia on flight 796 at 9:10 p.m. arrive in Tel Aviv at 3:15 p.m. (May 20)
- Leave Tel Aviv on flight 797 on June 1 at 11:30 p.m. arrive in Philadelphia at 5:10 a.m. (June 2)
- Leave Philadelphia on flight 603 at 7:35 a.m. arrive in Seattle at 10:19 p.m. (June 2)
Camp Solomon Schechter is located in Olympia, WA and serves students in grades 2-12. Visit www.campschechter.org.
B'nai Brith Camp is located on Devil's Lake on the Oregon Coast and serves students in grades 2-11. Visit www.bbcamp.org/summer-camp.
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igniting a passion for life long learning.
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Join us through the end of December as we "Share the Light" - stories of how JDS has impacted local families. Send in your own reflection by simply emailing us at
"A teacher presented us with a picture that Levi had drawn of himself and his image of G-d; 'before I was born I was Hanging with G-d.' I love my children's own path to Judaism and how they are defining themselves Jewishly in an Interfaith family." -Ida Wicklund, JDS Parent
"JDS helped nurture the kid's love of community and helped shape them into confident young people committed to helping others." -Alumni Parent Lisa Robin, Mom to Zach and Hannah.
"We believe that The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle is providing our grand-children with a strong sense of belonging, an awareness of their cultural heritage and most of all, pride in being Jewish." -Lee and David Amos, JDS Grandparents
"We love the inquiry-based learning where the kids are not just told to memorize facts , but inspired to question and investigate the topics at hand. This makes the children more curious and more resourceful in getting the answers needed." -Lisa Chaki & Alan Post, JDS Parents
"I'm indebted to JDS because both my parents are Holocaust survivors. I have no doubt in my mind that our children have a Jewish identity because of JDS." -Dr. Jerry Kent, Alumni Dad
"We appreciate the multi-faceted path of learning which helps students grow into gracious and giving individuals with a continued desire to learn about our heritage and how it effects the world around us, and to be uninhibited to step up to the plate." -Ron & Jacquelyn Estrin
"JDS has provided us a place where our daughter is getting a top notch education, where they reinforce strong values, they teach her to problem solve, how to navigate and resolve disputes. We also know there is always a community of other parents and educators to share your joys and to help you if you are in need. " -Deb Seres, JDS Parent
"JDS has given our children a love of learning, the insight and desire to live as upstanding and caring individuals, and the gift of excellent academics to prepare them for high school and beyond." -Janice Brumer, JDS Parent
This December, join JDS and Share the Light!
JDS is participating in the Great Washington ShakeOut Earthquake drill on Thursday, October 17th at 10:17am. This is a worldwide drill that currently has a registration of more than 21,000,000 people - Drop, Cover and Hold everyone! For more information, visit the ShakeOut website.