Mission and core values
JDS Mission Statement
JDS Core Values
At JDS, we strive to live by our core values every day. We believe these values, based on millennia of Jewish tradition and practice, are also universal—and essential to strengthening our increasingly diverse local and international communities.
- Lilmod U’Lelamed – Learning and teaching
Find out more our inquiry-based academic and Jewish Studies curricula.
- Kehillah Kedoshah – Nurturing our community
Learn more about our welcoming JDS family.
- Derech Eretz – Engaging as global citizens
Read about our global learning program.
- Tikkun Olam – Repairing the world
Here are some ways we practice social responsibility in and beyond the classroom.
- Tzedek Tirdof – Pursuing justice
Our Jewish Studies program inspires and empowers students to create a better world.
- Elu V’Elu – Honoring multiple perspectives
Learn how we encourage big questions and respectful debate.
- Ometz Lev – Having courage of the heart
Discover how we foster young upstanders.