Jewish Day School - Children in the classroom
Jewish Day School - kids in the classroom


Mission and core values

JDS Mission Statement

JDS empowers children to grow into capable, wise, and compassionate upstanders by integrating an innovative academic program with Jewish education and traditions.

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.