Ma Koreh   /What’s Happening?
Weekly CJDS Newsletter
D’var Kesher from Dr. Denae D’Arcy
Learning Specialist
October 12, 2018 / 3 H eshvan, 5779
Parashat Noa h / Genesis 6:9- 11:32

Pictured below: (From L – R) CJDS Newspaper Staff: Ruthie Moskowitz (2020), Lilah Solove (2020), Zeke Moses (2020), Ma’ayan Cohen (2020), Vivian Lamendola (2020), Sam Feldstein (2019)

As my Journalism Club students were looking over a rough draft of their first school newspaper one said to another, “This is a real newspaper with really good articles. I’m so proud of us!” They began to cheer, share high-fives, and hugs. The club started just a few weeks ago and CJDS already has a newspaper that was designed, written, and published by students. This is just one example of how CJDS students work together every day to build their community and use their academic skills to complete comprehensive projects and meet goals. My job is to help make those goals a reality and support you, our extended family.
The Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation are now JewishColumbus!

To learn more about this exciting time for our community, please visit: JEWISHCOLUMBUS
Wednesday, October 17: Picture Day Students Wear CJDS Polo
Friday, October 19: Professional Development Day NO STUDENTS
Friday, October 26: All School Kabbalat Shabbat 1:40 p.m.-2:20 p.m.
Sunday, October 28: CJDS OPEN HOUSE 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 1: Parent/Teacher Conferences 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Friday, November 9: All School Kabbalat Shabbat 1:40 p.m.-2:20 p.m.
Wednesday, November 14: Picture Retake Day Students Wear CJDS Polo
Tuesday, November 20: CJDS Community Day & Gratitude Concert 1:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21: Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL
Thursday, November 22: Thanksgiving NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 23: Thanksgiving Break NO SCHOOL
Friday, November 30 All School Kabbalat Shabbat (5th Grade Leading) 1:40 p.m.-2:20 p.m.
CJDS Tzedekah Club is Collecting Items
for the Mid Ohio Food Bank
A half million folks in Central Ohio suffer from hunger and 180,000 of them are children. The Mid Ohio food bank sent us a flyer letting us know what kinds of foods would really help. They also shared that our community members have other needs that they can’t get funded from any government agency. We were surprised to learn that diapers were on the top of the list of most needed items.

The list also includes chili with beans, tuna, canned vegetables, canned meat, soup with vegetable, peanut butter, canned fruit (in light corn syrup), deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste. Tzedakah club members would like to ask YOU to help fill these needs. There will be boxes for your donations in the lobby and outside the Art Room (AKA Tzedakah Club House). We will be collecting from now until Community Day (November 20th). Thank you for helping us to make a difference!
Lunch & Recess Clubs
  • MONDAY RECESS: Dance Club with Ms. AG & Katie Feldstein
  • TUESDAY LUNCH: Israel/Hebrew Club with Lin Raveh - Israeli Shlicha
  • WEDNESDAY LUNCH: Tzedakah Club with Susan Couden & Rabbi Sharon Barr Skolnik
  • THURSDAY RECESS: Journalism Club with Dr. Denae D'Arcy
  • FRIDAY RECESS: Choir with Angelo Dunlap
After School Clubs
(Click on the images below for more information, associated fees and registration forms.)
MONDAY : Chess & Board Game Club with Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg!
TUESDAY : Tennis Club (ages 10 and under) with Pam Lippy , USPTA certified teaching pro and 2009 Maccabiah Gold Medal Winner!
WEDNESDAY : Giving Garden with Rabbi Iah Pillsbury.

Available to 4th-6th grades only.
THURSDAY : Lego Robotics with Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg
Pictured below: (L-R) CJDS Principal, Rachel Arcus-Goldberg, Rabbi Lenette Herzog, Rabbi Benjy Bar-Lev and CJDS Head of School, Dr. Tali Zelkowicz.
Although they know our building so well from years of sharing the space on Sundays, it was wonderful to be able to show CJDS in action on Thursday morning to Temple Beth Shalom’s Senior Rabbi, Benjy Bar-Lev, and Assistant Rabbi, Lenette Herzog. Rabbi Bar-Lev reflected:

“It was wonderful to spend some time touring CJDS. Along with the talented teachers, engaged students, and picturesque surroundings, I was particularly impressed with how the school incorporates Judaism and Jewish values into all aspects of the day, striving toward shalom – wholeness for each student. It was great to see it in action!”
-Rabbi Benjy Bar-Lev
The Hebrew term for gratitude is הַכָּרַת הַטוֹב ( Hakarat HaTov), which means "recognizing the good."

To the four First Grade students who took it upon themselves to collect some litter that had blown in to the CJDS playground area. It was very nice to see our students having a sense of ownership and care for our CJDS play area.

LIFECYCLES In our community, at every point, our families are perpetually entering new stages in their lives. In keeping with the tradition of living Jewishly, CJDS acknowledges, honors, and celebrates these moments: Births, B’nei Mitzvah, graduations, marriages, and in moments of illness, healing and loss.

MI SH'BERACH When a member of the CJDS family is ill or in need of healing, the entire community lends its support and its prayers for a full and complete recovery. 

We wish our CJDS dear friend and community volunteer, Steve Shkolnik, a speedy recovery.

We mourn the passing of alumni grandparent James B. Feibel , father of Lauren (Bennett) Cohen , grandfather to Sarah and Jacob Cohen . We extend condolences to Jim’s wife (of 62 years) Babette (Abel) Feibel , and the rest of their children Julie (Randal) Friedlander, Karen (James) Aronoff, and Jonathan (Lori Ann) Feibel. You may read more about James' life here
Mazal tov again to the Delman family on the arrival of their new baby, Kayla! Please feel free to sign up to bring them a meal. Drop off at their home or CJDS will work.
KESHER: CJDS Parent Organization

for the coming weeks.
If it could be you, please click below.
Thank you!
As in the past, we are so grateful to all the help from the community members - grandparents, friends, parents, and others – on whom we rely to serve hot lunch to our students. Our volunteers bring such a warmth and love to our students and we love having all of you! In order to make this sign-up process even more smooth this year, we would love each family (any family member or friend) to sign up for two dates during the whole year to serve lunch. It can be a parent, a grandparent, a special friend - anyone who is interested in spending time with our wonderful students and serving them food.
CJDS is proud to have a Parent Organization called Kesher (Hebrew for "connection"). Kesher has a team of grade representatives led by a president.

Kesher is responsible for the CJDS Hot Lunch program, social gatherings outside of school, teacher appreciation, the CJDS Chesed committee and more! To get involved, please be in touch HERE.
Hot Lunch server responsibilities include:
  •  Volunteer to serve lunch HERE
  • 11:25 a.m.: Arrive at CJDS
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: Set out the plates and assemble lunches
  • 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m.: Students arrive for lunch at 12:00 p.m. and we help serve the lunch to those who have ordered.
  • Help with cleaning up and conclude by 1:00 p.m.