Why CJDS

לָמָה CJDS

Ask any CJDS parents why they send their child to our school and chances are you’ll get a passionate, enthusiastic, and sometimes-emotional response. Here are just a few examples. If you’d like to speak one-on-one with a CJDS parent, please let us know and we’ll set up a conversation.

“I am thrilled to be a CJDS grandparent and am so proud of my children for choosing this wonderful school for their children. I currently have three granddaughters at the school and they all love it. Not only are they getting a wonderful secular education, but also they are building a deep understanding of their Jewish heritage, observances and the Hebrew language. In addition, CJDS has reinforced what they learn at home, which is their obligation to make the world a better place. I know that they will carry that commitment with them throughout their lives.” – Linda Katz, CJDS Grandma

“If you want an innovative, nurturing and enriching secular and Jewish education for your child, then CJDS is the school for you.” – Joy Soll

“We are extremely happy with the level of education and the individual-based attention that they receive. Learning Hebrew and Jewish holidays and history are important for us and CJDS provides the right mix of religious education with general studies. We like the liberal attitude of the school. Here, being Jewish means to be a good citizen of the world.” – Itzhak & Ayelet Ben-David

“We chose CJDS because we truly believe that one of the best ways to instill a lasting sense of Jewish identity in our children is to send them to Jewish day school for their elementary years. We want them to learn about Judaism in a way that is both fun and engaging – unlike the after-school Hebrew school program we had growing up. The integrated curriculum at Columbus Jewish Day School was the perfect program for us, blending a warm, creative, and challenging educational experience to create a curious, inspired…mensch.” – Heather & David Goodman

“We send our girls to CJDS because of the wonderful general education they receive and because of the amazing Jewish learning they experience. Because of CJDS they are growing into self-confident, empowered Jewish girls! - Or Mars

“Over the last five years, CJDS has provided our son with an outstanding elementary school education. The integrated curriculum and the focus on teaching critical thinking have been a particularly good fit for him because he likes to make connections and enjoys asking questions. Since his early years at CJDS, we have been impressed with how his CJDS education has enhanced his ability to understand contemporary history and politics. The small size of the school has provided our son with ample leadership and skill-building opportunities. Finally, it is very exciting for us to know that his education in Hebrew and Jewish studies is of the highest level – and he has been able to do this while maintaining an active after-school sports schedule.” – Eugenia Erlij & Andrew Brodey

“My grandchildren are so thrilled with the school, and daily, have reports to give us about what they have been taught by their excellent teachers.CJDS is really a magical school. We are very, very fortunate to now be a part of such a warm and inclusive community. Everyone is so welcoming. The teachers do mitzvahs each and every day for all of the lucky students. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts, and pray for a wonderful future for our grandchildren at your fine school.” – Amy Stern, CJDS Grandparent

“CJDS was one of the best decisions my parents made for me as a growing child. I am so grateful for the experiences and education I got there. I learned how to be confident and be a leader in my community, and the importance of Tikkun Olam. We studied teachings of great Jewish leaders such as Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, which inspired me to be more than just ordinary. I took the knowledge I acquired from my teachers at CJDS with me into the real world, and I believe it is a big part of why I want to be a doctor and to help others. I am so grateful for the teachers and administration at CJDS that are still considered family to me today, and I know I will have that for the rest of my life.” – Relli Cohen, first graduating class of CJDS