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Events such as Rosh Hodesh Program, Tu B'Shevat Berachot Bee, Model Seder, Lag Ba’Omer Olympics, Mishmar, Matmidim, Passover Food Drive and the Chai Lifeline Toy Drive are but a few of the special incentive programs which add “Life to the Light” of each student’s future. Each program is specifically created to reinforce the Torah and Mitzvot which are core to our curriculum. At JDOHSS teaching and modeling Midot Tovot and Derech Eretz is an integral part of our philosophy.

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Hesed Initiatives

Kindness, Kavod and Gemilut hasadim are modeled for students by active participation in various Hesed activities. Our students get the opportunity to be a part of many initiatives in collaboration with numerous Hesed organizations.

Some of the programs include:

  • Project Give Back

  • Ezrat Achim Mishloach Manot

  • Passover Food Drive

  • Chai Lifeline Toy Drive

  • Toonie Tuesday for Tzedakah

  • Jump Rope for Heart


Educational  Programs

Our educational program is enhanced by many extra curricular initiatives such as:

  • Field Trips

  • Book Fair

  • Book Worms

  • Bat Mitzvah Program

  • Girls Shabbaton

  • Beracha Bee

  • Thursday Night Mishmar

  • Matmidim and Matmidot

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Students are engaged in collaborative, project based STEAM related activities. Participation in STEAM projects encourages students to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.


STEAM events include design competitions, Flame Pit, STEMEX and Maker Space.


Leadership Training

Our students are given tools to develop their leadership skills. They are empowered to take active roles in school programs developing their own voice and impacting the school culture.

Programs include:

  • The Friendship Builders

  • Fundraising Initiatives

  • Graduation Trip Funding and Planning


Hagim Programming

In preparation of all of the Hagim, JDOHSS is actively planning and creating inspiring programs such as:

  • Apple Picking

  • Sukkah Presentations

  • Light Up for Hanuka

  • Yom HaShoah

  • Beracha Bee

  • Purim Carnival

  • Model Seder

  • Lag BaOmer Colour Olympics

...and many more!

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Ohr After Four

Our after school programs have created fun and engaging extracurricular opportunities for our students.

Classes range from coding and art, to sports, dance, Mishna Club and even more. With so many programs offered, there is something for everyone!



JDOHSS is an active member of the Jewish Day School Sports League. 

Teams include basketball, soccer and softball.  

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Rosh Hodesh 

Every Rosh Hodesh our grade 5-8 girls are engaged in a special program reflecting the themes of the month.

Programs feature:

  • Hesed Initiatives

  • Art

  • Baking

  • Games

  • Inspirational speakers and other meaningful activities

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