October 20, 2017 | 30th of Tishrei, 5778


In the Spotlight: Gaines Family

"We chose MJDS because of the quality of education in a Jewish environment."

Welcome Gaines family to MJDS! We are thrilled you are here!

This year Chana joined 3rd grade and her brother Yosef joined 5th grade. Chana likes to ride her bike and her Ripstik. She likes to play any games with her friends and she likes to play a "Shabbos Game" we call "Mrs. Cohen." Yosef likes to play video games when he has a chance. He also plays lacrosse on the North Shore team. He likes to

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  • Condolences to the family of Eva Wertheimer, grandmother of MJDS staff member and parent Rabbi Jessica (Michael) Barolsky and great-grandmother of Yael (jr. kindergarten), who passed away Friday, Oct. 13. May her memory be a blessing.
  • Condolences to the family of Shari Cayle, mother of MJDS parent Brian Cayle, grandmother of Olivia (fifth grade) and alumni Lauren and Alex, who passed away Monday. May her memory be a blessing.
  • Mazal tov to alumnus Jacob Feiring, class of 2000, on his recent documentary Samantha's Amazing Acrocats. It will be shown at DOC NYC, billed as "America's largest documentary festival," on Friday, Nov. 10.
  • Mazal tov to alumni Jonah Packman and David Zetley. They were in the group of commended students for the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program at Nicolet High School. Alumna Rachel Blumenthal was named a semifinalist in the same program.

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Shabbat Sing Upcoming Special Guests
October 27Tzipi Altman-Shafer
November 3Brian Avner
November 10Toba Schaller
November 17Noah Chertkoff
December 1Jacob Herber


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