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Students Inspired by Author Irene Zisblatt

After studying Night by Elie Wiesel, some 8th Grade students elected to read The Fifth Diamond by Irene Zisblatt. This week, students had the chance to meet Mrs. Zisblatt, a Holocaust survivor and the grandmother of senior Andie M. Click for photos and details.

March JCS Kosher Food Bank Collection On Now

During March, the Hochberg Lower School East Campus PTO is collecting food for the JCS Food Bank. Please place your donations in the boxes marked “Kosher Food Bank” on the first and second floors. Please click for details.

Census Versus Metaphysical Existence

Census Versus Metaphysical Existence

This week’s Torah reading, Parshat Ki Tisa, begins with a very strange admonishment by God: “When you take a census of the B’nei Yisrael, each man shall give Hashem an atonement for his soul so there will not be a plague among them when counting them.” Why do they need to make atonement or be punished with a plague?