Student Life and the Mensch Factor

Moving beyond the four walls of the school, CJDS students enjoy enlightening and unforgettable experiences through the course of the year. They have met uch inspiring leaders and thinkers such as Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel and best-selling author Mitch Albom (Tuesdays with Morrie). CJDS students have traveled to Israel, enjoyed overnight trips to the Atlanta Zoo and Myrtle Beach Aquarium, talked with government leaders at the Capitol in Raleigh, and challenged themselves to explore mountains and brave whitewater rapids.


Every year our students have the opportunity to join different clubs. Examples of these clubs include “Build a Village,” which engages kids in cooperatively and creatively building, “Baking,” and “Chess Club,” which is taught by a nationally recognized chess player.

CJDS is located in Shalom Park. Shalom Park is an extended neighborhood of educational, religious, social service, recreational, and social organizations serving the Jewish community of Charlotte. CJDS shares the beautiful 54-acre campus with the Levine Jewish Community Center and several beneficiary agencies of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte. CJDS students are able to form close relationships with their Shalom Park neighbors as they meet for community events and religious celebrations. In addition, this cooperative community environment provides CJDS families with a variety of enrichment programs and afterschool activities, all easily accessible from the day school.

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