The Boulder Jewish Day School is our entire community’s school. It is time to take it to the next level – time to put Boulder’s Jewish Day School on the map.

Taking It To the Next Level

The Boulder Jewish Day School is our entire community’s school – whether you belong to a Reform, Conservative, Orthodox or Renewal synagogue; whether you hike and pray with Adventure Rabbi or daven with Chabad; whether you are unaffiliated or shopping around.  It is your day school and it needs your backing.  If the Boulder Jewish Day School thrives, the Boulder Jewish community will thrive even more.  Many young Jewish families looking to relocate have a list of things they want, namely:  a vibrant synagogue (Boulder has many!); cultural activities (multiple programs, with many run through our JCC); a welcoming community (Boulder is in the press!); and a Day School with a solid foundation (Boulder has one, but it needs your help to be the best it can be).  It is time to take it to the next level – time to put Boulder’s Jewish Day School on the map.

Our daughter, Talia, is in the third grade at Boulder Jewish Day School.  She loves her school, and my husband and I love her school.  In addition to qualities like academic excellence and small class sizes, we love her teachers and her friends.  What we love most, though, is the knowledge that when we drop her off each morning, she leaves one safe home for another.  As with any school, there is always room for improvement.  BJDS wants to hear from you – from all facets of the community.  Tell BJDS what you want from your community’s school:  the Jewish education you dream of for your children; your goal of replicating the spirit of “camp” during the academic year; your vision of introducing children to Jewish culture and community; your desire to introduce students to the magnificent ongoing dialog with Jewish texts; the value you place on integrating ethics and education.  Even if you don’t have children, or if your children are grown, BJDS wants to know what you are thinking, and BJDS wants your help.  It is time to take it to the next level – time to put Boulder’s Jewish Day School on the map.

In the upcoming weeks, I will be interviewing some of the people already involved in the Boulder Jewish Day School community – teachers, students, parents, rabbis, lay leaders.  Together, they are all using their skills to take Jewish day school education to the next level.  Leadership development is key to the future of our school.

Our support of Boulder Jewish Day School is our support for what we hold most precious:  children, education, heritage.  Let’s do this together – it will make the Boulder Jewish community an even better place to be.

Please feel free to post comments and feedback on this site, or email me directly at  I will forward all suggestions to the BJDS Board.

Boulder Jewish Day School (BJDS) is an independent accredited community day school serving Boulder, Broomfield, Longmont and the North Metro Denver area. The school offers an Early Childhood Program (2.5 to 5 years) as well as an Elementary program – Kindergarten though Fifth Grade –and after-school programs too. BJDS provides a strong academic curriculum, bilingual programs, Judaic studies, art, music and physical education. BJDS features a low-student to teacher ratio, an active parent volunteer community, and a warm pluralistic environment that welcomes students and families from all backgrounds. BJDS is dedicated to growing the next generation of community leaders. Financial aid is available.  For more information about BJDS or to schedule a tour, please contact us at 303.449.5569 or

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