Pardes Jewish Day School respects and values the various approaches to the laws of Kashrut that exist within our school community. Our school observance is guided by the obligation to our families that each member of the community feels comfortable eating at school.
Students have the option to purchase a school lunch or bring a lunch from home. Our brand new kosher kitchen is VAAD certified. All school lunches and birthday treats purchased through the school lunch program are kosher. Additionally, all food provided by Pardes at school functions is kosher. If a child brings lunch to school, it must not contain pork or shellfish products. We ask that all birthday treats be store-bought and kosher.
There is no greater value in Judaism than Pikuach Nefesh, saving a life. For that reason, we are a food allergy aware school. Pardes is a completely nut-free campus. No peanuts or tree-nuts may be brought on campus. Additionally, we educate our students to help them understand the importance of keeping their peers safe, and our staff is trained on food allergies.