The Pardes community takes great pride in giving our students an array of leadership opportunities. Leadership Opportunities enable our students to hone their skills in areas, such as planning, communicating, decision-making and problem-solving.
In Lower School students may take on a Tikkun Olam project and involve his or her classmates. Our kindergartners were inspired to collect dog and cat food after hearing from a representative at a local animal shelter. Each year, our fourth graders lead the Kindergarten - Fourth Grade 100 Day Canned Food Challenge. A few years ago, two third grade students were inspired to make rubber-band bracelets for children in an orphanage in Africa. Encouraging their friends to join their efforts, the third-grade classes made approximately 700 bracelets at recess and after school. Additionally, the third graders made instruction videos in class to be given to the children in Africa. Several months later they saw the footage of the students receiving the bracelets and instructions, which were hand-delivered by the executive director of an organization. Imagine their delight seeing the smile on the children and the results of their hard work!
There are ample leadership opportunities such as Student Council, National Junior Honor Society, P-Tech, and Chief Science Officer are available to our Middle School students. Please visit the drop-down menu to learn more about each one.
The lay and professional leadership of Pardes Jewish Day School takes their role seriously to help create the next generation of Jewish leaders, who will serve in their communities, workplaces, and synagogues.