A close-knit community sets Denver JDS apart.

The sense of community you'll find at Denver JDS is integral to the fact that students -- and their families -- are genuinely happy here. Classmates, especially in the Upper Division, often refer to one another as one big family, or mishpacha. And parents frequently forge life long friendships here.

From personal greetings in the hallways to celebrations of success, gatherings of support, and both formal and informal parent get-togethers by grade or interest, the Denver JDS community is a powerful one.

Join the Denver JDS Running Tribe: Run. Schvitz. Kibitz.

New for the 2014-15 school year, Denver JDS is pleased to announce a group for parents, faculty, and staff who love to run. Whether you're thinking about getting into running, a newbie runner, a dabbler, or an honorary cheetah, let's run this town together.

There's no meeting or financial commitment required, just a willingness to connect with others in the DenverJDS community who enjoy running. We set up some training runs around town and also keep each other abreast of races we're doing so we can meet up for group photos and potentially even run some races together.

Denver JDS Running Tribe sign up sheets are posted in both the Naiman/Toltz Lower Division office and the Kaminsky Upper Division office. You can also contact Malena Jackson or Shirley Gien to learn more or express interest by email.

Shmooze Events

fall schmooze invitationGather with fellow Denver JDS parents to socialize and shmooze. Join us Saturday, November 14, 2015 for a Fall Schmooze event.

It's just $36 per person (DJDS parents, faculty, and staff only; fees will be added to SmartTuition) for libations and a delicious meat meal. RSVP by November 5th.

Family Engagement

When family members are engaged in the school's life, they feel not only more connected to their child's learning process, but also to the community.


Participating in the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) -- by volunteering on committees and/or attending PTO-sponsored events -- is a great way to strengthen and reinforce the bond between parents, teachers, and the school.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Many students celebrate their bar or bat mitzvah while attending Denver JDS. As a service to the community, we keep an active list of mitzvah dates and encourage families to review the list as part of their scheduling process. Please also let us know when you've set your date so it gets included.