Extra-Curricular Activities

Columbus Jewish day school offers extra-curricular activities that nourish the body, mind, and soul of the student. Some of these activities take place during the school day; others take place after school from 3:30-4:30.

Examples of current extra-curricular offerings:

  • Tzedakah Club – the longest-running extra-curricular activity at CJDS, Tzedakah Club is so popular that it had to be limited to third graders and older. Led by Susan Couden and Sharon Skolnik, the CJDS Tzedakah Club spearheads fundraising efforts among the student body to support current needs in the Jewish or world communities.
  • Journalism Club – led by Dr. Denae D’Arcy.
  • Israel & Hebrew Club – led by Lin Raveh – Israel Education Youth Shalicha (Emissary)
  • Giving Garden – led by Carol Cohen and Ali Greenland, Giving Garden harvests and donates thousands of pounds of produce from the CJDS gardens and brings them to low-income elderly adults living in the Towers at Wexner Heritage Village.
  • Shir Shirim – (translates as "singers of songs") the CJDS Choir, directed by Angelo Dunlap, prepares for performances at CJDS celebrations and in the broader Columbus community.
  • Ketzev – (translates as "rhythm") the CJDS Israeli Dance club is led by Katie Feldstein and Rachel Arcus-Goldberg. The group learns Israeli Dances for fun and performance.
  • Lego Robotics – this after-school group teaches kids the basics of engineering and coding through the use of Legos and the Lego robotics curriculum. The group is led by Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg.
  • Chess Club – offered seasonally, the group is taught the basics of chess so that members can play and expand their strategic abilities.