Hot Lunch Program

We are proud to offer the option for families to order a kosher, hot lunch every day. Lunch is provided by the CJDS and JCC Catering Department.

Lunch must be ordered in advance. The 2019-2020 CJDS Hot Lunch program will begin on Monday, August 19th.

Parent and community volunteers serve lunch to our children every day. Steve Shkolnik is our lunch volunteer coordinator.

A menu will be published for the quarter, and you will be able to choose to enroll for the entire quarter at the cost of $4.50 per meal (you will not be charged for any days when there are field trips or no school). You will, of course, also be able to pack a (dairy or vegetarian) lunch for your child instead of or in addition to hot lunch. Finally, registration for the hot lunch program will now be coordinated (both sign-up and payment) through CJDS. Please contact our office, with any questions.


Food at CJDS

Kashrut Policy

  • All food and snacks provided by CJDS, including for the Hot Lunch program, are kosher with an appropriate kashrut certification.

Classroom Snacks

  • Students should arrive each day with food for snack.

  • All food brought into classrooms for snacks, as well as for sharing with groups, must be kosher and marked with an appropriate symbol of kashrut certification.

  • Items baked in individual homes, even if the home is kosher, cannot be served in the classroom.

The list of symbols accepted by CJDS and the JCC is represented below.

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Packed Lunches

We ask that only dairy or vegetarian items be brought in packed lunches. You have a choice of purchasing a Hot Lunch, by registering and paying in advance, through CJDS. Students who forget their lunch will be provided with an alternative meal by CJDS and charged for a Hot Lunch.
Students are not allowed to share food for Kashrut, allergy and food sensitivity reasons.