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Alumni Stories

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Jodie Goldberg

“The New Orleans Jewish Day School laid the foundation for what is now a career in Jewish Education. The day school is where I gained skills to be proficient in text, prayer and Jewish History, and a place that connected me to a people with thousands of years of tradition and history. My passion for Jewish living and drive for continued Jewish learning would not have been possible without the Jewish educationthat I received at the New Orleans Jewish Day School.”

Jodie graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and received a dual Masters in Jewish Education and Hebrew Bible from the Jewish Theological Seminary. She now works as the Teen Engagement Consultant and Project Manager for the Jewish Education Project in NYC.

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Joshua Tarr

“My experiences at the Day School have inspired me throughout my scholastic career. From reading Harry Potter in Kindergarten to wiring a cardboard house with lightbulbs and switches in 4th grade, the drive that I learned during day school – to be curious, work hard, and find the joys in learning – have been invaluable to my successes in high school, college, and law school.”

Josh graduated Law School from University of Virginia. After taking the bar, he will begin working at Goodwin Procter in Boston with a focus on tech, life science, and start-up companies. Mazel tov on his recent engagement! He plans to marry in October 2020.

Max Vizelberg

“I am very grateful for having attended JCDS. It was there that I cultivated friendships that last to this very day and a joy for learning I carry with me in all aspects of life.”

Max attended Harvard University and graduated  from Vet  School at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in May of 2018. He now practices in Cambridge, MA.

Jewish Day Schools are the gold standard in Jewish education. No other form of Jewish education provides the robust training in Jewish values, imparts the level of knowledge, or instills the

same level of Jewish commitment. Nearly a quarter-century of studies have time and again

demonstrated the profound impact of a day school education on
students’ Jewish knowledge and identity.