East Bay

Contra Costa Jewish Day School

CCJDS 955 Risa Road Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 284-8288 Fax: (925) 284-8289 [email protected] www.ccjds.org
Head of school Dean Goldfein [email protected]
Director of advancement Eden Allswang Bruner [email protected]

Independent community Jewish day school founded in 2001 in Lafayette that serves families from all over the East Bay. School promotes academic excellence through a rich curriculum of general and Judaic studies. Offers full-day kindergarten through eighth-grade programs. Families represent a diverse community that honors and welcomes a range of religious practices and economic backgrounds, families from Israel and the former Soviet Union, single parents, LGBTQ+ families, families of color, and grandparents involved in raising their grandchildren. 

Highly qualified and devoted teachers, a low student-teacher ratio and a culture that values learning, exemplary behavior, and personal and social responsibility make the school a good fit for families who want to see their children thrive in a nurturing Jewish community. Teachers utilize innovative instructional methods and individuate curriculum to meet diverse learning styles, developing the whole child. Cultivates lifelong learning and dedication to Jewish community.  Students see themselves as torchbearers of a centuries-old tradition of inquiry and intellectual rigor. Transportation from Oakland and Berkeley and an engaging aftercare program with enrichment activities.