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Levana’s Garden Farm Stand – A huge success!

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We are so glad that so many people could come out and shop at our first ever Farm Stand. Parents and students picked up a variety of organic items, including mulberries, basil, sage, tea, cherry tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, edible flowers and more. It is all a part of the beautiful and growing connection between food […]

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Gratitude for a Year with You – By Kelley King

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“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” – William Arthur Ward As I walked down Market Street a few days ago, I saw this quote written on a wall. What a good and timely reminder it was for me. The Hebrew word for gratitude is hakarat hatov […]

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2017-18 Lions’ Award Recipients

Congratulations to our 2017-18 Lions’ Award Recipients:     WAXIE LEADERSHIP AWARD Sammi Dorfan   JEROME’S FURNITURE INNOVATION AWARD Jack Ross   WOOLF GRUSD JUDAIC STUDIES AWARD Sebastian Mayer   MARLA BENNET GEMILUT HASADIM AWARD Alexis Fastlicht   ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL AWARD- Veronica Warner   THEODOR HERZL ISRAEL ADVOCACY AWARD – Ori Hamond   KOL […]

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From the Boardroom – Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Dear SDJA Families: As this will be my last column for this year, I wanted to share my remarks from the Annual General Meeting held on May 17.  For those of you who have never been to one of these evenings, it is a lovely way to celebrate teachers for their long term commitment to […]

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Textbook Swap

WANT TO MAKE TEXTBOOK PURCHASING EASIER FOR NEXT YEAR?  WANT AN EASY WAY TO GET RID OF USED TEXTBOOKS?    —   READ ON…   As we come to the end of another wonderful year, the PTO wants to let you know about a wonderful opportunity at school for getting your textbooks for the coming year. We are having […]

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AP Calculus beyond the AP Exam

For their final project, the AP Calculus classes are putting together and hosting SDJA’s first annual Integration Bee. What is an Integration Bee you may ask? Think of a Spelling Bee, but instead of spelling difficult words our students will be solving challenging integrals (a type of math problem). We have invited 10 other schools […]

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Tikuun Olam

On May 25, grades 6-8 engaged in a Tikkun Olam project, run by 7th grade student, Bella Silberstein. For Bella’s bat mitzvah project, she decided to design and run a fundraiser for an all-girls orphanage in Israel called Lev LaLev. Truthfully, this is far more than a “project” for Bella.  Bella was 9 years old […]

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Math Matters

Students in Geometry and Geometry Honors created “limited edition” souvenirs of famous places around the world and once again showed why Math Matters.  They used various math concepts, such as similar figures, dilations, scale factors, proportions, dimensional analysis, Pythagorean Theorem, and surface area, they have studied in class to bring their visions to life.  The […]

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From the Boardroom – Rabbi Yael Ridberg

Dear SDJA Families: As this will be my last column for this year, I wanted to share my remarks from the Annual General Meeting held on May 17.  For those of you who have never been to one of these evenings, it is a lovely way to celebrate teachers for their long term commitment to […]

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Tikkun Olam in memory of Agam Levy z”l

The GMLS Kindness Committee, in collaboration with Morah Gvira and the Yad ‘b Yad Committee, is sponsoring a Tikkun Olam project. Agam Levy z”l was the niece of Shani Abed. Agam, along with nine other young adults, was tragically killed in a flash flood in Israel during her training program for the IDF. Agam was […]

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