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September 24, 2017 MUS Division Newsletter

Explore Possibilities – Homecoming

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The tradition of Homecoming dates back to the late 1800’s but there is debate as to the exact origin of the event. Some believe the Harvard – Yale football game in 1870 was the first school celebration surrounding alumni returning to campus for a weekend of festivities. Other historians believe the homecoming celebration began in […]

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Inspire Purpose – Tashlich at the Beach

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Next week, all upper school students will be traveling in their Judaic Studies classes to Torrey Pines State Beach to participate in a special program called Tashlich at the Beach.  Tashlich is a unique Jewish ritual, traditionally performed on Rosh Hashanah or shortly thereafter, in which participants symbolically “cast away” their sins by tossing crumbs […]

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Challenging Minds – Reading

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Life-long learners read. Successful entrepreneurs and community leaders read. World leaders read. Thinkers read. Curriculum based reading is an embedded aspect of an outstanding educational process like ours but reading beyond the curriculum for fun or interest has fallen off as social media and other technology platforms are readily available to us. In the upper […]

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Character Day

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On September 13th, 2017 SDJA joined 130, 000 other organizations in 119 countries to participate in Character Day. In its fourth year, Character Day is the brainchild of film maker Tiffany Shlain and her team at the non-profit organization – Let It Ripple.  The idea of an international character day was born out of the […]

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