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Monthly Archives: October 2015

Hartman, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Dear Friends, One of the highlights of my career as a learner took place this summer when I was privileged to attend the Shalom Hartman Institute program in Jerusalem. From morning until evening, we studied traditional and modern texts, learned about practical applications of those texts, and came away with a true feeling of Kedusha, […]

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Wonderful Things, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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As part of our planning for our science and STEM programs, we invited Dr. Ariel Heimann to visit us today. Dr. Heimann is the Director General of the Davidson Institute, the science education arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. The Weizmann Institute is one of the world’s leading scientific research centers, […]

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Busy Times, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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With so much going on at school and in our world, we want to alert you to programs coming up that you will want to know about, and participate in. We are hosting Grandparents and Special Friends tomorrow, Friday morning. We hope to see many of you here for our special activities and programming. Monday […]

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Sukkat Shalom, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Whether in Roseburg, Oregon or the crowded streets of Tel Aviv, we continue to watch as violent acts happen, seemingly without end, and without reason. As citizens of the world, each of us responds according to our understanding of the underlying causes, and many of us have become involved in some way. Whether volunteering for […]

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Jenny, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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We celebrated a life today at the Academy. Jenny Stepensky z”l died unexpectedly last spring after a sudden illness. Jenny worked in the kitchen and the catering staff of SDJA for years, and was dedicated to her work, her kitchen team, and most importantly, to the kids at school. She helped them open lunches, poured […]

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