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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Pesach, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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In a few days we will sit down at our seders and reflect on our ancestors’ journey out of Egypt, and the story of the Exodus. Passover is a time of gathering together to create new family memories, share special moments and welcome loved ones, friends and family into our homes. The word for Passover […]

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Feathers, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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The author Joseph Telushkin tells the following story from a collection of Jewish folktales: “In a small Eastern European town, a man went through the community slandering the rabbi and the town he lived in. The people were all crooks he said, and the rabbi was the most crooked of all. One day, months later, […]

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Mindset – Revisited, By Michael Quigley, Head of Upper School

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A few years ago the SDJA faculty read the book Mindset – The new Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, PhD. As a result of her research Dweck concluded there were two types of mindsets- fixed and growth. The growth mindset “is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate […]

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