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Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Future of Education, By Kelley King, Head of Lower School

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Dear Parents,   During a recent visit to see my daughter in Manhattan a few weeks ago, we made the trip up to Bryant Park to spend some time in the New York Public Library’s recently re-opened Rose Reading Room. What a stark reminder of how much has changed since 1911! I snapped a few […]

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Sukkot, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Why do we sit in the Sukkah? The Talmud records a difference of opinion between Rabbi Eliezer and Rabbi Akiva. Rabbi Eliezer teaches that the sukkot of the desert experience were “clouds of glory,” which hovered over the Children of Israel for forty years in the wilderness. Rabbi Akiva disagrees saying,  “The sukkot were real […]

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Batter Up! By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Batter Up! As a San Francisco Giants fan working at SDJA, I seldom have an opportunity to connect my two passions. But this year is different… A few days ago, the Giants won a playoff game in the 9th inning, thanks to a home run by a player, Conor Gillaspie, who has been considered a […]

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Preparation, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Only a few hours remain until Rosh Hashanah. If you haven’t had the opportunity to prepare for the High Holidays, the time to start is now. Preparation – whether for children, parents or teachers – even if under a tight timeline, is essential for success in anything. Imagine yourself walking into the reception room of […]

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