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Monthly Archives: November 2016

On Thanksgiving, 2016, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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While Thanksgiving always falls on the 4th Thursday in November, this year’s break is coming at a particularly good time. The nervous energy that is everywhere around us after the election will continue to have an impact on all of us, regardless of where we stand on the issues or personalities. Having a week to […]

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Tzedakah, By Rachelle Jagolinzer, Director of Advancement

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SDJA’s community of parents, grandparents, students, alumni, trustees, staff, and friends has demonstrated a steadfast devotion to, and pride in, the Academy – a sentiment I share wholeheartedly. When I think about SDJA’s legacy, I think about its ethos – what so many of us refer to as “the SDJA difference.” It is ingrained in […]

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Words Matter, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Recently I noticed that I am listening very carefully when I’m meeting with teachers, parents and students. I want to get it right, and for that I need to hear every word. When I respond, I try not to use a pejorative or judgmental word unless it is absolutely necessary to make my point. And […]

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