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Monthly Archives: September 2018

What’s Happening: Community Events

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Sukkot Harvest Festival FIDF 2018 San Diego 8th Annual Gala Dinner ____________________________________________________

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Scoop From The Coop This week’s edition was written by Daniella Hazan, Michelle Sprung, Rayna Williams

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There are a lot of changes on the horizon. First of all, we’ve come up with a new name for our business.  We’d like to introduce you to, Got Eggs?, our student-run fifth-grade business! Be on the lookout for our brand new logo that is being designed by a fifth grader! So what’s new in […]

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Jewish Holidays and the Concept of Renewal

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There are so many vibrant and vital themes to our Tishrei (Autumn) Festivals, but my personal favorite is the complicated but beautiful concept of renewal. On Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and then continuing on to Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah, we don’t resolve to change our lives – our lives may stay exactly […]

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A Message from Jordanna Rubin, PTO President

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Welcome to the start of a new year! Getting our kids back into a routine is enough to exhaust any parent. Add in the coordination of back-to-school night, intake meetings, school supplies and weekly Chagim, and by mid-September, most parents are hoping for just a moment to catch their breath. So when you’ve been spotted […]

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Hafsaka Pe’ila הפסקה פעילה

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Recess is already many students’ favorite part of the school day. So how could we possibly make recess even better? With “Active Recess” or, in Hebrew, Hafsaka Pe’ila. Hafsaka Pe’ila is something that Morah Shani, Mrs. King and Mrs. Shapp observed while at our sister school in Sha’ar Hanegev a few years ago. With the […]

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What’s Happening: Community Events

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Sukkot Harvest Festival FIDF 2018 San Diego 8th Annual Gala Dinner ____________________________________________________

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Days of Awe

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Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are collectively known as the High Holidays or the Days of Awe.  They also bookend a period called the “Ten Days of Repentance (teshuvah).”  In the upper school this year, we designed a three-part program over ten days to reflect that time period.  We started with part 1 on the […]

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Math Competition

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In a continual effort to provide opportunities for academic growth, beginning this year all middle school students in honors level math courses will compete in the Mathematical Association of America – AMC 8 program.  The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can […]

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Athletics

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TV contracts, Multi-Million dollar transfer fees, Product sponsorships, College Scholarships.  This is what athletics is all about! WRONG!   For fans, big dollar sports is exciting to watch and fun to follow, but it is entertainment. In schools we aim for much higher outcomes than merely wins, losses and trophies.    At the recent California […]

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Our Mission

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Most organizations and all independent schools have a stated mission. Simply put; a mission statement is what an organization does. The mission of SDJA is to further academic excellence, social responsibility, and active Jewish living (A Vision of 2020, SDJA Strategic Plan). Have you ever stopped to reflect on those words? In the complex word […]

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