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SDJA Blog

Welcome to San Diego Jewish Academy’s weekly blog – as written by our Head of School, our School Heads – Preschool, Lower School, and Upper School, and Department Chairs.

A Message From Zvi Weiss

The Jewish people have a longstanding obsession with judgement. While leading the Children of Israel through the wilderness, God commanded Moses to appoint judges to help settle disputes, and in the years following the conquest of the Land of Israel until the establishment of a monarchy, the Israelites were ruled by a series of judges. […]

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A Message From Our Head of School

I have always prided myself in being a pretty decent educator. I enjoyed  strong connections  with students and with parents. I was able to motivate children to push themselves to learn new things, to believe in themselves. I was always clear about rules and expectations. I was consistent and fair in my follow-through.   As […]

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A Message From Our Head of School and Reflections from our Board of Trustees President

A Message from Zvi Weiss Tomorrow will be our first day welcoming new K-5 students to our campus! Then, over the next several weeks, more students from all grade levels will begin to return to  our beautiful campus. It will feel differently, that is for sure, with  many new protocols and procedures that will need […]

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A Message From Our Head of School

Boker tov SDJA, my name is Zvi and I am your Head of School. Like over 120 of the students with us today, this is my first year at SDJA. I am so honored, privileged and excited to join the SDJA family.    When my grandmother was in school in Jerusalem, she used to ride […]

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MUS Math Town Hall Meeting Recordings

Middle School Math Town Hall   High School Math Town Hall

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SDJA Report Card, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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As the school-year comes to a close, I’d like to share a few data points indicating the results of the hard work of our students and teachers this year. There is much to make us proud.  Early Childhood Center Preschool enrollment increased for the 4th consecutive year. Construction has begun on a new ECC outdoor […]

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Accomplishments and Dedication, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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As we approach the end of another successful school year, we pause to appreciate the accomplishments and dedication that made it all possible. On Wednesday at 2pm our annual Lions Awards for MUS students will recognize those (many) students whose behaviors and actions are worthy of respect and emulation. This year, we add new awards […]

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Artistic Creation, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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As competition intensifies, the need for creative thinking increases. It is no longer enough to do the same thing better . . . no longer enough to be efficient and solve problems — Edward de Bono The end of the school year brings a sharpened focus on achievements and awards. I’d like to point out […]

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An Important Message from SDJA, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Dear Parents, The SDJA Board of Trustees met on Thursday and approved an ambitious initiative that will begin over the coming weeks and we believe will ensure both the short-term and long-term strength of our school. Over the past year we have a been planning and advancing the strategic initiatives needed to fulfill our Strategic […]

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Thank You, By Chaim Heller, Head of School

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Thank You Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 8th. Along with the yearly “state of the school” address and the installation of the new trustees and appreciation for the departing ones, we continue our tradition of honoring faculty and staff who have reached milestone years. This year’s […]

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