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Before we leave behind apples and honey for Sukkah feasts, we want to thank Sarah Gimbel, Jessica Pollack, Trish Shaw, and Tamra Amiram for their help, along with our upper school PTO volunteers, with cutting up apples for all the Rosh Hashanah programs held last month.  Because of their efforts our preschool, lower school, and […]

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Volunteer for Showcase Night Preparations

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Ms. Victoria is already beginning preparations for our big Showcase Night in January. Please, if you are able to help her at any of the following times, email her directly at vpolyak@sdja.com.  Thank you so much for helping us out and for helping the Showcase Night to be a huge success.   Mon     […]

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The Golden Egg

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Written by Yael Meltzer and Abbey Leibermensch $45 for one egg? Can you believe it? Well, we were on the stage during the auction which means we both had a professional perspective on the event. It started off when the first egg was laid last week. We were all so excited about the fact that our […]

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Rosh Hashanah & Active Jewish Learning

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By Gvira Abed In the week before Rosh Hashana, the kindergartners and high schoolers and the 5th and first graders got together for a Rosh Hashanah community event. The older students ran Rosh Hashanah stations such as: counting pomegranate seeds, tasting traditional Rosh Hashanah food, creating Rosh Hashanah cards for staff in school, blowing the […]

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Teachers Are Learners Too!

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In the last GMLS newsletter, Mrs. King discussed students’ learning. In today’s edition, Mrs. Manor shares the learning initiatives underway for teachers. By Candace Manor Academic excellence, social responsibility, and active Jewish living may seem like the only mission at SDJA but it turns out that there is a tacit understanding among the faculty that […]

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What’s Happening – Community Events

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StandWithUs San Diego 8th Annual Leaders of Tomorrow Gala Dinner – Sunday, October 27, 2019 FIDF 9th Annual San Diego Gala: A Night of Heroes – Saturday, November 9, 2019    

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SDJA Alum Visits Campus

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Adam Sobel (class of ‘06) returned to campus recently to speak to our upper school science students. Adam is a PhD candidate and conducting research in the Reza Ghadiri’s lab at the Scripps Research Institute. His research focus is on trying to remodel the gut microbiome using small molecule therapeutics, to positively affect the progression […]

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Campus Art Project

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Our high school visual art class began the year with a continued public art project from last year to make our campus just a little more colorful and vibrant. Our class painted the trash cans in the upper school with SDJA and San Diego themes and images. Lions, butterflies, beaches and sunsets, Balboa Park, food […]

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Foodball High

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The past three weeks our SDJA football team has been a part of an Italian documentary titled “Foodball High”.  The concept of this documentary is simple; an exchange of cultures.  America, to the rest of the world is synonymous with the sport of football. While Italy on the other hand, specifically the town of Modena […]

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Jewish Life

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In the MUS, our Jewish life programming is student driven and student focused. A student committee, led by Rebecca Datnow, brainstorms, creates, plans, and implements the programming with guidance from the Jewish Life Coordinator. Students are responsible for every aspect of programming and put in hours of work for each activity.    Jewish holiday programming […]

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