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November 3, 2019 MUS Division Newsletter

What’s Happening – Community Events

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FIDF 9th Annual San Diego Gala: A Night of Heroes – Saturday, November 9, 2019    

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Senior Luncheon Speaker Series

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The first senior luncheon speaker of the year was Rabbi Phil Graubart. During our senior luncheons guest speakers share reflections on their own life framed by the question: “ What I wish I Knew When I was 17 years old.”   Rabbi Graubart spoke to the power of relationships and caring  for others throughout the […]

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Humanities Honors

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Recently the 9th and 10th grade Humanities Honors students gathered at the JCC to interact with an exhibit entitled “The Power of Protest: The Movement of Soviet Jews.” The exhibit highlighted the numerous ways that American Jews supported the efforts of Jews in the Soviet Union to emigrate to other countries–particularly Israel and America– during […]

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10th and 11th grade – UCSD Challenge Course

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The 10th and 11th grade classes participated in the UCSD Challenge Course. This outdoor classroom includes lessons that teach students how to empower themselves to overcome fears and challenges. Through ground based team challenges and high ropes courses, students must emotionally and physically support each other in order to get through each activity. When you […]

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Math / Humanities Project – Escape Room

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Upper level math and Film & Literature students will be working together this year to create San Diego Jewish Academy’s own Escape Room experience as a means of taking specific concepts learned in class and applying them in a real world, interactive way. As a start to this project and as a way to build […]

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8th Grade Trip to Israel

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For the first time in the history of SDJA, our 8th grade class is currently traveling in Israel as part of the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) Israel Education Program. A full story will appear in a newsletter after the group returns in early November.

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6th grade – Coastal Roots Farm

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Science 6 got their hands dirty recently at Coastal Roots Farm in Encinitas. We were able to get out of the classroom, experiencing what we are learning hands-on. 6th grade learned all about soil: how composting works; how decomposition of objects turn into organic matter; how the environment aids in bringing nutrients, water, and air […]

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Experiential Education

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In the upper school, we believe in providing our students with multiple opportunities to learn, grow, and experience education in a safe and nurturing environment. We understand that being an upper school student is a dynamic time of growth, physically, socially and intellectually. Our EXCSEL program in the middle school and Experiential Education program in […]

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