Magen David Adom: During class recently, I received an emergency call for help from Magen David Adom, the Israeli Red Cross. It was during the “hot” days on the border of Gaza, which includes our sister city, Shaar Hanegev. I was so taken by this call for help, that I shared it with the students. On the spot, they “dug” into their pockets and donated!
In less than a week, we collected 300$ and sent in the donation to Israel.
In our Ulpan Or program we continue to expand the mastery of speaking Hebrew by our students. Through a very interactive online platform seamlessly connected vibrant classroom dialogue, our students grow their vocabulary, skills in grammar, watch videos, play games, act out dialogues, and read articles in Hebrew. Through these multiple methods and a supportive classroom: We are having “Kef” (fun) while building confidence in speaking Hebrew!
In order to practice reading, the kids read articles from the E-Tone section of the program. They then record themselves and email it to the teacher. The kids are also creating their own games to learn the new words. SDJA students are so creative and engaged in their approach to learning the language. It is wonderful to see Matching Game, Monopoly Board games, online games and much more that the students produce.
The process is over; long live the process! Our seniors have completed their lengthy engagement with considering which colleges to apply to, and then completing their applications. We’ve spent a semester’s worth of accumulated hours together, asking question, answering them, changing minds, composing essays, revising the compositions. And now? We wait. While several cheers of […]
AP Spanish – Students have delved into fascinating topics through several individual and group projects. We have discussed wide-ranging topics from the impact of social media on teenagers to the beauty and aesthetics of Antoni Gaudi’s work. We are continuing to do mini-workshops to target specific challenges, such as accents, verbs followed by prepositions, the […]
Magen David Adom: During class recently, I received an emergency call for help from Magen David Adom, the Israeli Red Cross. It was during the “hot” days on the border of Gaza, which includes our sister city, Shaar Hanegev. I was so taken by this call for help, that I shared it with the students. […]
On December 13, the 8th Grade gathered for an evening of bonding and activities. The High School student government leaders led them through some energetic grade-bonding activities, which culminated in a neon dance party in the Student Government trailer! Middle School Movie Night! On Wednesday February 6 Middle School Student Activities are planning […]
7th Grade Back Packs: The 7th grade students have recently embarked upon a Tikkun Olam project. They are planning and organizing to fill backpacks with hygiene/bathroom supplies, school supplies, and every day necessities for individuals and families currently living in their cars. Backpacks will be delivered to JFS on February 7th, when the 9th grade […]
BLOOD DRIVE: On December 14th, the Upper School held a Blood Drive, through the Red Cross. Leya Shaw and Gabi Surpin were the organizers of this impactful event. SDJA ended up have 22 blood donations and collected enough blood to save up to 51 lives! Our next blood drive will be held on April 4th. […]
EMBRACE A FAMILY/SAFE PARKING PROGRAM: Over the past few months, the 9th and 10th grade class have been working with the TIkkun Olam Committee on planning and organizing a dinner for unsheltered families and individuals participating in the Safe Parking Program. The Safe Parking Program serves families and individuals who are living in the cares […]