A couple of weeks ago several of us attended the Prizmah (National Jewish Day School) Conference in Atlanta. We learned that there are three new and excellent opportunities for anyone to increase their Jewish knowledge and engagement, and I wanted to share them with you. They are all available free of charge, and no Hebrew knowledge is required to enjoy them.
929 is a website and accompanying app that promotes the study of one chapter of Tanach each day, in English (There are 929 chapters all in all.) The videos, stories and thought pieces are all designed to be no more than five minutes each, and you can learn from some of the best thinkers in the Jewish world, every day, and participate as you see fit. Several teachers at SDJA are 929ers and we thoroughly enjoy it. Click on thelink and join the international club, .
Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks has developed a new, free, online curriculum about Judaism and Jewish values based on traditional and contemporary teachings as well as his own writings. The material is compelling and has both entry and advanced levels of study. This is a beautifully produced program with rich visuals to accompany the content and I promise you’ll find yourself engaged, and quickly. Click on thelink and open up“Ten Paths To God,” accompanied by one of the great teachers of our time.
Lastly, an Israeli foundation developedMercava, a platform and accompanying app that enables you to study from a wide array of Jewish texts, with English translations, videos, visuals and narration throughout the program. It uses technology brilliantly and I find myself spending way too much time as I follow idea after idea after idea, all the while watching visual representations of the concepts. Click on this link and see for yourself. It takes a while to figure out, but it’s worth the effort.
By Nicole Ludwig, Gabrielle Hazan and Tonia Cohen We are so excited about the wonderful support of the Jogathon and our partnership with Challenged Athletes Foundation this year. So far, we have had two incredible events at the school and raised over $12,000 and look forward to our third event, the Jogathon on April 11th […]
By Alex Lerner, Spencer Foss, Sabrina Feldman, Nadine Schwarzblat, and Gaby Douek Sony Welcome to Sony! Here you can pursue your dream of being an engineer, a financial accountant, a software designer and so much more. When we, 6th-grade math honors students, went to Sony on March 19th, we were immersed in the Kando (which […]
Under the leadership of parent volunteer Yael Zucker-Abudi and vice-principal Shani Abed, we had many volunteers who helped to make this year’s GMLS Purim one of the best ever. Thank you most sincerely for your time and hard work to help the children have a wonderful and most memorable day. We hope you enjoy these […]
Hello Families, I wanted to take a few moments to tell you about this amazing project that our students have been working on. This past November, students within Mrs. Dolinka’s 5th grade Math 6 honors class met with Ms. Schneid’s 8th Grade Honors Algebra 1 to work on designing iPad apps to help teach students […]
By Chaim Heller A couple of weeks ago several of us attended the Prizmah (National Jewish Day School) Conference in Atlanta. We learned that there are three new and excellent opportunities for anyone to increase their Jewish knowledge and engagement, and I wanted to share them with you. They are all available free of charge, […]
Believe it or not, we will soon begin the important work of creating classes for next year. Each spring, we invite you to provide parental input via a Survey Monkey. The parent questionnaire is the best and only way to ensure that we have your input correctly captured and safely stored over the next five […]