The fall is a thoughtful season. The dawning of the month of Elul asks us to begin the process of introspection, which reaches a zenith when we enter into the yamim noraim, the Days of Awe, of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and the days in between. After our days off from school for these chagim, our seniors continue their period of inward-looking.
For the past 16 years, SDJA’s 12th graders have taken time during days when other grades attend class field trips to explore options and opportunities at colleges and universities where growth and maturation can continue after the SDJA experience draws to a close. Our students stay close and venture far. They drive to Orange County and Los Angeles; they fly to Boston and New York and Alabama and Georgia. And Kansas. And Kentucky. There are, in fact, few locations they don’t explore on their way towards exploring not as much physical geography as the geography of their own minds and hearts. They seek where they want to be, true. But they seek, too, who they want to be–Jewishly, socially, and academically. Their search is more for where they can feel relevant and meaningful more than for where they can pursue a particular area of study.
This is the sort of “college search” we who teach and guide our students celebrate.
A few weeks ago I saw the San Diego Symphony perform the music from ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ in full concert. It was exhilarating. The actor playing Tevye spoke to the audience before the performance about the universal appeal of this particular musical. Fiddler, he said, has had more performances than any other play in […]
One of the advantages of working in a school with preschoolers through high schoolers is that we have unique opportunities for children of all ages to work together. One example of this is our Classroom Buddies program wherein GMLS students serve as big buddies to our littlest lions, the SDJA preschoolers. This year, students in […]
Our GMLS teachers are committed to considering every element in the classrooms that affect a students learning environment, from the stories that we read, to how instruction is personalized, and even to how the classroom desks are arranged. At the heart of it all, however, the greatest impact we have upon students is through the […]
The fall is a thoughtful season. The dawning of the month of Elul asks us to begin the process of introspection, which reaches a zenith when we enter into the yamim noraim, the Days of Awe, of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and the days in between. After our days off from school for these chagim, […]
SDJA VOLLEYBALL DIG PINK MATCH Oct. 4th, 2017 in the SDJA Gym Game Time: 5pm Please join us as your Lions volleyball team takes on league opponent Foothills Christian. The volleyball team will be passing around a donation jar in honor of breast cancer awareness month. All proceeds raised at the game will be donated […]
On November 3rd, during community time, the science department will again be hosting the time honored tradition of “The Pumpkin Catch.” This is a take on the popular “Egg Drop Challenge” that many physics students across the country experience, but it is tailored for the season and our Upper School students. Rather than building a […]
We are so proud that our very own Jessie Gan, current 9th grader, has been selected as a top 30 finalist in the Broadcom MASTERS, the nation’s premier STEM competition for middle school students! Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars), a program founded and produced by the Society for Science […]
Shabbat San Diego Jewish Federation of San Diego Special Event with Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States StandWithUs Festival of Lights ‘I ❤️ Israel’ Gala ____________________ ____________________ ____________________ Join the San Diego pro-Israel community at the 6th annual StandWithUs Festival of Lights ‘I ❤️ Israel’ Gala on Saturday, 12/2, at the Marriott Marquis. Evening […]