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Middle School Spirit Week

PJA’s Middle School students had such a fun week! The Middle School Manhigut (Leadership) Exploratory class planned a week of spirit activities culminating in a super-creative program at  Friday’s Kabbalat Shabbat gathering.

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Refugee Restart Kits

It is with a great deal of excitement and immense gratitude that we report that the PJA community provided 11 restart kits containing a total of close to 100 items and $300 in gift cards to the Refugee Care Collective as part of their recent drive.

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The Makerspace

We are thrilled to re-introduce the Makerspace to the PJA community! After a year-long hiatus, we have a new Maker Educator who has brought the Makerspace back to life. A wide range of skills is taught in the Makerspace. Students build important life skills around collaboration, teamwork, following directions, and completing tasks.

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Field trips are back! 

Last week, the 6th grade class went on a field trip - the first school field trip since March of 2020 - and it was wonderful. The class traveled by bus to Kindness Farm, a volunteer-powered farm growing fresh produce for vulnerable populations.

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High Holy Days

Over these first few weeks of school, PJA students have been engrossed in learning about and participating in activities that bring the High Holy Days to life. Ask your student to share what they know about teshuva, tashlich, and ushpizin!

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Alumni Updates from PJA Class of 2017

Mazal tov to the PJA Class of 2017 alumni who recently graduated from high school and are heading off to new adventures in the coming weeks! This remarkable group of scientists, artists, engineers, athletes, MENSCHES have already overcome many challenges and obstacles.

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The End of the School Year 

It was an exciting last week of school at PJA. Between the final academic lessons and the cleaning out of desks, the week was also jam-packed with special activities from the Middle School “Beach Party” to the Kindergarten “Graduation.”

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