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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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Eighth Grade Capstone Projects

While every day at PJA we aim to "think for ourselves and work for the world," we shine a special light on the meaning of those familiar words when our middle school community, as well as family and friends, gather to hear our 8th graders deliver their Capstone drashot

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Lewis and Clark Journey

PJA’s fourth grade class recently completed their study unit on the Lewis and Clark journey. Students work in groups as they “travel” along the path of Captains Lewis and Clark, Sacagawea, and the rest of the Corps of Discovery.

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PJA students had a very special celebration for Shavuot today. Although we may not be able to gather as one school together, we are always finding meaningful and fun ways to bring the Jewish life of our school to life. 

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Our PJA Pre-k community is pretty special! In Kim Krikorian’s class what started out as an exploration of the lifecycle of a butterfly turned into a thoughtful conversation about kavod (respect), kehillah (community), and diversity.  

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Earth Day

Last week our sixth graders spent part of their Earth Day removing invasive ivy from the fields adjacent to the PJA/MJCC campus. Their science teacher worked alongside them and explained the importance of the work they were doing.

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