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Student & Family Handbook

Welcome to our kehillah - community. PJA is a warm and nurturing environment, which embodies our middot - core values and is conducive to learning and personal growth for students, faculty, and staff members alike. We wish you and your child(ren) a fruitful and satisfying year at PJA.

L’ Shalom, 
Merrill Hendin, Principal

Student & Family Handbook

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Poetry at PJA

Naomi visited PJA’s 8th-grade Humanities class where she shared inspiration and insight about writing. She encouraged students to make a habit of writing every day. “Write three sentences every day. They can be about something you noticed, something you are curious about, something that made you sad or happy.” 

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