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Middle School Yitzchok Moully-Inspired Simchat Torah Art Competition

This year for Simchat Torah, Middle School students had an opportunity to discover their inner Yitzchok Moully as they created art pieces inspired by his work. Moully is an American-Australian artist and rabbi known for his Chasidic Pop Art painting style. Sarah Ettinger, the Pardes Jewish Studies Coordinator, is intrigued by Moully’s art for many […]

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Introducing the 2021-2022 Middle School Chief Science Officers

Pardes places a strong emphasis on innovation and STEAM (Science. Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) for all students, and our Chief Science Officers (CSOs) reflect this academic priority. These seventh and eighth graders are proud to represent Pardes as this year’s CSOs:  Pace S.  Noam G.  Lev S. Emmett U. The CSOs attended a summer […]

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Meet Art Teacher Hannah Carter

We welcome Mrs. Carter as our new Art teacher this year! Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: I feel a real sense of community at Pardes. The faculty and students are committed to what they are doing and there is a shared love of learning amongst everyone on […]

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Meet Hebrew Teacher Mark Wiseman

We welcome Moreh Mark to our Hebrew teaching staff this year! Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: Montreal educators recommended the school to me. The information on the school website looked very impressive. Q: What motivated you to become a teacher or to work in education? A: I […]

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Meet Kindergarten Teacher Seli Allen

Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: Pardes has been an amazing community for my children and our family the last three years. As an educator, I love the philosophy of Pardes. Therefore, I am extremely happy and excited to be teaching at Pardes! Q: What motivated you to […]

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Meet Director of Learning Resources Deborah Graham

Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: I had been working at the Austin Jewish Academy in Austin, TX. I reached out to Pardes as soon as I relocated back to AZ. I was fortunate enough to have had perfect timing! I love what I do and I love […]

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Meet Humanities Teacher Ian Coupe

We welcome Mr. Coupe as our sixth grade Humanities teacher. Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: Something that has stood out to me since my first conversations at Pardes is the strong community. The individuals that teach, study, and work at Pardes work hard to cultivate a thriving […]

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Meet First Grade Teacher Rachael VanLandingham

We are excited to welcome Mrs. VanLandingham to our Pardes community! Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: I was looking forward to reconnecting with my roots to the Jewish community. Q: What motivated you to become a teacher or to work in education? A: My first job was […]

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Meet Humanities Teacher Zach Oden

Mr. Oden teaches Eighth Grade Humanities. We are excited to welcome him to Pardes. Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: Aside from a stellar academic reputation within the community, the faculty, staff, and students all conveyed a sense of pride, comradery, academic excellence, and fun that I was […]

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