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Oh Chanukah, Oh Chanukah!

December 3 – On Monday, December 3rd, the entire Pardes student body gathered in the Sanctuary to…”come light the menorah” and celebrate the Festival of Lights. The school wide celebration included a chanukiah contest, faculty skit, and dreidel contest followed by Sufganiyot, jelly donuts, a traditional Chanukah staple. The entire sanctuary was abuzz with energy […]

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Pardes Middle Schoolers Making the World a Better Place

November 20- Tikkun Olam, helping make the world a better place through acts of kindness, is an intrinsic part of the Pardes experience. On Tuesday, November 20th, grades 5-8 lived this important Jewish value by spending the morning participating in Tikkun Olam activities throughout the Phoenix area. Fifth graders headed to the Vista del Camino […]

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Family Art Night: Masters of the Art World

November 15 – Over 150 students and their families turned out for Family Art Night on November 15th. Eager artists were greeted with a plethora of opportunities to explore their creative side and experiment with many styles of art while learning about different artists.  From watercolors, pastels, acrylics and colored pencils to plaster of paris, […]

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Pardes Jewish Day School Selected For National Virtual Reality zSpace Mobile Classroom Tour

October 31, 2018- The technology experience at Pardes Jewish Day School just got even more exciting!   On October 31st, the zSpace Mobile Classroom Tour bus rolled onto the school’s campus. Inside this unique and exhilarating environment, students were introduced to the intoxicating world of virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), as they interacted with virtual objects […]

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Pardes Student Hits the TED-Ed Stage

August. 2018 TED-Ed Clubs has posted Pardes student Jennifer Marhoffer’s TED-Ed Talk on their Club website. With its network of over 3,000 clubs in 115 countries, it’s a big deal!  Jennifer’s Talk is a powerful call for schools to stop cutting the arts in education and to recognize their critical role in contributing to higher test scores, […]

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Little Scientists STEAM Series for Preschoolers

Pardes Jewish Day School and PJ Library present Little Scientists STEAM Series   October 21 – Curious about Color December 9 – Chanukah Creations January 13 – Tu B’Shevat Treasures March 24 – Bursting with Bubbles May 19 – Water Wonderland   Join us from 10:00 am – 11:30 am at Pardes for STEAM activities (Science, […]

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Cultivating Grit in our Children: Characteristics for Success

September 21, 2018- September’s  “Coffee & Conversation with Mr. Gordon” was “Cultivating Grit in our Children: Characteristics for Success” .  The discussion focused on what it means to make our students resilient and the school’s role in providing an effective environment. “The importance of experiencing failure,” said Mr. Gordon, “is in building resiliency.  If a […]

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Pardes Middle Schoolers Learn the True Value of Community and Team Building

August 20-23, 2018 – By every measure, Pardes’ inaugural Middle School retreat to California’s Camp Shalom was a huge success. The objective was to build community and foster teamwork. Students engaged in group challenges that required them to communicate, collaborate and build trust. They also worked on personal challenges, learning to conquer fears and reach beyond […]

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Calling On All Future Publishers

May 11, 2018 – It’s never too early to learn what it takes to become a publisher! The Fourth Grade Annual Book Publisher’s Convention is an exciting opportunity for students to experience what it’s like to select a book they enjoy and market it to “potential bookstore representatives”. This was another successful year for the […]

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