Alex

What grade did you begin at Pardes?

Kindergarten

What grade are you currently in at Pardes?

Eighth Grade

What do you love most about Pardes Jewish Day School?

I love the sense of community at Pardes. I feel that no matter where I am at school, I am always in a safe place, wherever that might be. I feel that I can talk to anyone, about anything, at anytime.

What is one word that best describes the school? Tell us why you chose that word.

A word that I would choose to describe Pardes is Community. As much as I love being in a safe place, having special connections with people is even better. I have created bonds with other students and teachers from all grades. I will cherish these relationships even after my time at Pardes.

Why do you enjoy attending a Jewish Day School?

I enjoy attending a Jewish Day School because I am not only getting a fantastic education on its own, but I am also getting to learn about my culture, religion and my Jewish history.

Tell us about one of your favorite memories at Pardes.

One of my favorite memories at Pardes is Sports. As much as I enjoy actual school, I still feel that other activities such as, sports are very important in creating relationships. Especially, if you are participating with other grades. My specific memory is scoring a touchdown during football playoffs. As much fun it was for me alone, everyone celebrated with me and supported me. This is an example of the impact even a small thing like a touchdown can do to a student like me.

What would you tell a friend who is thinking about coming to Pardes Jewish Day School?

I would tell my friend who is thinking about coming to Pardes about the quality of the relationships that happen at Pardes. You could be a new student and within the first few hours you’ll have already made friends. If you are already making friends within the first few hours, imagine how many you’ll have after 9 years! You don’t only make relationships with other kids, but also with the teachers. Teachers are always there to help, to talk, and to listen, just like your friends would. That is what I would tell them.