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Pardes Panthers Sports Banquet

May 5 – “We are here this morning to recognize our student athletes and their hard work and dedication to the athletic program,” began Sara Lovstrom. Addressing a room of some 100 players, parents and coaches at the annual Panthers Sports Banquet, the Pardes Athletics Director spoke about everything from the school’s no cuts, everyone […]

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It’s Always Better Together

May 13 –  May 7th marked the end of another successful year for the Better Together Program, a year-long partnership between Pardes Jewish Day School, The Bureau of Jewish Education, and a New York Foundation.  Each month, Pardes Eighth graders joined with seniors from our Jewish community to gain insights and knowledge through shared stories […]

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Pardes Middle Schoolers Commemorate Yom Hashoah with Holocaust Survivor

May 2 –  Pardes Fifth through Eighth graders gathered in the Sanctuary on May 2nd for a poignant and very inspiring commemoration of Yom Hashoah. The program began with a special candle lighting. Six eighth graders lit a single candle, each bearing the name of an individual who perished in the Holocaust, the years they […]

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Head of School Shares School’s Strategic Initiatives

March 26 – Head of School Peter Gordon and the Pardes Board of Directors held an opening meeting on March 26th to outline the School’s Strategic Initiatives. Mr. Gordon presented each of the strategic endeavors, which centered around the four key areas of academics; admissions/recruitment;  Jewish life and learning; and culture, values and wellness. The […]

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Pardes CSO and Fellow Student Experience the Science of the Middle Ages

March 5 – Pardes Jewish Day School was the only Lower/Middle School invited to present at the inaugural STEAM Education Day which took place at this year’s annual Renaissance Festival.  Over 1,000 students from Tucson to Flagstaff attended this AZ Scitech/AZ Technology Council event. It is one of the newest ASU programs for schools involved […]

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Students Visit Violins of Hope Exhibit

March 13- Truly unique experiences don’t come around very often. So when Pardes 6th through 8th graders had the opportunity to participate in a Violins of Hope education program that also included a private tour of the exhibition featuring 21 violins from the Holocaust, in addition to listening to several incredible speakers, the impact was […]

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The Art of the Hebrew Name

“I truly believe in the power and magic of the arts as a vehicle for Jewish engagement,” says Elyssa Moss Rabinowitz.  Rabinowitz is co-founder of Israel’s Kol HaOt, which provides interactive Jewish educational art programs. She is also the Director of the Teacher Institute for the Arts (TI Arts) which is what brought her to […]

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STEAM Night/Maker Faire 2019

February 7 – When asked about STEAM Night/Maker Faire 2019, Assistant Head of School Mitch Flatow was exuberant. “By all accounts, STEAM Night was a “roaring” success,” he said.  “There was so much to challenge and educate. I didn’t know where to go first!” The Pardes campus was buzzing with excitement for the entire evening […]

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100+18 Jews: An Exploration of the Jewish People Throughout History

February 1 –  When we think of famous Jews in history, the patriarchs and matriarchs naturally come to mind.  Expanding on that theme, Pardes Third through Sixth graders celebrated 100+18 Jews: An Exploration of the Jewish People Throughout History.  Tying in with the 100th Day of School celebrations, each student was assigned an influential person […]

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