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Parsha Page – Ha’azinu; 9/22/18

Shabbat Shalom! This week’s parsha, Ha’azinu, contains the last of Moses’ speech to the Israelites in the form of a farewell poem. He speaks of the battles the Israelites have gone through and will go through. Moses portrays God as the protector and guide of the Israelites, the Rock who holds Israel steady. Moses then describes how the […]

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Parsha Page – Vayeilech; 9/15/18

Shabbat Shalom! This is our first parsha in 5779. This week’s parsha, Vayeilech, begins with Moses reiterating to the people that he is old, and will not be able to cross into the Promised Land with them. He reminds them that God has appointed Joshua to lead the people, and that God will deliver the land to the […]

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Parsha Page – Nitzavim; 9/8/18

Shabbat Shalom! This is our final parsha in 5778. Shana tova! This week’s parsha, Nitzavim, begins as Moses is wrapping up his final speech to the Israelites. They are perched on the edge of the land of Israel, waiting to cross into the land and claim it. Moses reminds them that they are gathered together- everyone from the tribal leaders […]

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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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Head of School Monthly Message – The Importance of Kindness

August 30, 2018 – There are many important topics that circulate in the field of education with regard to the “best way” to educate children as well as the central issues that surround the growth and well-being of those children we educate. To that end, I find myself contemplating the difficulty our children are dealing […]

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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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Truly Better Together: Linking the Generations

May 3, 2018 – This was another amazing year for the Better Together eighth grade program, a partnership between Pardes Jewish Day School and the Bureau of Jewish Education. Better Together provides a creative opportunity for Pardes students to interact with older members of our Jewish community, as they hear about and learn from our […]

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Parsha Page – Ki Tavo; 9/1/2018

Shabbat Shalom! This week’s parsha, Ki Tavo, opens with stating the mitzvah to bring the first fruits of the field to the Temple in the promised land. One should bring the fruits of their labor as an offering to be shared with the Cohanim (Priests), Levi’im (Levites), and the “stranger in your midst”. Fun fact: this is where we get the text […]

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Newest Technology Opens Worlds of Wonders To Pardes Students

On April 11th, Pardes students got a sneak preview of Google Expeditions’ Augmented Reality (AR) experience. Each class was treated to a thirty-minute teacher-led session where they explored 3D objects through smartphone equipped Google “Tango” Augmented Reality technology. The soon to be released app is Google’s newest cutting-edge tool designed to enhance the overall experience […]

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