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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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Lower School Students Explore Social-Emotional Skills Each Week

Pardes embraces the idea that social and emotional skills are essential to a comprehensive 21st century education. To that end, we’ve formalized our Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) this year by adding regular classes with School Counselor Jodi Woodnick.  Each SEL class starts with a Fist of 5, where students take a moment to think about their mood, […]

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Exploring Jewish Heritage though Supernatural Creatures

November 2020 – In Ms. Rubenstein’s Jewish studies classes, fourth and fifth graders recently started an exploration of Jewish heritage and history through the various “supernatural” creatures present in Jewish traditions. In this project-based learning exploration, students will answer the question: How do Jewish monsters teach us about our Jewish Heritage? Each student chose a creature in Jewish text […]

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Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive Goes Virtual

Kesher, Pardes Jewish Day School’s parent organization, has launched its eighth annual Thanksgiving Food Drive in partnership with the Granada Primary School. While the look of the drive may be different, the urgency of providing the Thanksgiving food is just as critical this year. Pardes families and friends are invited to go to Target online […]

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Meet Kindergarten Assistant and Jewish Studies Teacher Ady Heyman

We are thrilled to welcome Morah Ady to our Pardes community. Not only is she one of our kindergarten assistants, but she also teaches kindergarten Hebrew and Jewish Studies for kindergarten and first grade. Q: Why did you choose to work at Pardes Jewish Day School? A: I chose to work at Pardes because I […]

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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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