3 Nisan 5777
Dear AJA Community,
Eizehu chacham? Ha’lomed mi’kol adam
אֵיזֶהוּ חָכָם? הַלּוֹמֵד מִכָּל אָדָם
The question “who is wise?” is posed to us in the Talmud. The answer: he who learns from all people. For our Upper School students, this succinctly sums up their month. Adar was filled with so many opportunities for them to learn and participate in such valuable experiences - I just have to tell you about them. Click below to read more about the programs, accolades, experiences and programs from Adar at the Upper School:
ATHLETICS / Israeli Youth Elitzur Basketball
AHAVAT YISRAEL / Modern Israel Seminar
DEBATE / Moot Beit Din
EDUCATION / Minimester
MITZVAH / Trip to Azerbaijan
PHYSICS / Safe Cracking Competition
POLITICS / Political Process Education
SCIENCE / Tech Fair
THEATER / Girls Chagiga
All I can say is...Kol hakavod (respect) !!
As you know, we are constructing a new Upper School building. We are not, however, just adding a physical building, we are building a school. Merging together as ONE AJA, allows us to ultimately offer a student experience that is aligned with the goals and mission of AJA. The final product will be an AJA graduate who is accepted to the best colleges and yeshivot, is grounded in middot, and a solid human being who has the skill set to navigate the complexities of the world while being an upstanding citizen. We are creating proud Jewish leaders with compassionate hearts and minds.
I’m so excited about the many amazing things happening at the Upper School, and I’m even more excited about the future...beyond just the physical building. For next school year, we are looking feverishly at new electives, new course offerings, and ways to enrich the Upper School academics and Judaic studies to truly meet the 21st Century Learning demands that our students will need.
I look forward to sharing more as the summer approaches.
Rabbi Ari Leubitz