San Diego Jewish Academy

SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY ATTEMPTS TO BREAK A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD WHILE SUPPORTING THE SAN DIEGO HOMELESS COMMUNITY

 
 
East County News Service
 
March 26, 2019 (San Diego) -- Students, faculty and parents from the San Diego Jewish Academy will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most sandwiches assembled in three minutes on April 1, and will donate the assembled sandwiches to San Diego’s Alpha Project, an organization dedicated to helping the homeless change their lives and achieve self-sufficiency. 

SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY LAUNCHES RELIEF DRIVE TO AID OKLAHOMA TORNADO SURVIVORS

 

May 27, 2013 (San Diego) – “Our school community was deeply saddened as we learned of the magnitude of the widespread devastation caused in the community of Moore, Oklahoma and surrounding areas. The absolute destruction has profoundly affected the lives of thousands of the residents in that area,” Chaim Heller, head of the San Diego Jewish Academy wrote in a letter to parents of students.  “Jewish tradition teaches us "Al Taamod al dam re'echa" (Do not stand idly by while our neighbors are in pain). San Diego Jewish Academy has a longstanding tradition of reaching out to help any and all who are in need. We believe that our Jewish values of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) and (acts of loving kindness) are essential components of our instructional program at San Diego Jewish Academy.”

SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY HOLDS “MOTHER OF ALL GARAGE SALES” NOV. 11 TO BENEFIT HURRICANE SANDY VICTIMS

School previously raised over  30 tons of supplies for Katrina victims and, over $100,000 worth of medical supplies for those affected by the Haiti earthquake

November 11, 2012 (San Diego)-- “People really want to help the victims of Hurricane Sandy however they can,” said Scott Brown, former San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) parent and manager of The Mother of All Garage Sales.

On Sunday, November 11 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm, SDJA will old the event,, with 100% of the proceeds going to the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

SAN DIEGO STUDENT AMONG 15 FINALISTS AT GLOBAL GOOGLE SCIENCE FAIR

San Diego Jewish Academy eight grader Jonah Kohn's project uses tactile sound to enhance music for people with hearing loss through vibrations

 

June 11, 2012 (San Diego)--San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) eighth grade student Jonah Kohn was recently notified that he is one of five finalists in his age group out of a total 15 finalists in the 2012 Google Science Fair, which received thousands of entries from over 100 countries worldwide.

His project, Good Vibrations: Improving the Music Experience for People with Hearing Loss Using Multi-Frequency Tactile Sound, has the potential to affect millions of people with hearing loss by enhancing their ability to enjoy music.

SAN DIEGO JUNIOR PLACES IN TOP .000005% OF SCIENCE STUDENTS WORLDWIDE

 

San Diego Jewish Academy junior Melissa Fagan placed first at the Intel International Science and Engineering. Intel is the largest and most prestigious high school science competition in the world. 

May 26, 2012 (San Diego)– Last week, San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) student Melissa Fagan received first place at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  Seven million students compete annually to receive an invitation to Intel as it is considered the top high school science competition in the world.

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SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY STUDENTS WALK TO END GENOCIDE APRIL 22

In collaboration with Jewish World Watch, San Diego Jewish Academy will hold a Walk to End Genocide, which is being organized by a group of ninth and tenth grade students. The walk is being held to raise awareness about the mass atrocities occurring in Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY STUDENTS SWEEP GREATER SAN DIEGO SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FAIR AWARDS

 

 

SDJA was the big winner at the 2011 Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, with 50% of its high school entries taking home the grand prize, or Sweepstakes Awards, and over half of its middle school entries receiving a first place award.

SDJA STUDENTS WIN SCIENCE COMPETITIONS, TEAM TO COMPETE IN ISRAEL

By Kristin Hobbs Kjaero

 

June 30, 2010 (San Diego) -- What kind of “brain food” does the San Diego Jewish Academy feed its students? Whatever it is, it’s working!

 

Eighth grade student Sara Frank recently won first place in the Medicine category, four professional society awards, as well as the Sweepstakes Award at the San Diego Science Fair for her project, “Do You See What I See,” before going on to compete at the California State Science Fair. It is a truly impressive accomplishment for the eighth grader.

 

At the same time, the school’s team of 9th and 10th grade students won first prize nationally for inventing a system that purifies gray water from your washing machine for use in irrigation, and will go on to compete internationally in the Gildor Project’s final round in Israel.

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STUDENTS’ CORNER: THOSE VANISHING VOTERS

 

A satirical essay by Lucas Kjaero

East County Magazine invites students to submit their fiction or nonfiction works on any topic of relevance to East County. To kick it off just in time for election season, we launch with this witty piece on voting.

May 26, 2010 (La Mesa) -- The rate at which people vote has been declining ever since the 1900s. However, statisticians have recently announced that at the current rate of voter decline, there will only be five voters left in 2052.

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SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY TO HOST 50 HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS AT A REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY APRIL 12

 

Local wall to feature butterflies honoring children who died in Holocaust

 

March 29, 2010 (San Diego -- Each year, San Diego Jewish Academy hosts a Remembrance Ceremony for Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) in partnership with the New Life Club, a San Diego-based group of Holocaust survivors. The ceremony will focus on honoring the 6 million Jews, 1.5 million of whom were children, murdered in the Holocaust.

 

Survivors will share their stories with students to ensure that an important part of Jewish history is passed on to the next generation. With most survivors now in their 80s, the event could be one of the last opportunities for students to hear these historically significant individuals’ stories first hand.

HAITI RELIEF DONATIONS PILE UP AT SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY: MORE SUPPLIES SOUGHT

 


Drop-off centers established around the County, including SDSU, UC, coastal and East San Diego areas

 

January 27, 2010 (San Diego) – “Watching the horrors unfold on television, we wanted our students, our future leaders, to understand that they can make a different in the world through Gimilut Hasadim, deeds of loving kindness,” said Dr. Jeffrey Davis, upper school principal at San Diego Jewish Academy.

 

The school is collecting supplies from the public through Friday to deliver to victims of the Haiti earthquake.

SAN DIEGO JEWISH ACADEMY COLLECTING SUPPLIES FOR HAITI QUAKE RELIEF STARTING SUN. JAN. 24


January 22, 2010 (San Diego) -- Five years ago, San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) raised over 30 tons of donated supplies for Katrina victims in just four days. (photo). Starting Sunday, January 24th, the private school in Carmel Valley will seek to recreate those efforts for victims of the massive Haiti earthquake.