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Pardes (High School First Years and Sophomores)

Pardes Updates followed by their weekly schedules:

Throughout the year the class would continually come back to current events and how to approach them as Jewish teenagers in 2019 on everything thing from anti semitism to immigration. We discussed a bit more in depth how the Jewish holidays can find a place in our everyday lives even if the story the holiday comes with is from history. Finally throughout the year we talked about where their responsibility as part of the Jewish community, whether that be local or global, comes in and how they can reach their goals of feeling like they are a part of something greater and making a difference.

-Written 5-17-19 by Morah Aviva Tilles,

Today in Pardes we learned a very important lesson for last weeks Torah portion. We learned the famous line "love your fellow as yourself ". Words we should all live by.  We also learned many different accomplishments Israel has achieved in it 71 years like free education and free healthcare.  I it really amazing to see everything listed out. Please ask your child for the highlights.  It has been an honor and privilege teaching your children this year.  Have a great summer! Mr Arnet 

-Written 5-12-19 by Mr. Allan Arnet,

Our Yom HaShoah program focused on the theme of indifference to the suffering and persecution of others. In doing so, it highlighted the response of the American government and many Americans to the plight of Jewish refugees from Nazi antisemitism seeking entrance into this country during the 1930's. The response was characterized largely by xenophobia, nativism and Judeophobia. The American refusal to admit greater numbers of Jewish refugees was highlighted by the screening of the film, "The Double Crossing: The Story of the St. Louis." The 80th anniversary of this doomed voyage of some 900 Jewish refugees, turned away by the United States, Canada and Cuba, symbolized the indifferent response of the world to Jews attempting to flee the Third Reich. The lesson that Elie Wiesel took from the world's apathy in the face of the genocide of European Jewry was that the opposite of love is not hate. The opposite of love is indifference. Another lesson is the need for a Jewish state, the state of Israel, that can serve as a Jewish refuge and haven.

-Written 5-6-19 by Dr. Elliot Lefkovitz

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Sunday Pardes SJS Schedule

Starting Time Ending Time Title of Session Room/Space Educator(s)/Leader(s)
9:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Madrichim Responsibilities and/or Madrichim Training Various Based on Madrichim Assignments from Mr. Sherman (for those who are a part of that program)
10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Yahadut (Judaica)  Room 9 Mr. Allan Arnet
11:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Yahadut (Judaica), Current Events and Leadership Training --includes High School Juniors and Seniors Room 7 Morah Aviva Tilles


NOTE: Please click here to access Pardes SJS Curricular Learning Objectives, Materials and Resources.

Sun, July 21 2019 18 Tammuz 5779