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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As a reminder, school is in session on Monday, January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. For our students, this is a day of service and a day of teaching the values of Dr. King.

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Jewish Academy students express their thankfulness

Jewish Academy of Orlando kindergarteners performed in the school's annual Thanksgiving show. The audience was taken back in time to the days of the pilgrims. Each student had a role telling the story of the first Thanksgiving

Jewish Academy of Orlando Announces honorees of it's Wonderland Gala

Celebrating its 42nd year, Jewish Academy of Orlando will be honoring Ellen and Simon Snyder and Jodi and David Krinker at the school's annual gala, on Saturday, Jan.25, 2020, at the Citrus Club. The Wonderland Gala will feature dinner, dancing, and a selection of numbers from the spring musical production, "Alice in Wonderland."

JAO Students learn lessons of hope from a Holocaust survivor

Jewish Academy of Orlando fourth and fifth graders heard testimony from Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann as part of a visit organized by Dr. Dan Layish, an alumni parent. Steigmann visited students to share his incredible story of hope and survival.

Celebrating Sukkot at JAO

Jewish Academy of Orlando's students love celebrating the new year and spending time with their friends in the sukkah. Here are a few peeks from the week's activities.

Jewish Academy mascot 'Mac The Bee' visits the JCC

Jewish Academy of Orlando Mac the Bee returned to the Roth Family Jewish Community Center with much fanfare. Students and faculty of Jewish Academy of Orlando and the Early Childhood Learning Center at the JCC danced, sang, and welcomed Shabbat with Mac the Bee at a campus-wide Shabbat.

Jewish Academy of Orlando students observe Tashlich

On Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, students at Jewish Academy of Orlando observed Tashlich. While transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first, and second graders attended a service on campus, grades 3-5 observed Tashlich at Lake Lily.

Jewish Academy of Orlando enrollment increases 8 percent

Jewish Academy of Orlando grows with new students, new teachers, and a new grade level. While most of the growth came in the lower grades, the upper grades showed marked growth as well. Head of School Alan Rusonik said, "We are grateful for these positive trends and look forward to building on this momentum."

Jewish Academy students write and produce newscast

Each morning, Jewish Academy of Orlando students produce a daily 15-minute kid-friendly news program. The students share fun news stories, as well as highlight students and events happening in the school. The newscasts are filmed, produced and anchored by students as young as fourth grade.

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