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First Day of School: August 17, Meet and Greet August 14

Please join us on August 14 for Meet and Greet. 
The first day of school is August 17. 
We can’t wait to see you!!! BEE healthy! BEE Safe!

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JAO to open 'in person' with precautions during COVID-19

Jewish Academy of Orlando will welcome its students back to in person learning this fall with precautions in place. Consistent with the recommendations of the American Association of Pediatrics, students will attend school, while following stringent safety guidelines to minimize the risk of COVID-19.

The superheroes of the Jewish Academy of Orlando

Jewish Academy of Orlando teachers are superheroes. During Teacher Appreciation Week, teachers were celebrated with yard signs. Here is a peek of some of JAO's beloved teachers. Jewish Academy of Orlando serves central Florida students of all faiths from transitional kindergarten through fifth grade.

Jewish Academy reschedules Broadway-style musical for Oct. 15

Jewish Academy of Orlando originally planned to present Disney's "Alice in Wonderland" in May, however to ensure the safety of JAO's students and community, the full-scale musical production, starring the children of the Jewish Academy of Orlando, will be presented one night only on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center.

JAO students observed Yom Hashoah remotely

Jewish Academy of Orlando observed its annual Holocaust remembrance day remotely. Fourth and fifth grade students participated in a morning of music, prayer, and remembrance.

Jewish Academy of Orlando offers virtual Passover break activities

Jewish Academy of Orlando will offer daily activities during Passover/spring amidst the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. Head of School Alan Rusonik said, "All of us, students, teachers and parents alike, need a break! In just a matter of a few short weeks, our world was turned upside down."

JAO students celebrate first-ever remote Passover Seder 1960's style

Jewish Academy of Orlando held is first-ever remote model Passover seder with a 1960s-theme for its students, parents and guests using Google Meet. The students told the story of Passover in a traditional way with the four questions, traditional meal (at home), and songs. The 1960s-themed costumes, and songs added to the excitement...

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