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Jewish Academy of Orlando launched Positive Education, a character education program across all grades. This program is introducing students, teachers and the JAO community to the language of character strengths from the field of positive psychology, integrated with Jewish values.
The Jewish Academy of Orlando has extended recess for all grades to 45 minutes. In addition to extended recess time, lunch for all grades is 30 minutes, and a mid-morning break of 15 minutes is included in the daily schedule.
Jewish Academy of Orlando's students loved celebrating Hanukkah with their friends. Here are a few peeks from the week's activities. Jewish Academy of Orlando serves central Florida students of all faiths from transitional kindergarten through fifth grade.
Jewish Academy of Orlando fifth grade students partnered with Muslim peers from Leadership Preparatory School and Christian peers from Geneva School in a day of learning at JAO. The event is the first of the schools' three-part Multi-faith Education Program that has been in place for 17 years.
Through the Jewish Pavilion planning, the kindergartners from The Jewish Academy of Orlando delighted the seniors at Savannah Court singing Chanukah songs. They presented the seniors with handmade cards and plenty of kisses (Hershey's that is).
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 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.
The Jewish holidays at Jewish Academy of Orlando have always been special, and for the second year in a row, they were even more memorable as the students celebrated with their friends, teachers, and the community at two local synagogues
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.