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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...

JAO was on WESH 2 News

We have exciting news to share! We have been working with WESH 2 News and our remote Seder was included in a piece about making the holidays meaningful, given our current situation. Here is a link to the story that aired last night.

Jewish Academy initiates TAP

Jewish Academy of Orlando has made private education more accessible by initiating the Tuition Assistance Program. The TAP program adjusts tuition based on a family’s income for new students in grades TK-5th. TAP is designed to boost enrollment of new students by specifically targeting middle-income families.

The value of character education

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 importance of playtime in schools

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.

Celebrating Chanukah at the Jewish Academy of Orlando

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.
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