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I am passionate about     our school.        Why?
My Passions• My family• China• Travel• Technical Gadgets and software• Politics• Laughing• Learning …….…and being Jewish
Why am I proud of being      Jewish?
I am proud of my Jewishheritage but not because…… • I was raised in a Jewish home – I wasn’t • I went to Hebrew school – I...
I am passionate about being     Jewish because……It matches up with my other passions:• I love to learn• I love to laugh• I...
I didn’t realize any of this until    I came to Jacksonville.  In NY that culture andtradition were part of the   In Jacks...
I came to the Center and the JJCPreschool and MJGDS and discoveredthat part of what I missed about NY wasbeing Jewish and ...
I learned that if I wanted our     children to feel that way too,• they weren’t going to get it from the local culture,• t...
They were going to get it                            From Jewish education.
Once here Ilearned a lotmore abouttheimportanceof a JewishDay Schooleducation.
I can cite facts:• “An extensive Jewish Day     • Bilingual education  School education is the        increases academic  ...
But here is the
Any school can teach children to read and                  write
This school also teaches them         tikkun olam
This school also teaches them how to be little mensches
This school also teaches themtheir connection to other peoplearound the world                                   (Hanukah  ...
This school also teaches them pride in their culture
They may not realize that this is what they are learning,            but I do and they will.
I do what I can to help and I am happy.
A big thank you to all the people who work here.    I hope you know that, whether or not       you are Jewish, you are hel...
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Passion for Jewish Education

  1. 1. I am passionate about our school. Why?
  2. 2. My Passions• My family• China• Travel• Technical Gadgets and software• Politics• Laughing• Learning …….…and being Jewish
  3. 3. Why am I proud of being Jewish?
  4. 4. I am proud of my Jewishheritage but not because…… • I was raised in a Jewish home – I wasn’t • I went to Hebrew school – I didn’t • I went to camp – I didn’t • I have memories of our family going to synagogue together – we didn’t • I have been to Israel – I haven’t
  5. 5. I am passionate about being Jewish because……It matches up with my other passions:• I love to learn• I love to laugh• I love ancient cultures and exotic places• I have an interest in social justice And also because of shared culture and traditions
  6. 6. I didn’t realize any of this until I came to Jacksonville. In NY that culture andtradition were part of the In Jacksonville, not so environment. much.
  7. 7. I came to the Center and the JJCPreschool and MJGDS and discoveredthat part of what I missed about NY wasbeing Jewish and I discovered my pride init.
  8. 8. I learned that if I wanted our children to feel that way too,• they weren’t going to get it from the local culture,• they weren’t going to get it from our extended family because they are not here,• and they weren’t going to learn it from me because I didn’t have the tools.
  9. 9. They were going to get it From Jewish education.
  10. 10. Once here Ilearned a lotmore abouttheimportanceof a JewishDay Schooleducation.
  11. 11. I can cite facts:• “An extensive Jewish Day • Bilingual education School education is the increases academic most important contributor success in all areas. to the formation of strong Second language students Jewish identities.” have higher academic Partnership for Excellence achievement scores, in Jewish Education better adaptability in other http:/www.peje.org cultures, and Hebrew challenges the mind more than Roman alphabet languages.
  12. 12. But here is the
  13. 13. Any school can teach children to read and write
  14. 14. This school also teaches them tikkun olam
  15. 15. This school also teaches them how to be little mensches
  16. 16. This school also teaches themtheir connection to other peoplearound the world (Hanukah aboard Holland America Westerdam)
  17. 17. This school also teaches them pride in their culture
  18. 18. They may not realize that this is what they are learning, but I do and they will.
  19. 19. I do what I can to help and I am happy.
  20. 20. A big thank you to all the people who work here. I hope you know that, whether or not you are Jewish, you are helping families and doing meaningful work.

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