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DKJA Jewish Philosophy    
DKJA is a K-12 Jewish Day School providing an extraordinary Jewish education to students from diverse backgrounds.
 

DKJA is committed to each student knowing the history, traditions and values of the Jewish people, literate and conversant with our texts and ideas, and being deeply identified with Klal Yisrael and Medinat Yisrael.  We are dedicated to motivating our students to maintain a deep and passionate lifelong engagement with Jewish life.

 

Students are immersed in the richness, wisdom and beauty of our tradition, and history throughout the grades.  Our sequential approach is geared to allow students as they mature to develop analytical skills, critical thinking while engaging in interactive discussion through the study of biblical, rabbinic and modern texts. Rigorous study is combined with thoughtful reflection as students are consistently encouraged to derive meaning from our texts and apply them to their personal and communal lives.  Through the creation and implementation of inspiring experiences at every grade level, we motivate our students to not only acquire knowledge, but live it as part of their deep Jewish identity.

 

Our diverse Jewish community strives to model the unity of the Jewish people.  We seek ways to learn from those who hold different views and practices while, at the same time, recognizing and creating a community that understands we are ultimately one people.

 

We are dedicated to the State of Israel, the Land of Israel and the People of Israel. Through classes, speakers, conversation and experiences, we instill in our students a love for Israel and recognition of its centrality in the past, present and future of the Jewish people.

 

Formal and experiential Jewish education are at the core of our Judaism at DKJA, sparking a fire within our students to appreciate and to build committed Jewish lives, expressing one’s identity through practice, acts of kindness and leadership.

 
 

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