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What's it like at the CJA

The Calgary Jewish Academy curriculum is based on the following principles guided by our vision of engaging, empowering and educating our students. At the CJA, we strive to honour core Jewish values through an enriched Alberta curriculum while being inspired to learn about Jewish religion, heritage and culture. We endeavour to create a culture of Yiddishkeit and Menschlekeit so that our graduates are knowledgeable and compassionate citizens who are proud of  their heritage and identity.

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At Calgary Jewish Academy (CJA), students walk down the halls on Friday hearing the prayers of Shabbat, the sounds of locker doors and zippered binders creating a chorus with prayers thousands of years old. In this way, generational legacies are forged and nurtured, ensuring traditions and teachings of centuries past continue to find their place in the Jewish homes of tomorrow.

At CJA we offer a dual curriculum, which expands beyond provincial requirements. Our approach incorporates a full Judaic curriculum which explores the history, and the heart, of the Jewish people. Our educators strive to offer students a broader understanding of the world, so they may anchor their personal histories and experiences inside those of the collective. This creates more room for unique experiences and diverse expression.

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Daily Essentials

At Calgary Jewish Academy (CJA), students walk down the halls on Friday hearing the prayers of Shabbat, the sounds of locker doors and zippered binders creating a chorus with prayers thousands of years old. In this way, generational legacies are forged and nurtured, ensuring traditions and teachings of centuries past continue to find their place in the Jewish homes of tomorrow.

At CJA we offer a dual curriculum, which expands beyond provincial requirements. Our approach incorporates a full Judaic curriculum which explores the history, and the heart, of the Jewish people. Our educators strive to offer students a broader understanding of the world, so they may anchor their personal histories and experiences inside those of the collective. This creates more room for unique experiences and diverse expression.

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Bringing Death out of the Shadows: A CJA Junior High Journey into Grief and Loss

January 13, 2023

Bringing Death out of the Shadows: A CJA Junior High Journey into Grief and Loss

By Lesley Machon Calgary Jewish Academy junior high students explored a curriculum-twist this year with the infusion of literature about grief, death, and healing. Although these are not topics we…

Calm Bodies, Calm Minds: CJA Junior High Students Teach Mindfulness to Kindergarteners

December 13, 2022

Calm Bodies, Calm Minds: CJA Junior High Students Teach Mindfulness to Kindergarteners

By Lesley Machon Mindfulness, in its simplest definition, is the act of being present. Paying attention to our thoughts, feelings, sensations and environment; noticing what is going on inside and…

A Little Elbow Grease Goes a Long Way at the CJA

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