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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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A Joyful Shabbat Celebration at Calgary Jewish Academy’s PJ Goes to Preschool

February 12, 2024

A Joyful Shabbat Celebration at Calgary Jewish Academy’s PJ Goes to Preschool

On February 9th, 2024, the Calgary Jewish Academy (CJA) opened its doors to families across Calgary for the heartwarming celebration of our annual PJ Goes to Preschool event. In collaboration…

Hanukkah Celebrations at the CJA

December 21, 2023

Hanukkah Celebrations at the CJA

Hanukkah at the CJA was a unique blend of celebration, tradition and excitement. Throughout the eight days students took part in various activities that not only honoured our Jewish holiday…

Honouring Remembrance Day at the CJA

November 17, 2023

Honouring Remembrance Day at the CJA

On November 10th, the Calgary Jewish Academy (CJA) gathered to honor and commemorate Remembrance Day with a meaningful assembly led by our grade 4 students. In the days leading up…