San Diego Jewish Academy

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Coordinates: 32°56′04.04″N 117°13′33.71″W / 32.9344556°N 117.2260306°W / 32.9344556; -117.2260306

San Diego Jewish Academy
San Diego Jewish Academy 2013-10-10 08-27.jpg
Address
11860 Carmel Creek Road
San Diego, California, United States
Information
Type Private, Co-ed
Religious affiliation(s) Jewish
Denomination Pluralistic
Established 1979
Head of school Chaim Heller
Color(s) Blue/Gold
Mascot Lions
Website

San Diego Jewish Academy (SDJA) is an independent Jewish day school currently located in the Carmel Valley community of San Diego, California. The school is composed of three schools: SDJA Preschool, Golda Meir Lower School for grades K-5 and Maimonides Upper School for grades 6-12.[1]

As a pluralistic Jewish day school, SDJA is not affiliated with any one synagogue or movement of Judaism. SDJA is a pluralistic school and has "compacts" with a number of San Diego synagogues.[2]

History[edit]

SDJA began as a small neighborhood school in rented facilities on the property of Congregation Tifereth Israel in 1979.[citation needed]

In 1999, San Diego Jewish Academy built a 40-acre campus in Carmel Valley. As of 2013, SDJA is a 56-acre campus.[3]

Football[edit]

In 2009, the San Diego Jewish Academy Lions were the first ever Jewish football teams in the United States. The team is made up of 11 players who have taken 25th place in their league and made an appearance in the CIF playoffs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Academics - San Diego Jewish Academy". San Diego Jewish Academy. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  2. ^ "FAQs - San Diego Jewish Academy". San Diego Jewish Academy. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  3. ^ "Facility Use - San Diego Jewish Academy". San Diego Jewish Academy. Retrieved 2017-05-15. 
  4. ^ Gehlken, Michael (2009-10-29). "Jewish Academy's football team sets a precedent". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved 2017-05-15.