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26 Nisan 5780

April 20, 2020

Dear ICJA Family,

Baruch Hashem the first day back from Pesach break was a success and the adjustments made to the daily schedule were generally well received. Of course, as always, there were a few bumps in the road – some students forgot the new passwords we’ve attached to the zoom meeting rooms, and some forgot the new Monday/Wednesday schedule begins with the 2nd period, but overall things went smoothly.

But, as I mentioned last week we want to hear your thoughts as well. The following is a link to a PARENT SURVEY created with guidance from Measuring Success. The survey is anonymous and will take less than 5 minutes to complete. Parents, please CLICK HERE to complete the survey.

Tonight is Yom HaShoah, and tomorrow we are honored to have a special presentation by Mrs. Chaya Small during 8th period (1:45-2:30 pm). While it is an all-school assembly (attendance will be taken!), we also invite all of our ICJA family to join us and hear her incredible story. We thank the Gertz family for sponsoring our annual Yom HaShoah program. To join, CLICK HERE


Next week is Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut, and we are preparing special programs for both of these days. More information will be forthcoming shortly.

Finally, I know that the end of the year is still weeks away, but we are preparing for an unusual week of finals. Seniors will have their last day of school on May 15, and their teachers may use either the week of May 11 or 18 to give finals. The rest of the school (9th-11th grades) will have finals as scheduled during the week of June 8. Of course, this year, we are encouraging all of our teachers to consider both traditional and alternative forms of assessment to respond to the unique circumstances of this “stay at home” time.

Tomorrow’s schedule is:

Period 1: 9:30 – 10:10a.

Period 5: 10:15 – 10:55a.

Period 6: 11:00 – 11:40a.


Period 7: 1:00 -1:40p.

Period 8: 1:45 – 2:25p. (Yom HaShoah Assembly)

Period 9: 2:30 – 3:10p.

Please stay safe, and continue to partner with us as we transform this unusual period into an opportunity for Torah u’maddah, and for learning and inspiration!



Rabbi Leonard A. Matanky, Ph.D.

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