At the start of the school year, we began a new tradition - FJA Houses! Most of us know about houses from the infamous Harry Potter books, and school houses are common in private schools and some universities. Students, faculty, and staff were split into three houses - Galil (north), Mercaz (middle), and Negev (south) to represent the different territories of Israel. Students will keep their house affiliation throughout their time at FJA.
Instead of spirit week by grades (don't worry - we will have a grade spirit week in the spring!) we conducted a house spirit week! The FJA community showed their spirit by dressing up each day in the following themes; Friends of the IDF Day, Character Day, Sports Day, Decades Day, and House Color Day. During lunch, there were a plethora of fun competitions and a lot of student participation.
Thank you to Mrs. Kahn, Mrs. Sesi, Mrs. Untener, Mrs. Wommer, Rabbi Taylor-Abt, and student House Representatives for all of their hard work in planning this wonderful new spirit week!