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Jewish Academy of Orlando practices peace and unity


On Dec. 8, middle school students from the Geneva School, a Christian day school, and Leaders Preparatory School, an Islamic educational school, joined the middle school students from the Jewish Academy of Orlando for a morning of learning and sharing. This was the first meeting between the three schools that will take place this year. The theme for this year's multi-faith program is "cities and peace."

Each different faith will be teaching about cities that are important to their different faith traditions. The students from the Jewish Academy taught about two different cities in Israel: Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. In addition to learning about cities that are important to our different traditions, the students will be creating "peace polls" that will be displayed to show that our different traditions share a common desire to have peace in our world.

Finally, the Jewish Academy students taught about the holiday of Chanukah.

"At the Jewish Academy of Orlando, we believe that this is an important program to help promote peace and unity in our very complicated and fragmented world," said Head of School Alan Rusonik.

For more information about the Jewish Academy of Orlando or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Jessica Mishael, admissions manager, at jmishael@myjao.org or 407-647-0713.


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