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  • Dr. Dan Glass Appointed New Head of School

    Posted January 29, 2015

    It is with great pleasure that we announce that the San Francisco members of the Board of Trustees have voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Dan Glass as the new Head of School for Brandeis Hillel Day School in San Francisco, effective July 1, 2015.

    A Bay Area native, Dan brings to Brandeis an inspiring and exciting vision of Jewish education, and a proven record of academic excellence. We are thrilled that Dan has decided to dedicate his career to Jewish day school leadership, and we are delighted that he has chosen to make Brandeis Hillel Day School in San Francisco his home. MORE INFORMATION

  • Save the Date for Grandparents & Special Friends Day!

    Posted January 13, 2015

    Save the Date!
    Grandparents and Special Friends Day
    Friday, March 20, 2015

    More than 250 grandparents and special friends visit our campus each spring for a special day filled with intergenerational learning, Shabbat celebrations, and student performances. To make sure your child’s grandparent or special friend receives an invitation, please contact Invitations will be mailed next month.

  • Middle School Performance Night Showcases Student Work

    Posted January 29, 2015

    Middle school students in the drama and band electives delighted an audience of parents, siblings, teachers, and friends, in a performance evening that showcased their first semester's work. The middle school band performed "Superstition" by Stevie Wonder, and featured improvised solos by Quinn K. on the alto saxophone and Rowan M. on the trumpet. Drama elective students performed My Homework Ate My Dog. On display in the BIJ social hall were works by many other electives: "Modern Art Movements," "Printmaking," "Spatial Design," and "What's Inside Your Device." Art students displayed Cubist collages, Pop Art–inspired ceramics, Warhol-style portraits, and works of printmaking. Spatial design students collaborated with the drama elective and created the sets for the show. Computer students showed work on computers of taking apart one of several devices as they explored the beauty of the inside of modern electronics. Kol hakavod ("job well done") to all the participants! MORE PHOTOS

  • Motivated, Moving, and Having Fun - Third Graders Walk, Run, and Jog in P.E.

    Posted January 27, 2015

    Believe it or not, not all third graders love to run! But the Walk/Jog/Run unit they are currently engaged with in P.E. is changing that for our students. Disguising the fitness aspect of walking, jogging, and running by mixing in various patterns, different motor skills, and different partners and groups keeps students motivated, moving, and having fun. Aligned with NASPE and state content and performance standards, these activities are designed to include and challenge all students’ physical skills, while maintaining enjoyable, health-promoting, moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during class. The 3rd graders certainly looked to be having fun last week when they jogged with lower school P.E. teacher Nobuo Kotani along Brotherhood Way and down to Lake Merced. MORE PHOTOS

  • Second Graders Lead Tefillah

    Posted January 22, 2015

    The second grade class led Thursday morning tefillah (service), with their families and the first graders in attendance. As part of the Hebrew/Judaic studies curriculum, each grade from first to eighth prepares for and then leads one tefillah a year. The second graders sang traditional and contemporary prayers, interspersed with songs in Hebrew and English. As part of their preparation, the students created watercolors, on display for the oneg following the service, with their written reflections on what the act of prayer meant to each of them. MORE PHOTOS

SF Campus Calendar

Mon Feb 02

7th Grade Outdoor Ed

Thru: Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Wed Feb 04

Tu B'Shevat

Sat Feb 07

David and Jessica Sherr B'nai MItzvah

Tue Feb 10

State of the School Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed Feb 11

Parent Association Board Meeting

Location: Conference Room
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat Feb 14

Sara Rubinstein Bat Mitzvah

Mon Feb 16

Presidents' Day, School Closed


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