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What's it like at the CJA

The Calgary Jewish Academy curriculum is based on the following principles guided by our vision of engaging, empowering and educating our students. At the CJA, we strive to honour core Jewish values through an enriched Alberta curriculum while being inspired to learn about Jewish religion, heritage and culture. We endeavour to create a culture of Yiddishkeit and Menschlekeit so that our graduates are knowledgeable and compassionate citizens who are proud of  their heritage and identity.

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At Calgary Jewish Academy (CJA), students walk down the halls on Friday hearing the prayers of Shabbat, the sounds of locker doors and zippered binders creating a chorus with prayers thousands of years old. In this way, generational legacies are forged and nurtured, ensuring traditions and teachings of centuries past continue to find their place in the Jewish homes of tomorrow.

At CJA we offer a dual curriculum, which expands beyond provincial requirements. Our approach incorporates a full Judaic curriculum which explores the history, and the heart, of the Jewish people. Our educators strive to offer students a broader understanding of the world, so they may anchor their personal histories and experiences inside those of the collective. This creates more room for unique experiences and diverse expression.

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Daily Essentials

At Calgary Jewish Academy (CJA), students walk down the halls on Friday hearing the prayers of Shabbat, the sounds of locker doors and zippered binders creating a chorus with prayers thousands of years old. In this way, generational legacies are forged and nurtured, ensuring traditions and teachings of centuries past continue to find their place in the Jewish homes of tomorrow.

At CJA we offer a dual curriculum, which expands beyond provincial requirements. Our approach incorporates a full Judaic curriculum which explores the history, and the heart, of the Jewish people. Our educators strive to offer students a broader understanding of the world, so they may anchor their personal histories and experiences inside those of the collective. This creates more room for unique experiences and diverse expression.

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From Generation to Generation

November 4, 2022

From Generation to Generation

Grandparents & Grandpals Day at the CJA After 3 years without public gatherings, celebrations, or ceremonies, on October 28th, 2022, we welcomed over 250 visitors into our building for Grandparents…

CJA Student Council Literacy Campaign: Fresh Reads for Teens

August 12, 2022

CJA Student Council Literacy Campaign: Fresh Reads for Teens

Each year, Calgary Jewish Academy’s student council raises money for a project that supports the school’s values of community, sustainability and inclusivity. This year, they decided to upgrade the library. …

Enrolment Open at Calgary’s Jewish Academy

August 12, 2022

Enrolment Open at Calgary’s Jewish Academy

Community, Academics, Yiddishkeit, and Beyond: Why Students and Teachers Love the CJA By: Lesley Machon Registration is now open for the 2022-2023 school year at Calgary Jewish Academy (CJA), where…