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You guessed it, Rigorous Academics, Living Judaism, Proud Zionism, and Caring Community!

0: A Sweet Way To Support Israel and SCY High School!
SCY High students will be selling beautifully wrapped 4.6oz bottles of Israeli honey (with dipper) for $10 a piece at Congregation Adat Yeshurun and Beth Jacob after Shacharit on Sunday September 8th & 22nd as a fundraiser for the SCY High Parent Association. Honey is also available for sale at the school or by contacting Cheryl Horn at

1: Dr. Andrew Hoag (Humanities Dept.) discusses his proudest accomplishments (his family and completing his PhD) as part of a recent Faculty In-Service Day
Before the students ever returned to SCY High, our faculty members were hard at work preparing their lesson plans, decorating their classrooms, and learning new skills over the summer. Some faculty members attended educational conferences, others wrote books, and others redesigned their whole curriculum using new technologies; one thing they all had in common is that they spent two days together preparing for the school year as a team to ensure that our students have the best educational experience possible!

2: Rabbi Loffman (Judaics) testing out a new (🤣) piece of technology for teaching Talmud
Rabbi Loffman was looking for a way to have his actual Gemara page up on the white board so he could teach students in a more engaging way. For a number of technical reasons, this old guy was the best solution. We broke this overhead projector out of storage and the boys had never seen one before! They thought it was the coolest thing ever!

3: Uriel Green (Class of 2018), with a group of other future IDF recruits, about to board a Nefesh BeNefesh flight to Ben Gurion airport
Uriel joins the long line of SCY High School alumni who have made the historic decision to make Aliyah and serve the Jewish People by joining the IDF. As part of the "Olim Al Madim" program, Uriel will become an official Israeli citizen and be inducted into the IDF to serve his people. We will be sure to keep you updated about his journey. We are so proud of you, Uriel!

4: A trail of boats filled with SCY High students navigating the Kern River in Kern County, CA
Each year, as a way of kicking off the new academic year and helping the student body bond, SCY High students spend 3 days camping in the great outdoors and navigating the white water rapids of the Kern River. Our annual retreat also featured a Shabbaton in Los Angeles and fun Saturday night and Sunday activities. This year we were privileged to join the world-famous Second City Improv troupe in Hollywood, CA for a two-hour training and show. The retreat is an opportunity for everyone to bond, refresh old friendships, kindle new ones, and start the year off on the right foot.

In Other News...

  • Condolences to the family of Mr. Kevin Cloud on his tragic passing. Mr. Cloud was the founding Secular Studies Headmaster of SCY High School and one of the people who really brought the school to life. He infused the secular studies program with a thirst for knowledge and a drive for high standards. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. May the continued success of our boys and the school be a merit for his soul. He will be missed and remembered by the SCY High family.
  • Thank you to Mike and Karen Aron for sponsoring next Thursday's Davening in memory of Karen's late mother, Eileen bat Egon.
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