St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School prepares each of its students for lifelong intellectual and spiritual growth by providing a superior educational experience within a nurturing Christian environment. Situated in Hyde Park and near Downtown Tampa, St. John’s is a co-ed, Episcopal K(4)-8 independent school with a rich 68-year tradition of exceptional academic achievement. Founded in 1951, St. John’s is Tampa’s oldest Episcopal school.

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Jewish High Holidays

We wish all our Jewish families and friends a wonderful and blessed upcoming holiday season!  The major High Holidays occur in early September this year, with Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) occurring from sundown September 6 through sundown, September 8, and Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) marked from sundown, September 15, until sundown, September 16. 

As has been our practice for the last two years, our Middle Division library is hosting an exhibit on the Jewish High Holidays for the month of September.  The exhibit, designed by our Chaplain, Fr. James Reho and librarian Erin Hill, includes a shofar (ram’s horn) blown on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, a tallit (prayer shawl) and mezuzah (encased scripture hung on one’s doorpost).  Each item bears a more detailed, informative description.  The exhibit also includes a number of books on Judaism, Jewish customs, and Jewish life, as well as informative posters on each of four Jewish holidays celebrated during this season: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, and Simchat Torah.  

For more information on the Jewish High Holidays, please click here.

Blessings,
James

The Rev. Dr. James Reho
Associate Rector and Chaplain to the School