This week’s edition of the Jewish Journal includes a great article featuring the recent visit of de Toledo’s Spirulina Research Program students to the Abayudaya community in Uganda.
A truly unique partnership between our Global Jewish Education and Science departments, the Uganda program has given our students a remarkable opportunity to share their research findings, connect with peers in Africa, and hopefully help foster spirulina cultivation and stronger food security amongst the Abayudaya community.
Moving forward, our Spirulina Research Program students will continue to build on their research in the dTHS campus greenhouse, and we’re looking forward to expanding this type of outreach to other Jewish communities across the globe.

In many ways, the experience in Uganda encapsulates everything dTHS stands for, starting with an abiding commitment to the highest levels of academic excellence and intellectual inquiry.  At the same time, we are convinced that sending our students to connect with and learn from Jewish peers in diverse communities overseas helps them develop a deep sense of personal identity, self-confidence, self-expression – and ultimately – life purpose.
Once again, all of us in the dTHS community express our gratitude to Yoav Ben-Horin and Lior Sibony for helping make our Global Jewish Education department truly unlike any other, to Yolanda Hovsepian for leading the spirulina research here on campus, and to Susan Hirsch Wohl and the Bob and Nita Hirsch Family Foundation for the philanthropic support which has made the Spirulina/Abayudaya partnership possible.
Please share the Jewish Journal article on your social networks as much as possible. We’re excited to spread the word about this initiative!

Located in the San Fernando Valley portion of the City of Los Angeles in Northern Los Angeles County. de Toledo High School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Builders of Jewish Education (BJE,) and financially supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation.