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Please respond to three of the following four “short answer” questions. Your answer should be no longer than one to three words:

Short Answer Question 1: What hashtag would you use to describe yourself?*

Short Answer Question 2: If you could teach a course at Kehillah, what would it be called?*

Short Answer Question 3: What historical moment or event do you wish you could have witnessed?*

Short Answer Question 4: Kendrick Lamar won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Music, becoming the first non-classical or jazz musician to win the award. Whom do you believe will be the next person to break boundaries in artistic, scientific or literary accomplishment? (From Wake Forest University)*

Answer one of the three questions below:

  1. Rabbi Nachman of Breslov said, “If you are not a better person tomorrow than you are today, what need have you for a tomorrow?” When you daydream, what kind of person do you hope to become in the future?
  2. What would you change about the place you live?
  3. Feeling creative? Pose and answer your own question.

As a part of your application, we have asked you to share one graded math assignment and one graded English assignment from school. Please respond to one of the following two questions on the assignments you submitted. (A typical answer is between 80 and 200 words.)

  • Describe your problem-solving process for one of the questions or components of the math test or project you submitted.
  • Describe your creative process for the writing assignment you submitted.

Optional Portfolio Submission:

If you have a passion you would like to share with us, we invite you to submit an example of art, video storytelling, photography, creative writing, performance, technology, or — surprise us!

Copy and paste this link into your browser to upload submission: https://goo.gl/forms/uEZ8SQSuw7KaLPpi2

Additional Optional Questions:

Optional Common Essay Prompt from the Bay Area Admissions Directors:
Describe an interest, talent, or skill that brings you joy – one that you believe your application would be incomplete without sharing.

Optional Common Essay Prompt from the Bay Area Admissions Directors:
Sun Tzu said, “In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity.” What opportunities were you able to seize during your middle school years?

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