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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 witnesses?*

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.

Additional Optional Questions:

Optional Common Essay Prompt from the Bay Area Admissions Directors:
Write about something that has happened to you or someone you know that would fit ONE of the following titles: “Seeking Independence,” “Invincible,” “They All Laughed,” or “I’ll Never Do That Again.”

Optional Common Essay Prompt from the Bay Area Admissions Directors:
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Tell us about a time when you had the courage to try something you weren’t sure you could do.


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