eNews Update 10/9/2020
Kehillah Students National Merit Recognition for 2020
It is with great pride that we celebrate these outstanding individuals!
Our National Merit Semi-Finalist:
Our National Merit Commended Students:
- National Merit awards recognize outstanding performances on the PSAT/NMSQT Examination by 11th graders. 10th graders are not eligible for these awards.
- Out of approximately 1.5 million juniors who took the PSAT Examination last year, Kehillah had 4 students score in the top 50,000 from across the country!
- Three of these students earned recognition as National Merit Commended Students… meaning they are among 34,000 in this group.
- As a Semi-Finalist, Julia Isaac will go on in the competition.Because of her outstanding performance on the PSAT Exam, she has been named a National Merit Semi-Finalist and is now completing a few more steps to become a Finalist. This achievement puts Julia in the top 1% (16,000) of current seniors across the country.
These students excel across the board and this is a well deserved honor that we are so pleased to applaud!
In an ordinary year we would host the PSAT on campus for sophomores and juniors in October. Given the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, gathering all of the sophomores and juniors (over 100 students) on campus for the PSAT will not…Read more
Coach Ryan recently began hosting a “Before School Training”
Tues and Fri from 7:50 – 8:15am
It’s a great way to get students up and moving before the school day begins.
A schoology message to students goes out the night before as a reminder. If your student is interested in this we can make it a fun consistent group! Just email Coach Ryan for details!
Students are welcome to take the workouts as easy or hard as they like. The workouts range from stretching to High Intensity Interval Training and everybody is welcome to go as easy or hard as they want. The goal is to get some movement before sitting for an extended period of time.
We are excited to introduce the Kehillah B’Yachad program! As you may have heard it translates to “Community Together!”
We are hopeful that this program is a way to supplement our academic and experiential education offerings, begin the process of bringing our in-person Kehillah back together, and see some happy and smiling faces!
By: Rabbi Elisheva Salamo, Kehillah Jewish Studies Teacher
Now is the season of joy – In the aftermath of the days of introspection, we borrow clothes, go out and dance (well, perhaps zoom into music and dance in our living rooms), and create a space to live that allows us a glimpse of the most mysterious containers of the light of creation, (the stars) while being surrounded by the glory of green and growth at a time when the harvest has been brought in to dry as we prepare agriculturally for a time of rest. <<READ MORE>>
Friday, October 9, at 5:00 p.m.
As the holidays of Tishrei wind down, what is nicer than gathering under the sukkah? Gathering under lots of sukkot!
Join with Kehillah families in our sukkot. We will virtually visit any families who would like to welcome the community to their sukkah.
You’ve heard the buzz about Trivia Tuesdays with Mr. Linden. Now it’s the parents’ turn to test their trivia knowledge! Mr. Linden has prepared a special set of trivia challenges for the parents. Please sign up here if you’d like to participate in a night of pub-style trivia.
Oct. 25 (7:30 – 8:45 PM)
Parents in the same household will be assigned to the same team unless otherwise requested. Questions? Contact Andi Barnett (Jonah, ‘23)
In this unprecedented time of challenges, our staff, faculty and community have come together (while apart) and made distance learning anextraordinary experience (I’m wary of characterizing the experience this way. Based on perspectives students shared last night, they love Kehillah and appreciate the care the school has put into its response…but they don’t see it as extraordinary. Happy to discuss further.). This is an ongoing effort that reflects on the strength of our community, as a whole. When we come together, we can do BIG THINGS but right now, we need your help.
There are many ways to support Kehillah Jewish High school through philanthropic giving. Your gift directly supports our students, faculty, and staff, and enables us to deliver on our mission.
Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of an anonymous donor your donations will be matched as follows:
- Gifts from our Board, all new gifts, and gifts at or above $1800 will be matched 1:1
- Grandparent and faculty/staff gifts will be matched 2:1
- Alumni gifts will be matched 3:1!