At the top of last week’s eNews was -of course- the election. In the tidal wave of information around this particularly attention-getting event we quietly celebrated a victory for one former Kehillah History Teacher, Chris Chiang. Mr. Chiang won a seat on the Mountain View Whisman School District Board.
Mr. Chiang taught World History 1 at Kehillah and was our first AP Government teacher. He started a tradition of taking seniors to Sacramento to lobby politicians and learn more about the legislative process. He also was the faculty sponsor for our first Model UN team. We are so proud of Mr. Chiang and wish him the best with his new role on the School Board!
Senior Portraits 2020-2021 – Sign-Up Now!!!
When: November 18, 2020 – 1:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Back parking lot (same as last year)
Still Light will take 2 photographs: Dress and Casual (a tent changing room will be made available).*
*They will not provide drapes/suits, due to COVID.
Sign-up and get details with the button at the right
Hakarat HaTov (“recognizing the good”) Challah Bake
As we near Thanksgiving, we invite you to join our second-ever virtual challah bake and Shabbat gathering . We’ll be braiding challah, chatting, singing Shabbat songs, and sharing pre-Shabbat reflections right up until candle-lighting. Our theme will be Hakarat HaTov—recognizing the good.
This gathering will pose an opportunity for students, parents, and community members to come together and share gratitude as we ease into a holy day of rest.
JFCS Food Drive!
From now until December 17
The Kindness Club is hosting a food drive benefiting JFCS! You can drop off needed items at our entrance on the parking lot side of Kehillah and it’ll be brought to JFCS and distributed to those who need it most! Be sure to drop off your food items at the barrels located at Kehillah before Dec. 17th!
This just in! We can officially confirm that Kehillah apparel is the best! After a long wait, we are able to finally make this confirmation. For more information and how to get your very own apparel be sure to visit kehillah.org/apparel. …Oh…I am now hearing from our producers that there is less than one week left to order this incredible apparel; that is just 6 days!!! We will be sure to keep you updated on the latest styles in Kehillah apparel. Let’s head over to the link to the right to take a closer look at these results.
This is a completely student-run newspaper where students are able to express themselves through writing. This newspaper is full of information about Kehillah, about new or good places to go within the Bay Area and so much more. Please enjoy our first issue!
The KPA is excited to announce a new forum for parent communications: Kehillah Parents listserv on Groups.io. This email list is intended for unofficial parent communications such as organizing meetups, walks, or other get togethers; sharing resources, tips, and advice on parenting issues; or facilitating connections between parents. Contact Tamar to be a part of it!
Save the Date: Monday December 7th (5-6 PM)
Dr. Michael Thompson – Parenting in a Pandemic
(Zoom Link Coming Soon)
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Study Haven (formerly known as the Homework Tent) is an opportunity for students to study alone or with socially distanced friends in a relaxing, fresh-air environment ON CAMPUS!
Help is available to students in the subject/skill areas of math, history, English, research, and writing! This is a quiet, drop-in, study space for students to use in ways that work best for them. Look for us by the entrance of the school under the blue tent! Don’t be shy!
STUDY HAVEN TIMES:
Mon/Tues/Thur @ 4:30pm-6:00pm
Weds @ 12:30pm-5:00pm
Kehillah B’Yachad – Kehillah Together
Kehillah’s goal is to encourage the most engagement from our students and with that in mind, we have decided to enhance the format of the after-school activities and the grade-level programming.
We have updated the webpage for Kehillah B’Yachad to include all the upcoming schedules and information about programming (see tab Program Updates).
9th and 10th grades will be on campus from 12:30 – 2:00
11th and 12th grades will be on campus from 3:30 – 5:00
Oliver Cashman-Brown, History Teacher, and Samir Malik, Teacher Assistant, will be offering support in this quiet, drop-in, study space for students to use in the way that works best for them.
Virtual Admissions Open House!!!
Our Virtual Admissions Open House is now live. This evolving, interactive web portal has been designed to provide prospective students and parents with ways to learn about our school through videos and other media that show our program and culture in action.
If you know of families considering options for high school, please invite them to visit this new portal to explore the possibility of Kehillah as their high school home.
We still have not reached our goal and we need your help. Your gift goes to keeping the same level of transformative education going!
Our remote program is thriving but our administration is also working towards safely transitioning to some in person teaching. Whether it’s hybrid or bringing everyone back together in person, it must be done as safely as possible! Our work continues behind the scenes to ensure a comfortable transition. Every little bit helps! With our matching program, a little goes a long way :).
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.
We have already received donations and pledges from 100% of our Board.
Please join them in supporting the school.
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