Jim taught at Kehillah from 2005 to 2015 and touched the lives of countless students, parents, and staff. Jim is also remembered as a hilarious and respected stand-up comedian. Jim contributed so much to our school and will be greatly missed.
Jim is mourned by his wife, Myra Lessner, his close friends Tony and Sheryl Klein, his godsons Alex and Daniel Klein, and the entire Kehillah family.
Jim will be buried on Friday, August 7, at 11:00 am at Alta Mesa Memorial Park, 695 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday morning, August 9 at 11:00 at Congregation Kol Emeth, 4175 Manuela, Palo Alto.
There will be a shiva minyan Sunday evening at 7:30 at the Kleins' home, 576 East Crescent Drive, Palo Alto.
Jim Gunn Memorial Fund:
At the request of Jim's wife, we have established the Jim Gunn Memorial Fund to support performing arts at Kehillah. If you would like to make a contribution to the Fund in Jim's memory, please make checks payable to "Kehillah Jewish High School" and write "Jim Gunn Memorial Fund" in the memo line.
We will notify Myra of any gifts made in Jim's memory.
To contribute online, please visit the support page and list "Jim Gunn Memorial Fund" in the comments section.
For those seeking support:
Crisis Hotline (24/7 Crisis Support): 775-784-8090; text "ANSWER" to 839863; www.crisiscallcenter.org/crisisservices.html
Adolescent Counseling Services: 650-424-0852; www.acs-teens.org
Los Gatos Teen Therapy: 408-389-3538; www.losgatosteentherapy.com
Kara: grief support for children teens, families, and adults: 650-321-5272; www.kara-grief.org