Kehillah Freshmen Project
We are sure you couldn’t help but notice the huge installation artwork at
the entrance of the school. This “Freshmen Project” is a gift from the
freshmen class to Kehillah. During the Kinnus, the Freshmen were
given the task of identifying, discussing and giving personal meaning to
the seven core values on which our school was founded. The students
then divided into groups and created visual representations of each
value. They are:
Loving Kindness (Chesed)- Commitment to acts of kindness.
Ethical Living (Mussar)- Constant Striving for character refinement and
Truth (Emet)- Burning commitment to integrity, honesty and the quest
for objective truth.
Peoplehood (Achdut) – Identify proudly as a Jew, view all Jews as family
and experience both the celebrations and the concerns of the Jewish
people and of Israel on an emotional level.
Obligations (Mitzvot) – Personal responsibility and accountability.
Gratitude (Hakarat HaTov) – Appreciate all the blessings of life and feel
indebted to every source of goodness.
Action for Social Justice (Tikkun Olam) – View ourselves and the world as
flawed and incomplete, and accept the task of working to complete
A special thank you to Jennifer Idleman and Salvador Reyes. They spent
endless hours assembling the finished panels into one art installation at
the entrance of the school. The art is a daily reminder of the community
in which we all live and the ideals that bring us together. Here is the
tricky part. Though each cube represents one value, they were assembled
in random order. Can you identify which of the above values are
represented in each cube?