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“The days of Chanukah are days of thanksgiving and praise” (Likutei Moharan 2:2)

...as we celebrate Chanukah and/or Thanksgiving this year, let us keep in mind that we are literally surrounded by miraculous occurrences for which we should be thankful. “The days of Chanukah are days of thanksgiving and praise” (Likutei Moharan 2:2)....

Kehillah is pleased to host this fun, free, and interactive event for educators:

Schools now understand the importance of applying the science of teaching & learning and the field of mind, brain, and education (MBE) to classroom practice. In MBE-aligned schools, the goal is for every student and every teacher to understand the...

A Puzzling Story

My mother has a habit of giving back gifts we give her. This is not regifting a few weeks or months later, it’s instantaneous rejection. My sister, Rachel, and I have learned not to take this personally. Growing up in…

Moot Court 2021

The Honorable Mr. Linden and his annual, Moot Court After a month of studying the Supreme Court and its procedures, writing briefs, and holding oral arguments for a series of historic cases, the students of AP Gov had their formal...

GSA at Kehillah Spotlights Trans Awareness Week 2021

Trans Awareness Week helps to increase visibility of transgender people and issues. This week leads up to Trans Day of Remembrance, on November 20th. We will post more about Trans Day of Remembrance on Friday. For each day of this...

Taste of Torah

••• WEEKLY DRASH ••• RIGHT AT ANY COST ••• Vayishlach Genesis 32:4 - 36:43 Submitted By: Rabbi Dennis J Eisner  In this week’s parasha (Torah portion), Vayishlach, we learn how Jacob is going to meet his brother, Esau, attempting to...

Social-Emotional Health & Wellbeing at Kehillah

Kehillah Wellness Corner Kehillah nurtures the "whole student" we are a community of compassionate educators that support every student on their unique journey in their time with us. We hope you will find this page helpful as a resource for...

Happy Diwali: The Festival of Lights

Thursday, November 4, 2021 marks the start of Diwali, a holiday celebrated by over 1 billion people across South Asia and all over the world. Known as the "Fesitval of Lights," the interpretation of its exact meaning varies across regions...

November is: Native American Heritage Month

Happy Native American Heritage Month, Kehillah! Also celebrated as Indigenous Heritage Month, this is a time to learn about, reflect on, and celebrate the history, knowledge, cultures, traditions, languages, and people indigenous to this land (Here in the Bay Area,...

Fall Sports Night 2021-2022

We are thrilled to be hosting the Kehillah Annual Fall Sports Night Celebration! Kehillah will be honoring our Fall sports athletes. Coaches will be presenting a number of individual and all-league awards.  It will be a great evening to meet...

A Message of Mindfulness for those who Celebrate Halloween

With Halloween a couple days away, a friendly reminder to be aware of how certain costumes can reinforce damaging stereotypes or harmful histories/attitudes through cultural appropriation. Learn more in the links below (and learn about the Celtic origins of the...

Check out Biology Club’s Recent Experiments!

Taste Lab! Every Friday Biology Club meets during lunch, outside, to do a different activity. Next Up: A Taste Lab at the picnic tables. Kira, the club's leader will be explaining the science behind it. Below you can check out...

Kehillah Theatre Presents: A Wrinkle in Time

Meg Murry, a high-school-student is transported on an adventure through time and space with her friend Calvin, and brother, Charles Wallace. About this event: Join us for the Kehillah Theatre Department's performance of, A Wrinkle in Time. Adapted from the...

Ms. Vicenty’s Astronomy Class Takes Part in Something Beyond Earth

Ms. Vicenty's astronomy class is preparing for a citizen science project called, Growing Beyond Earth, which will continue throughout the year. One team is building the chamber that will be used to grow the crops (radish seeds- 3 different types)...

Frosh Day 2021: Fun with a Positive Impact

Baylands Clean-UpSecond Harvest Food BankJewish Family & Children's Services Guided by Dr. Josh Krug, Director of Jewish Life & Learning, our students experienced off-campus activities in our community that were intended to give back in a variety of ways. Below...

College Counseling info for Parents of Seniors

Below is a recording of our recent Senior Parent Night. Featuring a panel discussion with college reps from Elon University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of Oregon, and Vanderbilt, facilitated by Stacey Ho. This informative discussion clarifies many questions...

A Maus in Mr. Gindi’s Jewish Studies Class

Maus Midrash • Midrash does many things, one of them is fill in some of the gaps in the biblical text. For example, the story of Abraham smashing the idols (maybe you heard of it) tries to explain why Abraham...

Simchat Torah and Learning How You Celebrate What Matters Most to You

We invite our wonderfully unique community to share culture, traditions, memories, and variations on how individuals answer the question, "How do you celebrate what matters the most to you?" Click the link at the right to share. {{ vc_btn: title=How+Do+You+Celebrate%3F&link=url%3Ahttps%253A%252F%252Fdocs.google.com%252Fforms%252Fd%252Fe%252F1FAIpQLSeK1bbcgYHI9mhjJu88mwCn5uBVKm2F1XwQ0yxFxx4ZR5I7Xg%252Fviewform%253Fusp%253Dsf_link...

Ms. Elman’s Tenth Grade Jewish Studies – Inviting Memories Under the Sukkah

After spending a few weeks learning about the art of the Jewish Seudah, the Jewish meal, students delved deeply into the symbolic meaning behind various different Jewish celebratory meals and created their own seudah as a class. Using the tradition...

October is Filipino American History Month

As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15-Oct 15), we also celebrate Filipino American History Month in October! This month was selected since the first recorded instance of Filipinos setting foot in North America occurred on Oct 18, 1587 in Morro...

Architecture Club Page

Architecture club drew inspiration from Classical architectural styles from ancient Greece. The members came together to construct a classical revival-esque tower using paper. How to stabilize tall buildings, and designing your dorm room. The architecture club is in full swing....

Kehillah Conversations

A weekly program designed to bring prospective families into conversation with some of the people – faculty, students, parents, alumni, and others – who bring our school to life. Register to be a part of our next event by clicking...

Sukkot Community Celebration Photo Gallery

A happy chag where all are welcome under our sukkah 🌴

A Unique Look at the Holiday of Sukkot

Sukkot as a Spaceship: Perspective Sukkot is a weeklong Jewish holiday that comes five days after Yom Kippur. Sukkot celebrates the gathering of the harvest and commemorates the miraculous protection of the children of Israel when they left Egypt. We celebrate Sukkot by dwelling...

Kehillah Sukkot Celebration 2021

The Kehillah Parent Association and Kehillah invite you to our annual community Sukkot Celebration When: Thursday, September 23, 2021 From: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Please RSVP no later than noon Monday, September, 20, 2021 Be a part of our...

September is Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Information and Resources From Randy Ribay, our DEB/SJ Coorindator:    Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year in the US from September 15-October 15, 2021 to honor the contributions and achievements of Hispanic Americans. September 15th ,...

Yom Kippur; A Day to Remind us Not Just of Our Sins but of Our Value

Due to the diversity of the Jewish people, just about every mitzvah (commandment) and holiday is performed somewhat differently based upon one’s personal heritage. Nevertheless, there are certain commonalities. In terms of Yom Kippur, in addition to fasting, most Jews...

Kehillah Student Government 2021

First and foremost we want to note that Kehillah, its faculty and administration, do not endorse any candidate. Each of these uniquely amazing individuals is an asset to our school. With that said, we offer this comprehensive page to you,...

Rosh HaShanah Program Recap

Apples & Honey & Community & Learning. Tasting symbolic foods, writing Rosh Hashanah cards to senior citizens, reflecting on the year in a metaphorical Tashlich, and studying a timely part of the Torah. Each of these stations was meant to...

Join Kehillah and Hillel at Stanford for Reverse Tashlich

What is Reverse Tashlich? On Rosh HaShanah, Jews around the world participate in the ritual of Tashlich. We go to a body of water and symbolically cast off the sins of the past year by throwing bread crumbs into the...

How is Rosh HaShanah Like Chutes & Ladders? Rabbi Dennis Explains

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Kinnus Recap Two Days of Experiential Education – but mostly – FUN!

Being a part of Kinnus this year was an especially poignant experience for a community that had been hiding away, sheltered in place for so long. To safely come together- mostly outdoors- with our community was a joy in and...

Alum Jacob Kaplan-Lipkin’s journey from Kehillah and beyond

Kol Hakavod to Jacob Kaplan-Lipkin! Kehillah Alum  ✨ Kaplan-Lipkin’s journey from shul-loving kid to bar mitzvah to rabbi makes perfect sense to Shapira, who has known him since he was a child. He is “wise beyond his years” and was...

Our Dean of Jewish Studies, and his Recent Outstanding Peer-Reviewed Article

From China to Japan and Back Again: An Energetic Example of Bidirectional Sino-Japanese Esoteric Buddhist Transmission Sino-Japanese religious discourse, more often than not, is treated as a unidirectional phenomenon. Academic treatments of pre-modern East Asian religion usually portray Japan as...

Kehillah Board of Directors – Join the Open Forum

Dear Kehillah Families, Friends, and Supporters, We hope this email finds you enjoying a safe and healthy summer’s end. The Kehillah Board of Directors wants to commend the Kehillah faculty, staff, students, and families on successfully navigating the challenges of...

Kehillah Theater: A Wrinkle in Time

Adapted for the stage by Morgan Gould from the book by Madeleine L’Engle One of literature’s most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back--braces, stubbornness and all. Once again, she’s joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe and more...

The JWeekly covers Kehillah’s 2021-2022 Opening, we are safely back in person

A community realigning, coming back together safely through COVID19, we can do hard things The JWeekly reached out to area schools to find out about re-opening plans. Last year, our Director of Health and Safety, Talia Anders, did an amazing...

Annual Community Picnic

It's almost time! We're looking forward to seeing you all at our upcoming community picnic. Here are a few details that may be useful in your planning. Food • Music • Games • Community Thursday, August 12 • 5:00 PM -7:00 PM Please use the button...

2021-2022 Registration Forms

Annual Registration forms can be found in your PARENT PowerSchool account. These forms must be completed before your child can start school as they are integral to the health and well-being Instructions on how to complete the annual registration forms...

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

We are excited to be kicking off the year in person! Thank you for taking the time to read through the contents provided here. Bookmark this page to refer back to. Daisy Pellant, our head of school, has a welcome...

Kehillah Alum, Emma Goss ’11, tells us about her latest project, working with Oakland R&R

My name is Emma Goss, I'm a Kehillah graduate from the class of 2011. You may have received an email from me last week sent from my Jewish service program email (GiveOaklandSomeRR@Gmail.com). I wanted to let you, and everyone at...

Find the yoU in Community

As you consider Kehillah as your high school home, we invite you to listen to our students summarize their time at Kehillah and their experience of belonging in our community. Kehillah students represent a wide range of passions, backgrounds, and...

Graduation 2021 Videos & Gallery

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Graduation Caps 2021

CONGRATULATIONS 🎓 YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY TO GREAT THINGS!

Pride Month 2021

Click on the image above to read more about the creation of the flag pictured. Via Randy Ribay our Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Social Justice (DEB/SJ): 🌈Happy Pride Month, Kehillah!🌈 LGBTQ Pride month is celebrated every June in...

Welcome to Daisy Pellant’s Blog!

New posts coming soon! https://kehillah.org/dpblog/

The Excitement of Welcoming in New Members of our Community

We have enjoyed the shift to a more typical way to get together as our county guidelines shift. Masks are now a part of our norm and we can all delight in the presence of our old friends and NEW!...

An Evening in the Garden: Junior & Senior Prom 2021

Our 2021 Junior & Senior Prom was a BLAST! It was wonderful to be able to come together, in person for an evening of games & dancing. Absolutely everyone looked wonderful and we hope this fun night was a memorable...

Community Voices Portal

On the Recent Events in IsraelStudentsParentsAlumniOur Faculty/StaffStudents Student Response #1 Click to expand The Israel Palestenian conflict is always a headlining issue, but this week, tensions are particularly high between Israel and Palestinians living in East Jerusalem. For the past...

Shavuot Dvar Torah: Revelation through Intimacy

By: Shifra Elman, Jewish Studies Teacher  In a post agrarian society, the rabbis connected the holiday of Shavuot to the Israelites receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai. The classic telling of the tale in Exodus 19 is that Moses went...