PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING by Kehillah English Teacher & Dean Randy Ribay – Recent Success in NYC & Baltimore

Congratulations to Kehillah English teacher and department dean, Randy Ribay, on his recent success around his recent book, PATRON SAINTS OF NOTHING. Mr. Ribay was recently in New York City for the National Book Awards where his book was nominated...

Hands On Advanced Algorithms – What does a Rubic’s Cube have to do with programming?

What is happening in Advanced Algorithms Honors course? If you walk into our advanced algorithms class, you might be greeted by students playing the Rubik’s cube, assembling a (small) self-driving car, and maybe even playing on a chess board with...

Moot Court — In Session. Students examine historical and current issues in ways that foster civic literacy.

This week students from Ms. Ratledge’s AP Gov’t & Politics class participated in a formal Moot Court, arguing the recent case of RG & GR Funeral Homes v EEOC, a case about the dismissal of a transgender woman from her...

Kehillah History Teacher, Dr. Cody Bahir – Published Paper in a Buddhist Medicine Multi-Authored Book

Congratulations to history teacher, Dr. Cody Bahir, for his recently published paper in a multi-authored book "Buddhism and Medicine - An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources" If you click on the "contents" section, Dr. Bahir's work is under Hybridities...

Polyphony Concert at Kehillah – Their Mission: Aiming to Bridge the Divide Between Arab and Jewish Communities in Israel Through Music

During an all-school assembly today, we welcomed a group of Polyphony Foundation musicians to Kehillah to play a concert for students and faculty. The Polyphony Quartet brings together violinists Yamen Saadi and Edi Kotlyar, violist Yoav Yatzkin and cellist Mahdi...

The Great Pink Challah Bake – Kehillah Table Photos

What a wonderful evening of “mixing-up” tradition together! Kehillah had so many people represented, that we had to expand to bigger tables! Thank you to the JSN for organizing and thank you to all of the community members who joined….

Fall Play – Bob: A Life and Five Acts – Directed by Derron Mendel (Class of 2020)

  Kehillah Jewish High School Presents Bob: A life and five acts by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb Directed by, Derron Mendel (Class of 2020) Tickets: $10/Student | $15/General Admission (paid for at the door)

Kehillah Volleyball Named PSAL North League Champions – Undefeated in League Play – UPDATE: Rams Advance to CCS

UPDATE: Nov. 4, 2019 We may have lost the first game of CCS, but we definitely won in 💙💙💙💙. Thank you to all who came to cheer on the Rams! It was a tough fought game, these girls gave it...

Sukkot at Kehillah – Learning and Celebrating Together as a Community

Last week, educators, students, and community members at Kehillah worked together to put on an exciting, educational, and meaningful week of programming and events around the Jewish fall harvest festival, Sukkot. Every day of the short week had an assigned…

Cross-Country & Soccer Fall Sports Update

👟 Cross-Country: The last meet at Crystal Springs on 10/17 was a big success! There were improvements across the board. Kol HaKavod to Jake Fond for following through on his run after a bad fall! October 17 results: Varsity 64...

Students Participate in Local Model United Nations Competition – 2 Competition Winners From Kehillah!

This past weekend, a group of eight Kehillah students participated in a local Model UN competition at Gunn High School. Two winners from the competition were from Kehillah! Julia Dubovoy (class of 2021) and Sam Fisher (class of 2020) won…

Kehillah 2019 National Merit Scholarship Competition Commended Scholars

Kehillah had 4 students who placed in the top 3-4% of scores and named Commended Scholars in this year's The National Merit® Scholarship competition! The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Approximately 1.6 million...

Kehillah Varsity Volleyball Wins Back the Kiddush Cup

Congratulations to the Kehillah Varsity Girls Volleyball team who played an amazing match against JCHS this past Thursday evening.  Each set could have gone either way, but the Kehillah girls pulled off a riveting 25-22, 23-25, 25-23, 25-21 victory!  Each...

San Francisco Chess Tournament – Kehillah Win!

The Kehillah Chess Club competed in San Francisco this past weekend in their first tournament of the season. Daniel Mendelevitch ('21) won first place in his section with 3.5/5 points, and a rating gain of 66 points!! Jacob Goldman ('21)...

NASA Ames Astronomer Guest Speaker

Last week, Brian Day, an astronomer from NASA Ames as a guest speaker in Ms. Vicenty's Astronomy class. He introduced the students to the online portals called TREKS that NASA created, which will be used by our students in their...

2019 Service Learning Day – Working Together Giving Back to Our Community

To start off a meaningful first week at Kehillah, students and staff volunteered throughout the Bay Area at an array of organizations for Kehillah's Service Learning Day on Wednesday, August 21. The Kehillah Service Learning initiative helps students become citizens...

2019 Kinnus (All-School Retreat) Recap and Photos

Our annual all-school retreat, Kinnus, was a perfect start to the 2019-20 school year! We welcomed new students, bonded, played games, and celebrated school spirit! GO RAMS! 🐏   Play-by-play: Students were first serenaded by teachers on their opportunity to...

Announcement: Welcoming New Hires

We are happy to introduce the following new members of the Kehillah professional team for 2019-2020. These individuals bring a wealth of talent and experience to our community and look forward to working with your students. Please be sure to welcome them...

Dr. Nathan Bennett – New Dean of Students

Dear Kehillah Community, As we shared this past March, our beloved Dean of Students, Rabbi Michelle Greenberg, has relocated to the Washington D.C. area after nine years of dedicated service to Kehillah. We will miss Michelle greatly and wish her...

2019 Graduation – Photos, videos, and so much more!

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Ilan Eisenberg (’21) Wins Chidon haTanach – International Youth Torah Competition

What started as an idea in Ms. Elman's Ecclesiastes class last semester has now led to a commendable achievement! Sophomore, Ilan Eisenberg, recently won the high school English division, Chidon haTanach National Torah competition held at Yeshiva University. Over 250 students...

Senior Project 2019 – An Opportunity To Explore Interests Within Professional And Community Settings

In the final weeks of the seniors' careers at Kehillah Jewish High School, students participate in the Senior Project. The primary goal of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to deepen and explore their intellectual, social and...

2019 Yom HaAtzmaut at Kehillah (Recap)

Every year, Kehillah Israel Club students build a fun, meaningful Yom HaAtzmaut program for the whole school. This year, we started our Yom HaAztmaut event with four stations exploring different Israeli cultures. We had henna artists representing Yemenite Jews, Dabo…

Kehillah Uncorked – Annual Gala Recap & Photos

Thank You to Our Extraordinary Community - We could not have done it without your support!  Gala Co-Chairs: Judy Kitt (Rebecca '19) and Elizabeth Shane (Henry '21) What a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Lucie Stern Center in Palo Alto! A...

Kehillah Sophomores Develop News Bias Detection App in Bay Area Hackathon – Win 2nd Place

Kehillah sophomores, Daniel Mendelevitch, and Jasper Wood joined forces last weekend in a Bay Area hackathon event. Over 15 teams competed. There was no strict theme to the hackathon; the students were tasked to create a product which solves a...

Kehillah Students Win First Place in International Moot Beit Din Competition for the Second Year in a Row

Joy Cheskin and Dahlia Soussan represented Kehillah at this year's Moot Beit Din competition at American Hebrew Academy in Greensboro, North Carolina. An international competition that draws students from diverse Jewish high schools, Moot Beit Din requires teenagers to answer...

Purim Festivities at Kehillah – Chag Purim Sameach!

3.2.1. Purim! Purim at Kehillah is a big event. The Jewish Life Committee pulls out all of the stops to celebrate this exciting, vibrant, and religiously significant holiday. This year, students and staff decked out in elaborate costumes for a...

Visual and Performing Arts Showcase Recap (Photos)

What an incredible show! Thank you to all who participated. There was something for everyone at this year's Visual and Performing Arts Showcase: For the Love of Art. Kehillah artists selected their best work and were on site to discuss...

Kehillah Spring Musical: The Wedding Singer

The year is 1985. The place is New Jersey. A wannabe rock star is left at the altar and finally changes his tune. The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, collars were up, and a...

Dov Factor (’20) Elected to International BBYO (Teen Youth Movement) Board

At a recent International BBYO (Teen Youth Movement) Convention, Dov Factor (Class of '20), was elected to the position of Grand Aleph Moreh, or Teen Vice President of Recruitment and Member Engagement. In this role, Dov will be a part...

Kehillah Spring Apparel 2019

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Second Annual Kehillah Visual and Performing Arts Showcase – For the ❤️ of Art!

Please join us for our second annual Visual and Performing Arts show! There is something for all when we put our talented students’ work on display. Our artists will be on site to discuss their pieces hung in the MPR...

Kehillah Family Shabbat Dinner

Friday, March 29th 5:30 pm Prayer Service or Discussion | 6:30 pm Dinner @Kehillah MPR Stay after dinner for dessert, singing, and board games! Join us for a community Shabbat celebration! Enjoy wonderful food, great conversation, and shared community experience....

2019 Class Trips – Recap Video

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Kehillah Seniors in Portland – Building Justice With Tivnu (Day 4) – Overview & Photo Journal

Day #4 in Portland During our “Outside the Frame” session last night, many seniors spoke about how grateful they are for the opportunity to experience Tivnu and Portland this week. We took this spirit into our work today, braving the...

Class Trips 2019 – Photos and More!

Class trips are underway! Follow along on their adventures via the various trip blogs and photo journals. Class of 2022 Class of 2021 Class of 2020 Class of 2019

Road to Change Club Tribute to Parkland on 2/14

❤️ A big THANK YOU to the @kehillah_road_to_change club who sponsored a school-wide campaign to fight hate with love. This week, students encouraged their peers to #rememberparkland by engaging in 17 acts of kindness. The halls are filled with sentiments…

2019 Season Basketball Wrap-UP

The Kehillah Boys Basketball team finished off their regular season winning three of their final four games.  On Senior night, the team was showcased by a superior performance by David Kelmar, who had a career-best 35 points!  The team finished...

Rams Basketball Heads to CCS

Big news! Kehillah Varsity Boys team earned a berth into the CCS Division 5 basketball tournament! Kol HaKavod! The first round game will be played at 2:00 pm on Friday, February 15th at Mt. View Academy.   Rams Basketball in...

Kehillah Art Students Place in Scholastic @ArtandWriting Awards – #GoldKey Recipient

Kol HaKavod to both Natalie Choi ('20) and Harrison Mitgang ('19) for placing in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, California Central Coast Art Region! Natalie has been recognized as a Gold Key recipient for her art piece “The Rise...

Our Beloved Director of Admissions, Marily Lerner, Will Be Retiring at the End of This Academic Year

Shalom, I am writing to share the news that our beloved Director of Admissions, Marily Lerner, will be retiring at the end of this academic year. Marily began her tenure as Kehillah’s Director of Admissions in the summer of 2005,...

Kehillah Students Place 3rd at Startup Competition

Kol HaKavod to Juniors Ari Glenn, Jake Darnell, and Andrew Lin who competed in this past weekend's CSU Monterey Bay Startup Weekend competition. Ari and Jake's startup, Dermacare, focused on creating a machine learning AI tool and health-related social network to...

Homecoming 2019 Pictures

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Kehillah Alumnus’ Research Results to be Published in Prestigious Astronomy Journal

During his Junior and Senior years at Kehillah, David Lipman (Class of 2018) worked on a scientific research project with the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) group at Berkeley. He started his project as a Junior, looking into the data sets for...

2019 Summer Opportunities Fair – Over 25 Organizations Attend Offering Internships, Jobs, Experiences, and More

Over 25 organizations attended Kehillah’s annual Summer in January fair on Wednesday. Students hopped from table to table learning about all of the opportunities available to them including jobs, volunteer work, academic and travel programs, internships, and more! Check out...

Kehillah Homecoming Week 2019 (January 21st – January 26th)

This year's theme: High School Musical Spirit Days/Lunch Time Activities: ($15 Amazon Gift Card Given to Most Spirited, Daily) 1/21 - Monday: MLK Day- (No School) Go Volunteer!- Send pictures of you doing work to get spirit points for your...

Kehillah Starts off 2019 Giving Back to the Community

In an effort to start off 2019 upholding Kehillah's Four Commitments, in the last week of winter break, a group of staff and students volunteered to prep and serve breakfast at LifeMoves in Palo Alto. The center supports homeless and people-in-need in...

US History Student Documentaries

Juniors in US History have been studying the way that the United States has used its geography and natural resources to its advantage, and how these resources have played a role in the development of our nation. As a capstone...

Culture Grinds – Featuring Alicia Jo Rabins – 1/28/19 @ 7 PM

Please join us as we turn the Black Box Theater into a hip, immersive coffeehouse for music, performance, discussion, and of course, our own barista making delicious coffee and hot chocolate drinks! Monday, January 28, 2019 | 7:00 pm Kehillah Black...

Kehillah Creative Arts Magazine Calling for Student Submissions

Calling all Kehillah artists, photographers, poets, and writers! This spring, Kehillah is going to publish it’s very first issue of a creative arts magazine, so we need your work!  The theme of this issue is IN THE BEGINNING. This is...

Kehillah Jewish High School 2017-2018 Annual Report

Please find the Kehillah Jewish High School 2017-2018 Annual Report linked HERE. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information and listings. We deeply regret any error or omission and ask that any oversight be brought to the attention of...

Tech Talk – Space Israel Founder Visit

Last week, Yonatan Winetraub, a Ph.D. student in Biophysics at Stanford and founder of SpaceIL, came to visit Tech Club and gave a great talk on their upcoming mission to the Moon. Yonatan is a gifted and inspiring teacher -...

Jewish Life Committee Hanukkah Video – “Africa” by Toto Parody

Thank you to the Kehillah Jewish Life Committee for this absolute gem! Enjoy!   

AP Government Public Policy Project – Conducting Policy Meetings in Sacramento with Legislative Staff and State Reps

On Monday, December 3, the first day of the new state legislative session, Kehillah AP Government students boarded a train to Sacramento at 5:00 am. Their ultimate goal was to complete their end-of-semester public policy project, but also share and debate ideas...

Kehillah Presents – Romeo and Juliet Directed by Quince – “A new twist on the greatest love story ever told”

By Larry Nehring (and William Shakespeare) When Peter Quince decides to produce and direct Romeo and Juliet instead of Pyramus and Thisbe with his Midsummer cohorts, the acting troupe finds themselves on a hilarious journey through the rehearsal process. From chaotic casting to the madcap final...

Kehillah Tech-Talk: Machine Learning

Last Wednesday, the Tech Club hosted a talk on Machine-learning, presented by Ofer Mendelevich, VP of Data Science at Helix. These algorithms are the computer science behind the latest developments in artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, and genomic research.   The...

Kehillah Senior Wins Highest Award “Best Delegate,” at Stanford Model UN Competition

#1#2 This past weekend, 14 Kehillah students competed in the Stanford Model United Nations Conference. Aidan Platkin ('19) won "Best Delegate," representing JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon in a weekend simulation of the 2008 Financial Collapse. "Best Delegate" is the...

2018 Kehillah Fall Sports – That’s a wrap!

Congratulations, Senior Class Athletes! Adam Eylon - Adam is a jack of all trades multi-sport athlete at Kehillah. He has played the following sports: Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, and Cross Country. This year as a member of the Cross Country team,...

A Message From Kehillah Head of School Regarding Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting in Pittsburgh, PA

Sent: Oct 27, 2018, 6:50 PM To: Entire Community ——————– Dear Kehillah, This morning we learned of the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in which 11 congregants and police officers were killed, and more injured. We…

Kehillah Jewish High School at Palo Alto Model UN Competition

This past weekend, 13 students from Kehillah took part in a Model UN competition held in Palo Alto. The students were given roles and were assigned a subject prior to the event. This allowed for in-depth research and preparation ahead...

Kehillah Advanced Algorithms Class Tech Talk

Last week, Advanced Algorithms (H) class hosted a talk by Google software engineer and Kehillah dad, Michael Flaster. The talk described some of the algorithms and methods Google-search uses to handle vast amounts of data in reasonable (short) time. It...

Kehillah Fall Apparel 2019

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Challah and Henna Party Pictures and Video – So much fun!

Thank you to all who came out and supported our first ever Challah and Henna party! We packaged challah baking ingredients. We grooved to music. We ate pizza. We got henna done. It was a lot of fun! A special...

Most Popular Hashtag at Kehillah This Year – #Upgrade

"Are you kidding me?" "OMG!" "Where am I?" All phrases that could be heard in the hallways of Kehillah the first weeks of the 2018-19 school year. This past summer, while all of the students were off on break, the...

Kehillah Fall 2018 Sports Update

Rams Cross CountryKehillah's Cross Country season is in full swing, and the Kehillah team already participated in two meets. The team runs every day after school. Most days are on the nearby Bay Lands, but once a week they venture...

6 Kehillah Students Recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program

Kol HaKavod to all of the students recognized by the National Merit® Scholarship Program! Seniors Sai Gopinath, Alex Leiman, Lexi Tuch, Ezra Mowbray, and Paul Treitel have been named Commended Students. Of the 1.6 million entrants, 50,000 with the highest PSAT qualify for recognition. About 34,000...

Culture Grinds is Back!

Please join us as we turn the Black Box Theater into a hip, immersive coffeehouse for music, performance, discussion, and of course, our own barista making delicious coffee and hot chocolate drinks! Thursday, October 18 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm...

Kelsey Tainsh Visits Kehillah

Special guest, Kelsey Tainsh, visited campus for Beit Midrash last week. An acclaimed professional speaker, Kelsey travels the country speaking to colleges, organizations and corporations about the power of persistence and perspective. Her clients include The Coca-Cola Company, Harvard Medical School, Automotive Training Institute, Society For...

Challah and Henna Party (All Teens Welcome!)

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Kehillah Community Service Day – Working Together For a More Just and Kind World

#1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14 To end an epic first week at Kehillah, students and staff volunteered throughout the Bay Area at eight different organizations for Kehillah's Community Service Day on Friday, August 24th. This program helps students become citizens of the world who...

Crayon Dance Party – Putting the FUN in FUNdraiser

The first dance of 2018 was the Crayon Dance Party! The Kehillah StuGov decked out the MPR in colors and hosted a silent disco to start off the new school year. Those who brought a box of crayons to donate...

2018 Kinnus Photos – Bonding, Games, School Spirit, and More!

The first days of the 2018 school year were dedicated to Kinnus, an all-school retreat. This year’s Kinnus was focused on welcoming new students, building community, playing games, and celebrating school spirit! Students competed, connected with peers in different grades,...

Back-to-School Picnic 2018 Photos

Thank you to all who came out to today's back-to-school welcome picnic! Such a wonderful day full of smiles, hugs, and good vibes. School starts on Monday, new students on campus tomorrow! #1#2#3#4#5#6#7#8#9#10#11#12#13#14#15#16

Pictures, videos, and more! – Kehillah Graduation 2018

KEHILLAH GRADUATION 2018 This year's graduation ceremony was extraordinary! Thank you to all who attended and to the Senior Graduation Committee for their time and dedication to this year's event. Also, a special thank you to Jonathan Levin, Dean of Stanford...

Kehillah Senior Project – An Opportunity To Explore Interests Within Professional And Community Settings

In the final weeks of the seniors' careers at Kehillah Jewish High School, students participate in the Senior Project. The primary goal of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to deepen and explore their intellectual, social and...

Congratulations to the Kehillah Baseball Team – GO RAMS!

#1#2#3 The Kehillah baseball team finished their season on a 3-2 win vs. Design tech. They had an overall 6-7 record, officially entered their first shut-out in the books, and had some impressive stand-out accomplishments by every single member of...

Kehillah Engineering Students Test Lab-Made Go-Kart – What’s Buzzing in the Laboratory for Engineering Arts?

#1#2#3#4#5#6#7 We are nearing the end of the year, and the Laboratory for Engineering Arts is buzzing (literally) with student tech and engineering projects. The actual buzzing is probably coming from our brand-new laser cutter and engraver, or maybe from...

Kehillah Love – 2018 Annual Gala Recap and Pictures

Thank you to all who attended Kehillah Love - 2018 Annual Gala. What an extraordinary night! Your support helped us raise over $103,000 for the Alison Ruebusch Scholarship Fund, making Kehillah education accessible to all capable students who seek a...

Kehillah Rams Baseball Wins Matzo Ball Rivalry

Big MAZAL TOV to our baseball team for winning this year's Matzo Ball game vs. JCHS. Our friendly rivalry with the Wolves in all sports is always a highlight of the season. Kol HaKavod to all who played and thank...

Kehillah Students Win 1st Place in Moot Beit Din Competition

Kol HaKavod to Joy Cheskin and Adam Eylon (class of 2019) for placing first in their division in the 2018 Moot Beit Din (Rabbinical court) competition! Students nationwide were asked to explore halakhah (Jewish religious laws) in a fictional medical...

Kehillah Students Host All-School, Fair Trade Passover Seder

Today we held a Passover seder at school in anticipation of the festival of matzah starting Friday night. It wasn’t your typical seder - we replaced ritual foods with chocolate!🍫 This change in ritual came along with discussion about fair...

Kehillah/JCHS Combo Chess Team Wins 3rd Place at State Championships

Kehillah Jewish High School chess club joined forces with Jewish Community High School of the Bay and competed as one team in the state championship for high schools. The joined team won 3rd place! The tournament included 5 rounds, each of...

Kehillah Students Perform at Lincoln Center in New York with the HaZamir International Jewish High School Choir

Congratulations to Annie Zucker, Alex Gornish, Derron Mendel, Becca Kitt, and Maddie Brook (pictured), who performed at Lincoln Center in New York on March 19th.  The five Kehillah students are part of the Silicon Valley chapter of the HaZamir International...

Kehillah Assembly – Interfaith Panel

In this week's Beit Midrash, our students participated in an interfaith panel organized and facilitated by the Islamic Network Group. We had representatives from Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity speak about their faith. They explored challenges with their faith in...

Kehillah Visual and Performing Arts Showcase – VPA Show

Thank you to all who participated in and supported Kehillah's first Visual and Performing Arts showcase. There was an art gallery of different types of student art and scheduled performances of music, storytelling, poetry, and more. It was a huge...

Class of 2019 Volunteer on the Leket Farm

The Kehillah class of 2019 has been in Israel for the last week and a half. Today, they volunteered with Leket, Israel. They worked hard farming beets, which resulted in 400 kilos (almost 900lbs), helping to feed 200 families! GREAT...

Kehillah Jewish High School, Two National Merit Scholarship 2018 Finalists – Palo Alto

Two National Merit Scholar Finalists Kol HaKavod to seniors Avi Kaplan-Lipkin and Liran Zimand, recently named National Merit Scholarship Finalists!   Approximately 15,000 of the 16,000 Semifinalists from across the country advance to Finalist standing. The award is for outstanding PSAT performance,...

Senior, Jake Scharfman, Makes it to the USA National Rock Climbing Team

Senior, Jake Scharfman, Makes USA Youth National Rock Climbing Team This past weekend, senior, Jake Scharfman, officially made the USA Youth National Rock Climbing Team! Jake will go on to compete in the youth world championships on Team USA this...

Girls and Boys Basketball Teams Make it to CCS Championships

Girls and Boys Basketball in CCS   Both or boys and girls basketball teams made it to CCS! Our girls will be traveling to San Jose to take on Kipp Collegiate High School this afternoon. The game is at Independence...

One Billion Rising at Kehillah Jewish High School #1billionrising #riseinsolidarity #RiseResistUnite #VDay

Every year, Kehillah joins with activists around the world for One Billion Rising in solidarity to end violence against women and girls. This year, there were more students involved than ever! They created a powerful and poignant program to shine...

The Kehillah Collective – 2nd Edition

Welcome to the Kehillah Collective! Darren KleinbergMichelle GreenbergDr. Jared Leaderman, Ph.D.Sarah MuszynskiRobert StewartDr. Jude WolfJaclyn ZarrellaDarren Kleinberg Extraordinary Futures The important reminder that “It’s not about you!” applies to Judaism as much as it does any one person. At its...

Kehillah Engineering Class – Building a GoKart!

Four Engineering students (Jeffrey, Ben, Jake, and Jason) are working on a motor-driven GoKart, building the base, steering, and drive train. Making a GoKart involves mechanics, electrical, general engineering skills, and of course, teamwork! If you are near the Laboratory for...

One Billion Rising in Solidarity at Kehillah – All Are Welcome!

On Wednesday, February 14, at 9:35 a.m., Kehillah will join with activists around the world for the annual One Billion Rising in Solidarity. This year, the students involved have created a powerful and poignant program that shines a light on...

Tech and Halakha – Professor Fixler Visits Kehillah from Bar-Ilan University

Last week, in Block 2 Tech and Halakha class, Rabbi Professor Fixler, from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, visited. The class participated in a lab led by senior, Avi Kaplan Lipkin. They explored using resistors in a circuit as a loophole...

Kehillah’s New “Government Team” at the Model United Nation Conference with over 1,000 West Coast Delegates

Kehillah's new "Government Team" sent 17 students to compete at the Santa Clara Valley Model United Nation Conference with over 1,000 delegates across schools on the west coast. Kehillah represented the nation of Cuba on issues varying from sustainable development...

Kehillah HOCO (Homecoming) Week Recap

What a week! This year's homecoming theme celebrated our glorious state, California. Each day had different California-centric dress-up themes and events. On Monday, Kehillah Student Government kicked off the week with a pep-rally including dodgeball, tug-of-war, rhyming games, and more. Each...

Summer in January – Summer Opportunities Fair for Kehillah Students

What opportunities are out there for high school students during the summer? That is a question Kehillah students answered today when over 2 dozen organizations participated in Kehillah Jewish High School's annual Summer in January Opportunities fair! Thank you, to...

Adult Education: Finding Inspiration in Troubling Times – Led by our Head of School, Rabbi Darren Kleinberg – Palo Alto

Please join our Head of School for an opportunity to explore the writings of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel, the most significant American Jewish spiritual guide of the 20th century. This exploratory learning opportunity is intended for all those who...

4th Annual Tammy Toth Alumni Game – Pictures and Recap

Thank you to all who came out to the 4th annual alumni basketball game in memory of Kehillah alumna, Tammy Toth, z”l. Once again, it was an extraordinary event! Tammy graduated from Kehillah in the pioneer class of 2006. She was...

Mr. Marmer’s Midrash Class Special Guest

Today, in Mr. Marmer’s Midrash class, students video chatted with a fabulous singer and award-winning poet, Alicia Jo Rabins. Alicia produced the “Girls in Trouble” project – a cycle of songs about female Biblical characters. She sang, read poems, and…

Kehillah Engineering Class Final Projects

As the first semester draws to a close, the 11 students in Kehillah’s Engineering-1 course shared their projects. The course uses Arduino as the basic building block and leverages the resources of Kehillah’s Laboratory for Engineering Arts to incorporate hands-on...

Joe’s Violin – Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival – Visits Kehillah in Palo Alto

This year, in remembrance of Kristallnacht, the Silicon Valley Film Festival visited Kehillah regarding its recent feature, Academy Award-nominated short documentary, Joe’s Violin. The film is about how a donated violin forges an improbable friendship between 91-year-old Holocaust survivor, Joe Feingold, and...

Senior, Jake Scharfman, Featured on InMenlo Blog

Check-out senior, Jake Scharfman, featured on the InMenlo blog!  

Kehillah Cross-Country PSAL Championship Update – Go Rams!

Congratulations to senior, Elyse Folkman, for winning a medal in last week's Cross-Country PSAL championships! Elyse qualified for CCS and finished in the 1st team. All of the "Running Rams" showed great character, and all finished overcoming hurdles such as falling on...

Kehillah Chess Club Competes in Palo Alto Chess Tournament

Three members of the Kehillah chess club took part in a local tournament this past Sunday. Daniel Mendelevich won first place in his category, with 2.5 points from 3 games, and boosted his chess rating by 24 points. Jacob Goldman lost the...

Fancy KabShab Challahday at Kehillah #theshabbatproject

This past Friday, students hosted a “Fancy KabShab Challahday” in honor of The Shabbos Project, an international movement that brings communities together every year for the Shabbat of Oct. 27-28. Everyone wore fancy clothes, sat together at tables covered in white...


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Sukkot (Fall Harvest Celebration) 2017 at Kehillah

This year, we began Sukkot festivities with some experiential programming and pizza lunch in our giant Sukkah! After a schoolwide introduction to the holiday of Sukkot, students broke into groups and were given a classroom to set up their “Sukkah.”...

Myra Strober, Professor of Education, Emerita, School of Education, Visits Ms. Shandrovsky’s Class

Myra Strober, Professor of Education, Emerita, School of Education To kick off the unit on "Feminist Superheroines" in Feminism and Jewish Law and Tradition, Ms. Shandrovsky's class, read chapter 2 of the book "Sharing the Work: What my Family and...

Lunchtime Tech Talk with Professor Fixler, Director of the Nano Center at Bar Ilan University

A huge thank you, to Professor Fixler, member of the Faculty of Engineering and the director of the Nano Center at Bar-Ilan University, for visiting and chatting with The Kehillah Tech Club today during lunch! Professor Fixler is going to be...

Hap-BEE Jewish New Year From Kehillah

Hap-BEE Jewish New Year! (5778)🐝 Bees! 🍯 Honey! 🍎 Happy New Year! A huge thank you, to Bees At Home beekeepers for saving bees lives on a daily basis and teaching us all about it! Doug, from Bees At Home, visited us at Kehillah today in honor of...

The Kehillah Collective – 1st Edition

Welcome to the first edition of The Kehillah Collective. We are excited to share this new channel for parents to learn more about the academic program here at Kehillah. We intend to publish The Kehillah Collective three times a year,...

Kehillah Music Room Videos (Week of September 5th)

We've barely started school and the music room is already rockin'! Check out our most recent "Ram Jams" below... Waiting on the World to Change (by John Mayer) Lunchtime Mindfulness Drum Circle

Kehillah Students and Staff Work Together Restoring Coastal Habitats

The students and staff of Kehillah Jewish High School in Palo Alto recently spent the day working together on a habitat restoration service learning project in Half Moon Bay. The project focused on removing invasive, non-native plants. The marine terraces...

First Day, All-School Eclipse Viewing, and Back-to-School Picnic Pictures

What an extraordinary first day of school! Our hearts are full with all of the students back on campus, although the sun had its own idea of what the word "full" meant for today. The day began with an all-school assembly where...

Kehillah Bridge Club Success

Congrats to the Kehillah Bridge Club for their recent success at the Youth North American Bridge Championship! 6 Kehillah kids participated in this year's competition, which was held in Toronto at the end of July. Ariel Flaster (class of '17)...

Alumni Turning Rich Traditions Into Decadent Ice Cream

"Kehillah Jewish High School is distinguished by an exceptional academic program and a supportive environment that pairs rich traditions with the best of the Silicon Valley mindset." Meanwhile, Saadi Halil (Class of '08) at San Francisco's Hometown Creamery, is making ice cream out of...

Kehillah Programming Teams Place in Worldwide Computer Security Competition

Kehillah took two teams to the PACTF annual online computer security competition for middle and high school students this past April. It is run in a ‘Capture the Flag’  (CTF) format, where participants must hack, decrypt, reverse, or solve increasingly challenging security puzzles in order to…

Class of 2017 Graduation Pictures and Video

2017 Graduation was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended and helped out at this year's graduation ceremony. We are truly fortunate to be surrounded by such a supportive community! Kehillah graduation is one of those events that shows...

Mission Biosphere – Hydroponic Buckets

Ms. Vicenty’s Biology class is doing an interdisciplinary project with Mr. Kelley to apply the ecology concepts they are studying in class to hydroponic buckets. Students have been split into teams and decided what variables they wanted to test and…

Kehillah Latin Team Success!

The Kehillah Latin Team, led by Dr. Janda, recently competed in the National Junior Classical League (NJCL) and were very successful! Kehlllah sent 8 students. There were over 1500 kids there from all over the state. There are a variety…

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Gala. It was an overall extraordinary event…

Thank you to everyone who attended our Gala last night. It was an overall extraordinary event and further proof that we are indeed surrounded by a genuinely supportive community. Here is a closer look at the video we showed regarding…

Kehillah Students Sing at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC

On March 26, after months of rehearsing, 400 teens in the HaZamir International Jewish High School Choir took the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in New York City. Three of those teens are Kehillah students! Kol…

Marine Biology Class – Aquarium Project

Ms. Gibbon’s Marine Biology class is in the middle of an extraordinary project. The class has been broken up into four teams. Each team has been assigned to research and set up a saltwater aquarium and blog about it. The…

Peace, Love & Kehillah – Staff Appreciation Week 2017

It’s staff appreciation week at Kehillah! Thank you, to the Kehillah Parent Association (KPA) for putting together such a groovy week of events. ✌️ ❤️   We love our teachers and staff! ✌️ ❤️ #whyilovekehillah #staffappreciationweek2017 A post shared by…

Sophomore, Jodi McElvain, Recites 400 Digits of Pi!

It’s March 14th (3/14), which means we had our annual Pi celebration at Kehillah! Lunch was Pi themed, we all ate Pie for dessert, and Reflective Practice was an all-school assembly where the Pi competition commenced! Kol HaKavod to sophomore,…

Boys Basketball Moves Ahead in CCS Tournament

The Rams rode the energy of senior guard Yuval Luria and the dynamic scoring duo of Manor and senior Sam Feldman to a surprising 48-34 victory over host Mid-Peninsula in a Division V contest that meant a lot to both…

Indoor Farming in the Laboratory for Engineering Arts

Mad scientist? Nope. That’s Mr. Kelley, designing programming curriculum around indoor farming. We’re waiting on a few mint seeds to sprout. Mr. Kelley and his students have recently added a few indoor farming projects to the Laboratory for Engineering Arts….

One Billion Rising at Kehillah

Every year, Kehillah participates in One Billion Rising. It is the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history. The campaign began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women…

Tech Club Visits Facebook

On Friday, December 9, the Kehillah Tech Club visited Facebook's campus. During their visit, they spent time with an engineering manager who talked about his work. They also learned about Oculus 3D Virtual Reality technology and had a hands-on demonstration....

National Merit Scholars

Mazel Tov to Kehillah seniors Matthew Capelouto, Ariel Flaster, and Rena Silverman for being named Commended Students as part of the National Merit Scholarship Program. Out of approximately 1.6 million juniors who took the PSAT Examination last year, these three…

Social Action: Toiletries Drive with JFCS

Thank you to those who participated in the Student Government's community service project with the Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley.

VIDEO: Block 9 “Ram Jam”

Check out this throwback to Back to the Future brought to you by Mr. Romero's block 9 band. Wait for sophomore, Alex Bajot's, nod to Marty McFly at 2:30.

Mr. Romero’s block 2 – Jazz/Blues/Folk/World – music class covers “Whip It” by Devo

Mr. Romero’s block 2 – Jazz/Blues/Folk/World – music class covers “Whip It” by Devo

VIDEO: Block 2 Blues/Jazz/Folk/World Class

Mr. Romero's block 2 – Jazz/Blues/Folk/World – music class covers "Whip It" by Devo

Kehillah Tech Club

Picture: Kehillah Tech Club programming Arduinos during a lunchtime club meeting.

Kehillah Students at Zionism 3.0 Conference

Pictured: Kehillah juniors and seniors with Israeli Consul General of the Northwest Region, Andy David, at this past weekend's Zionism 3.0 conference at the OFJCC.

Art Project Turning Heads in the Hallway

The students were given a piece of paper and a pen. They had 3 requirements: fill the page, use ALL of the ink in the pen, and do so with 1, continuous line.

KPA Presents on Mon. 9/12

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Being a Parent at a Jewish School But Were Afraid to Ask – Led by Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Ph.D.

Help us welcome a Grammy-winning artist in our newly upgraded Black Box Theater!

Join us for Culture Grinds III ft: Grammy-winning Klezmer trumpet legend & Glenn Hartman of The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars

First day of school!

Welcome to the 2016-17 school year. Opening doors, eating donuts, giant balloon arch, 215 smiling students… that’s how we do it here at Kehillah!

Kehillah Upgrades Featured on Palo Alto Online

"In the last three years, the various metrics the school tracks around enrollment — inquiries, open-house attendance and shadow days — have 'gone through the roof,' Kleinberg told the Weekly."

Dr. Zachi Baharav, Ph.D.

Math Teacher/ Computer Science

Summer Alumni Event

Celebrating Kehillah's first 10 year reunion – the Class of 2006! See pictures here…

Graduation 2016

Photos and videos from this year's graduation – check them out!

Paz Brill

KPA Co-Chair

Judy Kitt

KPA Co-Chair

Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony

Please join us for Kehillah's Class of 2016 graduation ceremony with commencement speaker, Larry Kramer.

Jim Harris


Winners of the Kehillah Poetry Contest!

Congrats to the winners of the Kehillah poetry contect. Click to see who won and check out their submissions.

Mark Treitel Wins 2016 National Merit scholarship

Students were honored by a panel of judges to have the "strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies."

Junior Sam Aguirre Wins 1st Place!

Sam recently competed in Montana at a Level 9 Western Nationals. She won 1st place, all-around, for her age group!

Kehillah Rocks 2016!

Join us at this year's Gala Celebrating our Music Program and Honoring Music Teachers Tony Quartuccio and Tom Romero.

Kehillah Baseball Wins!

Kol HaKavod to the Kehillah baseball team for winning their first PSAL baseball league game on Thursday, April 7th!

Israel Trip Article in InMenlo Blog

Junior, Lauren Kelmar, wrote a lovely piece about Kehillah's class trip to Israel. It is featured in InMenlo's very popular local blog!

URINETOWN: The Musical

A side-splitting send-up of greed, love, revolution (and musicals!), in a time when water is worth its weight in gold.

Kehillah Latin Teams Win 2nd Place Overall at CAJCL

Just after school trips, Kehillah Latin teams competed in the CAJCL (California Junior Classical League) State Convention at Woodbridge High School in Irvine.

Cindy Pierce – Social Sexuality Educator and Comic Storyteller

An educational night giving parents perspective and information so that they can better navigate cultural, media and peer pressures, particularly around their social lives and sexual relationships.

Teach With Africa Visitors

Please help us welcome Vuyelwa Poni and Nontokozo Thango to our community! We are one of seven Bay Area schools partnering with the San Francisco-based organization Teach With Africa to bring South African educators to our school.

Pi Day Challenge

Freshman, Jodi McElvain, recited 386 numbers in Pi! It was truly extraordinary. Watch the video…

Picnic Pics

Thank you to all who attended the all-school picnic!

Dr. Dan Rosenthal

Physics Teacher


Support the Jim Gunn Memorial Fund by laughing, a lot! In memory of Jim, Rooster T Feathers in Sunnyvale has put together a comedy event supporting Kehillah's Jim Gunn Memorial fund.

Jim Gunn

It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved theater teacher, Jim Gunn.

KPA Welcome Letter

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year from the KPA (Kehillah Parent Association)!

Alumni BBQ Pics

Thank you, to all who came to the Alumni BBQ! Pictures are up. The photo booth definitely added to the fun. 🙂

Dr. Janet Bordelon, Ph.D.

Director of Academic Research and Scholarship/ Jewish Studies Teacher

Dr. Nathan Bennett

History Teacher


Hagit Zeev


Keivan Ehsanipour


Alumni Summer BBQ!

CALLING ALL ALUMNI!! Save the date – Thursday, July 30th 6-8pm.

All School Picnic

The all-school, welcome picnic is scheduled for Thursday, August 13th!

Graduation Pictures and Video

Congrats to the Class of 2015!

Spring Concert & Ms. Ruebusch Celebration Pics

Last week there were some wonderful events at Kehillah! The pictures are up on Facebook ready to share.

SIPs Presentations

Senior Internship Project has come to an end and their presentations were great!

AP Language and Composition Project

For the last day of classes, Ms. Muszynski's students brought in favorite childhood toys to discuss nostalgia and why their past experiences are such a stimulus to writing.

National Merit Scholarship Winner

Mazel Tov to Alexander Schlesinger! He has been selected as a winner of a National Merit Scholarship!

ProCo at Stanford

Kehillah had 5 students participate in the Stanford ProCo competition this past Sunday

Spring Concert

Blocks 3 and 4 bands have been working all semester for this concert. Don't miss it!

Join us at Kehillah Jewish High School’s Graduation Ceremony

Featuring University of California President Janet Napolitano

Annual Meeting and Reception for Alison Ruebusch

Please join us for our Annual Meeting and reception celebrating our beloved Principal, Alison Ruebusch.

Gala Success!

Thank you to all who attended and helped celebrate 13 extraordinary years. Check out the video of photos from the past 13 years. showed during the program.

KPA Curbside Coffee – All parents are welcome!

Socialize, sip some joe, and enjoy.

Kehillah Overnight!

Stay up all night with music, movies, board games, dance, early morning yoga, and much more. There will be breakfast served in the AM and hot cocoa all night!

Kehillah Baseball Wins First Game in School History!

Monday, April 27, was a historic day for Kehillah baseball as we won our first baseball game in school history. We traveled to San Jose to take on the JV team of James Lick High School.

Spring Musical – Lucky Stiff

Join us at KJHS April 26 – 30 for our Spring Musical, Lucky Stiff!

Special Announcement

We are extremely happy to announce that Patti Carbery will be joining Kehillah this summer as our next Principal.

Honors Chem Makes Ice Cream

Studying colligative properties isn't only learned from a book. Check out Honors Chem's recent class project.

KPA Presents… Maya Bernstein

The session will be highly interactive, a bit edgy, and fun! You will emerge with new ideas and tools that you can apply when striving to lead change.

Kehillah Spring Apparel ON SALE NOW

Gym wear, gym bags, bucket hats, and more! Sale ends on Friday, May 1st.

Latin Club at CJCL State Convention – Win!

Kehillah had 12 delegates from the Latin Club attend the CJCL State Convention this past weekend. All three Kehillah teams made the finals, and both the Latin I and the Latin Advanced teams won their finals rounds!

KJHS Haggadah

Thank you, Mr. Marmer and his Midrash: Imaginative Commentary class. They have completed our very own KJHS Haggadah! Complete with student art, poems, and thoughts.

Symposium: Jewish Life in an Era of Extremism April 12

Addressing: anti-Semitism, anti-Zionism, how concerned should we be with extremism in the Jewish world, and more.

Support Friendship Circle!

WalkWithFC is an annual 3k walk that raises funds and community awareness for The Friendship Circle.

Turn Matzah into Mitzvah: Fill a Seder Sack for People in Need!

Join Jewish Family and Children's Services (JFCS) in our community-wide mitzvah project to provide Passover foods to hundreds of our neighbors in need.

Freshmen Latin, English, and History Classes Team Up for Julius Caesar Re-enactment

Last week, the entire freshman class participated in a simulation of the end of the Roman Republic.

Kehillah’s 3 National Merit Scholarship Program Finalists!

Congratulations to Kehillah seniors Alexander Schlesinger, Marianna Briskin, and Jacob Kaplan-Lipkin who have been named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Flying Pigs!

This past week, Mr. Hammer's Physics class (pictured) grouped into teams of 2-4, and worked on measuring the centripetal force of mechanical pigs, hanging from the ceiling, flying in a circle.

Inauguration of the Masjid of the Dawoodi Bohra Community

This past weekend, our Head of School had the honor of representing the Jewish community at the inauguration of the Masjid of the Dawoodi Bohra community of San Jose/Palo Alto (across the street from the OFJCC).

Chag Purim!

Carnival, fashion show, hamantaschen, dancing, music… so much fun! Thank you for planning, Jewish Life Committee!

Parents of Seniors!

Celebrate your pride with a Yearbook Ad!

Thank you, KPA!

THANK YOU to our incredible Parent Association (KPA) for coordinating a very thoughtful and creative Staff Appreciation Week.

New at Kehillah!

There are new improvements coming soon to 3900 Fabian Way. An upgraded kitchen and cafe, newly constructed Laboratory for Engineering Arts, and more!

“Euge” to our Latin Team!

Our Latin I team placed third overall in the state, our Latin III team placed eighth in the state, and our Advanced Latin team placed first in the state!

KPA Presents… Raising Adults – Recap

Thank you, KPA. Our community is only stronger after this discussion.

Hebrew Field Trip

Einav's Israeli Society through Literature and Media course went on a field trip last week to a Stanford Hebrew class for a lecture by Assaf Gavron

1 Billion Rising Movement at Kehillah – Recap

It was a touching and inspiring program produced by our art teacher and VPA Dean, Jen Idleman.

Join us!

13 Candles – Kehillah's Bar Mitzvah Year, Annual Gala. Sunday, May 3rd at Congregation Beth Jacob in Redwood City.

Parent Social Success!

Thank you to everyone who came to the recent parent social!

1 Billion Rising Movement at Kehillah

Get involved and help end violence against women.

Raising Adults – Helping Teens Survive and Thrive Beyond High School

If you’ve got questions about Raising Adults, then we’ve got answers.

Homecoming week!

Kehillah All Grown Up – Join in on the fun!

Senior Internship Project

Community, we need your help finding internship opportunities for our seniors!

Kehillah Jewish High School Presents The Florence Melton School Adult Education Series

Israeli Literature
as a Window to Israeli Society
Taught By Jake Marmer

Hanukkah Parties at KJHS

Happy Happy Hanukkah from KJHS! Check out the photos of the various parties we had at school.

2013-2014 Annual Report

2013-2014 Annual Report is now posted.

KJHS and JCHS Hanukkah Party

O-Hannukkah O-Hannukkah come light the Menorah… with the JCHS students!

School is Open

School is open Friday, 12/12. Drive safely!

Annual Campaign

We remind you to please think of Kehillah when you consider your charitable giving before the close of 2014.

Winter Rock Concert Photos

The rock concert was a complete success! Thank you to all who came and participated. Click for photos…

Dessert with Robin Feldman

What is on the Kehillah board's to-do list? Join us for dessert with Robin Feldman, Kehillah Board President and find out.

2nd Semester Block Schedule

New block schedule for second semester. See more…

KJHS Winter Rock Concert

Prepare to rock!

Thursday, December 4th
7:30pm | MPR

Suzette Silberman

KPA Co-President

Friendship Circle Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer opportunity at Friendship Circle during first week of winter break!

Half the Sky – Community Discussion – Recap

The Half the Sky Community Discussion event on Thursday was a well-attended success!

Article Published by Alumnus

Recent article published in dailykos.com by alumnus, Jeff Singer ('08).

Cross-Country at CCS

Congratulations to Helen Lauderbach for recently competing in the CCS Cross-Country Finals in Salinas.

Latin Team Update

9 students from the Kehillah Latin Team recently went to Sacramento for the first California Junior Classical League event of the year.

Larry Schlenoff

Past President

Roger Rosner

Vice-Chair & Treasurer

Bobby Lent

Recording Secretary

William Halper

Vice President

Ora Gittelson-David


Robin Feldman

Board Chair

Michael Adler


Cross-Country – Exciting Update

Sophomore Helen Lauterbach won the Varsity Girls race at the PSAL finals on 11/6 in a time of 20:44 and qualified for the Central Coast Sectionals held in two weeks.

11/5 Beit Midrash Recap

Detective Agent DuJuan Green of the Palo Alto Police Department, our School Resource Officer, came to speak about cyberbullying during last week’s Beit Midrash.

Kehillah Apparel – Limited Time!

The Kehillah student store is LIVE and only available for a limited time (Nov 19). All proceeds go straight to Student Government.


Soccer brings home the Kiddush Cup!

Congrats to the KJHS Soccer team for bringing home the Kiddush Cup!

KJHS – 1
JCHS – 0

KJHS Blood Drive

Kehillah will be having its first blood drive on Monday, November 10 from 8:30-12:30 in the MPR. Anyone who donates blood will get a voucher for a free pint of ice cream!

Volleyball Brings Home the Kiddush Cup!

For the first time, Kehillah Volleyball brought home the Kiddush cup!

Both teams played amazingly well and represented our school in the most positive way.

A Prophet in Our Midst:

The Life and Thought of Rabbi Dr. Abraham Joshua Heschel

Congregation Beth Jacob
Wednesdays, November 5, 12, 19
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Noon Release – This Friday 10/24

There is a special schedule on Friday. Click for details.

Cross-Country Update

Congratulations to Cross Country runners who competed at Bayfront Park on October 6.

The Role of Jewish South Africans in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

A talk with the author and a tribute to Paul Simon’s Graceland with Pacific Boy choir Academy.

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Each year we offer our parents the opportunity to meet with teachers individually during parent/teacher conferences.

Upcoming Parent Socials

Mark your calendars for some schmoozing!

KPA Presents – November 20

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

Join us to view clips from Half the Sky and a community discussion.

Fireside Chat with Esther Wojcicki

Parents and educators will have the opportunity to spend an evening with leading educator/journalist Esther Wojcicki in exploration of what parents and educators can do to create an environment in which children thrive.

Go Rams!

The Kehillah Rams are part of Northern California’s Private School Athletic League (PSAL). We compete in soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, tennis, cross-country, golf, and swimming. Our shared campus with the Oshman Family JCC, located on the Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, gives our sports teams full access to a state-of-the-art pool, gym, and gymnasium. Each student also receives full membership to the JCC.

Kehillah Cross-Country Off to a Great Start!

KJHS had its first Private School Athletic League (PSAL) meet last Tuesday.

Happy New Year!

In a few days, Jewish communities all over the world will celebrate the culmination of the Jewish year 5774 and welcome in 5775.

Rams Volleyball Defeats JCHS

9/23/14 – Our Lady Rams took down the Wolves of JCHS in three games (32-30) (25-17) (25-19).

Back to School Night – Wednesday

Visit classrooms, chat with teachers & advisors, and schmooze with the Kehillah community

Rams Volleyball Off to a Great Start

Kehillah Varsity Volleyball Lady Rams opened their season on Tuesday, September 9th by defeating the German International School of Silicon Valley.

Kehillah Parent Association Presents

Kehillah Parent Association Presents, Fred Luskin Ph.D. Simple Keys to Happiness. Thursday October 2nd, 7:30pm. Tickets at https://kpafredluskin.eventbrite.com

Welcome New Teachers!

There are some new teachers at Kehillah Jewish High School this year. Welcome!

Dr. Scott Nelson

History/ Student Government Advisor/ Senior Internship Director

Dr. Sarah Janda

Dean of World Languages/ Latin/ History

Dr. Ashlee Iyer

Chemistry Teacher

Rabbi Ari Cartun

Jewish Studies

Back to School Picnic

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Back to School Picnic at Mitchell Park!

Kehillah Presents The Florence Melton School Adult Education Series

Join students from over 40 sites in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand in the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning’s educational series.

2014 Fall Sports Meeting

The fall 2014 sports information meeting for parents and students will be held on Thursday, August 14th at 4:00pm. It is extremely important that all fall sport athletes attend this meeting. Parents of new student should also plan on attending.

Kehillah to Install Solar Paneling

Our Head of School, Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, and Zach Rubin of THiNKnrg, signing the documents to proceed with the installation of solar panels on the roof of the school. Thanks to Jewish Studies teacher, Micha Levin, for leading the way!

An Evening with Kehillah a Huge Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended "An Evening with Kehillah" on March 30th. What a wonderful night for our community! Enjoy all of the photos here.

Kehillah Juniors in Israel

On Monday, March 10th, our Juniors departed for Israel for three weeks. They are having a fabulous time and sending us photos of this wonderful experince. We are sharing them on the Kehillah Facebook page, check them out here!

First Ever Baseball Game

On Sunday, April 6, our Kehillah baseball team will be take on JCHS for the first time. Kehillah's first baseball game is at noon at JCHS home field at Big Rec – Diamond – Graham. 7th Ave. and Lincoln Blvd. San Francisco C. 94122.

Kehillah Proudly Presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a 1988 American comedy about two con men trying to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.

Double Win for Rams against JCHS in Basketball!

On Sunday, Jan 26th both men's and women's basketball teams defeated Jewish Community High School in two very close games. Our women won 37-33 and our men won 44-40. Go Rams!

Kehillah Soccer # 1 in PSAL

Congratulations to the Kehillah Soccer team!

Kiddush Cup Games – 10/20

Come out to cheer on the Rams as we take on JCHS in the Kiddush Cup games on Oct. 20th!
JV Girls' Volleyball : 12:00pm – OFJCC
Varsity Girls' Volleyball: 1:30pm- OFJCC
Varsity Soccer: 3:00pm – Terman Field Palo Alto

Sukkot 2013

Our students have been busy building our Sukkah in the back parking lot and it's looking fantastic. Follow our progress on the Kehillah Facebook page!

2013 Back to School Picnic

On Thursday, August 15th, Kehillah hosted it's annual "Back to School Picnic" at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto. It was wonderful to see such a great turnout – what a fantastic way to start the school year! Thank you to everyone who came out, we are looking forward to a great year ahead.

KJHS Music Department – Totally Tubular!

The Kehillah Music Department held an "80's Night" on Tuesday, May 30th. Parents and students (with big hair and bright neon) were treated to a variety of classic 80's hits. You can check out the entire concert here.

Retirement Party for Ms. Raz

Calling all alumni, parents, students and community members. Please join us on May 23rd in celebrating the retirement of Shulamit Raz. Click here for more details.

Around the World With Kehillah

Join us for our annual Gala on May 30th from 6:00-9:00pm at the Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall! Email Jenny Circle for tickets and more information.

Kehillah Tennis Team Tops JCHS

Congratulations to the Kehillah Tennis team for earning thier first win over rival JCHS. Read more…

Check Out the New Kehillah Learning Center

The new Kehillah Learning Center is finished. Check it out here.

Freshman Class Trip Photos

Check out photos from the Freshman Class Trip to Brandeis Bardin here.

Seniors Arrive in Costa Rica

Our Seniors arrived safely last week, excited to volunteer, discover Costa Rica and spend time as a class! Follow their adventures on our blog. We will post updates and photos as they come in.

KJHS Juniors Arrive Safely in Israel

Follow the Kehillah Blog. We will be posting photos as they come in!

Don’t Miss “Sunday in the Park with George”

Don't miss Kehillah's upcoming Musical, "Sunday in the Park With George," starting on February 27th. Read more.

J Weekly Highlights the ?Golden Tallis? Rivalry

Check out the current issue of the J Weekly, highlighting the "Golden Tallis" rivalry between Kehillah and JCHS. Read article

Kehillah Rams Claim the Golden Tallis for the Second Straight Year!

The Kehillah Rams boys’ basketball team saved their best performance for last on Sunday afternoon, defeating the JCHS Wolves 54-46 in the annual Golden Tallis Game at the Oshman Family JCC. Read more

Homecoming 2013!

Kehillah just wrapped up an amazing Homecoming Week. Check out the video our students made announcing the 2013 theme here.

Open House This Weekend

Our next Open House is Sunday, January 13th at 2:00pm. Come learn about Kehillah from students, teachers and administrators as they tour the school with student guides. RSVP to Marily Lerner, Director of Admissions at mlerner@kehillah.org or 650 213 9600 ext. 154.


Did you miss our latest Concert, Sports Awards or other recent event? Tune in online to check out the USTREAM. Click here for more information.

Don’t Miss The Annual Winter Concert

Kehillah's Winter Concert will take place on Jan 10th at 7:00pm at the Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Center at the OFJCC.

The Week in KJHS Basketball

Kehillah Rams have entered the second half of the PSAL season. Check out our upcoming schedule.

December 2012 ~ Ramblings

Check out the latest edition of our student run newsletter, "Ramblings" here.

KJHS Live on Rebel Mouse

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Open House This Weekend- Sunday, January 13th

Our next Open House is Sunday at 2:00pm. Come learn about Kehillah from students, teachers and administrators as they tour the school with student guides. RSVP to Marily Lerner, Director of Admissions at mlerner@kehillah.org or 650 213 9600 ext. 154.

KJHS Faces JCHS in the Battle for the Kiddush Cup Sunday

Don't miss a full day of great games this Sunday as Soccer and Volleyball take on JCHS for the Kiddush Cup in SF. Read more…

Step Inside the Band Room!

Check out Kehillah’s new feature, “Inside the Band Room” on the Kehillah Music Channel

Kehillah Welcomes New Learning Specialist

We are pleased to welcome Erin Powers as our new Learning Specialist. Ms. Powers is highly qualified in working with students with learning differences in both formal school settings and one-to-one therapy. Read more.

Space Shuttle Endeavor Over Kehillah!

Students and Faculty were treated to a rare sight when the space shuttle flew over KJHS early Friday morning. Watch video

Kehillah Soccer Upsets JCHS!

The Kehillah Soccer Team started the year off with a bang defeating rivals Jewish Community High Schoo of the Bay 4-0. Read more.

KJHS College Counselor, Susan Solomon’s Article Featured in “M” Magazine

Check out Susan's article featured the August issue of "M" Magazine here

KJHS Alum Tops Palo Alto Photo Contest

Guy Singer (KJHS ’12) received both 1st and 2nd places in the “Palo Alto Weekly Newspaper” annual all-bay area photo contest. Read more…

L?Shanah Tovah!

As we enter into the Yamim Noraim, the Days of Awe, we reflect and renew; we look back and forward. Rosh Hashanah is both solemn and optimistic, full of the resonance of the shofar and the sweetness of honey. Read more…

Alumni Notes…

We heard from Kayla Scluncik (KJHS '11) who is preparing to leave for Israel. Check out our blog to hear what she has to say! Read more..

Shopping For a Change?

Did you know that you can help Kehillah raise money by shopping for beautiful handmade jewelry, apparel, home decor and accessories from around the world? But wait, you are not only supporting Kehillah, you are also helping these talented artists and their communities.

Read more here.

Kehillah vs. JCHS in Soccer this Sunday!

Come cheer on the Kehillah Rams in their match against JCHS. Game starts at 11 a.m. at Cartan Field, Menlo College, Atherton. Click here for directions. Go RAMS!

Kehillah Volleyball VS. JCHS

Sunday, September 18th at the Oshman Family JCC. Read more…

KJHS is #1

Once again, Kehillah has tied for first place in the J Weekly “Readers’ Choice” vote-in competition as the best peninsula/south bay school in the “day school” (i.e., Jewish school) category! Thank you to everyone who voted!

Let The Kinnus Begin!

Our Freshmen have left the building! They are heading for the annual Kinnus at the Walden West Retreat Center in Saratoga. Read more

2011-2012: Meet our New Faculty and Staff!

Click here to read the bios of our newest faculty and staff members

Ring the bell! School is back in Session!

It's official! The first day of school is in session and going great! Check out the Kehillah Blog for more photos!

2011 Back to School Picnic

Join us on Thursday, August 18th at Mitchell Park in Palo Alto! Read more……

Kehillah Class of 2011 Graduation

Sunday, June 12th at 2:00pm
Heritage Theatre in Campbell
Auditorium doors open at 1:00pm

KJHS Carnival and Flea Market

Join us for a carnival supporting the Class of 2014!

Sunday, May 22nd
KJHS Parking Lot

Calling All Alumni

Don’t Miss the Annual Alumni Summer BBQ on June 15th!

A Journey to Remember

When our Kehillah students arrived in Israel, they began the journey with a scenic overlook of the Ella Valley….

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