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Celebrating the Class of 2020 – Lawn Signs and Grad Gear Delivered! (photos)

A huge THANK YOU to all of the faculty and staff who delivered lawn signs and graduation gear to each senior! Just another way our community supports each other, even while apart. ❤️

2019-2020 Sports Wrap Up – Rams Rocked!

Congratulations to all our amazing athletes! We're thrilled to share this piece created by Coach Greenfield, the below video is a celebration of all of our athletes accomplishments. The sweat they invested in their various athletic pursuits paid off in...

2019-2020 Winter Sports Awards

Boys JV Basketball Awards Girls JV Basketball Awards Boys Varsity Basketball Awards Girls Varsity Basketball Awards

Author and Former Member of the Knesset, Dr. Einat Wilf, Speaks with Kehillah

Kehillah Israel Club hosted an event with politician and former Member of Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) Dr. Einat Wilf. Dr. Wilf is a leading political voice in Israel, a Zionist thinker, and an author. We were so lucky to have...

Remember her name: Chloe Madeline, class of 2021, is a pop star on the rise – J Weekly Article

Walking into the music studio at Kehillah means arriving to the sweet sound of students jamming as Mr. Romero guides the talented teens in one helpful way or another. Often the music emanates from elsewhere, from a nook, down a...

Virtual Challah Bake w/Bubbies and Zaydes of Kehillah ❤️🌍🙏 #whyilovekehillah

Last Friday, just before Shabbat started, Kehillah hosted a virtual challah braiding event on Zoom. Savtas, bubbies, zaydes, students, staff, teachers, parents, children, and siblings joined in from near and far. We shared stories, laughed, traded braiding and recipe secrets,…

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Kehillah Apparel – DIY Edition!

Attention DIY-ers! This is a hub for all of your at-home swag needs. Below you'll see downloaded pdfs with some sweet designs to put on your garment of choice. We've included logos that work on dark or light colors and...

Update: Grades and Finals

      Dear Kehillah Families, We hope this note finds your family well.  Before Passover Break, we communicated that Kehillah’s campus will remain closed for the rest of the 2019-2020 academic year.  This letter is to communicate some important…

🌍 Earth Day at Kehillah – Student Art Contributions and More

Student Art Contributions: The use of typography can be lyrical in a sense that the font, the spacing, and the way flow can be hand designed much like a throwback to the letterpress days. The students in Digital Design class...

Teachers Brighten Class of 2020’s Spirits with Super Dance Moves #whyilovekehillah (video)

The senior class trip leaders recently posted a video to help lift spirits. Their enthusiastic dance moves, interspersed with some of the highlight photos of the Senior trip, along with a message to keep their "chins up" was well-received on...

Passover 2020: An old tradition with new importance

Maestra Strafelda's class chose something extra to put on their seder table and this is what they said: "A lemon, because even though they are sour they can be made into something sweet" "Candy, because I am sweet and it...

Distance Learning Success

Kehillah is not just a building, it's a community. As schools across California braced for the impact of remote learning, we found our staff, ready, willing, and able to make the shift. Kehillah Zoom classes quickly took flight and our...

Your 2020-2021 Officials

Henry Kofman TREASURER Avi Kahn COMMUNICATION Julia Dubovoy SOCIAL ACTION Dahlia Soussan JEWISH LIFE COMMISSIONER Tahlia Fehl STUDENT LIFE COMMISSIONER Laila Kleinberg PRESIDENT

KPA Delivers a BIG Box of Gratitude 🙏

Last Sunday, the staff at Kehillah were given gorgeous boxes of fresh, local veggies from our wonderful KPA! Organized thoughtfully as a drive-thru pick-up situation, our staff and their families now have one less grocery trip to worry about. Thank…

Shabbat Message from Rabbi Kleinberg – Ways to remain calm, find joy, and stay connected. ❤️🙏🌎

Dear Kehillah, In times like this, the right words are often hard to come by, so I am grateful for the words of others. Here are some prescient ones from Mary Oliver: Don’t Hesitate (2012) If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel...

Distance Learning Program for Instructional Continuity will remain operational until Friday, May 1st

Dear Kehillah, We hope this communication finds you well in the midst of the current health crisis. We are grateful to have heard from countless parents expressing gratitude for our Distance Learning Program for Instructional Continuity. We know you all…

Your Vote Matters! – Student Government Elections 2020

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,...

Excursions Epilogue – Class Trips 2020

"Life is either a daring adventure or Nothing at all" - Helen Keller Kehillah students enjoyed a variety of adventures this March, as Seniors took a jaunt to New York, the Juniors trekked all the way to Israel, the Sophomores...

Mandolin Mondays with Mr. Romero – Another Reason #whyilovekehillah

Finding more and more ways to stay connected during social distancing. Thanks to Mr. Romero, Kehillah music teacher, for starting Mandolin Mondays. A much-needed break during lunchtime to lift our spirits.

A Message from Rabbi Kleinberg: What a Week

Dear Kehillah, What a week. What I’m grateful for: I am grateful for our students for being so brave at this time, for showing up for Zoom classes, and for being there for one another. I am grateful for our…

Connected: Jewish Wisdom in a Time of Isolation – LIVE Learning with Rabbi Kleinberg

Please join Rabbi Darren Kleinberg, Ph.D. Thursdays @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST Join Rabbi Kleinberg, Head of School at Kehillah Jewish High School, for this weekly opportunity (Thursdays) to gather, pause, and learn together. Drawing on our shared...

Virtual KabShab Karaoke Session – Cutest #EpicFail Ever

View this post on Instagram During virtual KabShab, over 200 kehillah students and staff sang LEAN ON ME karaoke. It is by far the cutest epic fail ever. ❤️🎤🎶 (SOUND ON FOR FULL EFFECT) - - - #whyilovekehillah #kabshab #shabbatshalom🙏...

Distance Learning Plan Extended Until 4/7/2020

Dear Kehillah, By now, many of you are likely aware that residents of the Bay Area, including Santa Clara County, are being directed to ‘shelter in place’ for the next three weeks. Given this new development, our Distance Learning Plan…

Kehillah Distance Learning Plan for Instructional Continuity – Starting March 16, 2020

Dear Kehillah Students and Parents, I hope everyone is having a restful, healthy weekend. This note is to communicate the details of our Distance Learning Plan for Instructional Continuity (linked below). Parents and students should read this document carefully to...

There’s always KabShab! Enjoy this video, we hope it puts a smile on your face #whyilovekehillah

Welcome to Kab Shab! Shalom, I’m writing to you from my office at school, which is eerily quiet for a Friday in March. I hope everyone who is reading this is safe and following the guidelines to do whatever we...

Health Notice – INITIATING DISTANCE LEARNING – UPDATED 3/11/2020

Dear Kehillah community, The World Health Organization has announced that COVID-19 is now considered a pandemic and health officials across the globe are calling for social distancing as the most effective proactive method for slowing the spread of the virus….

Kehillah Spring Apparel 2020 – Order before April 5, 2020!

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Health Notice – UPDATE 3/10/2020

Dear Kehillah Families, Last Friday, we provided you with a detailed overview of the developments related to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the ongoing actions we are taking to protect the Kehillah community going forward.  We are writing with another status update...

Health Notice – UPDATED 3/6/2020

Dear Kehillah Families, We are reaching out to provide a status update on new developments related to coronavirus (Covid-19) and share additional details about the actions we are taking to protect our school community. The health and safety of Kehillah’s…

Health Notice – UPDATE

Dear Families, As you are likely aware, on Tuesday, February 25th, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) gave a press conference updating the country on the current status of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the CDC emphasized, there is not currently…

Language Days ~ A Celebration of Multi-Lingual Proportions!

Our language classes came together to celebrate all they've learned thus far with a Language Day celebration that was trés magnifique! The intention of the celebration was a collaboration between four language classes: Hebrew, French, Latin, and Spanish. Facilitated by...

Rams Basketball 2020 Season Update

The Kehillah JV Boys basketball team pulled off a thrilling victory against Kipp Collegiate last week. The team was led by Jonjon Antebi (21 points, 8 rebounds, 8 blocks), Sanjay Raj (9 points, 16 rebounds), and Josh Lipman (21 points)….

Tu B’shvat – ט״ו בשבט

Kehillah highlighted this year's Tu B'shvat holiday (birthday of the trees) with special programming around the theme of reflecting on the lessons we can derive from our botanical analog. Students broke off into various classrooms to cover the following topics:...

Kehillah Participates in 2020 Santa Clara Valley Model United Nations

This weekend, seven Kehillah students participated in the Santa Clara Valley Model United Nations (SCVMUN) hosted by Santa Teresa High School. We joined over 1,000 delegates from schools on the west coast (and Rome, Italy!) in rigorous debate and policymaking. We...

Kehillah Debates and Conquers! – A First Time Debate Competition with Extraordinary Results

The Kehillah Debate Team competed (for the first time!) in the California Forensic League debate and speech competition this past weekend in Milpitas. Our team competed in Lincoln Douglas Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, and Impromptu speaking, which included Alex Forrester (’22),…

Kehillah Alumnus, Ben Green (’15), Heading to Super Bowl LIV with the Kansas City Chiefs

It's only been a few months since Ben Green, Kehillah Class of 2015, graduated from University of Oregon. While studying at Oregon, he played on the Duck's hockey team and was a photographer for the Daily Emerald Media Group, gravitating...

NASA Astronaut, Astrobiologist, and Astronomer Led All-School Assembly

During Thursdays Reflective Practice, Kehillah was fortunate enough to welcome three incredible speakers from NASA, to our halls, it's fair to say they were out of this world (bios below). Brian Day - Astronomer, Lynn Harper - Astrobiologist and Col....

The Grill Next Door; How a Kehillah Alumnus Started a Successful Breakfast Delivery Service – from Scratch!

Jonah Bornstein and Alex Leiman (class of 2018), started SexyCakes at Tulane University. When Alex Leiman (class of 2018) came into town for the Annual Kehillah Alumni Basketball Game, we learned something intriguing... He had been enjoying his time at...

☀️Summer in January☀️ – Summer Opportunities Fair

This past Thursday, Kehillah hosted over 20 representatives from various organizations at our annual Summer in January - Summer Opportunities Fair. The MPR was packed so that students could walk around and speak to reps that provided info and excitement...

Don’t Miss Kehillah’s Spring Musical, GRAVEDIGGER!

  Photos from Kehillah's Gravedigger! The Musical production

Special Announcement – Our Next Head of School

  Dear Kehillah community, I am thrilled to announce that, after an exhaustive and productive international search, the Head of School Search Committee unanimously recommended and the Kehillah Board unanimously voted to choose Dr. Daisy Pellant as our new Head...

Congratulations Rachel Berman! New York Times Editorial Cartoon Contest Winner

As an extra credit assignment in US History this fall, Ms. Ratledge encouraged students to submit an original cartoon to the New York Times’ 5th Annual Student Editorial Cartoon Contest. In December, Rachel Berman’s (’21) cartoon on Trump’s recent impeachment…

Kehillah Opens the Discussion on Current Events; Impeachment, Iran, and Rising Antisemitism

Kehillah recently hosted a conversation for students led by educators and administrators around current issues including, Impeachment, Iran, and Rising Anti-Semitism. Our Dean of students, Dr. Nathan Bennett, opened the session with the following sentiment, “Perhaps one of the more…

2020 Alumni Basketball Game – Photo Recap

Thank you to all who participated in the 6th Annual Tammy Toth Alumni Basketball game. This event grows every year and has quickly become an essential yearly event. It’s a pleasure to reconnect with those who have contributed so much…

Henry Shane, Class of 2021, Leads 400-Student Climate Strike Through the Streets of San Francisco

Last week, Henry Shane (’21) championed a Global Climate Strike in San Francisco. With multiple police officers closing down the streets in front of the demonstration, Henry led an estimated 400 students down Howard & 2nd street, making their way…

Kehillah AP Government Students Travel to Sacramento and Meet with State Legislators Advocating Various State Bills

Last week, 16 AP Government students took an early morning train to Sacramento to advocate at the state capital for state bills. Students chose state bills that they were interested in and were tasked with figuring out a way to…

AP Art History Trip to Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

Dr. Dooley's AP Art History class took its first field trip of the year to the Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University. They specifically went to see the museum's indigenous American art collection, the focus of their current...

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Kehillah Jewish High School 2018-2019 Annual Report

Please find the Kehillah Jewish High School 2018-2019 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...