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A Unique Look at the Holiday of Sukkot

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 in a foliage-covered booth (known...

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...

Israel Excursion 2022!

Junior and Senior Students and Parents, We are going to Israel!  This coming February, we will embark on a two week study tour of Israel during which we will explore, discover and have an amazing time connecting with the land,...

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...

Our hearts go out to all of those affected by the recent violence in Israel

Dear Kehillah, Wanting violence to end and peace to come to Israel is something we hope we all agree upon. Our initial messaging (below) in response to the escalating conflict in Israel was not intended to be “all sides” as...

Grieving with Israel

Lag Ba'omer Mount Meron Tragedy The Kehillah community mourns the loss of those who perished while performing the mitzvah of celebrating Lag B’Omer in the sacred city of Meron, Israel, and our deepest sympathies go out to their loved ones...

Creative Writing Reflective Practice – A Portal of Parody Promotions!

Creative does not begin to describe the clever, well-crafted pieces these students put together for Mr. Ribay's Creative Writing Reflective Practice. Grab the family cat, some tissues to help with the tears of laughter and enjoy! By Nilakash By Olivia...

On the trial of Derek Chauvin, a letter from Randy Ribay, Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Social Justice Coordinator

Dear Kehillah,  On Tuesday afternoon, the trial of Derek Chauvin came to a close as the jury found the former Minneapolis police officer guilty of murdering George Floyd. It’s vital to remember that even though the outcome of the trial...

Kehillah Celebrates Earth Day 2021

Happy Earth Day Kehillah! April is Citizen Science Month and today is a great day to sign up for one of the citizen science projects available. Citizen science is a collaboration between scientists and those of us who are concerned...

Yom HaZikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut at Kehillah

Yesterday was Yom HazZikaron, Israeli Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror. Israel Club led our school in a sad but important tekes (ceremony) filled with poetry, song and reflections. As students shared in our school’s tekes (ceremony), ...

Student’s Rally to Offer Wellness Resources

• Kindness Club was pleased to invite Sarah Meyer Tapia to speak with Kehillah students • Topic: Managing Stress Through Finals and Beyond: the Science and (Practical) Practice of Wellbeing Click the button below to view the recording. {{ vc_btn:...

Yom HaShoah 2021 Recap

Click to expand Yom Hashoah is a day to reflect and remember the horrific events of World War II and share the stories of those who survived. There are many services of remembrance that take place in different ways.  Often...

Vaccinations

Currently, our policies will remain in place even as our community slowly gets vaccinated. This is because there are still unknowns about the vaccine and we do not went to get lulled into a false sense of security. We are...

Health Screening

To ensure the safety and well-being of our employees and students, students will be required to follow these health screening steps before entering the campus: • Any person entering campus must undergo health screening. Students and teachers are required to...

Henry Shane on recent events and how to make a difference

26 March 2021 KJHS KabShab Statement on shooting in ATL & CO. Henry Shane '21 For many of us right here and around the country, these last two weeks have been full of so many emotions; sadness, fear, and anger....

Kehillah Theatre – Murder Mystery

Quiet on Set: A Murder Mystery April 18th and 20th at 7:00pm Click to enlarge The moment you have all been waiting for has arrived!! You can now register for Kehillah Theatre’s Murder Mystery!! Quiet on Set: A Murder Mystery...

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Kehillah Laugh Off Lockdown! A Virtual Comedy “Un-Gala”

Thank you to all who contributed, to this fabulous event! INCLUDING: The outstanding comedians: Lisa Geduldig , Samson Koletkar and Cathy Ladman! The OFJCC that made sure everything went smoothly without any technical glitches. To all who logged on and...

A Passover Preview…

Rabbi Debbie Prinz will join as a guest speaker at our Passover Beit Midrash next week, she will discuss with us the untold story of child slavery and injustice in the production of chocolate. Information about her book, On the...

Moshe Goodman, Jewish Studies Teacher, on Passover 2021

Recognizing that Kehillah means community we invite everyone to our virtual Passover table! In this fun, brief interview with Jewish Studies teacher, Moshe Goodman, we get some fun stories, insights and wisdom around this high holiday. When I think about...

Kehillah stands with the AAPI Community – a letter from Randy Ribay, Diversity, Equity, Belonging/Social Justice Coordinator 

  Dear Kehillah,  It’s full of grief and frustration that I write to you today. As a Filipino American, it’s been a difficult year not just because of the COVID-19 pandemic but also because of the rise in anti-Asian American...

Improving Inclusivity and Multiculturalism – Together we Flourish

Diversity, Equity, Belonging and Social Justice Dear Kehillah, I hope that you & your family are as well as can be in these difficult times. We are grateful to have you as part of Kehillah and want you to know...

🏆🏆🏆 For the 4th year in a row, Kehillah has won Moot Beit Din! (Jewish moot court)

We have won Moot Beit Din for the 4th year in a row!!   Or you might say, Moot Beit Win!   Our students constructed an approach to a challenging issue that was well grounded in Jewish texts, a sophisticated...

Alumni Voices – Saadi Halil and his brother are crafting exquisite ice cream with purpose

Saadi and his brother Adar didn't know their delicious hobby would turn into their livelihood, how sweet it is! In this brief interview with Kehillah Alum, Saadi tells us all about the journey from college to ice-cream creator and how...

Kehillah Seniors leave their stamp in our outdoor area

As we shift to a more indoor/outdoor campus, we invited Kehillah Seniors to paint a space outside. Check out some of their works in progress and check back here for the finished pieces of art.

Deep Dives Project Gallery

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