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Rabbi Kleinberg’s Upcoming Adult Education Class – Recovering Judaism for the 21st Century

Join us for a participatory learning experience where we will mine the deep wisdom of the Jewish tradition and consider the ways that it can speak to, and guide, our lives today. Through an exploration of the meaning and purpose...

Don’t Miss Kehillah’s Spring Musical, GRAVEDIGGER

An unconventional shouty-garbage-rock-n-roll musical that unearths what some folks are willing to do for the thing that makes us feel alive! Time Out San Francisco says This uniquely irreverent musical challenges its audience to sympathize with a most-unsympathetic sounding character:...

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…

Winter Concert – Photo & Video Recap

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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...

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

Enjoy! Israel Trip Montage

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

Director

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…