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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...

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...