Our excursions are outside-the-classroom experiences where our students go places together and live Kehillah’s Four Commitments. From our all-school opening retreat (Kinnus) to our all-school Community Service Day, to each of our grade-level trips, excursions are the highlights of the year. Each excursion includes the Kehillah Service Learning Initiative, which helps students become citizens of the world who are socially aware and engaged, who desire and work for a more just and kind world, with their actions guided by compassion, critical thinking, and Jewish values.
Kinnus (All-School Retreat)
The first days of the school year are dedicated to Kinnus, an all-school retreat. Kinnus means gathering in Hebrew. The days of Kinnus are focused on welcoming new students, bonding, games, and school spirit! Students will meet teachers, connect with peers in different grades, and form lasting bonds with their classmates in this fun-filled start of school. One evening is devoted to a local, senior class overnight.
Kehillah Community Service Day
During the first week of school, we dedicate one day after Kinnus to a community-wide Community Service Day. This is the day we all give back to our community with service learning opportunities at food banks, homeless shelters, warehouses, parks, and more throughout Bay Area.
Every spring, each grade takes a unique educational trip. The four-year grade-level trip curriculum builds on our academic program through direct experience and exposure to diverse communities with an emphasis on students taking responsibility for their own learning.