2019 Kinnus & Community Service Day

In order to participate, completed waivers must be submitted online by Wednesday, August 7, 2019.

  Kinnus (All-School Retreat) Information

  • Monday, August 19, 2019

    Drop Off: Kehillah Jewish High School @ 8:30 am 

    Pick Up: Kehillah Jewish High School @ 4:00 pm

    *During the day, we will walk to the Mitchell Park Community Center 3700 Middlefield Road

    Things to bring: water bottle, closed-toed shoes

  • Monday, August 19, 2019 (Evening - Seniors Only)

    Overnight at Via West 13851 Stevens Canyon Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014

    *We will provide bussing to and from Via West Campus for all seniors

    Things to bring for the overnight: Warm layers, change of clothes for Tuesday, pajamas, toiletries, flashlight, instruments/frisbees/sports equipment for free time, medications in original containers in a ziploc bag with their name written on it. Bedding will be provided.

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Drop Off: Kehillah Jewish High School @ 8:30 am

    Pick Up: Kehillah Jewish High School @ 4:00 pm

    We’re having a Know Me Show. While we love your talents, we want to celebrate who you are. Show us what you love to do! It might be a talent, or a hobby, a passion or a skill. Acts could include lip-syncing, joke-telling, napkin folding, magic doing, interpretive dancing, musical performing, dramatic reading or whatever else would help us to know something about you. We’ll remind you Monday, but be prepared to present on Tuesday before lunch. Bring what you need to present–we’ll only have speakers and a microphone in our outdoor theater space. 

    *We will bus to Via West (13851 Stevens Canyon Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014) during the day.

    Things to bring: water bottle, closed-toed shoes, instruments/frisbees/sports equipment for free time, any necessary props for the Know Me Show (we’ll be outdoors at an amphitheater. We’ll have speakers and a microphone, but no access to other equipment unless we know in advance).

Community Service Day Information

  • Wednesday, August 21, 2019

      Drop Off: Kehillah Jewish High School @ 8:15 am

      Pick Up: Kehillah Jewish High School @ 3:30 pm **some pick-up times may vary. See waiver form for details.

      *We will be doing various community service programs throughout the Bay Area. 

      **Everyone must bring or wear a water bottle, closed-toed shoes, and layers, regardless of the volunteer activity. Some activities specify extra requirements.** 

    Project options and information:

    For the service-learning projects, you will pick your top three choices on the Kehillah Waiver (linked at the top of this page) and then be sent an additional waiver from the organization with which your child will be volunteering.

    • Community Services Agency

      What to expect: Prepare and distribute fresh produce

      ** 4:45 pm pick up

      CSA Waiver

    • Ecumenical Hunger Program

      What to expect: Food sorting, gardening, and clothes closet organizing.

      EHP Waiver

    • GLIDE

      What to expect: Serving lunch

      What to wear/bring: 

      • Please wear comfortable clothing – we will provide plastic gloves, aprons and hairnets
      • No open-toed shoes
      • No tank tops or sleeveless shirts, please!
      • Hat (or hairnet we provide)


      GLIDE Waiver

    • Half Moon Bay

      What to expect: Habitat restoration

      What to bring:

      • Long-sleeve shirt and long pants that can get dirty
      • Warm layers
      • Closed toed shoes
      • Refillable water bottle
      • Sunscreen
      • Hat
    • My New Red Shoes

      What to expect: Preparing sneakers for donation

      What to bring/wear:

      • ** Must bring a new pair of shoes to donate **
      • Comfortable clothing 
      • Closed toe shoes 
      • Layers


      MNRS Waiver

    • Presidio

      What to expect: Environmental clean up

      What to wear/bring:

      • Wear long pants, long sleeves, layered clothing, and sturdy close-toed shoes (no shorts or sandals)
      • Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, refillable water bottle, and personal snacks.
      • Bring rain gear, if it’s raining, and always be prepared to get dirty!


      Presidio Waiver

    • SF Marin Food Bank

      What to expect: Sorting food in a warehouse

      What to wear/bring:

      • Closed-toe shoes are required at all volunteer projects.
      • We recommend volunteers not wear jewelry. If worn, all items must be covered by the provided gloves and/or hairnets.
      • We suggest dressing in casual and clean layers, as the temperature in the warehouse is often cool.
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