EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Reflective Practice

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, we devote time to Reflective Practice, an opportunity for students to explore Jewish content and develop a practice or routine that is reflective and mindful. We offer a variety of ways for students to find meaningful connections to Jewish wisdom and values. Individual and communal reflection is a time for students to think about their relationships with themselves, their friends and family, their communities, and the larger world.

Some of our reflective practice tracks have included: Siddur minyan (a traditional prayer-book based morning worship service), art, creative writing, debate, gardening, Jewish current events, Jewish philosophy, and meditation.

 

Beit Midrash

On Wednesdays, Kehillah holds its school-wide assembly, called Beit Midrash (lit: house of study), during which time our community explores Jewish themes, current events, the arts, and social/emotional development, among other topics.

Holidays

At Kehillah, we observe and celebrate many holidays. These celebrations are often designed and led by students, in collaboration with faculty and staff.

American Holidays

  • Thanksgiving assembly
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day service learning opportunity
  • Veterans Day
  • President’s Day
  • Labor Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Pi Day

 

Jewish Holidays

  • Sukkot (The Festival of Booths/Feast of Tabernacles, a Jewish fall harvest festival) lunch in the school sukkah (booth)
  • Hanukkah (The Festival of Lights) party
  • Purim Party
  • Rosh HaShannah (Jewish New Year)
  • Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)
  • Simhat Torah (Celebration of the Torah)
  • Tu B’Shevat (Festival of Trees)
  • Passover
  • Shavuot (Spring harvest and celebration of Torah)

 

Israeli Holidays

  • Yom HaAtzmaut (Israeli Independence) Party
  • Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Memorial Day)
  • Yom HaZikaron (Israeli Memorial Day)