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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: art, creative writing, current events, debate, gardening, meditation, philosophy, and prayer.

Kehillah B'Yachad

Kehillah B’Yachad is an after-school program that consists of 90-minute blocks on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.  There will be a mix of organized activities as well as time for students to relax, socialize, and do homework.  Each day will be a little bit different, and has the potential to broaden social circles, learn new skills, and get to know members of the community.

An important aspect of the Kehillah B’Yachad is that it will be low-tech or no-tech.  We want to encourage in-person socializing and being away from screens, unless they are being used specifically for the activity.

All activities will be held outside and students will be expected to stay distanced and masked for the duration of the event.  We ask all parents to support our expectations for consistency in safe and healthy behavior.

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)