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.

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.


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)