Jewish Life at Kehillah

Jewish life at Kehillah reflects the diversity of our community and our commitment to learn about traditions and practices world-wide.  Below are descriptions of some of the co-curricular Jewish programming.

Reflective Practice is time that we set aside each week for individual and communal reflection. This time provides a structured opportunity for our students to pause and think about their relationships with themselves, their families and friends, the larger community, and the wider world.

Students play an active role in both the planning and implementation of the reflective practice program. With the assistance of faculty sponsors, student leaders define and facilitate reflective practice groups with the goal of deepening the student experience.

Reflective practice options have included traditional minyanim(prayer services), musical services with instruments, Jewish meditation, ethics discussion groups, reflection through art, and creative writing.

The seasonal rhythms of the Jewish calendar are the heartbeat of the school. As holidays are an integral part of Jewish life, a goal of our school is to foster understanding and education of different traditions surrounding Jewish holidays that reflect our kehillah(community).  Throughout the school year, there are opportunities for the community to come together to celebrate and commemorate Jewish holidays.

Jewish sages teach that, while it is not our responsibility to complete tikkun olam, the repair of the world, we must not abandon that effort. Social action and community service are a major component to Jewish life at Kehillah.

The establishment of the State of Israel is one of the seminal events in Jewish history. Recognizing the significance of the State and its national institutions, we seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel and its people as well as a sense of responsibility for their welfare.

In addition to learning about the history, culture and current status of Israel in classes, Kehillah students hear from a number of speakers about Israeli life, business, culture and politics throughout the school year. Each year, the 11th grade class travels to Israel for a 2-3 week educational program.

+ REFLECTIVE PRACTICE

Reflective Practice is time that we set aside each week for individual and communal reflection. This time provides a structured opportunity for our students to pause and think about their relationships with themselves, their families and friends, the larger community, and the wider world.

Students play an active role in both the planning and implementation of the reflective practice program. With the assistance of faculty sponsors, student leaders define and facilitate reflective practice groups with the goal of deepening the student experience.

Reflective practice options have included traditional minyanim(prayer services), musical services with instruments, Jewish meditation, ethics discussion groups, reflection through art, and creative writing.

+ HOLIDAYS

The seasonal rhythms of the Jewish calendar are the heartbeat of the school. As holidays are an integral part of Jewish life, a goal of our school is to foster understanding and education of different traditions surrounding Jewish holidays that reflect our kehillah(community).  Throughout the school year, there are opportunities for the community to come together to celebrate and commemorate Jewish holidays.

+ SOCIAL ACTION

Jewish sages teach that, while it is not our responsibility to complete tikkun olam, the repair of the world, we must not abandon that effort. Social action and community service are a major component to Jewish life at Kehillah.

+ ISRAEL

The establishment of the State of Israel is one of the seminal events in Jewish history. Recognizing the significance of the State and its national institutions, we seek to instill in our students an attachment to the State of Israel and its people as well as a sense of responsibility for their welfare.

In addition to learning about the history, culture and current status of Israel in classes, Kehillah students hear from a number of speakers about Israeli life, business, culture and politics throughout the school year. Each year, the 11th grade class travels to Israel for a 2-3 week educational program.