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Kehillah Alumni Testimonials

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    Arielle

    Kehillah Class of 2014
    Graduate of Pitzer College
    Currently working at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles

    “Kehillah prepared me for life after high school by helping me develop and refine my work ethic, gain confidence in speaking and working directly with teachers/professors, and engaging in seminar-style classes.”

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    Ashley

    Kehillah Class of 2011
    Graduate of Chapman University
    Currently working at UC Riverside

    “Kehillah prepared me for life after high school by showing me it’s okay to ask questions, especially in the classroom. The intimate classroom settings prepared me for college and showed me the proper way to interact with teachers/professors that was beneficial to my learning.”

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    David

    Kehillah Class of 2013
    Graduate of UCLA
    Currently working in the PR/Marketing industry in NYC

    “The individualized attention from teachers and counselors and plethora of ways to get involved definitely helped me succeed in high school and get into my dream college (UCLA). I also developed a love for theater at Kehillah, and this passion has stayed with me through college and beyond.”

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    Eli

    Kehillah Class of 2012
    Graduate of Yale University
    Currently working at The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

    “I’m incredibly grateful for the individual attention and guidance that the teachers at Kehillah provided. Instead of being just a number, they knew my name, my strengths, my weaknesses, and how to motivate me. In terms of care and support, there’s no place that does more than Kehillah.”

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    Kayla

    Kehillah Class of 2011
    Graduate of the College of Charleston
    Currently working as Assistant Director for Hillel at the University of Rochester

    “Kehillah prepared me for the rigorous course-load I would have at university. When I entered university, I was several credits ahead of my peers, putting me in more advanced classes. Because of this advantage, I graduated with 2 degrees in 3 years. All of my leadership opportunities at Kehillah prepared me to take on leadership and internship roles early on in my collegiate career. “

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    Mia

    Kehillah Class of 2016
    Student at Vassar College
    Currently working for a local start-up, SweetScore

    “Aside from the more obvious academic preparation, which was strong and very helpful, Kehillah gave me so many opportunities to take charge of my own education and take chances in a supportive environment. This has given me confidence in myself to go after things that seem difficult, and valuable knowledge of how to create the path that works best for myself.”

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    Nadav

    Kehillah Class of 2012
    Graduate of Northeastern University
    Currently working at Compass Working Capital

    “Kehillah supported me in building leadership skills and developing strong relationships with peers and teachers, which offered important tools as I entered in college and beyond.”

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    Naomi

    Kehillah Class of 2017
    Student at Barnard College

    “The Jewish value of learning for the sake of learning and treating everyone equally still guides me. Also, Kehillah taught me to listen and learn from all kinds of people. I was taught to sit in the disagreement and enjoy hashing thoughts out.”

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    Roee

    Kehillah Class of 2016
    Student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

    “In looking at my challenges during my time at Kehillah, I often default to the C+ that I got in Hebrew my freshman year. Due to the fact that I am a native Hebrew speaker, I expected to succeed in Hebrew class with very little effort; to say the least, this grade hit my face full force. It forced me to re-evaluate my academic effort, and, with the help of the faculty, I slowly began to rebuild my academic life to match my expectations. From there on out, I was an A+ student in Hebrew. The lesson to be learned here is that Kehillah’s faculty looks at individual student’s passions and works with them 1:1 to ensure that their goals are reached. This process taught me skills such as self-determination, goal-setting, and persistence that I still carry with me today. “

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    Sara

    Kehillah Class of 2013
    Graduate of University of Maryland

    “At Kehillah I was challenged to make a difference in a small community, there were constant opportunities to innovate within the classroom and in extracurriculars. At Kehillah I took on many leadership roles being on student government, president of Israel Club, and the captain of the Volleyball and Basketball teams. These experiences in leadership, with the support of teachers and faculty both gave me hard skills for the future, and the feeling that I could achieve things and make a difference, all it took was dedication.”

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    Shani

    Kehillah Class of 2009
    Graduate of the University of Puget Sound & University of Houston (Graduate School)
    Student Cantor & B’nei Mitzvah Tutor

    “I knew that at Kehillah, I was valued and could really make a difference. I was not just a number or statistic, but a real person who people cared about and believed in.”

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    Siavash

    Kehillah Class of 2012
    Graduate of the UC Santa Barbara
    Community Program Specialist for the City of San Mateo’s Office of Diversity and Equity, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

    “I really appreciated the strong connection to values [Kehillah] fostered. I studied hard with friends, who also studied hard, and was supported to be entrepreneurial by teachers.”