A Note of Introduction from Kehilla School’s New Director from Rabbi Gray Myrseth

I am delighted to be joining the Kehilla community as School Director! Having grown up in the Bay Area and spent the last five years in rabbinical school in Boston, I am also very happy to return to the West Coast. I was recently rereading one of my favorite pieces of midrash, or rabbinic expansion […]

Talking to our Kids About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – A Message and Invitation from Rabbi Dev

How do we talk to our kids about Israel/Palestine?  One of the most challenging things I face as a rabbi, an educator and a parent is finding developmentally appropriate ways to ease our kids into the morally complicated, historically intricate, sometimes inspiring and often heartbreaking landscape of the Jewish national project in Israel/Palestine and the […]

Kitah Vav (6th grade) Update May 16, 2012

From Mirit Mizrachi, Kitah Vav teacher   4/26            On Youm Salaam/Yom Shalom, students across Kehilla School participated in a variety of activities around peace and justice in Israel/Palestine. For their Hebrew lesson, leading up to that day, the class learned the lyrics of “Lo Yisa Goi” and, along with another class, performed it at Tefilah. […]

Kitah Alef-Bet Update April 30th 2012

Friends and Families of Kitah Aleph and Kitah Bet;   I hope you enjoyed your Pesach Break and having the opportunity to share time and meals with family and friends.  I hope you also had a chance to enjoy the Journey of Exodus – from slavery in Egypt to the crossing of the Red Sea in your Story of […]

Kehilla School Update April 30, 2012

Yom Shalom / Youm Salaam Last week we were joined by three special guests:  Mona Halaby, a Palestinian American woman who teaches 3rd grade at Park Day School, and works collaboratively with students at the Friends School in Ramallah; Debbie Fier, Kehilla’s drumming maestra, who joined us for Tefillah, and taught middle eastern drumming workshops; […]

Class Updates March 2012

                    Kitah Alef /Bet   Lisa Jean Cohen  Greetings  friends and families of Kitah Aleph and Kitah Bet!  What an exciting few weeks we have had.  Since Purim we have been focusing on the story of Exodus and creating our own books.  As you know the story […]