Dear Kehillah,

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we want to inform you about an important update regarding the lunch program at Kehillah.

Due to the low interest in continuing the on-site lunch program, the School will have to discontinue it for the 23-24 school year. While we understand that this may be disappointing, we have been actively exploring alternative options to ensure that our students have access to quality meals.

We’ve been in discussions with the OFJCC (Oshman Family Jewish Community Center) about the challenge of providing a food program on campus and our hope that there was a way to collaborate with them. We have hungry people, they have a Café area. Some might call it kismet/b’sheret (fate/meant to be) because they have been working to restructure their food program as well. 

We are very pleased to announce that the OFJCC has contracted with Tony Caters to You to manage their Café (Tony Caters run several corporate cafeterias including the Tech Museum Café). Their menu options will include meat, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and gluten-free options, (all allergens will be listed) and weekly specials will be published in advance. While the Café food will not be kosher, there will be prepackaged kosher options available to purchase each day at the OFJCC Café. A sample of their menu is attached, however, the menu will be subject to change as they determine what items are popular. 

The Café is slated to be fully open for business on August 21st.

Although lunch will no longer be served on campus, there will be two options for students to purchase lunch. 

Option 1:

Students will be able to pre-order lunch (from a limited menu) which must be done 48 hours in advance. There will be a link on our website where you will be able to access the menu and weekly specials, place orders, and pay directly online. Pre-ordering is strongly encouraged to avoid long queues and wait time which might be challenging with a limited lunch break. It will also ensure that Tony Caters prepares the appropriate amount of food for each day. 

Option 2:

Students will have the option to visit the OFJCC's Café in person and order/pay in person. If you are interested in providing your child with a prepaid debit card, check out, which compares three options of cards that allow you to pre-fund the card, receive alerts, and set controls (including where your child can spend their funds). 

Food from Home or purchased off-site:

Bringing a bag lunch is always an option. Kehillah’s food policy states that “Food brought on campus for individual consumption must be Kosher style, i.e., no mixing of meat and dairy, shellfish, or pork”. We will continue to have a snack machine available where students can buy snacks and drinks throughout the day. 

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we strive to provide the best possible lunch options for our students. Should you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to a successful partnership with Tony Caters and the OFJCC for the upcoming school year.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Susie Green

(Former Representative of Café Kehillah)

Click HERE to see a sample of their menu

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