Dear Students and Families,

All week, there have been sounds in our school I haven’t heard in months – the sounds of students! We’ve been thrilled to host the Kehillah Summer Prep Program this week for new students and orientation for new faculty. Remember, you can learn more about our impressive new faculty on our website.

As always, we’re starting with community. The new students and staff are building their own communities and, starting next week, we’ll welcome them into our broader school community at the Kehillah Kick-Off Picnic, on August 17, and Kinnus (our all-school retreat) on August 21-22. By the first day of school, on August 23, we’ll be old friends! 

We are looking forward to these opportunities to connect and reconnect. For those of you new to Kehillah, please know we are excited to begin the year with you. For those who’ve been with us for a while, please extend your warmest welcome to our new community members. This is going to be a magical year! (That’s a hint about the picnic...)

Warm regards, 

Daisy Pellant, Head of School

P.S. Congratulations to the Kehillah students participating in the JCC Maccabi Games -- the boys basketball team just won a Bronze medal!


The annual forms and Kinnus forms, hosted in PowerSchool, are integral to a safe and smooth opening of the school year. See our Registration Information page for more instructions on how to complete these forms.

Registration Information

Lunch Program

As we shared recently, Kehillah is transitioning its lunch service to be provided through Tony Caters to You, in partnership with the JCC. 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 JCC Café. 

JCC Lunch

Shuttle Information

Kehillah provides a shuttle between the Palo Alto Caltrain Station located at 95 University Avenue and Kehillah. Your fair-share cost for this unlimited shuttle will be $1,050.00 for the entire school year.

If you are interested in this service for your child, please click Shuttle Signups and submit the form. Make checks payable to Kehillah Jewish High School. Please indicate “Shuttle” on the check and submit it to the Business Office by Wednesday, August 16, 2023. Note: There will be no credits or refunds.

See the Caltrain Timetable for individual train schedules from your area.

Questions about Shuttle Service? Contact Jay Dosanjh.

Questions about payment? Contact Sofya Osipov

Shuttle Signups

Save the Dates

College Kick-off Bootcamp

Seniors, join our college counselors in preparing for the college application season. Bring your computer and any questions you have about the college application process.

August 15-16

2:00-4:00 pm

Learn More

Kehillah Kick-off Picnic

An event for the entire family and faculty alike. We will join together to indulge in good food and great company and enjoy one of the last hoorahs of summer. All incoming 9th graders and 10th-12th grade transfer students will also have an opportunity to meet their buddies for the year. 

August 17

5:00-7:00 pm

New Student Orientation

We use New Student Orientation to share important information and to build community with all new students (9th-grade and transfers). The event will include a review of the daily schedule and the systems and processes they will be using as Kehillah students. Students will need their laptops for this session.

August 18


Senior Shabbat Overnight

A Shabbat the seniors will not forget. Start off celebrating everything Class of 2024 with a senior-only overnight at beautiful Walden West in Saratoga.

Rabbi Dennis and Mr. Dosanjh will be sending an email to seniors with more details about the overnight.

August 18-19


It is a Kehillah tradition to start the year with Kinnus, an all-school retreat. This time is spent on team building, community engagement, service, and celebration!

August 21-22


Forms and Important Information

Rams Athletics Forms

Athletic Director Ryan Greenfield shares an important note about the required athletics forms and the program more broadly.

Athletics Letter

Student/Parent Handbook

Please take a moment to review our Student/Parent Handbook. The sign-off receipt is found in the annual forms.

Student/Parent Handbook

KPA Shabbat

Don't forget to RSVP. Please contact [email protected] if you have questions or didn't receive an invitation!

August 25

5:30-7:00 pm

Key Dates

Block Schedule

Who to Contact

Course Offering Guide

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