Meet Our Community

At JCHS, we encourage students to take healthy risks, cultivate new and existing passions, and become the best version of themselves. 
Our community is built upon the belief that the knowledge, leadership skills, self-assurance, and personal connections built in high school create a strong foundation that lasts a lifetime.

To see some of the colleges and universities that our graduates have gone on to attend, visit our College Acceptances page.

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  • Addey Dominguez '16

    At JCHS, people really strive to see the whole person. Because we are such a small community, you’re able to really take time to look at a person and really learn about them instead of just passing them by or brushing them off and that’s something that’s been really important for me here – I feel very “seen” and I think that’s something I’m going to take with me: the patience to really look at someone when you meet them for the first time and really try to understand them, what makes them tick, and the understanding that they are a human in the community that you are entering.
  • Roni Greenberg '16

    The importance of creating relationships with both your classmates and your teachers. I think, at least for me, that’s the thing that JCHS offers that I don’t think I would have gotten anywhere else. I have several teachers whom I talk to on a daily basis--not necessarily about the class I’m taking with them, but just about something that’s happening in my life or at school. And that's something that’s definitely been one of the most important parts of my JCHS experience. It’s a very community-based environment and a place that nurtures me. That makes it feel like home to me.
  • Avigayil Edelman '16

    The most important thing I learned here at JCHS is the importance of community. Going into college I want to bring this community with me, but moreover create and find communities I want to be part of that make me feel safe and welcome.
  • Noah Bennett, '15

    I thoroughly enjoyed AP Physics and Advanced Tanach II. They both taught me how to look at problems through a critical lens, which is a skill that I now use in all of my classes.
  • Hannah Feiner '15

    JCHS has taught me to always challenge my own beliefs as well as others’ and to never stop asking questions. I have learned not to be satisfied with the easy answer.
  • Meka Greenwald '16

    The passion that is so evident in all the teachers and [in] the student body, in terms of teaching and learning. Everyone here wants to learn something…the teachers are always so passionate about their subjects. And it’s inspiring, really, to see teachers and students so dedicated to learning. I think I’ll take that spirit of inquisitiveness and curiosity throughout my life, in every subject.
  • Mika Bekkerman '16

    JCHS has really taught me to stick with something, to pick something I’m passionate about and really go for it, regardless of whether it’s a school subject or a hobby. JCHS and its curriculum is focused on self empowerment, and for me that self empowerment is through my individual passions and being able to take all of that and stick with it and make it my own and then going out into the world and sharing that with family, friends, community, the world.
  • Scottie Hanna '16

    My whole JCHS experience has taught me to look more into myself and find out more about myself and see what I like to do. JCHS has really fostered that and really taught me to be more confident in myself and love who I am. I think I will take that wherever I go…just to be myself and like who I am.
  • Abigail Salesky '15

    JCHS taught me how to live Jewishly, mindfully, and passionately, making each moment count towards the future rather than keeping it in my back pocket as a memory. While all my classes were incredible, I couldn’t wait for my Jewish studies classes, because they taught me things I could choose to apply to my life, right there and then.
  • Soluna Delgadillo '16

    I hope to bring with me my love of Judaism; I think that JCHS really changed my Jewish identity in a lot of positive ways. So I think that as long as I stay as passionate about Judaism and Jewish identity as I am now, I’ll really be able to stay true to myself over the next few years and beyond.
  • Isaac Wellner '15

    I have enjoyed playing on various sports teams at JCHS, but my favorite by far was soccer. I was on the team all four years and was able to create strong bonds with my teammates that culminated in a competitive final season as co-captain.
  • Nate Kreeger '16

    When I think about JCHS and the parts that move me the most, I think about the theatre I’ve done here and the confidence that gave me both in myself and my abilities-- as a performer and just as a person walking around. It taught me how to walk straight and hold my head high in a way that I hadn’t known before.
  • Aviva Borison '15

    JCHS has taught me to be aware of the multitude of options and beliefs the people around me hold, and to appreciate the individual perspective each person brings to every situation in life.
  • Leehe Reihanian '15

    Each and every teacher at JCHS has given us so much and has expressed to us how much they want us to succeed in not only their class, but in our high school experience as a whole. Learning from my teachers, inside and outside of the classroom, was such a privilege.
  • Yoni Wulf '15

    JCHS has taught me to better manage my time and to work with school leadership to accomplish goals. It has strengthened my ability to advocate for myself and helped me stay connected to my Jewish identity.
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.345.9777
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The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a unique college preparatory high school committed to integrating deep learning, universal wisdom, and Jewish values. We empower each student to embrace her or his Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.