Peddie Arneson, Mother of Sam ('19) and Sadie ('22)
Jchs inspires and emboldens our children to be their best selves with an eye always on practicing Tikkun olam. My Sam and Sadie have learned that showing up is not all that matters; having an intention followed by action by DOING is where the learning and growing occur. To push past what they thought was possible all the while being gently supported by their teachers and administrators. It’s a collective endeavor at JCHS and knowing that they, as students, and us, as their parents, are wholly supported every step of this journey creates an environment where learning and laughter flourishes.
Irina Gofman, Mother of Michael ('16) and Liza ('19)
With no musical or theater experience, Michael was encouraged to audition, won a great part, and had an amazing time in a JCHS drama performance. Not only did he enjoy himself, but he and the other students learned the skills and crafts of acting, performing, and singing.
On a more recent note, when Liza came to JCHS teachers and administrators knew her name! They didn't call her "Eliza," "Liz," or another variation, but used her actual name with the correct pronunciation. This extra step shows care and commitment to the students, and it is very much appreciated.
Marci Dollinger, Mother of Rebecca ('14) and Shayna ('18)
JCHS has provided a nurturing, caring and academically rigorous environment for both of our daughters to thrive and be their best selves. The teachers know each and every student and care about their learning. The girls have been challenged academically and feel supported as they learn and grow and take on new experiences. JCHS has been a gift to our family, and we all feel so lucky to be part of this warm and caring community.
Patty Caplan, Mother of Emma Simonoff ('17)
JCHS has encouraged my daughter to develop intellectually in areas where she always performed well and had the potential to do more. Creatively, through the drama program, she has had multiple and varied opportunities as a member of the ensemble, as a leading actor and backstage. This has allowed her to develop multiple skills as well as self-confidence.
Holvis Delgadillo, Father of Aviv ('14) and Soluna ('16)
I have had two kids go through JCHS. They are two totally different kids with different levels of learning capacity, different levels of engagement, and different goals in life. JCHS has been able to accommodate each of my kids’ needs at their individual level. At JCHS, my two kids have been able to excel at their own capacity. JCHS has made them think about how the world is not about them, but that the world is composed of a rainbow of colors, a world full of many different flavored candies, a world with valleys and peaks, a world with sweet rivers and salty oceans.
JCHS has opened my kids’ minds in a totally different way compared to how we raised them. They are seeing the true colors of the world, where some colors are more relevant than others, where life is not sweet at all time, where they will encounter the good and the bad in life. My kids, through JCHS’ way of teaching, have been able to understand that they will go through their ups and downs in life. JCHS made each of my kids a better person.
JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:
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.