Visual & Performing Arts at JCHS

JCHS’ award winning Visual & Performing Arts Department provides opportunities for every student to express what cannot be stated through words alone.
JCHS incorporates visual art into all aspects of the student experience through collaboration with performing arts, integration into academic curriculum, gallery showcases and site-specific art installations. Student artists can develop and process film in our dark room, create relief prints on our printing press, or explore three-dimensional sculpture using our pottery wheel and kiln. Each year culminates with an interactive Arts Evening, open to the public, where students can showcase their work.

Through vocal and instrumental ensembles, students advance their skills, while developing their knowledge of a variety of cultures, periods and styles. They may compose, arrange music, and learn the art of improvisation and accompaniment. In addition, they have the opportunity to perform both in the school and the wider community,  including solo work, orchestral concerts, and drama production accompaniment.
 
JCHS students explore every aspect of the dramatic arts from design and technical theater to acting, directing, and writing. Our playwrights have been finalists in regional and national writing competitions. In 2013, JCHS was the first international school to participate in London’s  National Theatre New Views Young Playwrights Competition. JCHS was chosen as the top High School Theatre program in the Northwest by Stage Directions magazine and we were twice honored --in 2011 and 2017--to be selected out of hundreds of applicants in the U.S. and Canada to perform at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You can read more about our past productions here.

For Academic course information, visit our Curriculum page

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Jennifer Sturgill
Chair, Visual and Performing Arts
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jsturgill@jchsofthebay.org

Marisa Aragona
Photography
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maragona@jchsofthebay.org

Dr. Joshua Feltman
Music
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jfeltman@jchsofthebay.org

Joe McDonald
Technical Director, Filmmaking, JTV
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jmcdonald@jchsofthebay.org

Anne Marie Ullman 
Theater Director and Drama Teacher
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amullman@jchsofthebay.org


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.