At JCHS, Service-Learning isn’t just an activity, it’s a way of seeing the world.
Over their four years, students gain the knowledge and skills to offer effective and meaningful service in our communities, grounded in dignity and understanding.

Through guided reflection, skill-building workshops and all-school assemblies, students deepen their awareness of contemporary social justice issues as well as the dynamics of bias and oppression. They graduate as global citizens, committed to using their time and talent to make our society more just and equitable.

Our Four-Year Service-Learning Program

Service-Learning is integral to the JCHS education experience. Each class has different expectations and requirements to satisfy. Service-Learning is graded pass/fail, and successful completion of each school year’s requirement is a prerequisite for graduation.

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  • 9th Grade Program

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  • 10th and 11th Grade Program

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  • 12th Grade Program

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Lammed Vavnik Awards

In the 10th and 11th grades, JCHS students deepen their Service-Learning practice. It’s a school requirement that many fulfill, but for some it goes beyond the requirement. We want to honor a handful of students that represent exemplary Service-Learning work.
In Jewish tradition, there is a belief that in every generation there are 36 (lammed vav) righteous people. The Lammed Vavnik Award was created to recognize some of the students who have demonstrated righteous action this year.

Read about our six Lammed Vavnik Award Winners for 2015-16 on our blog.

Student Life Program Manager

Maria Lipkina
415.694.5772 x207
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415.345.9777
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 their Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.