JCHS Commencement Ceremony – June 11, 2020

Of all the milestones that mark the Senior experience, we know that Commencement ranks among the most important. Although we were not able to be together in person in June, JCHS created a special and unique Commencement ceremony that honored the wonderful individuals of the Class of 2020, celebrated their class as a whole, and allowed for interactivity and a shared hands-on experience. 

If you have questions about Commencement, please email graduation@jchsofthebay.org.

To see the full videos of Siyyum and Graduation, please select from below.

The JCHS Class of 2020 celebrates a unique Commencement via Zoom!

The JCHS Class of 2020 Siyyum Ceremony

Seniors on the JCHS Experience
A Message from the Class of 2020

Class of 2020 Graduation Photos
Picking up the Graduation Box - Greg Lyubarskiy
Graduation 2020 Program
Class of 2020 Senior Speech
Rabbi Ruben’s Address

The unusual JCHS Commencement Ceremony is featured in the latest J. Weekly.

“Because this year is so different, we want to make sure that this graduation is especially meaningful for the students,” said Anne Marie Ullman, director of theater and the delegated commencement stager at Jewish Community High School of the Bay in San Francisco. “While we are saddened that we cannot plan an in-person gathering in June, we are hoping to give the students as tangible and meaningful an experience as possible while staying safely apart.”

Read more on the J. Weekly website

The J. Weekly also spoke with Jewish teens, including two JCHS seniors, about the impact the pandemic has had on their plans for the future.

Stadtner says the last few months have given him “time to understand who I am as Jew in this society. I’ve been putting a lot of time into reading Jewish texts. It’s been a blessing to read about Jewish issues and have them apply to issues we’re facing.”

Read more on the J. Weekly website