Hebrew University – MA
Hebrew University – BA
Tamar Rabinowitz is currently the Dean of Jewish Studies and Hebrew at JCHS. Originally from Cape Town, South Africa, she moved to Israel after high school and attended Hebrew University where she earned her B.A. in Jewish History while studying Tanach at Matan. She earned an M.A. in Jewish education from Hebrew University and a diploma in Jewish Studies from Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies.
She has taught her favorite subject, Tanach and its interpretations, for 19 years in various locations, schools and institutions. She taught middle and high-schoolers for seven years at the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School and adults in the Florence Melton program in Rockville, MD. Since moving to San Francisco, Tamar has taught Tanach for Kevah and in the Yesod program at Emmanuel. At JCHS, she teaches Tanach to all grades. In 2017, she completed MTEI, a two year program aimed at nurturing Jewish leadership.
Tamar lives in San Francisco with her partner and three young children, Judah, Noa and Avital. She loves running when she gets the chance and can be found every weekend hiking the trails of Marin.
Jewish Community High School of the Bay
1835 Ellis Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
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.
JCHS is Title IX compliant. Find out more here.
JCHS is grateful for generous operational, programmatic, and financial support from:
This calendar is subject to change.
Please refer to the JCHS website calendar for the most up-to-date information
|Tuesday, August 23||Freshman Welcome Retreat|
|Wednesday, August 24||Transfer Orientation|
|Thursday, August 25||First Day of Classes|
|Monday, September 5||No Classes – Labor Day|
|Thursday, September 8||Back to School Night/New Parent Orientation|
|Friday – Sunday, September 23-25||All-School Shabbaton|
|Monday – Tuesday, September 26-27 .||No Classes – Rosh Hashanah|
|Wednesday, September 28||No Classes – Professional Development Day|
|Tuesday, October 4||Virtual Day – 2:20 Early Release – Erev Yom Kippur|
|Wednesday, October 5||No Classes – Yom Kippur|
|Monday – Tuesday, October 10-11||No Classes – Sukkot|
|Monday – Tuesday, October 17-18||No Classes – Shemini Atzeret/ Simchat Torah|
|Thursday, November 10||No Classes – Faculty Meeting Day /Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)|
|Friday, November 11||No Classes – Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences|
|Monday, November 21||Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week|
|Tuesday, November 22||Virtual Day – 3:20 Release – Thanksgiving Week|
|Wednesday – Friday, November 23–25||No Classes – Thanksgiving Break|
|Monday, December 19 – Monday, January 2||No Classes – Winter Break|
|Tuesday, January 3||Classes Resume|
|Monday, January 16||No Classes – MLK Day|
|Thursday, February 16||Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)|
|Friday, February 17||No Classes – Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences|
|Monday, February 20||No Classes – Presidents Day|
|Sunday – Monday, March 5–20||Journey (Grade 11)|
|Sunday – Thursday, March 12-16||Journey (Grades 9, 10 & 12)|
|Friday, March 17||No Classes for Grades 9, 10 & 12 – Journey Recovery Day|
|Tuesday, March 21||No Classes for Grade 11 – Journey Recovery Day|
|Monday – Friday, April 3–14||No Classes – Pesach Break|
|Friday, May 26||No Classes – Shavuot I|
|Monday, May 29||No Classes – Memorial Day|
|Friday & Monday – Thursday, June 2 & 5-8||Final Exams (Grades 9-11)|
|Thursday, June 8||Graduation|