Spirit Week is one of the most admired, energetic and looked forward to weeks of the JCHS year. Students are encouraged to dress up in crazy costumes on spirit days, support their grades during Color Games and support their school at the pep rally.
The week revolves around Color Games, which is a friendly competition between the grades for the treasured gnome. It is my third year at JCHS and I still find Color Games to be one of the highlights of my year.
I am able to see my peers in a new light as they scream their heads off cheering for their grade. All social barriers are struck down and I find myself cheering with some of the people I rarely spend time with. Cheering, however, is only half of Color Games. Each grade comes up with a short skit that shows why each grade is the best. This year, my grade’s theme was money, so we performed a short bit on how money came to mean what it does today. We talked about how money is abused by some celebrities and how it is important to give tzedaka (charity). We ended by standing together and singing a revised version of the Beatles’ “Can’t Buy Me Love”. That moment, along with many others contributed to my ongoing gratitude for being a student at JCHS.
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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.