SeniorSeminar helps seniors transition to the next phase of their lives in college, gap year programs, and the wider world.
SeniorSeminar provides students the opportunity to expand their learning outside the classroom, particularly in areas that will help them after high school--whether that be in college, during traveling abroad, or simply in living on their own for the first time--while also taking time to say goodbye to their JCHS family and to San Francisco.
Highlights include: a field trip to SAP in Palo Alto to learn about interviewing, resumes and the work world; workshops on financial literacy, cooking, basic auto care, first aid and more; and the traditional walk across the Golden Gate Bridge and picnic! Workshops are led by JCHS professionals and outside presenters. During SeniorSeminar, seniors also take time to organize the student driven aspects of graduation: the senior speech, senior slide show and Mesibat Siyyum.
Roadside emergency class
Basic first aid training
Personal finance advice
Cooking class demo (tips for eating healthy at college)
Discussion panel with JCHS alumni
Conversations about Jewish life outside of JCHS
Strategies for confronting anti-Israel sentiment on college campuses
Field trips include:
SAP outing for a day of resume workshops, personal branding and social media, and job skills training
Walking tour of SF murals
Walking tour of SF rooftop gardens
Special guided tour of the Exploratorium
And the traditions:
Golden Gate Bridge walk and picnic
Time to relax with the Professional Community members
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 her or his Jewish identity, generate empathy and compassion, delight in lifelong education, and improve the world.