We are thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership for our Dallas area teens--DeReKH: The Dallas Regional Kehillah High!

 

 Students gather on the first day to build community and learn about their Jewish history and heritage.

Students gather on the first day to build community and learn about their Jewish history and heritage.

Who we are

Building on the strong foundation of our existing high school programs, students will be enriched and challenged by a diverse curriculum that is both foundational and creative. Together with our rabbis, they will explore core areas of Jewish identity and belief.  Thanks to our Israel experts, students will emerge, after five years, as strong advocates for our homeland, knowledgeable about her history, culture, and spiritual significance. They will take part in innovative programs that will trace their family histories and genealogies. They will choose from a variety of elective classes that will speak to their own particular interests in the arts, athletics, digital media, and popular culture. Our teens will change lives by serving our city’s most vulnerable individuals through hands-on tikkun olam opportunities throughout the metroplex. Special programming will allow them to share time with leaders and change agents who will help them to shape the future of Jewish Dallas.

a united dallas jewish community through study and travel

Building on the strong foundation of our existing high school programs, students will be enriched and challenged by a diverse curriculum that is both foundational and creative. Together with our rabbis, they will explore core areas of Jewish identity and belief.  Thanks to our Israel experts, students will emerge, after five years, as strong advocates for our homeland, knowledgeable about her history, culture, and spiritual significance. They will take part in innovative programs that will trace their family histories and genealogies. They will choose from a variety of elective classes that will speak to their own particular interests in the arts, athletics, digital media, and popular culture. Our teens will change lives by serving our city’s most vulnerable individuals through hands-on tikkun olam opportunities throughout the metroplex. Special programming will allow them to share time with leaders and change agents who will help them to shape the future of Jewish Dallas.

Our students will also take part in unforgettable trips. In 8th grade, they will learn about combating social and economic injustice and southern Jewish culture and history in the Lower Ninth Ward and French Quarter of New Orleans. In 10th grade, they will walk the path of their great-grandparents through the gateways of Ellis Island to the streets of the Lower East Side and experience the newest innovations in Jewish communal life on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.  As seniors, they will join their peers from across the country and across the world on the March of the Living, reenacting the rebirth of our people from the ghettos and the gas chambers to the streets and the sanctuaries of our holiest city in our promised land.

Most importantly, they will share these experiences not just as an individual synagogue community, but as a united Dallas Jewish community.  They will be guided not just by their own teachers and rabbis, but also enriched and inspired by the full complement of rabbinic and educational talent that we are so blessed to have in our region. Each Sunday morning, they will be greeted not by 25 fellow students, or 50 fellow students, but by more than 100 fellow students from our three congregations and beyond. That’s why our program is not just a high school program, but a kehillah—a community of bright, committed, young hearts and minds, dedicated to building a vibrant Jewish future for the next generation.