Important Message from KJP regarding COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Dear KJP Families,

Jewish tradition teaches that you must care and protect yourself and extend that same care and protection to others. In that spirit, the Kehillah is taking social distancing measures to help slow the transmission of the coronavirus in our community.

To protect our preschool students, families, staff, and community, we have decided to close KJP temporarily beginning on March 18. We hope to reopen KJP on Monday, April 6. However, we are aware that there are many factors to consider, and those factors may change over the coming weeks. We will provide you updates as information becomes available. The KJP closure dates for the Jewish holy days of Passover remain in effect (4/8, 4/9, 4/15, and 4/16).

Although there have been no reported diagnoses or exposures to COVID-19 at the Kehillah or KJP, we take these measures to protect those within our own community, including those who may be particularly vulnerable. We made this decision based on discussions with experts in the fields of infectious disease, community health, and in concert with CDC and WHO guidelines.

We know that this is a very challenging time for everyone, and we understand that our decisions have ramifications on personal, professional, and economic levels. As a show of support for our KJP community, Kehillah will continue to pay our wonderful KJP teachers and staff during this period.

We especially realize that this closing may have financial impacts on our families. We are sensitive to this impact and will prorate all April tuitions for the time the school is closed. We will run prorated April tuitions on April 13. If you have any questions about your April tuition amount, please contact Stephanie at

During the closure, Stephanie and both of us will be accessible by email and phone. We will check phone messages regularly on days that we are away from the office.
We recognize that you may have many questions. Please feel free to reach out to either one of us. We will endeavor to provide answers. Krystal’s email is Mary’s email is

This is a challenging time, but we know of the resilience, wisdom and strength of our entire Kehillah community. Together, we will get through this.

Krystal Glass, KJP Director
Mary Lawrence, CEO

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