Living Room Conversations

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by Steven Falk How can we narrow the  widening divide in our country, and among neighborhoods? Over a year ago I learned about LIVING ROOM CONVERSATIONS. This organization came from the founder of Move-On about 5 years ago. Simply put, it is a tool for conducting straight forward conversations using safety guidelines to foster deep listening. There […]

Kehilla Men’s Group Welcoming New Members

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by Don Stone An informal group of Kehilla men have been coming together as a monthly men’s group. A major focus has been creating relatively unstructured intimate space for sharing and listening.  We welcome participation from anyone self-identifying as a man who would be interested in checking out the group.  For more information contact any of the following: Laird […]

Getting More Involved at Kehilla

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by Madeleine Adkins Do you want to get more involved with Kehilla—get to know other Kehilla folks, and contribute—but aren’t sure what your options are? Kehilla thrives because of member involvement. And it has a number of committees, some focused on global issues, some focused on challenges we face here in the Bay Area, some […]

Economic Justice Committee: Boosts Working America Program with February Training Event

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by Jeanne Finberg The Economic Justice Committee sponsored Fran Schreiberg and Lora Jo Foo from Working America (WA) who presented on February 10 on WA’s canvassing project in Modesto which educates voters on economic issues in the Central Valley. The assumption is that many people in CA District 10 (Tracy, Manteca, Modesto, Turlock) voted against […]


Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Announcements, Chevra Kadisha | No Comments

There is presently a chance to purchase graves in Mountain View cemetery so that Kehilla members can be buried together and we can get that area consecrated as Jewish.  We are currently in active conversation with the CFO and Sales Manager at Mt. View.  As there is a tight window of time for these plans, […]

Think twice before you give a hug

by Chaya Gusfield I’m usually a hugger. When I see people I haven’t seen for a while or want to acknowledge someone in an open-hearted way, I often will automatically reach for a hug. Physical acknowledgment is usually perceived as a sign of warmth. But not always. In the last few years, I have noticed […]

Help with donations for people experiencing homelessness

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Please help Tayla Husbands-Hankin support our homeless population by donating tents, blankets, tarps & socks! A large box is located by the sanctuary door at Kehilla. Please fill it with listed items only. Talya will pick up the items periodically and deliver them to people who need them. Pickup is on pause until Tuesday morning. Questions? […]

Tips for Using the Kehilla Home Seder

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Tips for Using the Kehilla Home Seder HOW TO HAVE A SURPRISING SEDER USING THIS HAGGADAH Can you have a seder where no one person, no leader, knows exactly its content in advance? This Home Seder for Kehilla folk is short on words allowing space to invite people to bring in their own readings, stories, […]

Jewish Roots of Kehilla’s Values: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Part 3

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by Rabbi Burt Jacobson As important as social justice was to my teacher, Abraham Joshua Heschel, he would not have labeled himself a “political activist.” He saw his activism as spiritual practice: He wrote that . . . for many of us the march from Selma to Montgomery was about protest and prayer. Legs are […]

Jewish Gateways into the Spirit

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Dear Kehilla Community, The families in the 2018 Bar/Bat Mitzvah Cohort recently had a workshop called Jewish Gateways into the Spirit with Rabbi Burt, Helen Stoltzfus, and Susan Schulman. One of the activities was to create a group poem inspired by a story about the Ba’al Shem Tov. We thought the results were beautiful and wanted to share the […]