News from the Immigration Committee

Posted by on Dec 22, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

Wanted to share some updates on our most recent activities, which are keeping immigration committee members very busy! Thanks to all who have participated in so many ways!  Sanctuary We are thrilled that during the pandemic we have been able to utilize our guest suite at Kehilla to host 4 different immigrants who needed a […]

Bylaws Amendment Q&A

Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in Board Blog | No Comments

These are questions fielded by the new proposed bylaw amendment which you can read in full here. For further questions, please contact Kehilla board member Catherine Lyons at calyons33@gmail.com. Question: Who gets to vote? Is it one vote per family, or one vote per Kehilla member? Answer: Every member in a household has a vote. […]

Adopt-a-Family with Shalom Bayit for Hanukkah!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

One of Shalom Bayit’s most heartwarming programs is Adopt-A-Family which gives compassionate individuals and community groups an opportunity to anonymously “adopt” our clients during Chanukah. Sponsors provide basic necessities and other gifts to survivors of domestic abuse and their children. To find safety, many survivors had to flee their homes and leave valued possessions behind. Adopt-A-Family provides tangible assistance that provides a sense […]

Proposed Amendment to the Kehilla Community Synagogue Bylaws

Posted by on Dec 8, 2020 in Board Blog | One Comment

Why we are proposing this amendment As a growing and diverse congregation, it is vital that the Kehilla Community Synagogue (KCS) Board of Trustees (BOT) represents, as best it can, the community it both serves and is part of. It oversees the financial health of Kehilla and the wellbeing of our clergy and staff; it […]

Proposed Amendment to the Kehilla Community Synagogue Bylaws

Posted by on Dec 7, 2020 in Board Blog | No Comments

Why we are proposing this amendment As a growing and diverse congregation, it is vital that the Kehilla Community Synagogue (KCS) Board of Trustees (BOT) represents, as best it can, the community it both serves and is part of. It oversees the financial health of Kehilla and the wellbeing of our clergy and staff; it […]

Welcome Wren Ganin-Pinto, Musical Prayer Leader in Training!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

We’re thrilled to announce that Wren Ganin-Pinto will be joining our bima team as a Musical Prayer Leader in training, beginning in December. Wren is working with Hazzan Shulamit, and will be leading parts of some Shabbat morning services (starting on December 12!). Wren will also join the MPL team for the 2021-22 Bar/Bat Mitzvah […]

Immigration Committee Requests for Housing and Car

Posted by on Nov 30, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

1) Please help this asylum-seeking family from Honduras find housing ($1200-1700 per month). This responsible, caring, employed family is trying to get established in this country.  Looking for a studio to 2-bedroom for 4 months or longer. Can do partial work exchange:  housekeeping, indoor and outdoor painting, cooking, childcare, Spanish-immersion, and home repairs. The family […]

Work Opportunities Needed

Posted by on Nov 18, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

The Kehilla Immigration Committee’s accompaniment teams are currently working with a number of immigrants who are looking for various types of work.  If you can help provide any of these individuals with jobs, either casual work or long-term employment, please reach out to the contacts below. 1) “If you are looking for help in your home […]

Hineinu: A New Sustained Solidarity Project

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in Middle East Peace Committee | No Comments

“When you tell us that CJNV is returning next year, it makes me very happy because it shows you trust me. I don’t need people to come for just one year, we want a relationship that continues.” – Awdah, Umm al-Khair The Center for Jewish Nonviolence (CJNV) is piloting Hineinu, a new solidarity project that […]

Welcoming the Stranger: October 2020 Update

Posted by on Oct 27, 2020 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

In the spring of 2020, just prior to the beginning of the pandemic, the Sanctuary Task Force completed preparations to host a guest at Kehilla. The space was finally ready; protocols were in place; and volunteer trainings had commenced. With the onset of the pandemic we realized that we could utilize our space to assist […]