The Jewish Roots of Kehilla’s Values: Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Part 6

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson                   In these monthly articles I have been offering readers some background history on the Jewish sources of the values and ideals that motivated me to develop the vision that became Kehilla Community Synagogue. In this six-part series, I turn to the legacy of Reb Zalman for our community. By the […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: July 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Ellen and Howard Rosenberg  Marjorie Cox  Catherine Lyons  Barry Skeist General Donation Rachel Vyda Venning and Laura Weide  Ari Grossman-Naples  Jay and Ruth Koch Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Carla Schick, in honor of the Immigration Committee Linda Artel, for Rabbi David who is terrific and understanding Riley Newfield, […]

Kehilla-Plymouth Criminal Justice Workshop June 25

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Along with the Justice Committee of Plymouth United Church of Christ, some members of the Economic Justice Committee presented our 2nd Criminal Justice Reform Workshop on the subject of Re-entry After Incarceration.  It took place June 25 at Kehilla and was aimed at Kehilla congregants and those of Plymouth – the Jazz and Justice – […]

Greetings from the Board of Trustees, Part II

Posted by on Jun 24, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

The Board of Trustees has been sharing individual member profiles to introduce ourselves to the congregation and describe our individual paths to joining the board.  Please meet members Lisa Korwin and Ruth Atkin: Lisa Korwin is beginning her second year on the Board and is very much looking forward to it. She began attending Kehilla’s […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! July

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us as at the following Shabbat morning services as some incredible humans become B’nei Mitzvah! Some of us may feel a little hesitant about coming to a Shabbat service when a young person we do not know personally is becoming B’nei Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present […]

Immigration Committee Request

Jon and Karen are Kehilla Immigration Committee members who will be providing Dora, who holds Temporary Protected Status (TPS), with housing while she pursues her immigration case in the courts, seeking the right to remain in the US permanently. Dora has held Temporary Protected Status (TPS) since 2001, but the current Administration is seeking to […]

Executively Speaking: Membership Matters

by Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director Summer is almost here, which means it is membership renewal time at Kehilla. On July 1st, the primary contact in your household will receive an email with information on how to renew your Kehilla membership. We continue to invest energy into making clear and user-friendly forms and hope that the […]

Leaving a Legacy at Kehilla

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

by Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director During the past year, Kehilla lost two beloved members, Irene McPhail and Carolyn Pedrotti.  Each contributed to Kehilla in numerous ways during the many years that they were Kehilla members. After their deaths, they each gave a final gift, one that will help sustain Kehilla for years into the future. […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: June 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Barbara Petterson and David Lee  Sherry Novick and Bob Roden  General Donation Anna Martin and Loel Solomon  Sarah Jackson and Eric Silverberg, in honor of the wonderful teachers and service leaders who guided our son Leo in becoming a Bar Mitzvah this spring – Rabbi Dev Noily, Beth […]

3 Generation Chavurah Inaugural Gathering

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Note: The 3 gen Chavurah has set a date for its next meet up! Sunday June 16th at a great park in Alameda. Bring babies if you have them; laps if they are looking for babies; food; toys; songs; etc. The 3 Generation Chavurah had its inaugural gathering in April at Kehilla Synagogue. Three babies […]