A Special Call from Penny Rosenwasser, Middle Class Ally, to Kehilla Members Raised Middle Class and/or Upper Class!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE NOW to attend our upcoming workshop: OPEN MINDS, OPEN HEARTS: EXPLORING CLASS DYNAMICS IN OUR KEHILLA COMMUNITY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2018 – 1-5pm at Kehilla A Free Experiential Workshop for ALL Kehilla Members: Facilitated by Kehilla member Penny Rosenwasser and members of Kehilla’s Working Class/Low Income Group RSVPs to maya@kehillasynagogue.org ⧫ […]

Kehilla Cemetery Section in Mt. View Cemetery is Happening!!

Please read this article as it has significant financial information about grave purchase The process has begun to secure a Kehilla congregational section in lovely Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. This is a three phase process contingent upon Kehilla members buying a minimum of 30 graves within the first year.  At this time, more than 30 […]

Update from Let Our People Go: A Win in the Struggle – the Struggle Continues

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

In a time of profound threats to human rights, we recognize and celebrate when our collective action has an impact. Standing up for our fellow humans in a visible, collective way matters. Achieving concrete wins invigorates the weary and inspires new activism. On July 10th Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston announced the cancellation of the […]

13th Annual Faith Trio Harvest Dinner

This year at Kehilla on Sukkot Friday, September 28, 6:30-8:45pm Join us in the Kehilla Sukkah for this annual tradition of the Faith Trio [Kehilla, the Islamic Cultural Center, and Montclair Presbyterian) as we gather in the autumn to be together in community. The Harvest Festival brings together Jews, Muslims and Christians from the three […]

The Jewish Roots of Kehilla’s Values: Martin Buber, Part 2

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson I spent my junior year in Israel in 1964-65, and one of my teachers was Martin Buber’s closest friend, Ernst Simon. Prof. Simon had arranged for us to meet with Buber, but before this could take place, Buber became ill and died. Yet even though I never met him personally, Buber’s […]

The Kehilla Shabbat at the Climate Action September 8

From Rabbi David and Kehilla’s Greening Committee We will observe the last Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 8 with a short service before the action: “Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice.” This is an action across the country and we will gather near the local convening point of the march on the Embarcadero Plaza […]

Love to chant Torah? We want YOU to leyn!

Teens and Adults, let’s do this, one aliyah at a time 🙂 Hazzan Shulamit is eager to support you along the way. Upcoming Opportunities: Saturday, Aug 25 (Ki Teitzei):  Contact Rabbi Dev at rabbidev@kehillasynagogue.org Saturday, Sept 22 (Ha’azinu): See description in the service listings at the end of Kol Kehilla and contact rabbidavid@KehillaSynagogue.org Monday night, […]

Executively Speaking: A Fast Approaching New Year

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Executive Director's Blog | No Comments

By Michael Saxe-Taller We are still in the midst of summer. Our days are warm. Young people are out of school, playing, exploring and learning. Many of us are taking weekend adventures or cleaning out our garages (happening at the Saxe—Taller home!). Nevertheless, here at Kehilla, there is a buzz of activity. Preparations are underway […]

The San Diego Action Against Zero-Tolerance: Rabbi David’s Report

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

By Rabbi David Cooper It was a state-wide phone call of PICO clergy. Question? In order to have a significant protest for immigrants’ rights, can we have a substantial showing of clergy and lay folk at the detention center near the California-Mexico border? When? Starting on Friday – and this was Wednesday! No way could […]

An Interview with Avi Brooks

by Bill Lazarus Kehilla member Avi Brooks finds connection to his Jewish and African American identities in the music of Passover seders and spirituals. “We say at seders, “Next year in Jerusalem, Brooks says, adding, “Black people in spirituals have said for hundreds of years, “We will see Zion.” Avi, an avid science fiction fan […]