Please provide feedback re Assistant Rabbi Candidate!

Assistant Rabbi candidate Rabbi SAM Luckey was a guest service leader during Shabbat services Saturday morning, March 14th, and gave a 30-minute Q&A session afterwards. Both are recorded on YouTube: and If you were streaming, in attendance, or viewed the recordings later on You Tube, please use the feedback form to let the Search Committee […]

Kehilla Protocols during Corona

On 3-10-2020, the Alameda County Public Health Department announced new recommendations and guidance intended to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our community and protect the most vulnerable among us from severe illness. We want you and the Kehilla community to be as healthy as possible, and we want to help slow the spread […]

Bios for Assistant Rabbi Candidates

Posted by on Mar 10, 2020 in Weekly Email/Kehilla Week | No Comments

Rabbi Elisheva Salamo A San Francisco native, Rabbi Elisheva Salamo finds creating and growing congregational community to be rich and exciting. Personal connections mean a lot to her, and she hopes she has helped guide her flocks into deeper spiritual, intellectual and joyful engagement with Judaism. She has extensive teaching experience, with a sweet spot […]

Homeless Action now Part of the Economic Justice Committee!  Join us at our first meeting, March 25, 7 – 8:30pm – ONLINE

The last two years have seen a 47% increase in homelessness in Oakland. Over 70% of the people living on the streets are African American. This is not just a crucial racial and economic justice issue, but a public health issue as well. Although Kehilla member Talya Husbands- Hankin has been addressing this issue, there […]

Visioning Climate Justice – More Details

Posted by on Mar 4, 2020 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

EVENT CANCELLED We are sad and disappointed not to be able to offer this opportunity to hear inspiring Lisjan/Ohlone leader Corrina Gould and our youth activists, and to connect with each other around climate justice. We are happy to issue refunds for your ticket purchases, but as this event was planned as Kehilla’s major fundraiser of […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: March 2020

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial General Donation Cathy Steirn and Chris Kinavey, in honor of Mom’s yartzeit Sherrie Ebyam, in honor of Inland Mendocino County Kol HaEmek Community Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Lana Kogan, in honor of Shia’s baby naming Volunteer Many people helped us in February – many people help us every month! – […]

A Community Conversation: Sustaining our Congregation

Dear Friends, Kehilla has almost reached the tremendous milestone of 500-member households. We want to both celebrate this moment in our growth, and to prepare us for an upcoming financial sustainability conversation at our Annual Community Meeting on Tuesday, May 12.  The Board of Trustees – as peers and as those having responsibility to represent […]

Greater Detail about the Areas of Responsibility of our Clergy and Staff

The many facets of Rabbi Dev Noilly’s job include: guiding the congregation’s spiritual and social change initiatives, leading services, pastoral counseling, supervising Rabbi Gray, teaching Essentials of Judaism and 700 Benches, a SVARA-style beit midrash (house of study), and coordinating the Spiritual Lay Leaders. Rabbi Dev also supports the Belonging and Allyship Project, which has […]