Watch “13th” !! The Economic Justice Committee Invites You to Learn about Criminal Justice Reform

January 2019 As the EJC launches work on a Criminal Justice Reform Initiative, we would like to invite Kehilla members to join us in understanding this highly pertinent and timely set of issues. Over the last decade, massive organizing efforts, led especially by black and brown activists and their allies, are shining a harsh light […]

Kehilla’s Kitchen Angels are Back!

We’re excited to be working on getting Kehilla’s kitchen more organized and to build community in that space once again! Interested in joining the effort? We’d love to have you! It’s a great way to meet your Avodah commitment 😉 Email kitchenangels@kehillasynagogue.org to get information about our next meeting!

Why I support the Women’s March

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | No Comments

I think it’s important for Jews to stay with the Women’s March, and to address the anti-semitism that surfaces there as a natural and expected part of working in broad coalitions. Black and brown women also have to address the white supremacy that surfaces, Muslim women have to address the Islamophobia that surfaces, trans women […]

Aurora Levins Morales Request

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Aurora Levins Morales is looking for an East Bay member willing to support her work with Kehilla by hosting her rent-free for two weekends a month through March, to allow her to participate in Talmud study with Rabbi Dev, lead the People of Color affinity group, and take part in other Kehilla related study and […]

Art Committee Call for Volunteers!

Have you ever visited Kehilla’s Fireside room and noticed the beautiful art on the walls? Have you felt inspired to get more involved in Kehilla and haven’t known what form that might take? How about bringing your appreciation of art and desire for deeper connection to Kehilla by joining Kehilla’s Art Committee? It’s a great […]

Norah Needs Us! Register Today

Our own Zachary & Rachel Gratz-Lazarus’ daughter, Norah, needs our help. Read what her family wrote, and follow this link to register with ‘Be the Match’.   Norah is an expert joke-teller, modern-dancer, ice cream-licker, and loving big sister. At four years old, she takes her jobs pretty seriously. Norah was diagnosed with a rare […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: December 2018

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Flossie Lewis Day to Day Operations Leif Pope General Donation Andrea Gilbert Kaia Burkett Naomi Baran in memory of Ariel Herschcopf Ronald and Shoshana Levy High Holiday Tzedakah Robert Cohen Terumah Building Fund Kaia Burkett Shoshana Halle in memory of Layla Halle Susan Goldstein and Victor Herbert […]

An Invitation from Bracha Stone: Decoding Hebrew

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

I will be beginning the second phase of my De-coding Hebrew class in January. The dates are Jan. 6th, 13th, 20th and and 27th’, Feb. 3rd and 10th. We will meet for 5 of these 6 dates (and you only pay for 5), from 10:30am-12 noon. You are invited to join us if you have […]

Update from the Sanctuary Task Force

Recap of Kehilla’s steps towards offering sanctuary:  1985: Kehilla declared itself a sanctuary congregation and became an active member of the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, a network of faith communities engaged in helping refugees escape death squads in El Salvador. 2016: Our High Holy Days theme focused on immigrants and refugees. November 22, 2016: The […]