TIKKUN HA-NEFESH (REPAIR OF THE SOUL) HEALING RACISM, UNPACKING WHITE PRIVILEGE WHEN: First session Sunday, November 11, 2018 10am – 12pm WHERE: at Kehilla in the Back Classroom – Main Floor FACILITATORS: Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman and Chaplain Laura Fitch The group is part of the community’s larger project of addressing racism and de-centering whiteness within […]

Kehilla’s Annual Report is Out!

Click here to read our 2017-2018 Annual Report.

Nevertheless – the Truth Persists / Eppur Si Muove: Sermon Yom Kippur Afternoon 2018-5779

Sermon Yom Kippur Afternoon 2018-5779 David J. Cooper It’s Yom Kippur afternoon. I figure it’s a good time to tell a story. Some of you might know that I’m a sort of sidewalk-astronomer. I lead the annual fall equinox gathering at the Cesar Chavez park Solar Calendar on the Berkeley Marina. [So—by way of a […]

Rabbi David and the Equinox at Cesar Chavez Solar Calendar in the Berkeley Marina

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Here is an article about Rabbi David’s leadership of the observance of the equinox at Cesar Chavez Solar Calendar in the Berkeley Marina. He talked about this a bit during his high holiday sermon, and several Kehilla folks came. He does it every year on the autumn equinox. Enjoy!

Launch of East Bay Community Energy

What You Need to Know About Your New Energy Provider After a decade of organizing and advocacy by multiple community organizations, including Kehilla’s Greening Committee, an Alameda County Community Choice Energy program designed to address environmental, economic and social justice needs of East Bay communities will become your energy provider next month (November.) EBCE, like […]

Time is of the Essence! Kehilla Cemetery Section in Mt. View Cemetery is Happening

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Please read this article as it has significant and time sensitive 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. Plot 70 is […]

Belonging & Allyship Project – White Privilege Caucus off to an exciting start!

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The Belonging and Allyship Project, a congregation-wide effort to better align our commitments to being a welcoming congregation to all, especially people of color (for more context, reference Aurora Levins Morales’ powerful Yom Kippur update or some history from Rabbi Dev, here), has moved into the next phase, with many of the affinity groups hosting […]


by Aurora Levins Morales This piece was written for the Kehilla community and shared on Kol Nidre 5779/2018. In the heart of this congregation, we have planted the seeds of racial justice, a handful of grains in the earth of our belief, a place to tell untold stories, a place to draw maps of long journeys, […]

Thank You to the People Who Make Our High Holy Days Come to Life!

by Rabbi Dev Noily I’m about to take down our sukkah, excited that rain is miraculously in the forecast. All that lulav-shaking inviting an early drizzle to our parched soil in these early days of what we pray will be a season of rain. I feel the fullness of this time of year, a kind […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: October 2018

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Diane Elliot and Burt Jacobson Mary Ross, in honor of the streaming of High Holy Day Services for homebound attendees General Fund The Louisa Kreisberg Family Foundation Eric Boskin Janet Kranzberg High Holiday Tzedakah Janet Kranzberg, in memory of my parents, Betty & Max Kranzberg, Melanie Kaye […]