Torah Chanting Opportunities!

Love to chant Torah? We want YOU to leyn! Teens and Adults, let’s do this, one aliyah at a time 🙂 Join us for Shabbat morning services and share your skills and love of leynen with our community. If you’re interested but have never chanted torah before, or if it’s been a long time and […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! October

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as these amazing humans become Bat/Bar 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 Bat/Bar Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present brings […]

Attention All Healthcare Providers and Advocates: The Economic Justice Committee (EJC) asks for your help in improving health and safety conditions in Alameda County jails

Attention All Healthcare Providers and Advocates: The Economic Justice Committee (EJC) asks for your help in improving health and safety conditions in Alameda County jails. Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee (EJC) had a full committee retreat on August 26, coming away with renewed energy to focus as a committee on the Live Free work of Oakland […]

Executively Speaking: Rosh Hashana Thoughts

By Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director The following is excerpted from a talk given on Erev Rosh Hashana I love my job! One thing I love is the view I get of the many parts of this living, growing organism we call the Kehilla Community. During last year’s High Holy Days, our leaders called us to […]

The Jewish Roots of Kehilla’s Values: Martin Buber, Part 3

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson I became aware of Martin Buber’s views about Zionism and Israel during the 1970s, and since that time his spiritual/political approach to these thorny issues has been central to my own understanding of Jewish nationalism. I adopted a version of Buber’s outlook when I was formulating the original vision for Kehilla […]

High Holy Day Services 5779: Sermons and Videos

All of Kehilla’s Main Services were video-streamed, and can be found on our youtube channel here. You can read Rabbi Gray Myrseth’s Rosh Hashanah Sermon, Together at the Gates, here. You can read Josh Bernard-Pearl’s Sermon, Rosh Hashanah Drash On Truth, here. You can read Rabbi Dev Noily’s Kol Nidre Sermon, Chesed + Emet = Teshuva, here.  […]

Rabbi Gray Myrseth’s Rosh Hashanah Sermon 5779

Posted by on Sep 26, 2018 in High Holyday Sermons | No Comments

Together at the Gates—Erev Rosh Hashanah 5779 The first time I looked at a page of Talmud, my initial thought was, “what have I gotten myself into?” This was the first day of my second semester of rabbinical school, not much more than a year after I learned the alef-bet, the Hebrew alphabet, about two […]

Kehilla in the News: Immigration

Posted by on Aug 30, 2018 in News Announcements Home Page | No Comments

The East Bay Express just ran an article about a Kehilla family and the young Trans asylum-seeker they are sponsoring, with the help of Kehilla’s immigration committee.

High Holy Day Services

Posted by on Aug 24, 2018 in Announcements | No Comments

Rosh Hashanah: September 9-11, 2018 Kol Nidre/Yom Kippur: September 18-19, 2018 Click here for more information on services, tickets, live-streaming, and more 

Thank You for Your Time: August & September Kol Kehilla

    Thank you to the many volunteers who made the Annual Retreat and the Tisha B’Av Interfaith Ceremony successful events and deeply meaningful experiences for all who attended.  Many More Thank Yous Keeping track of all the people who make Kehilla amazing is a difficult task! Though we express gratitude in many ways, when it […]