Economic Justice Committee Report Back: Schools & Communities First Ballot & Tiny House Village

Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee has focused on criminal justice and affordable housing issues throughout the past year, while closely watching the progress of a ballot measure to reform California property […]

Faith Trio News (December 2019)

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Lea Delson On Saturday evening, November 9, congregants from four Oakland faith communities joined together at the Harvest Dinner for fellowship and a wonderful potluck vegetarian feast, held at […]

Kehilla Board Service Myths and Facts

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Every year new members join the Board of Trustees, starting in July. The process involves attending a board meeting, and a conversation with board members, as well as the executive […]

The Jewish Roots of Kehilla’s Values: Rabbi Arthur Green, Part 2

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson In these monthly articles I have been offering readers some background history on the Jewish sources of the values and ideals that motivated me to develop […]

700 Benches: Winter 2020 class info for Kol Kehilla

You are invited to come learn with 700 Benches, a SVARA-method beit midrash (house of study; more information about SVARA is at In this 6-week beit midrash, you’ll learn ancient […]

Immigration Committee Requests

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Jon and Karen are immigration committee members who are providing Dora Mendoza with housing while she pursues her green card (lawful permanent residency). Dora has held Temporary Protected Status since […]

Kehilla Book Group 2019-20 Book Selections

Posted by on Nov 11, 2019 in Announcements | No Comments

Spies of No Country – Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel by Matti Friedman – November 11 On Division by Goldie Goldbloom – Dec. 9, 2019 – BOOK Club […]

The Shofar of Mauna Kea – Dev Noily, Kol Nidre 5780

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog, Sermons | No Comments

The Shofar of Mauna Kea Dev Noily, Kol Nidre 5780 The Shofar’s Story Tonight I want to share a story about a shofar. If you were here on Rosh Hashana […]

In search of a live in situation, short or long term

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The face of homelessness keeps getting closer & closer to home. Twice in the past 2 months I have hosted friends who have suddenly found themselves about to become homeless […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! November 2019

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us as at the following Shabbat morning services as some incredible humans become B’nei Mitzvah! Some of us may feel a little hesitant about […]