Annual Retrospective Art Show Reception

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

Sunday, July 23, 3:30-5:30pm The Art Committee is pleased to present our annual retrospective exhibit of artists who have been featured in individual shows from September 2015 through December 2016.  This year’s show will include Em Herzstein’s intuitive paintings and pastels inspired by nature, Barbara Petterson’s paintings, drawings and prints drawn from places of joy, […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

Annual Fund Alex Madonik Alice Wilkins Andrea Lappen Barbara Petterson and David Lee Ellen Schwerin & Aman Daro Fay Rohrbach and Susan Schulman Hedy and Laura Boxer in honor of Shoshana Finacom’s Bat Mitzvah Jan K. Herzog in honor of Shoshana Finacom’s Bat Mitzvah Julie Patrusky Lisa Korwin Loel Solomon and Anna Martin Marjorie Cox […]

Economic Justice Committee: A Political Engagement Workshop

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Economic Justice Committee | No Comments

by Karen Rachels On April 2, Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee (EJC) presented a “Political Engagement Workshop.” The aim was to provide a venue where, in the aftermath of the November election and in a sense of shared community, neighbors and members of the Kehilla congregation could gather to discuss and commit to future actions regarding […]

It’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah Season!

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us at the following Shabbat morning services as these amazing 7th graders become Bar/Bat 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 Bar/Bat Mitzvah, but please be assured that having […]

On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Rabbi Burt's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the thirteenth and final essay in a series devoted to the beginnings of Kehilla. Re-Visioning the American Synagogue The phrase “Jewish Renewal” came into prominence in the early 1980s, but there were numerous communities in the late 1960s and 1970s across the country that were part of the […]

Kehilla Staff Transitions

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

After five years, Operations Manager Beth Bittle will be leaving the Kehilla staff on June 16.  As you can read below, Beth will be pursuing some of her passions. Beth came to us as our Volunteer Coordinator, and quickly stepped up and took more and more responsibility for the functioning of the synagogue.  With her calm […]

Executively Speaking: The State of the Congregation

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Executive Director's Blog | No Comments

by Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director [The following is adapted from a talk given at the Kehilla Annual Community Meeting on May 3, 2017.] We are completing another fine year at Kehilla and we have done so under very tough circumstances. I invited all of those present to share their highlights from Kehilla’s past year. (Dozens […]

Still in Israel/Palestine: Report Back Coming June 10

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi David J. Cooper By the time you read this, I will be back in Berkeley, but I am writing from a hotel in Bethlehem and on the road in the West Bank. Jim Haber and I will do a report back in greater detail on June 10 (see p. 9) about the trip […]

Political Engagement Workshop Handout

On April 2, 2017, the Economic Justice Committee conducted a Political Engagement Workshop at Kehilla. Attended by more than 100 people, the workshop helped participants identify specific actions they wanted to take in eight different critical areas of political concern. A handout listing the actions suggested by resource people in these eight areas was distributed. […]

Kehilla is hiring for 2 positions!

Kehilla is currently searching for 2 new staff members: A part-time Operations Manager (80-90%): Operations Manager Job Announcement; A part-time Bookkeeping Assistant – AP & AR: Part-Time Bookkeeping Assistant – AP & AR Job Announcement. Please see both job descriptions and forward along to people in your network. Email with questions and/or resume and cover letter.