Help Us Plan for Kehilla

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Chevra Kadisha | No Comments

Dear Friends,   As you may have read in our last post, Kehilla’s Chevra Kadisha has been looking at securing a section at a nearby cemetery for our congregation. While there are several Jewish burial areas in the Bay Area, none have specifically Kehilla sections (or if needed for greater buying power, larger Jewish community […]

Job Announcement: Program and Communications Manager

Summary Kehilla Community Synagogue seeks a warm, passionate and motivated individual with superb communications and administrative experience to join our collaborative staff and engaged congregation.  Position is open immediately. Who We Are Kehilla Synagogue is a dynamic Jewish Renewal congregation rooted in deep Jewish spirituality and audacious social justice organizing. Founded 35 years ago by […]

Come spend time in the Sukkah!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Announcements, Uncategorized | One Comment

Beginning Wednesday night on Erev Sukkot, we will have a Sukkah up in the backyard of Kehilla! We would love folks to come and spend time there. All are welcome in the Sukkah except for the following times (during which events are scheduled): Thursday, October 5, 3-7pm Friday, October 6, 6:30-8:30pm* Saturday, October 7, 8:30-10:30am* and […]

High Holy Day Sermons 5778/2017

Our High Holy Day Sermons are now available to read online: Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Howard Hamburger (coming soon) Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon by Jessica Shen-Wachter Kol Nidre Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: “I Will Sing for People Who Might not Sing for Me” Yom Kippur Morning Sermon by Aurora Levins Morales: “Tai” Yom […]

Yom Kippur Afternoon Sermon by Rabbi David Cooper: On “Sumud,” Uncertainty, Hope, Losing and Winning

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

In the summer of 1967, as a teenager, I was on tour in Israel just after the Six Day War. I arrived as a committed supporter of Israel in every way. A day or two after arriving there, I was at the Western or Wailing Wall. I knew that Jews were unable to go there […]

Sign up to Volunteer for Simchat Torah!

On Thursday October 12 at 6:30 pm, Kehilla, Chochmat HaLev, Aquarian Minyan and Beyt Tikkun come together at Kehilla to end and begin the Torah and to dance, dance, dance with our community-enhanced Klezmer band led by local klezmer greats Mike Perlmutter, Dave Rosenfeld, and Jeanette Lewicki! We are expecting a large crowd, and we need […]

Kol Nidre Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: “I Will Sing for People Who Might not Sing for Me”

When I was 12 or 13, I came home one day wearing my friend Steve Rogers’ necklace. It was a leather string with painted ceramic beads on it. And right in the middle, there was a simple metal cross. I knew I was over the line to wear that into my house. I knew it […]

Rosh Hashanah Morning Sermon by Jessica Shen-Wachter

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in High Holyday Sermons, Sermons | No Comments

As a Chinese American Jew, for as long as I can remember I have been passionate about social justice. I remember meeting with my principal as a fifth grader because I refused to be weighed as part of the statewide fitness test for I believed then, as I do now, that body size has nothing […]

“Tai: A Yom Kippur Sermon” by Aurora Levins Morales

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in High Holyday Sermons, Sermons | No Comments

  [The theme of Kehilla Community Synagogue’s High Holy Days was “spiritual audacity” drawn from these words by Abraham Joshua Heschel, written in 1963: “The hour calls for moral grandeur and spiritual audacity.”   The Torah portion preceding this sermon describes the scouts Moses sent into Caanan coming back to report that the people living there […]

Streaming High Holy Day services

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

You can access the livestream 10 minutes before each service begins here. If you check ahead of time, the stream will not yet be available, and you will see an invitation to login that is not applicable to streaming Kehilla services. Please check back within 10 minutes of services starting. We will be audio streaming the […]