Kehilla Greening Committee

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Announcements, Greening Committee | No Comments

by Jeff Hoffman The Kehilla Greening Committee is looking for a few good environmentalists. Are you passionate about climate change, clean energy, environmental justice and other “green” topics? Come join us! The basic time commitment is fairly minimal and can be credited toward your avodah hours. We meet once a month at Kehilla to plan events and […]

Greening Committee

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

by Jeff Hoffman The Kehilla Greening Committee is looking for a few good environmentalists. Are you passionate about climate change, clean energy, environmental justice and other “green” topics? Come join us! The basic time commitment is fairly minimal and can be credited toward your avodah hours. We meet once a month at Kehilla to plan […]

Family Services

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in High Holy Days | No Comments

We would love to have your family join us during the upcoming High Holy Days in the beginning of October.  Children and youth are welcome at all of Kehilla’s High Holy Days services. We have also created a wide variety of options for families and children of all ages, including: Celebration for Toddlers and Young […]

A Final Resting Place for Kehilla

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Chevra Kadisha | No Comments

by Cathy Steirn Kehilla’s Chevra Kadisha has begun looking at securing a Kehilla (and/or greater Bay Area Jewish) section at a local or nearby cemetery for our congregation. While there are several Jewish burial options (this includes burying cremains ashes) in our area, none has a specific Kehilla section and may have conditions which prove […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

General Fund Anna Martin & Loel Solomon in honor of 2017 Retreat Camping Subsidy Simone Masson & Jaime Levy in honor of Elek Terri Masson-Levy’s Baby Naming Michael Butler and Elissa Gershon in honor of the service leaders and teachers for Aaron Butler’s Bar Mitzvah: Rabbi David, Julie Nesnansky, Debbie Fier, Beth Dickinson and Natalie […]

Greening Committee

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Greening Committee | No Comments

by Jeff Hoffman The Kehilla Greening Committee is looking for a few good environmentalists. Are you passionate about climate change, clean energy, environmental justice and other “green” topics? Come join us! The basic time commitment is fairly minimal and can be credited toward your avodah hours. We meet once a month at Kehilla to plan […]

BART Board Passes Sanctuary Rule with Kehilla Support

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

by Jeanne Finberg Four Kehilla members attended a BART Board of Directors meeting on June 22, 2017 to speak in favor of a proposal to protect undocumented immigrants using its services from being reported by BART officials to federal authorities. Lili Shidlovski and Carol Rothman, of Kehilla’s Immigration Committee, represented the only faith-based organization to testify before […]

Oakland Community Organizations 40th Anniversary Celebration

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

by Mandy Bratt Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) is celebrating 40 years of transforming lives, communities and neighborhoods, on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at the Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Oakland from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. OCO is requesting your support through a silent auction donation.  Kehilla members have made some very generous donations in the […]

Economic Justice Committee: A Political Engagement Workshop

Posted by on Aug 7, 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 […]

A Note of Introduction from Kehilla School’s New Director from Rabbi Gray Myrseth

I am delighted to be joining the Kehilla community as School Director! Having grown up in the Bay Area and spent the last five years in rabbinical school in Boston, I am also very happy to return to the West Coast. I was recently rereading one of my favorite pieces of midrash, or rabbinic expansion […]