Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Announcements, Immigration Committee | No Comments

In last month’s Kol Kehilla, we introduced you to an Afghan family who arrived in our country. We’re happy to inform you that they have found an apartment to live in and while it is much smaller then they will ultimately want it provides a home base from which to begin their lives here in […]

Kehilla Community Passover Seder

The Exodus Continues: on Immigrants and Refugees Led by Rabbis Burt Jacobson and David J. Cooper with special guests The Kehilla Community Seder will be in the late afternoon/evening of Saturday, April 15. The seder this year will continue our High Holy Day theme focused on immigrants and refugees. How appropriate! The story of the Israelites […]

Help Needed for Immigrant Family

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Announcements, Immigration Committee | No Comments

During this year’s High Holy Days, we were called to find ways to welcome immigrants and refugees to our community. Here is a new opportunity to do so! Last week a family of nine arrived in the United States from Afghanistan. They are being assisted to resettle in the U.S. by Jewish Family and Community […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

In Honor of Rabbi David Denise Abrams and David Harrington Ruth Atkin Amy Bat Tzipora Pamela Berkowitz Chela Blitt Lynn Bravewomon Sandy Bredt and Em Herzstein Elaine Brown Rita Karuna Cahn Chaya Family Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Barbara Cohen Karen Cohn and Teri Gruenwald Marjorie Cox Valerie Curtis and Naomi Tucker Geri Degen […]

Thank You to Alameda County Community Food Bank Volunteers

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

Thanks very much to the Kehilla volunteers who helped on Friday morning, February 3 at the Alameda County Community Food Bank, and bagged fruit for distribution to needy people in Alameda County. Volunteers were David Green, Dan Alpert, Ellen Bernstein, Jeanette Nichols, Karen Friedman, Laura Nelson, Lea Delson and Richard Speiglman. This activity was organized by the Faith Trio, an interfaith alliance of […]

Faith Trio Announces Website Featuring Our Interfaith Art

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

After several years of effort, the interfaith art team is excited to announce the website documenting our work and our interfaith art exhibitions. These exhibitions feature artwork expressing a commitment to peace, understanding, coexistence and dialogue among diverse faiths and include many works by Kehilla artists. This website has been developed with the support of […]

A Political Engagement Workshop: Sunday, April 2, 4-7pm

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Economic Justice Committee | No Comments

      Has the new political situation got you keyed up? Are you getting deluged with requests to make phone calls, sign petitions and show up for demonstrations? Kehilla is organizing a one-day workshop with experienced activists who can help you take effective political action without getting overwhelmed. The workshop will take place at Kehilla in […]

Shabbaton with Rabbi Jeff Roth: March 25-26, 2017

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

  Sponsored by Kehilla Community Synagogue Saturday, March 25th at 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM – Shabbat Davening Kehilla is thrilled to host Rabbi Jeff Roth, the founder and director of the Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism, and co-founder of Elat Chayyim, the Jewish Spiritual Retreat Center where he served as executive director and […]

Three Ways to Celebrate Purim!

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

KEHILLA SCHOOL PURIM SHPIEL!   Thursday, March 9, 5pm Join Kehilla School’s young people for a low key, all-in, DIY Purim Spiel!  Sanctuary.       PURIM LIKE ITS 5777!  Saturday, March 11, 6:00-11pm With Kehilla, Chochmat HaLev  and Urban Adamah  At Urban Adamah,  1151 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710  6:00 pm – Pre-Party Family Friendly Puppet […]

On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Rabbi Burt | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the tenth of an ongoing series of personal essays on the beginnings of Kehilla. Each article shares the origins of one or more of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am in the […]