Report on Three Recent Immigration Committee Events

Welcoming the Stranger:  A Call for Kehilla Sanctuary & Shelter Volunteers On February 3rd the Immigration Committee held an event for those interested in volunteering when Kehilla has a guest in sanctuary. Participants learned about the steps that we have taken so far to prepare for this undertaking. We showed three short videos to give […]

Kehilla Has Plot 70 in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland

Dear Kehilla Community Synagogue congregants, It is with great pleasure that I write this article for the Kol Kehilla.  As many of you already know, we have embarked upon an effort to secure a burial site for our synagogue members.  With unexpected success, all of you who secured a grave did so in the introductory […]

Kehilla Board Column: The Story of the Generosity Committee

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Are you looking to become more involved with Kehilla in a way that is fulfilling and productive as well as fun? Then consider joining the Generosity Committee (GenCo) or getting involved in some of our fundraising events. We have a great immediate engagement opportunity and a terrific team to support you. In May 2019, GenCo […]

B’nei Mitvah on the Horizon! March

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us as at the Shabbat morning service on March 30 as the first student of the 2019 Bat/Bar Mitzvah cohort, Ellie Broscow, becomes 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 […]

Give Detainees Hope – Be a Friend on the Outside

By Jeanne Finberg The Kehilla Immigration Committee is organizing a contingent to help support immigrants who are currently being held in ICE detention. We are working with Friends Afuera, which is a project of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity.  Through this program, volunteers write letters to people in detention and contribute a small amount […]