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 held on Saturday, April 15, 4:45pm. The seder this year will continue our High Holy Day theme focused on immigrants and refugees. How appropriate! The story of the Israelites in Egypt is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

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

Annual Fund Ty and Kathleen Ding in memory of Steve Schour Dorothy and Paul Wachter in honor of the Shen Sachter Family   General Fund Nancy Achorn in appreciation of Avi Rose Judith Albert in memory of Stew Albert and David Dobkin Sandy Bredt and Em Herzstein in honor of Susan Freundlich Arthur Eckstein in […]

Join the Resistance! Two Connected Workshops for Intergenerational and Congregational Response to the New Political Reality

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

  Two groups of  social justice activists are planning two distinct workshops to facilitate Kehilla members’ coming together to work on our resistance efforts. Intergenerational Activist Gathering at Kehilla      Saturday, February 18, 4pm – 6pm, Social Hall There will be a panel discussion with: Julie Aronowitz: Currently doing work with Faith in Action, OCO’s […]