Rimonim New Liturgy Project Seeks Short Term Volunteers

Rimonim New Liturgy Project Seeks Short Term Volunteers This is Aurora Levins Morales, a resident poet of Kehilla.  You’ve heard me read my work during services for years. Now, other synagogues are using my poetry, too, and asking me to write pieces for them.  While it’s fun and rewarding, it’s a disorganized and mostly unpaid way to […]

Get on the phone to help Norah!

Dear Kehilla Community, We all want to do what we can to help secure a happy and healthy future for our precious Norah who is living with Fanconi Anemia (see NorahNeedsYou.com for more information). AND there IS something that you can do right now that will hugely increase our chances of finding a match for […]

Announcing the establishment of the Ariel Rose Memorial Fund

Dear Friends and Family of Ariel: To honor our dear Ariel, we are announcing today the establishment of the Ariel Rose Memorial Fund.  We have found the perfect non-profit partner in the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and specifically with their new project, Restore Oakland. Now under construction just minutes from our house, Restore […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: March 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Joel Kreisberg & Wendy Buffett General Fund for Day to Day Operations Cathy Steirn, in memory of Bernice Steirn Diane Elliott & Burt Jacobson, in memory of Leonard Elliot, Eliezer ben Shmuel Yitzkhak Susan Buseck Terumah Building Fund Joel Kreisberg & Wendy Buffett Youth Scholarship Fund Lisa Bernard-Pearl, in loving […]

Join us in our effort to help secure a happy and healthy future for our precious Norah!

Dear Kehilla Community, We all want to do what we can to help secure a happy and healthy future for our precious Norah who is living with Fanconi Anemia. (See NorahNeedsYou.com for more information.) AND there IS something that you can do right now that will hugely increase our chances of finding a match for […]

Tot Shabbat Schedule Changes

Due to the popular demand of our 1st Saturday Tot Shabbat service every month, we will begin adding 3rd Saturday Tot Shabbat services in May! There will no longer be any 4th Friday Tot Shabbat services. Families are also welcome at any service at Kehilla. Updated Tot Shabbat schedule through June: Saturdays from 10:30 am […]

Kehilla supporting “Bread for Ed” to bring food to Oakland students and teachers

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

Dear Kehilla Community members, As you likely know, Oakland Unified Teachers are going on strike starting this Thursday – teachers are demanding higher salaries, smaller class sizes, more student support (nurses, counselors, aids), and no more school closures. This is a huge fight, and Kehilla is joining a city-wide effort called “Bread for Ed” to […]

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 […]

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 […]

JOIN EAST OAKLAND TEACHERS (AND KEHILLA COMMUNITY MEMBERS) TO SUPPORT STRIKE SCHOOL AND/OR PICKET

Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in Announcements | No Comments

The Teachers of Oakland are striking starting on Thursday (2/22). Encompass Academy and Acorn Woodland Elementary, two schools on one campus in East Oakland, will be holding a solidarity school at the 81st Ave Public Library, which is also located on the same campus. At this point in time, they will be serving 60 students. They […]