Directions to the Retreat 2017

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

Our Retreat site is Bort Meadow in Anthony Chabot Regional Park. While the main address of the park is in Castro Valley, the part we are using is entered via Redwood Road through the Oakland hills, less than 20 minutes from Kehilla. From Highway 13, take  the Redwood Road/35th Avenue  exit; go uphill on Redwood […]

What to Bring to the Retreat 2017

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

For all participants, consider bringing the following: Water bottles for each person (reusable to be filled on site) Easy to set up shade to share / umbrellas A Folding chairs, limited numbers avaialbe for use Sun screen Flashlights Clothing for hot and cool—mornings & evenings can be foggy, esp. if you stay for the   campfire. […]

Kehilla Annual Community Meeting

Kehilla Annual Community Meeting Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Schmoozing and Munching from 6:30-7:00pm Join us at our annual gathering and celebration of the Kehilla community. Engage with other Kehilla members, staff and spiritual leaders as we: reflect on our past year; get an update on our rabbinic transition; learn about the […]

Special Passover Food Policy at Kehilla (April 10-18)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

Kehilla is observing a completely chometz-free practice in regard to Passover, i.e., no leavening (no bread, no beer, no distilled drinks). We need the cooperation of anyone who is planning to bring food to the synagogue building during Passover week (and just before). We ask people to follow the guidelines listed below from Monday, April […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

General Fund Reni Aniela and Miguel Zuliani Christine Orrey Rosemary Robinson in memory of Lee Abrams, Miriam Abrams’ mother   In Honor of Rabbi David Sandra Berrigan Debbie Fier Rabbi Dean Kertesz Amy Shutkin and Bob Olken Tree Gelb Stuber   NEAT Cynthia Johnson Richard Solomon Don and Betty Stone   Terumah Reni Aniela and […]

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Class Group Poem

The students in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program recently had a workshop about spirituality with Rabbi Burt, Helen Stoltzfus, and Susan Schulman. One of the activities was to create a group poem inspired by a story about the Ba’al Shem Tov. We thought the results were beautiful and wanted to share the finished poems with the […]

A Note from Noa Grayevsky, Executive Director, JYCA

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

Dear Kehilla Members, A couple of weekends ago, youth from Jewish Youth for Community Action (JYCA for short) canvassed with a multiracial, intergenerational and mixed class group of about 100 community members from synagogues and mosques all over the region, including our very own Kehilla. They attended a non-violent intervention training with Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb to learn […]

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

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | 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. Political Engagement Speakers Announced A diverse range of California […]

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 […]