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 […]

The Kehilla Library is getting an upgrade!

Over the coming months, we will be cataloguing, organizing and moving our books to the Emma Goldman room, the new home of our abundant and rich but sometimes under-used Synagogue library. Rachel Bloch is working on this effort and may need volunteers and/or community input as the project progresses. Here is a sampling of what our online […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: February 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Anita Stapen and Richard Granberg Dorothy and Paul Wachter Lisa Korwin and Kip Walsh Day to Day Operations Barbara Cohen and Allen Price, in memory of parents Trudy and Cal Cohen Jay and Ruth Koch, in honor of Rabbi Burt Laura Fairman, in honor Hazzan Shulamit Wise […]

Immigration Committee Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities to get involved with Kehilla’s immigration work! –Feb. 3rd, 2019–4-6pm in the sanctuary at Kehilla Welcoming the Stranger:  A Call for Kehilla Sanctuary & Shelter Volunteers Learn what tasks will need to be done once we have a sanctuary guest and how volunteers will be organized! Come to hear testimony from […]

Kehilla’s Kitchen Angels are Back!

We’re excited to be working on getting Kehilla’s kitchen more organized and to build community in that space once again! Interested in joining the effort? We’d love to have you! It’s a great way to meet your Avodah commitment 😉 Email to get information about our next meeting!

Art Committee Call for Volunteers!

Have you ever visited Kehilla’s Fireside room and noticed the beautiful art on the walls? Have you felt inspired to get more involved in Kehilla and haven’t known what form that might take? How about bringing your appreciation of art and desire for deeper connection to Kehilla by joining Kehilla’s Art Committee? It’s a great […]

Norah Needs Us! Register Today

Our own Zachary & Rachel Gratz-Lazarus’ daughter, Norah, needs our help. Read what her family wrote, and follow this link to register with ‘Be the Match’.   Norah is an expert joke-teller, modern-dancer, ice cream-licker, and loving big sister. At four years old, she takes her jobs pretty seriously. Norah was diagnosed with a rare […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: December 2018

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Flossie Lewis Day to Day Operations Leif Pope General Donation Andrea Gilbert Kaia Burkett Naomi Baran in memory of Ariel Herschcopf Ronald and Shoshana Levy High Holiday Tzedakah Robert Cohen Terumah Building Fund Kaia Burkett Shoshana Halle in memory of Layla Halle Susan Goldstein and Victor Herbert […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! December 2018 & January 2019

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as these amazing humans become Bat/Bar 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 Bat/Bar Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present brings […]

If you are experiencing abuse in an intimate relationship

If you are experiencing abuse in an intimate relationship, please be in touch with one of our clergy members (Rabbi Dev, Hazzan Shulamit, Rabbi Gray, Rabbi David or Rabbi Burt), or with one of these organizations: – National Domestic Violence Hotline 1−800−799−7233 – Shalom Bayit (East Bay) 866-SHALOM-7 / or (510) 845-SAFE […]