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 […]

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 kitchenangels@kehillasynagogue.org to get information about our next meeting!