Thank You for Your Time

    Lisa Korwin and Nancy Feinstein, for the beautification of our lobby. Michael Butler, for his continued support in beautification and maintenance of our building. Hillary Brooks, for the Challah Project and everything else. Sam Davis, Rachel Kotak, Laura Weide Vyda and Hillary Brooks, for a year of let our people go protests. Debbie […]

Community Wide Song of Songs Seder Celebrating Pride and Queer Sacred Sexuality

Saturday, June 2nd, 5:30-8:30pm in the Fireside Room and on the Patio at Kehilla. Kick off Pride month at a Song of Songs Seder Celebrating Pride and Queer Sacred Sexuality. A participatory ritual filled with song and dance. Past attendees, including non-Jews and straight identified folxs said it moved and delighted them. WC accessible, ASL […]

Heads up for High Holy Days art exhibit!

As we look toward this year’s High Holy Days, Kehilla’s Art Gallery Committee invites members of the congregation to begin thinking about this year’s HHD theme on “Truth.” Do you feel inspired to create a piece on Truth for our annual HHD art show running from September – November? Do you perhaps already have a […]

Kehilla Community Invited to Ramadan Open House!!

Saturday, May 26th, 7-10 pm at the ICCNC, 1433 Madison Street, Oakland, CA Kehilla is a partner with the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) in the Faith Trio, along with Montclair Presbyterian Church. ICCNC invites the Kehilla community to an Open House for the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan on Saturday, May 26 at […]

Purchase Graves in Mt. View Cemetery in Oakland

The view of the cemetery, the city, the bay and the Golden Gate from Kehilla’s intended burial site in Mountain View Cemetery is spectacular. It will be a peaceful and beautiful site to remember our loved ones, and for our loved ones to remember us. Kehilla’s cemetery committee has spent two years exploring different sites […]

Kehilla Becoming a Sanctuary Synagogue

Learn about Kehilla’s deepening commitment to sanctuary with the following links: Rabbi Dev’s Article in the April Kol Kehilla: Kehilla’s Deepening Sanctuary Work in Our Season of Liberation Kehilla Spiritual Leaders’ Statement on Sanctuary These two articles from the May Kol Kehilla: Expanding Our Social Justice Work Through Sanctuary Q&A on Sanctuary  These two Kehilla Documents: […]

Expanding Our Social Justice Work Through Sanctuary

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Announcements | No Comments

Greetings Kehilla! We are writing to update the community on a journey led by our Immigration Committee’s Sanctuary Task Force over the last two years. As you may remember, the theme of Kehilla’s year 5777 High Holy Days (2016) focused on support for immigrants and refugees. Following the November 2016 election, this issue became even […]

Immigration Committee Announcements

Cleaning Services  One of Kehilla’s accompaniment teams has been working with an immigrant who has started to work cleaning houses. If you are in need of such assistance, it would be great if you would consider using her service. She and her co-worker wrote this description: We offer an excellent cleaning service with all natural […]

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Cohort’s Ceremonies Begin in April!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Dear Kehilla community, We are very excited to announce that the 2018 Bar/Bat Mitzvah cohort’s ceremonies begun in April! You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as these amazing 7th graders become Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Some of us may feel a little hesitant about coming to a shabbat service when a young person […]

Liturgically Traditional and Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat: The Why and How

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | 2 Comments

by Rabbinic Intern SAM Luckey     For a long time, several Kehilla members have hungered for a more liturgically traditional service, for various reasons. People are different and like to pray in different ways. Some people are familiar with this kind of service from other communities or from childhood experiences, and it feels homey. […]