Book Discussion Group

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments

by Jan Herzog      All Kehilla members are welcome to join us for our customary meetings on the second Monday of the month at 7pm.   Below are summaries of the books we will read in August and September, taken from Amazon. Monday, August 10th. I Am Forbidden by Anouk Markovits. Sweeping from the Central European countryside just […]

Beyond Shabbat

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Beth Bittle, Managing Director Welcome to Beyond Shabbat.  As you know Kehilla is a very busy community with many events, fundraisers, community building activities, classes and Shabbat services. This is the place you will find additional information about the many things happening here at Kehilla, as well as ways to become more involved in […]

Executively Speaking: On the Horizon

For many of us, the beginning of August means going on vacation, spending more time outdoors and hanging out with friends.  Here at Kehilla, it means a few other things: a new membership year has begun, preparations for religious school are underway, and the High Holy Days are around the corner. All of us on […]

The Ubuntu Moment

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Announcements, Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi David J. Cooper [August 15 Chai Shabbat is also an “Ubuntu” Shabbat. But what is Ubuntu?]      Ubuntu is a bantu word from southern Africa. It defies simple translation. Of course since ntu means human, and ubu transforms a noun into an abstraction, one is tempted to say that it simply means “humanity.” […]

Job Opening

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments

The Economic Activism program of the American Friends Service Committee is looking for a researcher for a short-term project during August and September 2015. The work is part time, flexible, preferably out of the AFSC San Francisco office at 65 Ninth Street, San Francisco. We are looking for an excellent researcher and writer, a motivated […]

Members in the Wider Community

Posted by on Jul 23, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments

Five days after her Bat Mitzvah, Chloe Levenson-Cupp, daughter of Toby Levenson & Richard Cupp, adopted a very special dog and has been featured in the news from Alameda to the UK.  Here is the KTVU News Story:     Kehilla member Ralph Silber’s niece, Joanna Lutz, is starting an organic flower farm.  She mentions Kehilla […]

Join us for Oakland A’s Jewish Heritage Night: Tuesday, August 4, 7pm

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments

  For the sixth consecutive year, the Oakland A’s are presenting Jewish Heritage night at the Oakland Coliseum. This year, the A’s will be playing the Baltimore Orioles.   In addition to great Field Level seats, each ticket includes a hat and traditional Jewish-themed dinner before the game in the Eastside Club. On this year’s […]

Events in the Wider Community

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments

 Stay Amazed II: A celebration of poetry and music, Thursday, July 23, 7:30pm A follow-up event to last year’s Stay Amazed book launch, Stay Amazed II will feature all new works and tributes by local poets and songwriters plus a celebratory klezmer dance party. It will be a fundraiser for Poetry Flash. Literary guests include […]

A Report Back from Rebuilding Together 2015

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

                      by Alex Madonik Kehilla has worked with the nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together Oakland, for a dozen years, providing free home repairs for low-income residents in Oakland. Typically, we partner with Temple Beth Abraham and Temple Sinai to provide financial support and a robust crew […]

A Letter from Malka

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Announcements | No Comments

Dear Kehilla community, This week was my last week as a Kehilla employee. Three years of being grown, held, challenged, loved, and seen. What an amazing experience! I feel deeply grateful to the Kehilla community for walking with me these last few formative years. To all of the students- I adore you! I can’t wait […]