Executively Speaking: Growing our Foundation

By Michael Saxe-Taller It was culture shock. Julie and I had just moved to New York City (Brooklyn to be specific) for her to begin Rabbinical School and we had gone […]

Executively Speaking: An Exciting Time at Kehilla

by Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director Kehilla is at an exciting time in its evolution. We have been growing steadily for a few years. We now have the opportunity to look […]

Executively Speaking: A Fast Approaching New Year

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Executive Director's Blog | No Comments

By Michael Saxe-Taller We are still in the midst of summer. Our days are warm. Young people are out of school, playing, exploring and learning. Many of us are taking […]

Executively Speaking: The Effects of Class and Money at Kehilla

by Michael Saxe-Taller Over the last several months, a group of working class and low-income members of Kehilla have been gathering to discuss how class affects their lives both in […]

Executively Speaking: The State of the Congregation

by Michael Saxe-Taller Because of the broad nature of my responsibilities as Kehilla’s executive director, I have a unique perspective on the Kehilla community. I have prided myself on knowing […]

Executively Speaking: A Meaningful Weekend

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Executive Director's Blog | No Comments

by: Michael Saxe-Taller I love retreats and I really loved our second bi-annual Community Building Retreat for Kehilla Leaders. Over the weekend of February 2-4, 2018, 71 Kehilla leaders spent […]

Executively Speaking: Excitement on the Building Front

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Executive Director's Blog | No Comments

by: Michael Saxe-Taller Over the past several years, we have had many important priorities – a rabbinic transition, hiring new staff, solidifying our financial situation, increasing our membership, putting new […]

Executively Speaking: Growing into our Future

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Executive Director's Blog | No Comments

by: Michael Saxe-Taller As I watched the hundreds of Kehilla members and friends celebrate Rabbi Dev at our Brit Kehilla – Community Covenant last month, I couldn’t help but kvel […]

Executively Speaking: Kehilla’s Spiritual Audacity

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Executive Director's Blog | No Comments

by: Michael Saxe-Taller We recently completed a marvelous holiday season.  More people than ever came to our High Holy Day services, including overflow crowds at our Family and Tot services. […]

Executively Speaking: A Brand New Year

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Executive Director's Blog | No Comments

by: Michael Saxe-Taller It’s amazing but here we are, only a couple weeks away from the start of another new year. That means that it is time to take stock […]