Family Services

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in High Holy Days | No Comments

We would love to have your family join us during the upcoming High Holy Days in the beginning of October.  Children and youth are welcome at all of Kehilla’s High Holy Days services. We have also created a wide variety of options for families and children of all ages, including: Celebration for Toddlers and Young […]

High Holy Day Sermons 5777/2016

Our High Holy Day Sermons are now available to read online: Erev Rosh Hashana Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: “A River Goes Out From Eden” Rosh Hashana Sermon by Rabbi Avi Rose Kol Nidre Sermon by Rabbi David Cooper: “God, the Covenant, and the Inside-Outsider” Yom Kippur Reflection by Scott and Rose Gelfand Yom Kippur […]

Erev Rosh Hashana Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: “A River Goes Out From Eden”

I want to talk with you tonight about home. About what it means to have a home, to be pushed out of our home, and to long for home. These questions feel so urgent because so many people in the world are being forced to leave their homes­‐­‐by violence, and climate change, and simple greed. […]

Yom Kippur Sermon by Rabbi Burt Jacobson: “The Quest for Inner Freedom”

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the day of at-one-ment, is drawing toward its close. The inner and outer work of the Ten Days of Teshuvah is almost complete. And so at this time, as the sun is descending, I want to pose a question to each of you: Where will you go from here? […]

Kol Nidre Sermon by Rabbi David Cooper: “God, the Covenant, and the Inside-Outsider”

Ellis Island Story Referenced in Sermon Introduction to Hagar & Ishmael Torah Excerpt (Genesis 21:9-21) A few years ago, I was dropping my son Lev off at college. I helped set up his part of the dorm room and it was time for me to leave. I turned to look at him and I thought, […]

Yom Kippur Reflection by Scott and Rose Gelfand

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in High Holy Days, High Holyday Sermons | No Comments

Scott: Good morning everyone and happy New Year. I am deeply honored to be here, along with my daughter Rose, and also eternally grateful to Kehilla for creating a sanctuary and community for all of us. We were given the task to speak this morning about home and exile, and about our family journey. In […]

Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Rabbi Avi Rose

During the past year, I along with all of us, have been immersed in images of people fleeing, escaping war and persecution, crowding into barely habitable places where they aren’t welcome, casting their fate to flimsy boats crossing dangerous waters, crowding across borders, risking everything for an uncertain future. This is not a new story. […]

Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur Service Tickets

Posted by on Oct 11, 2016 in High Holy Days | No Comments

Tickets are available for all services and can be purchased at the door. The cost for both Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services is $180 total for the two services.  We have a sliding scale option. No one turned away for inability to pay the full amount. Family Service:  $40 per family Toddler Service: $40 […]

Service leaders High Holy Days 2016/5777

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in High Holy Days | No Comments

Erev Rosh Hashanah Rabbi Dev leads service and gives the sermon Rabbi Burt leads a meditation   Rosh Hashanah Morning: Howard Hamburger leads Avi Rose gives sermon Rabbi David leads the Torah Service   Kol Nidre: Rabbi David leads service with Sandra Razieli Rabbi David gives the sermon Rabbi Burt leads a meditation   Yom […]

High Holy Days Sermons 5776/2015

Posted by on Oct 15, 2015 in Announcements, High Holy Days | No Comments

Our High Holy Day Sermons are now available to read online: Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: Standing Together, Right Smack in the Middle of the Torah Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Howard Hamburger Kol Nidre Sermon by Rabbi David J. Cooper:  Shibboleth Words, Labels, “Commonsense” & Resistance Yom Kippur Day Teaching by Rabbi Burt […]