Queer Migration: Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

Short Film Screening & Immigration Advocacy Conversation December 3 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, in the Sanctuary As part of the Immigration Committee’s cultural programs, Kehilla will host an evening of short films exploring intersectional themes of family borders, navigating origins, memory as survival, and the political implications of the immigrant experience. Post-screening discussion will focus […]

Thank You from the Immigration Committee

To the Kehilla Community, We are amazed  and delighted by the incredible number of contributions of coats (over 1000!) and toiletries for immigrants and refugees at our High Holiday drive.  Thanks to all of you who contributed so generously!  Below are some comments from Carolynn Langsdale of La Familia who we partnered with for the […]

Can You Provide Housing for an Immigrant or Family? Resources from the Immigration Committee

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Immigration Committee | No Comments

   During the High Holy Days, the Kehilla community focused on the theme of immigrants and refugees and heard inspiring words from our spiritual leaders and congregants about our duty to welcome and love those newly arrived in our midst. The Immigration Committee hopes to provide our community with tangible ways to support immigrants and […]

High Holy Days 5777/2016 ~Seeking Shelter in the Days of Awe: Immigrants and Refugees, Longing and Home

by Rabbi Dev Noily In March of this year a group of Kehilla members working on immigration issues called a meeting to connect people in our community who are involved in all kinds of work and service with immigrants and refugees, and the laws and policies affecting them. Here are some of the ways people […]

Ways to Help the Immigrant Families Kehilla Teams Are Accompanying

You can support Kehilla’s accompaniment teams through a donation to Kehilla marked NEAT in the memo line.  Send check to Kehilla, 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94610. If you want more information about the accompaniment teams, please read this article.

A Report from the the Economic Justice Committee, the Accompaniment Teams and the Immigration Committee

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Immigration Committee, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

 Kehilla’s Accompaniment Teams Last year at Kehilla’s Passover Seder, Reverend Deborah Lee of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI) spoke about the thousands of undocumented minors and young families fleeing poverty and violence in their own countries and arriving in the U.S. seeking protection and safety. The Nueva Esperanza project of IM4HI was established […]

New Kehilla Immigration Committee

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Announcements, Immigration Committee | No Comments

          A group of Kehilla members who are involved in many different aspects of immigration-related work or refugee support met on March 31st to share information and to inaugurate this new Kehilla committee with a heartfelt Shehecheyanu. The purpose of the committee is to provide mutual support for the work we are each doing […]