A New Group at Kehilla – Working Class/Low Income

Posted by on May 30, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

The Working Class/Low Income Groups was created as a space for those of us raised working class as well as those currently low income because of limited income, age, retirement, disabilities, etc. Kehilla is an amazing progressive community that does tremendous activism in the larger community. We feel that it is now time for us to […]

Summer Torah Chanting Opportunities!

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We have many new and seasoned torah chanters at Kehilla and we value your contribution so much! If you’re interested in chanting Torah at a shabbat morning service on any of the following dates, please be in touch directly with me and we’ll discuss details: Shulamit@KehillaSynagogue.org July 22, Kehilla Retreat, Lake Temescal August 18, Chai […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon!

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Dear Kehilla community, 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 we do not know personally is becoming Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present […]

An Interview with Barbara Petterson

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Photo and story by Bill Lazarus Despite and partly because of her deep roots in Catholicism, when Barbara Petterson first attended a Kehilla service some 30 years ago she felt immediately at home in a community to which she could connect spiritually and intellectually. For the past three years, Barbara has served as co-chair of […]

A Special Thank You

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We want to say a special thank you to our outgoing Kehilla board members, Jay Koch and Remedios Martinez-Cantu. Jay has given tirelessly for the last six years as the board treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee, stepping forward whenever something was needed. Remedios brought wisdom, clarity and vision to her time on the […]

The Mi Shebeirach List: a note from the Chesed Committee

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Chesed, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

The healing power of our community is available to us in many ways. One of them is during the Torah service.  As part of the healing prayer, in the Mi Shebeirach, we mention the names of those who are ill, injured, in distress or recovering. During that prayer, the community prays for physical, psychological and/or spiritual […]

Want to join an affinity group? We would love to have you!

Dear Kehilla community, We are entering the next phase of the Racial Justice Initiative, now called the “Belonging and Allyship Project: Uncentering Whiteness and Building Racial Justice at Kehilla.” This is a working name, we are still trying to figure out the final form of the name and your suggestions are welcome. This project began […]

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 and outside of the Kehilla community.  From what I have heard from some who have gone, it has been very meaningful for them to connect […]

Thank You for Your Time: June Kol Kehilla

    Sharon Grodin, for being the kind and gentle shepherdess of the conversion process at Kehilla. Five recent conversions were celebrated, and we would like to honor her role as an educator at Kehilla, and a constant pillar of spiritual growth. Thank you! Shoshana Finacom, Marcie Rubel and Tova Vance, for helping plan and […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: June Kol Kehilla

Annual Fund Aaron Sachowitz (Sachs) Samuela Evans Janet Holmgren Monica Berson and Siraj Omar General Fund Miriam, Sally and Ilene Abrams in memory of Harry and Lee Abrams Miriam Zamora in honor of Jasper Vyda’s Bat Mitzvah and Satya Zamudio Bat Mitzvah Sandy Bredt in honor of Chinabear Joseph Sherry Novick Youth Scholarship Fund Ronald […]