Executively Speaking: Membership Matters

by Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director Summer is almost here, which means it is membership renewal time at Kehilla. On July 1st, the primary contact in your household will receive an email with information on how to renew your Kehilla membership. We continue to invest energy into making clear and user-friendly forms and hope that the […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: June 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Barbara Petterson and David Lee  Sherry Novick and Bob Roden  General Donation Anna Martin and Loel Solomon  Sarah Jackson and Eric Silverberg, in honor of the wonderful teachers and service leaders who guided our son Leo in becoming a Bar Mitzvah this spring – Rabbi Dev Noily, Beth […]

We Created Holy Ground: Photo Gallery

On March 17, 2019 a group of Kehilla congregants, family, and friends practiced an established ritual that for many Jews does not occur in their lifetime. We consecrated a Jewish burial site. This momentous event occurred at Plot 70 in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, CA. where 45 graves have been purchased by members and […]

The Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Tour @ Kehilla – 23 May 2019

On Thursday, May 23rd, Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) brought their Tiny House prototype to Kehilla.  Kehilla is one of many congregations that will help build the Tiny House Village in Oakland, and Kehilla members Nikee Borden, Sam Gast, and Nelson Max helped build this prototype and are now trained build leaders. Nikee Borden was there […]

Good News from the Immigration Committee

by Catherine Lyons and Julie Litwin It seems hard to imagine – considering the news we read and hear about the immigration situation – that there can be good news.  Those who have had the privilege of housing or accompanying a refugee or an immigrant have had the opportunity to experience some moments of success […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! June

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us as at the following Shabbat morning services as some incredible humans become B’nei 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 B’nei Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present […]

Invitation to Artists: Kehilla High Holy Days Art Show

Kehilla’s Art Gallery Committee is starting to plan our annual exhibit open to all members of the congregation. We invite you to share your creativity with the community as you begin reflecting on your feelings, thoughts and hopes for the coming year. Get those artistic juices flowing and create a new piece for this show […]

Get to know more of Kehilla’s Board of Trustees

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

The Board’s Kol Kehilla article in April featured profiles of several Board members and what they’ve appreciated about serving Kehilla as members of the Board of Trustees.  To add to that profile, here’s two more Board profiles and a note of farewell for three members: Barbara Petterson started attending High Holy Days services at Kehilla in […]

The Jewish Roots of Kehilla’s Values: Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Part V

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson                   In these monthly articles I have been offering readers some background history on the Jewish sources of the values and ideals that motivated me to develop the vision that became Kehilla Community Synagogue. In this six-part series, I turn to the legacy of Reb Zalman for our community. In 2005 […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: May 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Sarah Stutman, in loving memory of her Papu, Ralph Battino Shoshana and Dave Finacom, in gratitude and appreciation for Hazzan Shulamit and Rabbi Dev and our beloved Kehilla community for the support received during this time of grief of the passing of Arville Finacom General Fund Andy […]