What’s Up with Our Jails?

By Jeanne Finberg and Richard Speiglman Holding Alameda County’s Sheriff Accountable — Report and Rally In a rousing rally and demonstration on Oct 2, 2018, Jose Bernal from the Ella Baker Center emceed an event in front of the Glenn Dyer Detention Facility on 6th Street in Oakland, decrying the harsh conditions and human rights […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! November

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as these amazing humans become Bat/Bar 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 Bat/Bar Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present brings […]

Rabbi David and the Equinox at Cesar Chavez Solar Calendar in the Berkeley Marina

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Here is an article about Rabbi David’s leadership of the observance of the equinox at Cesar Chavez Solar Calendar in the Berkeley Marina. He talked about this a bit during his high holiday sermon, and several Kehilla folks came. He does it every year on the autumn equinox. Enjoy!

Launch of East Bay Community Energy

What You Need to Know About Your New Energy Provider After a decade of organizing and advocacy by multiple community organizations, including Kehilla’s Greening Committee, an Alameda County Community Choice Energy program designed to address environmental, economic and social justice needs of East Bay communities will become your energy provider next month (November.) EBCE, like […]

Time is of the Essence! Kehilla Cemetery Section in Mt. View Cemetery is Happening

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Please read this article as it has significant and time sensitive financial information about grave purchase The process has begun to secure a Kehilla congregational section in lovely Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland. This is a three phase process contingent upon Kehilla members buying a minimum of 30 graves within the first year. Plot 70 is […]

Belonging & Allyship Project – White Privilege Caucus off to an exciting start!

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The Belonging and Allyship Project, a congregation-wide effort to better align our commitments to being a welcoming congregation to all, especially people of color (for more context, reference Aurora Levins Morales’ powerful Yom Kippur update or some history from Rabbi Dev, here), has moved into the next phase, with many of the affinity groups hosting […]

Thank You to the People Who Make Our High Holy Days Come to Life!

by Rabbi Dev Noily I’m about to take down our sukkah, excited that rain is miraculously in the forecast. All that lulav-shaking inviting an early drizzle to our parched soil in these early days of what we pray will be a season of rain. I feel the fullness of this time of year, a kind […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: October 2018

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Diane Elliot and Burt Jacobson Mary Ross, in honor of the streaming of High Holy Day Services for homebound attendees General Fund The Louisa Kreisberg Family Foundation Eric Boskin Janet Kranzberg High Holiday Tzedakah Janet Kranzberg, in memory of my parents, Betty & Max Kranzberg, Melanie Kaye […]

Torah Chanting Opportunities!

Love to chant Torah? We want YOU to leyn! Teens and Adults, let’s do this, one aliyah at a time 🙂 Join us for Shabbat morning services and share your skills and love of leynen with our community. Hazzan Shulamit is eager to support you along the way. Upcoming Opportunities: Saturday, November 17 (Vayetzei):  Contact […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! October

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as these amazing humans become Bat/Bar 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 Bat/Bar Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present brings […]