Is Kehilla a Fit for My Interracial Family?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Aviva W I’m not a member of your synagogue… but I could be. I am the daughter of a Rabbi from a long line of rabbis. I am the product of Jewish day school education, Jewish camps and summer programs. I know Hebrew, am well versed in Jewish prayers, and feel deeply rooted in […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: August 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Contributors to: Many Stories, Shared Liberation, an Evening with Alicia Garza: Alex Madonik and Eve Sweetser Ali and Jessica Cannon Andrea Lappen and David Smith Ann Finkelstein Barbara Petterson and David Lee Carol Rothman and Scott Ullman Carole Lowenberg Carolyn Schour Catherine Lyons Cathy Steirn and Chris Kinavey Daniel […]

Is Kehilla a Fit for My Interracial Family?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | One Comment

by Aviva W I’m not a member of your synagogue… but I could be. I am the daughter of a Rabbi from a long line of rabbis. I am the product of Jewish day school education, Jewish camps and summer programs. I know Hebrew, am well versed in Jewish prayers, and feel deeply rooted in […]

Hiring a Part-Time POC (People of Color) Organizer as the Next Step in Kehilla’s Belonging and Allyship: Racial Justice Initiative!

Rabbi Dev Noily Maybe you’ve seen our recent postings, looking to hire a ¼-time organizer to work with Kehilla’s POC affinity groups. I’m excited to share a little background about our Belonging and Allyship: Racial Justice Initiative, about how this position came to life, and about our hopes for the coming year and beyond. This […]

Reporting Back from the Kehilla Annual Retreat

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

On July 12-14, we gathered in Bort Meadow for shabbat in the redwoods. Over 20 families camped, and about 120 people were at the meadow on Saturday, celebrating and building community. So many people pitched in to make it a magical weekend, among them the retreat committee members, who had been working on the retreat […]

Tiny House Village is seeking tangible donations:

Furniture Donations: As a faith partner, Kehilla is being asked to collect the necessary furniture for one Tiny House for our September move in. Also needed are donations of kitchen and dining room essentials, as well as outdoor furniture. Below is the list of items needed.   Gently used is awesome – and please feel free to […]

Join the Kehilla Volunteer Team for the Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Project

Rebuild the world by helping to create a dozen or more homes for youth in Oakland.  The build dates: Saturday, Aug 17 and Sunday, Aug 18: Framing/Siding Saturday, Aug 24 and Sunday, Aug 25: Siding/Electrical/Insulation/Sheetrock Saturday Sept 7 and Sunday Sept 8: Windows/Doors/Flooring/Trim/Painting The secure 8′ x 10′ Tiny Houses feature windows, a skylight, storage, […]

Journey to explore Granada and Cordoba in Spain, April 2020

Posted by on Jul 30, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

From April 20-25, 2020, Rev. Ben Daniel, Senior Pastor of Montclair Presbyterian Church will be leading a retreat in the cities of Granada and Cordoba in Southern Spain. The purpose of the retreat is to learn about and learn from the period of history known as the convivencia, when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! August

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 […]

Executively Speaking: It’s About the Bathrooms

by Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director  Inclusion is one of our community’s central values. The latest opportunity that we have to live out our values is connected to our bathrooms. Having a broad reach in our inclusion efforts often means addressing a variety of people’s needs at the same time. When it comes to bathrooms, we […]