The Spirituality of Cancer

Posted by on Jan 30, 2020 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Judith C. Dambowic At age 58, I was working as a Physical Therapist/Feldenkrais practitioner at a Kaiser pain management clinic when I figured out the swelling in my eye was from a tumor in my right sinus cavity. I received a diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. There was so much I […]

Executively Speaking: Following Youth Towards Climate Justice

by Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director For several years now the magnitude of the world-wide climate crisis has been lingering like a dark cloud at the edge of my consciousness. I know that enormous harm is being done to our planet, that millions of people’s lives are already affected in devastating ways and that we have […]

Kehilla in the West Bank: The Palpable Reality of Occupation: A Report Back

by Rabbi David J. Cooper On Monday, February 17, Rabbi David, Jim Haber and Becca Heisler will report about their experiences together this last December and January in the Occupied Territory as part of a delegation of the Center for Jewish NonViolence. Two years ago, on the 50th anniversary my first trip to Israel/Palestine in […]

In Memoriam: Allan Solomonow, z”l (1937-2020)

May the memory of the righteous be for a blessing. by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Allan Solomonow was one of the most remarkable and courageous human beings I have ever met, and he was a personal hero of mine. Allan was one of the very first American Jewish activists to work on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. While […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: February 2020

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Accompaniment Teams Alison Brody Carole Lowenberg Cynthia Stone Gina Sconza Lisa Geduldig Steve Indig, in honor of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy for their support to Kehilla Annual Fund Andy Gold and Karen Cutler Anne Schonfield, in honor of Jacob Schonfield Barbara Cohen David Leifer Dorothy and Paul Wachter Jenny […]

Report Back from Protest and Vigil at the ICE headquarters

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

The Or Shalom Jewish Community of San Francisco and Congregation Chochmat HaLev of Berkeley took the lead in organizing the monthly protest and vigil at the ICE headquarters in San Francisco on Friday, December 13th, 2020. Rabbi Katie Mizrahi of Or Shalom and Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb of Chochmat HaLev invoked the theme of Hannukah, represented […]

First Night and Into the Light – Highlights from the POC/JOC Hanukkah Party

Posted by on Jan 3, 2020 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

On December 22nd Kehilla Community Synagogue hosted a POC/JOC Hanukkah Party. About 30 people attended the special event held in the Fireside Room. Parents, children, partners and siblings attended, as well as folks from the greater Jewish community. While Elanna and Jon prepared the latkes in the kitchen, people began to arrive, mingle and fill […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: January 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial General Donation Cathy Steirn and Chris Kinavey Gwyneth Kirk High Holy Day Tzedakah Dolores Taller Melissa Rapp, in memory of Jeff Rosen Robert Cohen Immigrant Shower Project Lionel Schour Lisa Friedman Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Susan Schulman and Fay Rohrbach, in honor of Lisa Korwin Volunteer Jack Stuber and Tree […]

Kehilla Goes Greener

You may know that in 2014, Kehilla installed solar panels on our roof.  This has enabled us to get most of our electricity from our solar panels.  We are thrilled to let you know that we will be installing additional solar panels that will allow us to receive virtually all our electrical power from our […]

Kehilla’s Board Column: Lisa’s Kol Nidre Speech (October 8, 2019)

Posted by on Dec 31, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Kehilla board member, Lisa Korwin, spoke about her relationship to Kehilla at Kol Nidre services this year. We’re choosing to print her talk here to support each of us in thinking deeply about what Kehilla means to each of us.  Hello. My name is Lisa Korwin and it is an honor to be up here […]