Kehilla Joins Youth Tiny House Effort!! Volunteers Sought!

Spearheaded by the Economic Justice Committee, which sought and received Board and Rabbinic approval, Kehilla is now a Participating Congregation in the Tiny House Village Project designed to provide housing for homeless youth. There are 1,700 homeless youth (age 14-24) in Alameda county, and only 36 youth-designated shelter beds. The vast majority of these young […]

News from the Faith Trio

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Lea Delson and Steven Falk The Faith Trio is Kehilla’s alliance with local Muslims and Christians through the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California and Montclair Presbyterian Church.  The Faith Trio held two Living Room Conversations programs recently in January and February 2019: each with 25 or 26 folks total, including people from each […]

Meet the Kehilla Board of Trustees

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Over the next few months we will introduce you to the members of the Kehilla Board of Trustees.   Remember you are invited to join the board at it’s monthly meeting – the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6pm in the back classroom. Ali Cannon Ali has been a Kehilla member since the fall of […]

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

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. From the very […]

An Interview with Kehilla’s Youth Education Director, Rabbi Gray Myrseth

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

By Bill Lazarus Rabbi Gray Myrseth grew up in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights neighborhood. Their father is Jewish and from the midwest, while their mother is from Norway and is not Jewish. Although their family did not, at the time, find a Jewish community that felt like a good fit, home practice and holiday observance […]

Get on the phone to help Norah!

Dear Kehilla Community, We all want to do what we can to help secure a happy and healthy future for our precious Norah who is living with Fanconi Anemia (see NorahNeedsYou.com for more information). AND there IS something that you can do right now that will hugely increase our chances of finding a match for […]

Announcing the establishment of the Ariel Rose Memorial Fund

Dear Friends and Family of Ariel: To honor our dear Ariel, we are announcing today the establishment of the Ariel Rose Memorial Fund.  We have found the perfect non-profit partner in the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and specifically with their new project, Restore Oakland. Now under construction just minutes from our house, Restore […]

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

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. Reb Zalman […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: March 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Joel Kreisberg & Wendy Buffett General Fund for Day to Day Operations Cathy Steirn, in memory of Bernice Steirn Diane Elliott & Burt Jacobson, in memory of Leonard Elliot, Eliezer ben Shmuel Yitzkhak Susan Buseck Terumah Building Fund Joel Kreisberg & Wendy Buffett Youth Scholarship Fund Lisa Bernard-Pearl, in loving […]

Report on Three Recent Immigration Committee Events

Welcoming the Stranger:  A Call for Kehilla Sanctuary & Shelter Volunteers On February 3rd the Immigration Committee held an event for those interested in volunteering when Kehilla has a guest in sanctuary. Participants learned about the steps that we have taken so far to prepare for this undertaking. We showed three short videos to give […]