The Jewish Roots of Kehilla’s Values: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, Part 4

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson When Abraham Joshua Heschel arrived in the U.S. in 1940 from war-torn Europe, he was determined to write a book on the Ba’al Shem Tov. My […]

Hope in a Challenging Time

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson I offered the following message about hope at this year’s community seder, and I wanted to share it with the entire community. Having grown up during […]

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Cohort’s Ceremonies Begin in April!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Dear Kehilla community, We are very excited to announce that the 2018 Bar/Bat Mitzvah cohort’s ceremonies begun in April! You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as […]

Liturgically Traditional and Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat: The Why and How

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | 2 Comments

by Rabbinic Intern SAM Luckey     For a long time, several Kehilla members have hungered for a more liturgically traditional service, for various reasons. People are different and like […]

Two Recent Blows Against Immigrants in Detention

by Sam Davis and Julie Litwin CIVIC Visitation Terminated On March 5, 2018 the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office stopped volunteers from the organization Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in […]

ICE Raid In My Neighborhood

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Carol Rothman, Kehilla Immigration Committee On Feb. 20th Kehilla hosted a rapid response training run by ACILEP (Alameda County Immigration Legal & Education Partnership) to prepare over 150 members of […]

An Interview with Kehilla Congregant Lea Delson

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Bill Lazurus From 1972 to 1978, Lea Delson spent junior high school and high school years growing up in Omer, a Jewish village near Beersheba. Lea’s parents, originally from […]

Thank You for Your Time

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Thank You for Your Time Purim, from Rabbi Gray and Natalie:  Natalie and I want to thank everyone who contributed to making the Kehilla School Purim schpiel and the Purim […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Thank You for Your Generosity Annual Fund Harold and Diana Feiger Jeanette Nicols Ellen Burke in honor of Burke Rainey Helene Frommer and Steve Lipton Ruth Fagen Phillips Laura Nelson […]

Miriam Smolover’s Chanting CD Release Party

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

By Marcie Rubel             Our beloved Jewish chanting and meditation teacher, Miriam Batia Smolover will be releasing her new CD The Source of the Sound. It is a compilation of […]