Update from Let Our People Go: A Win in the Struggle – the Struggle Continues

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

In a time of profound threats to human rights, we recognize and celebrate when our collective action has an impact. Standing up for our fellow humans in a visible, collective way matters. Achieving concrete wins invigorates the weary and inspires new activism. On July 10th Contra Costa Sheriff David Livingston announced the cancellation of the […]

13th Annual Faith Trio Harvest Dinner

This year at Kehilla on Sukkot Friday, September 28, 6:30-8:45pm Join us in the Kehilla Sukkah for this annual tradition of the Faith Trio [Kehilla, the Islamic Cultural Center, and Montclair Presbyterian) as we gather in the autumn to be together in community. The Harvest Festival brings together Jews, Muslims and Christians from the three […]

The Jewish Roots of Kehilla’s Values: Martin Buber, Part 2

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson I spent my junior year in Israel in 1964-65, and one of my teachers was Martin Buber’s closest friend, Ernst Simon. Prof. Simon had arranged for us to meet with Buber, but before this could take place, Buber became ill and died. Yet even though I never met him personally, Buber’s […]

The Kehilla Shabbat at the Climate Action September 8

From Rabbi David and Kehilla’s Greening Committee We will observe the last Shabbat before Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 8 with a short service before the action: “Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice.” This is an action across the country and we will gather near the local convening point of the march on the Embarcadero Plaza […]

Love to chant Torah? We want YOU to leyn!

Teens and Adults, let’s do this, one aliyah at a time 🙂 Hazzan Shulamit is eager to support you along the way. Upcoming Opportunities: Saturday, Aug 25 (Ki Teitzei):  Contact Rabbi Dev at rabbidev@kehillasynagogue.org Saturday, Sept 22 (Ha’azinu): See description in the service listings at the end of Kol Kehilla and contact rabbidavid@KehillaSynagogue.org Monday night, […]

The San Diego Action Against Zero-Tolerance: Rabbi David’s Report

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

By Rabbi David Cooper It was a state-wide phone call of PICO clergy. Question? In order to have a significant protest for immigrants’ rights, can we have a substantial showing of clergy and lay folk at the detention center near the California-Mexico border? When? Starting on Friday – and this was Wednesday! No way could […]

An Interview with Avi Brooks

by Bill Lazarus Kehilla member Avi Brooks finds connection to his Jewish and African American identities in the music of Passover seders and spirituals. “We say at seders, “Next year in Jerusalem, Brooks says, adding, “Black people in spirituals have said for hundreds of years, “We will see Zion.” Avi, an avid science fiction fan […]

Transitions: A Message from Sandra Razieli

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Dear Kehilla Community, As many of you know, I moved to Maui a year ago but have continued to direct the Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program with the amazing assistance of Youth Programs Coordinator Natalie Boskin. Beginning July 1, Rabbi Gray Myrseth will be taking over my role. Over the course of several months, Rabbi Gray and […]

Join Kehilla’s Greening Committee! Visit us at July 21st Retreat Lunch-Time Tabling!

Kehilla’s Greening Committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm. The Committee has been meeting for over 10 years and is always excited to take on new environmental projects. Please bring your issue or proposed project to us and consider working with us on it. Our proud accomplishments include adding a bike […]

Piedmont City Council Approves Sanctuary Resolution

Posted by on Jun 25, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Julie Litwin Several Kehilla members were present at the Piedmont City Council meeting on June 4th to witness the unanimous vote of the council in favor of a resolution declaring Piedmont to be a sanctuary city. The issue was hotly debated prior to the council meeting, generating numerous letters and calls to the council. […]