Thank You for Your Generosity: July Kol Kehilla

Annual Fund Shoshana and David Finacom Barry and Lauren Skeist General Fund Sandy Bredt and Em Holmes in honor of Chinabear Joseph Bob Roden and Sherry Novick The Chevra Kaddisha Committee in memory of Jay Koch’s mother Hedy Straus and Laura Boxer in memory of Jay Koch’s mother The following donations were all made in […]

Thank You for Your Time: July Kol Kehilla

  Sasha Gottfried, for proofreading the Weekly Email every single week  Dvora Gordon and Susala Kisber, for the greening, planting, and beautification of our Kehilla Courtyard  Amy Shutkin, Bob Olken, and Amy Bat Tzipora, for the Little Free Library that is now beautifully installed outside of Kehilla, and to Dvora Gordon, Barbara Haber, Luz, and […]

The Jewish Roots of Kehilla’s Values: Martin Buber, Part 1

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson In this series of articles I offer 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. Past installments focused on the life and thought of Abraham Joshua Heschel. In this four-part series, I turn to […]

Community Klezmer Workshops for Simchat Torah

Click here for registration NOTE: You must attend at least 2 of the 4 workshops to play on Simchat Torah on October 1! We’re planning another rockin Simchat Torah celebration at Kehilla on October 1, hopefully with YOU in the band! Once again the intrepid and fabulous teachers/band leaders Mike Perlmutter and Jeanette Lewicki will […]

A New Group at Kehilla – Working Class/Low Income

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The Working Class/Low Income Groups was created as a space for those of us raised working class as well as those currently low income because of limited income, age, retirement, disabilities, etc. Kehilla is an amazing progressive community that does tremendous activism in the larger community. We feel that it is now time for us to […]

Summer Torah Chanting Opportunities!

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We have many new and seasoned torah chanters at Kehilla and we value your contribution so much! If you’re interested in chanting Torah at a shabbat morning service on any of the following dates, please be in touch directly with me and we’ll discuss details: Shulamit@KehillaSynagogue.org July 22, Kehilla Retreat, Lake Temescal August 18, Chai […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon!

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Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as these amazing 7th graders become Bar/Bat 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 Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present […]

A Special Thank You

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We want to say a special thank you to our outgoing Kehilla board members, Jay Koch and Remedios Martinez-Cantu. Jay has given tirelessly for the last six years as the board treasurer and chair of the Finance Committee, stepping forward whenever something was needed. Remedios brought wisdom, clarity and vision to her time on the […]

The Mi Shebeirach List: a note from the Chesed Committee

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Chesed, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

The healing power of our community is available to us in many ways. One of them is during the Torah service.  As part of the healing prayer, in the Mi Shebeirach, we mention the names of those who are ill, injured, in distress or recovering. During that prayer, the community prays for physical, psychological and/or spiritual […]

Want to join an affinity group? We would love to have you!

Dear Kehilla community, We are entering the next phase of the Racial Justice Initiative, now called the “Belonging and Allyship Project: Uncentering Whiteness and Building Racial Justice at Kehilla.” This is a working name, we are still trying to figure out the final form of the name and your suggestions are welcome. This project began […]