Executively Speaking: The Effects of Class and Money at Kehilla

by Michael Saxe-Taller Over the last several months, a group of working class and low-income members of Kehilla have been gathering to discuss how class affects their lives both in and outside of the Kehilla community.  From what I have heard from some who have gone, it has been very meaningful for them to connect […]

Thank You for Your Time: June Kol Kehilla

    Sharon Grodin, for being the kind and gentle shepherdess of the conversion process at Kehilla. Five recent conversions were celebrated, and we would like to honor her role as an educator at Kehilla, and a constant pillar of spiritual growth. Thank you! Shoshana Finacom, Marcie Rubel and Tova Vance, for helping plan and […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: June Kol Kehilla

Annual Fund Aaron Sachowitz (Sachs) Samuela Evans Janet Holmgren Monica Berson and Siraj Omar General Fund Miriam, Sally and Ilene Abrams in memory of Harry and Lee Abrams Miriam Zamora in honor of Jasper Vyda’s Bat Mitzvah and Satya Zamudio Bat Mitzvah Sandy Bredt in honor of Chinabear Joseph Sherry Novick Youth Scholarship Fund Ronald […]

Epiphany on the San Rafael Bridge

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson For the last few years my wife Diane and I have lived in El Sobrante, California, about eight miles north of Berkeley. I was recently asked to give a presentation about the teachings of the Ba’al Shem Tov at a synagogue in Marin county on a particular Shabbat afternoon. I was excited by the […]

Your vision of TRUTH

Calling all artists! We are excited to be putting together this year’s High Holy Days art exhibit reflecting the New Year’s theme of TRUTH. As the spiritual leadership team explains: Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. Psalm 51:8 The Days of Awe bring […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! 

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 […]

Sharing My Family’s Story

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Sam Davis One of the most moving moments (among many) at the Sanctuary Shabbat service on May 12 was when two people came up to the bimah to tell the stories of how their family members had been saved from the Holocaust by receiving sanctuary in the homes of non-Jews.  As Rabbi Dev put […]

Sanctuary: Where We Are Now

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

On May 12, more than 100 members of our community participated in an all-day Sanctuary Shabbat. The theme of sanctuary was beautifully threaded through the music, prayers, Torah service and talks. Kehilla members, Leah Korican and Ralph Silber, shared deeply moving stories of their families being given sanctuary during WWII, at great risk to those […]

Words of Gratitude for the Conclusion of the Kehilla School Year

Our Kehilla School team is still reveling in the sweetness of graduation and somewhat amazed that our school year has come to an end. The summer stretches out before us and we’re already looking forward to the learning the fall will bring. But these moments of transition can also be challenging, even when they’re positive […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

Annual Fund Ellen Goldblatt in honor of Rabbi David for Burke Rainey Dolores Taller in honor of Stephen Lee Taller Lenore Weiss Harriet Finkelstein Julie Patrusky Nicky Silver Laura Finkler and Larry Walter in honor of Dvora Gordon Lisa Korwin and Kip Walsh General Fund Michael-David Sasson Harry and Leatrice Abrams Julie and Michael Saxe-Taller […]