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. […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! July

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 […]

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 […]