New Ways to Connect and Get/Offer Help & Connection – for All Ages!

Rachel Bloch is coordinating ways for Kehilla members to connect and help each other out. For families with school-age kids at home, we’re connecting people who can tutor or read or play online. Connect here. For people wanting to connect around Mutual Aid – check-in buddies, hevruta/study partner, games, singing – all kinds of things – connect here. For people […]

Please provide feedback re Assistant Rabbi Candidate!

Assistant Rabbi candidate Rabbi SAM Luckey was a guest service leader during Shabbat services Saturday morning, March 14th, and gave a 30-minute Q&A session afterwards. Both are recorded on YouTube: and If you were streaming, in attendance, or viewed the recordings later on You Tube, please use the feedback form to let the Search Committee […]

Kehilla Protocols during Corona

On 3-10-2020, the Alameda County Public Health Department announced new recommendations and guidance intended to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our community and protect the most vulnerable among us from severe illness. We want you and the Kehilla community to be as healthy as possible, and we want to help slow the spread […]

Kehilla Men’s Group Meets Monthly

Posted by on Dec 24, 2019 in News Announcements Home Page | No Comments

An informal group of Kehilla men have been coming together as a monthly men’s group. A major focus has been creating relatively unstructured intimate space for sharing and listening. There is also discussion of topics generated by the group.  We welcome participation from Kehilla men who would be interested in checking out the group!  For […]

New Chavurot Forming!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2019 in News Announcements Home Page | No Comments

GOOD NEWS FOR FOLKS WANTING TO TAKE A STEP CLOSER INTO KEHILLA The Spiritual Life Practices Committee (SLPC) sponsored a Chavurah Shabbat Meet and Greet on Nov. 22nd  at Kehilla to encourage deeper engagement with the Kehilla community. Forty-five adults and ten children shared yummy food, sweet table service, and lovely conversations.  We hope this […]

700 Benches: Winter 2020 class info for Kol Kehilla

You are invited to come learn with 700 Benches, a SVARA-method beit midrash (house of study; more information about SVARA is at In this 6-week beit midrash, you’ll learn ancient Jewish texts in their original language, explore Talmud study as a spiritual practice, and co-create a supportive, queer-normative community of study. All you need to […]

Kehilla Board Column: Greeting our community every day

That feeling when we walk up the steps of the Scottish Rite Center or to Kehilla at the High Holidays – being greeted on the steps, inside the doors, at the entrance of the sanctuary…. Being handed a prayer book by someone who smiles at you and says l’shana tova….  That sense of being welcomed […]