Kehilla is hiring!

To learn more about the Development and Communications Associate position (part time), click here.  To learn more about the People of Color Organizer (¼ time), click here. 

Invitation to Artists: Kehilla High Holy Days Art Show

Entry Deadline is August 30th! Kehilla’s Art Committee is finalizing plans for our annual exhibit open to all members of the congregation. We invite you to share your creativity with the community as you reflect on your feelings, thoughts and hopes for the coming year. Get those artistic juices flowing and create a new piece […]

Julie Litwin is Getting an Award!

As reported by Catherine Lyons: Julie is a recipient of the Mildred Parish Massey Legacy Award from Congresswoman Barbara Lee. This award is in honor of Congresswoman Lee’s late mother, a fierce champion for justice and equality. Julie will be honored at an event the afternoon of Saturday May 11. Not surprisingly, Julie only very […]

Mourning the Attack on Chabad of Poway – Coming Together this Friday

Dear Friends, Our hearts are heavy with the news of yet another white supremacist shooting in a place of worship – this time at Chabad of Poway, near San Diego, on Shabbat morning, the 8th day of Pesach, where many people had come for Yizkor, memorial prayers that are recited four times a year. Coming […]

Rimonim New Liturgy Project Seeks Short Term Volunteers

Rimonim New Liturgy Project Seeks Short Term Volunteers This is Aurora Levins Morales, a resident poet of Kehilla.  You’ve heard me read my work during services for years. Now, other synagogues are using my poetry, too, and asking me to write pieces for them.  While it’s fun and rewarding, it’s a disorganized and mostly unpaid way to […]

Announcing the establishment of the Ariel Rose Memorial Fund

Dear Friends and Family of Ariel: To honor our dear Ariel, we are announcing today the establishment of the Ariel Rose Memorial Fund.  We have found the perfect non-profit partner in the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and specifically with their new project, Restore Oakland. Now under construction just minutes from our house, Restore […]

Join us in our effort to help secure a happy and healthy future for our precious Norah!

Dear Kehilla Community, We all want to do what we can to help secure a happy and healthy future for our precious Norah who is living with Fanconi Anemia. (See NorahNeedsYou.com for more information.) AND there IS something that you can do right now that will hugely increase our chances of finding a match for […]

Kehilla Has Plot 70 in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland

Dear Kehilla Community Synagogue congregants, it is with great pleasure that I write this article for the Kol Kehilla.  As many of you already know, we have embarked upon an effort to secure a burial site for our synagogue members.  With unexpected success, all of you who secured a grave did so in the introductory […]

Kehilla’s Kitchen Angels are Back!

We’re excited to be working on getting Kehilla’s kitchen more organized and to build community in that space once again! Interested in joining the effort? We’d love to have you! It’s a great way to meet your Avodah commitment 😉 Email kitchenangels@kehillasynagogue.org to get information about our next meeting!