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!

Art Committee Call for Volunteers!

Have you ever visited Kehilla’s Fireside room and noticed the beautiful art on the walls? Have you felt inspired to get more involved in Kehilla and haven’t known what form that might take? How about bringing your appreciation of art and desire for deeper connection to Kehilla by joining Kehilla’s Art Committee? It’s a great […]

Norah Needs Us! Register Today

Our own Zachary & Rachel Gratz-Lazarus’ daughter, Norah, needs our help. Read what her family wrote, and follow this link to register with ‘Be the Match’.   Norah is an expert joke-teller, modern-dancer, ice cream-licker, and loving big sister. At four years old, she takes her jobs pretty seriously. Norah was diagnosed with a rare […]

Mitzvah, Community, & Avodah – All at Once!

by Barbara Cohen Kiddush is an important part of community and our community is what makes kiddush work. But it doesn’t just happen on its own – kiddush happens when members of the community step up and make it happen. There are three ways you can do a mitzvah:  (1) you do the shopping and […]

TIKKUN HA-NEFESH (REPAIR OF THE SOUL)

TIKKUN HA-NEFESH (REPAIR OF THE SOUL) HEALING RACISM, UNPACKING WHITE PRIVILEGE WHEN: First session Sunday, November 11, 2018 10am – 12pm WHERE: at Kehilla in the Back Classroom – Main Floor FACILITATORS: Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman and Chaplain Laura Fitch The group is part of the community’s larger project of addressing racism and de-centering whiteness within […]