On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on Feb 25, 2017 in Rabbi Burt | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the tenth of an ongoing series of personal essays on the beginnings of Kehilla. Each article shares the origins of one or more of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am in the […]

On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Announcements, Rabbi Burt | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the ninth of an ongoing series of personal essays on the beginnings of Kehilla. Each article shares the origins of one or more of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am in the […]

On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on Dec 26, 2016 in Rabbi Burt | One Comment

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the eighth of an ongoing series of personal essays on the beginnings of Kehilla. Each article shares the origins of one or more of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am in the […]

High Holy Day Sermons 5777/2016

Our High Holy Day Sermons are now available to read online: Erev Rosh Hashana Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: “A River Goes Out From Eden” Rosh Hashana Sermon by Rabbi Avi Rose Kol Nidre Sermon by Rabbi David Cooper: “God, the Covenant, and the Inside-Outsider” Yom Kippur Reflection by Scott and Rose Gelfand Yom Kippur […]

Yom Kippur Sermon by Rabbi Burt Jacobson: “The Quest for Inner Freedom”

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the day of at-one-ment, is drawing toward its close. The inner and outer work of the Ten Days of Teshuvah is almost complete. And so at this time, as the sun is descending, I want to pose a question to each of you: Where will you go from here? […]

On the Origins of Kehilla

Posted by on Nov 3, 2016 in Rabbi Burt | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the seventh of an ongoing series of personal essays on the beginnings of Kehilla. Each article shares the origins of one or more of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am in the […]

On the Origins of Kehilla: Social Justice

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Rabbi Burt | No Comments

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the fifth of a series of personal essays on the beginnings of Kehilla. Each article shares the origins of one or more of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am in the process […]

On the Origins of Kehilla: Discovering the Ba’al Shem Tov

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Rabbi Burt | One Comment

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Note: This is the fifth of a series of personal essays on the beginnings of Kehilla. Each article shares the origins of one or more of the ideals and/or values that motivated me to start Kehilla. The essays are adapted from the manuscript of the book I am in the process […]

Kehilla Partners With the Center for Jewish Non-Violence

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson For almost three decades, Kehilla’s Middle East Peace Committee has focused on educating our congregation about issues related to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. We plan to continue to engage in this vital work, and recently we launched a new project that will allow our congregation to have a supportive relationship with a […]

Mourning the Dream on Tisha B-Av: The Holiday of Lamentations

 Saturday, August 13, 6:30pm by Rabbi David J. Cooper & Rabbi Burt Jacobson During the last years, especially during the Netanyahu administration, big steps have been taken that are increasingly making an independent Palestinian state less and less possible. That failure can mean many more years of suffering and an absence of justice for Palestinians. […]