Thank You to the People Who Make Our High Holy Days Come to Life!

by Rabbi Dev Noily I’m about to take down our sukkah, excited that rain is miraculously in the forecast. All that lulav-shaking inviting an early drizzle to our parched soil […]

The Full Guide to Counting the Omer

Click here for a PDF version of the booklet Sefirat Ha’Omer

Kehilla’s Deepening Sanctuary Work in Our Season of Liberation

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018 in Announcements, Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | One Comment

by Rabbi Dev Noily ועשו לי מקדש ושכנתי בתוכם Together, make Me a sanctuary so that I may dwell among you.  – Exodus 25:8 As we gather to celebrate Pesach […]

Update on Kehilla’s Racial Justice / Uncentering Whiteness Initiative

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Announcements, Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | No Comments

from Rabbi Dev Noily At High Holy Days last fall we announced an initiative to turn some focused attention to the ways that the structures of privileging whiteness in our […]

700 Benches: Come and Learn!

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Announcements, Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | No Comments

from Rabbi Dev Noily A story from the Talmud: Back in the time when our sages were creating a radical new practice that we now call Judaism, their laboratory was […]

Thank you from Rabbi Dev

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Announcements, Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | No Comments

from Rabbi Dev Noily Dear beloved Kehilla community, I’m filled with love and gratitude from the Brit Kehilla weekend, and I know I’ll be savoring so many moments of joy […]

In honor of Rabbi Dev

Posted by on Oct 29, 2017 in Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | No Comments

by Kehilla’s Clergy Team Kehilla will officially welcome Rabbi Dev Noily as our Senior Rabbi on November 10–11, 2017 with a joyous Brit Kehilla – a Community Covenant.  The whole […]

Kol Nidre Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: “I Will Sing for People Who Might not Sing for Me”*

When I was 12 or 13, I came home one day wearing my friend Steve Rogers’ necklace. It was a leather string with painted ceramic beads on it. And right […]

Facing Our Times With Spiritual Audacity – Yamim Nora’im / Days of Awe 5778

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | No Comments

  by Rabbi Dev Noily Last year we gathered for High Holy Days with the election just weeks away and the water protectors holding ceremony at Standing Rock. This year […]

All of you be comforted, be comforted my people

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | No Comments

Nachamu, nachamu ami All of you be comforted, be comforted my people אמי נחמו נחמו — Isaiah 40:1 by Rabbi Dev Noily When I hear those words, I imagine the […]