How Do We Meet Rising Antisemitism?  Let’s Beef Up Solidarity.

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | One Comment

by Rabbi Dev Noily Let’s talk about antisemitism.  Since the election I’ve felt more vulnerable as a Jew in the U.S. than at any other time in my life.  I’ve […]

Rousing Our Better Angels

Posted by on Dec 25, 2016 in Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | One Comment

by Rabbi Dev Noily Better angels of our nature, stay awake now.  You’re in danger.                           — Storyhill, […]

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 […]

Erev Rosh Hashana Sermon by Rabbi Dev Noily: “A River Goes Out From Eden”

I want to talk with you tonight about home. About what it means to have a home, to be pushed out of our home, and to long for home. These […]

High Holy Days 5777/2016 ~Seeking Shelter in the Days of Awe: Immigrants and Refugees, Longing and Home

by Rabbi Dev Noily In March of this year a group of Kehilla members working on immigration issues called a meeting to connect people in our community who are involved […]

In Reponse to the Pulse Orlando Shooting

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | One Comment

by Rabbi Dev Noily In the early hours of June 12, as we celebrated Shavu’ot, a massacre was erupting at Latin Night at Pulse in Orlando.  Scores of mostly young […]

Join me at SVARA’s Queer Talmud Camp!

Posted by on May 31, 2016 in Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | No Comments

July 3-7 @ Walker Creek Ranch by Rabbi Dev Noily You don’t have to be queer to come to Queer Talmud Camp—you just have to be curious about queer readings […]

Kehilla’s First Annual Leadership Retreat: Growing Kehilla from Strength to Strength

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Announcements, Rabbi Dev Noily's Blog | One Comment

by Rabbi Dev Noily On February 5-7, at Black Mountain Retreat Center near Cazadero, a group of Kehilla’s leaders, including staff, spiritual and musical prayer leaders, and lay leaders, will […]

Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon 5776/2015 by Rabbi Dev Noily

Standing Together, Right Smack in the Middle of the Torah   Speech as Spiritual Practice When my partner Sara and I were younger and first together, probably in our late […]

My Jewish Homeland: Oakland, California

by Rabbi Dev Noily On February 15, the New York Times reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “that his government was encouraging a ‘mass immigration’ of Jews from […]