Poems about Torah Portions in the book of Exodus

by Rabbi Gray Myrseth I’ve had a practice for almost a decade of writing poems inspired by the weekly Torah portion. My discipline comes and goes—there are years where I write only a few and others where I’ve written one for nearly every parsha. I find that when I am able to follow this practice […]

Kehilla School Family Fun Day on the Farm

Due to staff transitions at Urban Adamah, they are not available to run a spring program for Kehilla School this year. But we still have an opportunity to farm together!! Join Natalie and Rabbi Gray on Sunday, February 18 from 10am-12pm at Urban Adamah (1151 Sixth Street in Berkeley). $5 per person or $20 per family. Students, siblings, […]

A Note of Introduction from Kehilla School’s New Director from Rabbi Gray Myrseth

I am delighted to be joining the Kehilla community as School Director! Having grown up in the Bay Area and spent the last five years in rabbinical school in Boston, I am also very happy to return to the West Coast. I was recently rereading one of my favorite pieces of midrash, or rabbinic expansion […]

Talking to our Kids About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – A Message and Invitation from Rabbi Dev

How do we talk to our kids about Israel/Palestine?  One of the most challenging things I face as a rabbi, an educator and a parent is finding developmentally appropriate ways to ease our kids into the morally complicated, historically intricate, sometimes inspiring and often heartbreaking landscape of the Jewish national project in Israel/Palestine and the […]