Thank You to Alameda County Community Food Bank Volunteers

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

Thanks very much to the Kehilla volunteers who helped on Friday morning, February 3 at the Alameda County Community Food Bank, and bagged fruit for distribution to needy people in Alameda County. Volunteers were David Green, Dan Alpert, Ellen Bernstein, Jeanette Nichols, Karen Friedman, Laura Nelson, Lea Delson and Richard Speiglman. This activity was organized by the Faith Trio, an interfaith alliance of […]

Faith Trio Announces Website Featuring Our Interfaith Art

Posted by on Feb 27, 2017 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

After several years of effort, the interfaith art team is excited to announce the website documenting our work and our interfaith art exhibitions. These exhibitions feature artwork expressing a commitment to peace, understanding, coexistence and dialogue among diverse faiths and include many works by Kehilla artists. This website has been developed with the support of […]

Join the Resistance! Two Connected Workshops for Intergenerational and Congregational Response to the New Political Reality

Posted by on Jan 26, 2017 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

  Two groups of  social justice activists are planning two distinct workshops to facilitate Kehilla members’ coming together to work on our resistance efforts. Intergenerational Activist Gathering at Kehilla      Saturday, February 18, 4pm – 6pm, Social Hall There will be a panel discussion with: Julie Aronowitz: Currently doing work with Faith in Action, OCO’s […]

Interfaith Food Bank Volunteering, Come Join Us!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam, Uncategorized | No Comments

by Lea Delson A group of 24 volunteers from 4 congregations volunteered at the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) on Friday morning, December 30, 2016. This volunteer effort was sponsored by the Faith Trio, an alliance of Kehilla Community Synagogue along with Montclair Presbyterian Church and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. Volunteers from […]

Members in the Wider Community

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

Kehilla member Elanna Rodman-Mueller requests the  Kehilla community to support her soccer team,  the East Bay United Bay Oaks Gold Academy 02’s, in a Fundraiser– Every Child Deserves to Sparkle EBU Bay Oaks Fundraiser of Handcrafted Stars to benefit sex trade survivors and her team go to College Showcase Tournament. Please purchase a sparkly star […]

Donate to Standing Rock Solidarity Group of Berkeley

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

The Weather at Standing Rock Is Bone Chilling as the Cold Wind Whips thru the Prairie. The Elders’ Guild joins with  the Standing Rock Solidarity Group of Berkeley to send extreme weather gear to the Water Protectors.    The truck leaves for North Dakota on Sunday, November 13.    Please help fill the truck with extreme weather gear in good condition.  Coats.   […]

Thank You from the Immigration Committee

To the Kehilla Community, We are amazed  and delighted by the incredible number of contributions of coats (over 1000!) and toiletries for immigrants and refugees at our High Holiday drive.  Thanks to all of you who contributed so generously!  Below are some comments from Carolynn Langsdale of La Familia who we partnered with for the […]

Middle East Peace Committee News: A New Collaboration

by Nikki Sachs, MEPC member     The Middle East Peace Committee (MEPC) at Kehilla Community Synagogue, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Center for Jewish Nonviolence.  Let me tell you about this creative and exciting organization. The CJNV’s mission is to bring diaspora Jews to Israel/Palestine to “engage in creative nonviolent […]

Kehilla Statement of Values on Israel/Palestine

“That which is hateful to you, do not do to another” Hillel, Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 31a “You shall not oppress the stranger, and you know the heart of a stranger because you were strangers in the land of Mitzrayim”  Exodus 23:9 “Zion shall be redeemed by justice…”  Isaiah 1:27 From its inception, and in our statements […]

Coming Soon: Pronoun Stickers for Your Nametag

Posted by on Sep 5, 2016 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

by Hazzan Shulamit Wise Fariman, Lynn Bravewomon and Rabbi Dev Noily As Davey Shlasko writes in the Trans*Ally Workbook,     “Most of the time, most people are on autopilot about pronouns. They call all women she, her and hers, and all men he, him and his. But being on autopilot doesn’t always work. Sometimes—especially, but […]