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 […]

Ways to Help the Immigrant Families Kehilla Teams Are Accompanying

You can support Kehilla’s accompaniment teams through a donation to Kehilla marked NEAT in the memo line.  Send check to Kehilla, 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94610. If you want more information about the accompaniment teams, please read this article.

A Report from the the Economic Justice Committee, the Accompaniment Teams and the Immigration Committee

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Immigration Committee, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

 Kehilla’s Accompaniment Teams Last year at Kehilla’s Passover Seder, Reverend Deborah Lee of the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity (IM4HI) spoke about the thousands of undocumented minors and young families fleeing poverty and violence in their own countries and arriving in the U.S. seeking protection and safety. The Nueva Esperanza project of IM4HI was established […]

Why It’s Especially Timely to Come to Ramadan Open House: June 18, 7:30pm

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

A Message from Rabbi David: After the tragic murders in Orlando early on Sunday, we have seen a resurgence of expressions of Islamophobia. Our Muslim neighbors especially need our support now. I encourage everyone who is in town and who is available to come to this evening gathering that was planned long before Orlando. It […]

Report Back From Rebuilding Together

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

by Alex Madonik     Each year, Kehilla partners with Rebuilding Together and with other local congregations to carry out repairs on a home in our community. For 2016, Tree Gelb Stuber and Alex Madonik arranged for Kehilla to work with Rebuilding Together East-Bay North (formerly Berkeley-Albany-Emeryville) and Congregation Netivot Shalom on a project in south […]

Rebuilding Together

Posted by on Mar 25, 2016 in Tikkun Olam | No Comments

Sundays, April 10 & 17 Would you like to join the Kehilla team on a truly practical Tikkun Olam project?  Each year, Kehilla partners with Rebuilding Together and other local congregations to carry out repairs on a home in our community. For 2016, Tree Gelb Stuber and Alex Madonik have arranged for Kehilla to work […]

Faith Trio News

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Tikkun Olam | No Comments

by Lea Delson Thanks very much to those who volunteered with the Faith Trio to help those in Alameda County who struggle to get enough food to eat. A group of us volunteered on Friday, February 12, at the Alameda County Community Food Bank. The Faith Trio is an interfaith alliance of Kehilla together with […]

Activists Gather:  Support, Food, Laughter

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

by  Laura Finkler & Bill Lazarus More than twenty activists, including many members of Kehilla’s Economic Justice Committee (“EJC”), met at the home of Laura Finkler and Larry Walter on January 31, 2016, following a similar gathering held last June. The occasion was largely a social event, mixed with quick presentations of projects in which […]

Muslims, Christians and Jews in Oakland Mark 10 Years of Friendship

Posted by on Dec 19, 2015 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

Interfaith Shabbat Morning Service and Climate Mobilization March and Rally  at Lake Merritt in Oakland, California by Lea Delson The Faith Trio is an alliance of Muslims, Christians and Jews of three congregations in the Oakland area: the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Montclair Presbyterian Church, and Kehilla Community Synagogue. The Faith Trio formed as a […]

Ditty’s Closet Update – Fall 2015

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Chesed, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

by the Chesed (Lovingkindness) Committee Several new items have been “donated” to Ditty’s Closet this past year, including a beautiful, brand-new, large-wheeled wheelchair, for which we are very grateful. Items that are frequently borrowed include:  walkers with brakes and a seat, a shower transfer bench that bridges over a bathtub, an ice machine for post […]