Kehilla School Director Job Announcement

Kehill is hiring for a School Director! Join us in loving our kids into their most authentic selves We’re looking for a Jewish educator who wants to join a community and lead a school that is in alignment with their values and aspirations for a more just and compassionate world. Kehilla celebrates activism and spiritual practice, […]

Kehilla’s New Office Administrator

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Announcements, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

We are pleased to announce that we have hired Dee Ward as our new Kehilla Office Administrator.  Dee‘s first day in the office will be Monday, January 30.  Please stop by to say hello (her bio is below). We have also said goodbye and thanks to Christine Haider-Winnett, our temporary Office Assistant.  We wish Christine […]

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 […]

Friday Night Siddur/Prayer Book Draft

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Kabbalat Shabbat Cover Friday Night Siddur

From Justice to Justice and Strength to Strength: Honoring Rabbi David J. Cooper’s Social Justice Leadership

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Purchase tickets: Online tickets sales are closed.  Tickets will be available at the door. General Admission: $54  ⋅  Ages 35 and under/Low income: $36  ⋅  Under 18: Free No one turned away for lack of funds  Doors open at 3:30pm Program begins promptly at 4pm Reception to follow at 6:15pm Directions and Parking First Presbyterian is […]

Kehilla and Black Lives Matter

Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Kehilla has engaged with the Black Lives Matter movement over the last two years. We have been flying the Black Lives Matter banner over our front entrance to make visible our ally-ship with the movement. We held a community gathering last September, in which 75 Kehilla members delved into and discussed various parts of the […]

Apply for JYCA’s Leadership Group in Training (LGiT) cohort

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Announcements, Uncategorized | No Comments

JYCA (Jewish Youth for Community Action) is now accepting applications for our incredible Leadership Group in Training program (LGiT). This program is an unparalleled leadership opportunity for Jewish youth aged 14-18 and a life changing, loving, positive community experience as well. (Go here to apply or nominate a youth.) JYCA is an innovative leadership training program dedicated […]

Introduction to Hagar & Ishmael Torah Excerpt (Genesis 21:9-21) by Rabbi David Cooper

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Uncategorized, Writings Rabbi David | No Comments

This morning we are reading from the traditional Torah segment for the first day of Rosh Hashanah which you’ll find on your handout. It is a story of the banishment of Hagar and her son Ishmael into the desert. Why read this segment on Rosh Hashanah? There are many explanations & theories but I leave […]

Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Rabbi Avi Rose

During the past year, I along with all of us, have been immersed in images of people fleeing, escaping war and persecution, crowding into barely habitable places where they aren’t welcome, casting their fate to flimsy boats crossing dangerous waters, crowding across borders, risking everything for an uncertain future. This is not a new story. […]

Queer Migration: Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project

Short Film Screening & Immigration Advocacy Conversation December 3 @ 7:00 pm-9:00 pm, in the Sanctuary As part of the Immigration Committee’s cultural programs, Kehilla will host an evening of short films exploring intersectional themes of family borders, navigating origins, memory as survival, and the political implications of the immigrant experience. Post-screening discussion will focus […]