Some Reflections in the Wake of the Israeli Elections

by Rabbi David J. Cooper I write this the morning after the Israeli elections. Some part of me felt that, to some degree, it wouldn’t make much of a difference […]

From Rabbi David’s Hard Disk

10:30am Shabbat Service Start Times (mostly) & Social Action Opportunities by Rabbi David J. Cooper  New Saturday Service Start Times     Our Spiritual Leaders and our Spiritual Life Practices Committee […]

A Message from Rabbi David

Many of us in the religious clergy and communities have been alarmed at the announcement by San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that teachers and staff at the high schools […]

A Few Random Thoughts on Black Lives Matter

by Rabbi David J. Cooper  Black lives matter. ?? Well, Duh! Or is it Duh? It should be Duh. Well it isn’t Duh. And until it is Duh, we have […]

Frustration, Anger, Compassion, and Action in A Time of Polarization

by Rabbi David J. Cooper     A Note Before My Article: I wrote an initial draft of the following article and circulated it to some folks a few days ago. […]

Membership Renewal Letter from Rabbi David

June 2014 Dear Fellow-Kehilla folk, I am writing this note because even with all of Kehilla’s incredible programming, our services, our social action and other activities, I have become concerned […]

In Memorium: Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson, Kehilla Community Synagogue Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the chief founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, died peacefully, at age 89, in Boulder, Colorado on July 3, 2014. […]

Body, Soul and Social Action

by Rabbi David J. Cooper Repair and healing are the important words in the theme of this year’s High Holydays. But in actuality, this has been Kehilla’s theme for all […]

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Half Century Later

by Rabbi David J. Cooper A lot has changed in the 50 years since I celebrated becoming bar mitzvah on May 30, 1964, a few days after I turned 13 […]

My Current Thoughts Toward a Kehilla Resolution on the Occupation: Forum scheduled for Sunday, June 1

 by Rabbi David J. Cooper        Sometime during 2014, probably in the Fall, the Middle East Peace Committee is going to propose that Kehilla take an enunciated position in regard […]