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The Greening Committee works on environmental issues in our congregation, in our homes, and in the wider political arena. Several Greening Committee members represent Kehilla on the Oakland Climate Action Coalition, actively participating in its Clean & Renewable Energy and Food Justice & Land Access subcommittees.

You can watch an interview with Kehilla member and Greening Committee Chair Ralph Silber about our solar panel installation below (it is the second interview):

If you are interested in joining the Greening Committee or for more information, please contact Ralph Silber, Chair, at

  • Solar Lights for Gaza Fundraiser & Pre-Shabbat Potluck Please join Kehilla’s Greening and Middle East Peace Committees for a potluck dinner on September 16 at 5:30pm and fundraiser to support the children of Gaza.
    Gaza is still recovering from fifty-one days of bombing in 2014. Electricity, water, and sewage systems are all still very fragile, and more than 17,000 people are still in temporary … >>
  • Explosion At The Great Retreat Foiled By Non-Compliant, Alien Bark An Opinion Piece & Satire
     by Bill Lazarus
    “They didn’t even know if it would start a chain reaction that would move into the atmosphere and vaporize the joint.”  From When did we have Sauerkraut? by Peter & Lou Berryman, a song pondering uncertainties in defrosting the refrigerator and detonation of the first atomic bomb.
    Friday, June 30, Bort … >>
  • Report Back from Forum on Tree Controversy by Bill Lazarus
    Key opposing players on plans to destroy 200,000-plus eucalyptus and other non-native trees across the East Bay hills squared off at a Kehilla forum held January 23, 2016 in conjunction with Tu b’shvat.  About two dozen people attended the forum, which was sponsored by Kehilla’s Greening Committee. The forum was unusual in bringing opponents together … >>

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