Sukkah B’Makom literally means “Shelter in Place” – and in Hebrew, it has the beautiful resonances of the joy, fragility and shelter of the Sukkah, and the holiness “Makom” – one of our many names for G-d. Please note this page is updated each Monday with the week’s services, events and meetings. Please see the Kehilla calendar for events by month.

All of our gatherings, services and community meetings have gone virtual through Zoom – download the latest version here.

Rachel Bloch is coordinating ways for Kehilla members to connect and offer mutual help. If you need help with groceries or pharmacy pick up, or can offer help, please contact Rachel directly here. There is a mutual social aid spreadsheet  with several tabs at the bottom and are used to connect with others. You can read this FAQ page for more info and contact Rachel with ideas and questions here.

Services

Kabbalat Shabbat (Closed Captioning)
Friday, January 15, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
We welcome Shabbat with music and prayer, and connect with the community. We’ll begin with candle lighting and end with kiddush and motzi– bring candles, juice, or challah to your zoom prayer space if you’d like!
Join us here

Shabbat Morning Service (Closed Captioning)
Saturday, January 16, 10:30am – 12:15pm
Vaera with Rabbi Dev and Hazzan Shulamit. Join us for a celebratory Shabbat morning with musical prayer and an exploration of Parashat Vaera.
Join us here

*Closed captioning will be provided.

Tot Shabbat – Live on Zoom!!
Saturday, January 15, 10:30am-11am
With Jen Miriam and Alon Altman and their Puppet Friends. Designed for babies, tots, and children up to 5 with their families! Join us for Shabbat songs and prayers, dancing and puppets and community.
Join us here.

Classes & Meetings

Book Discussion Group
Monday, January 11, 7pm-9pm

Email the coordinator here to join us!

Essentials of Judaism
Tuesday, January 12, 7pm-9pm
Join Rabbi Dev for a deep dive into some of the juiciest parts of Jewish practice and life. This monthly class is required for Conversion and Adult B’nei Mitzvah Students and is open to all.
Register here

Economic Justice Committee
Tuesday, January 12, 6:30pm-9pm

Email the coordinator here to join us!

Folks With White Privilege Affinity Group
Thursday, January 14, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Email the coordinator here to join us!

Torah From the Beginning: The Book of Exodus
Friday, January 15, 12:30-1:30pm
An opportunity to study the Torah as it unfolds week by week for 12 weeks; each class covers the same parasha that will be read/discussed at that week’s Shabbat service.
Register here.

Tikkun Hanafesh (Repair of the Soul): Healing Racism, Unpacking White Privilege
Sunday, January 17, 10am-11:30am
Join us here

Classes

Torah from the Beginning: The Book of Exodus
Friday, January 8, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Taught by Rachel Bloch with occasional guest speakers, this is an opportunity to study the Torah as it unfolds week by week for 12 weeks; each class covers the same parasha that will be read/discussed at that week’s Shabbat service!
Register here!

Recurring Events

Morning Meditations with Rabbi Dev
Wednesdays, 7:50 am – 8:45 am
Fridays, 7:50 am – 8:45 am

For the link to morning meditations, please contact Elle at elle@kehillasynagogue.org!

POC Shabbat
Next Date: Friday January 8, 5:30pm-7:30pm – Learn more here

Please contact Ruthie Levin, POC Organizer, if you would like to co-lead, lead, or contribute.

Click here for access to music recordings of new melodies for shabbat, holidays, protests, and gems to tuck into your spiritual toolbox.