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.

New Ways to Give and Receive Help – for All Ages!

Rachel Bloch is coordinating ways for Kehilla members to connect and offer mutual help. Each of these spreadsheets has tabs at the bottom. You can read this FAQ page for more info and contact Rachel with ideas and questions here.

  • Families with school-age kids at home looking for tutoring and online games – connect here.
  • Mutual Aid – check-in buddies, hevruta/study partner, games, singingconnect here.
  • To give and receive help picking up groceries, supplies, and more – connect here.

 

Services

Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, October 16, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Join us to welcome in Shabbat with music and prayers!
Join us here

Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, October 17, 10:30am – 12:15pm
Join Sharon Grodin and Beth Dickinson for a celebration of Shabbat Morning Service as we begin the new cycle of reading from the Torah with parashat Breishit.
Join us here

Tot Shabbat – Live on Zoom!
Saturday, October 17, 10:30am – 11am
With Jen Miriam and Alon Altman and their Puppet Friends. Geared for babies to 5 year olds and their families. Join us for songs, prayers, puppets and dancing, and enjoy seeing each other’s faces! This event is cosponsored by the Jewish Baby Network.
Join us here

Liturgically Traditionally, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, October 23, 5pm – 6pm
Join us for a more traditional davenning style of Kabbalat Shabbat: songful and in Hebrew, following the full liturgy. Whether this type of prayer service is new for you, familiar, or intimately known, ALL are welcome! Led by Rabbi SAM Luckey.
Join us here

Shabbat Service and Amon Cline Becoming Bar Mitvah
Saturday, October 24, 10am – 12:30pm
Join us as we celebrate Shabbat and Amon Cline’s simcha!
Join us here
Community Meetings

Tikkun Ha-Nefesh: Healing Racism, Unpackaging White Privilege
Sunday, October 18, 10am – 11:30am
Pre-registration is not required, but RSVP’s are strongly encouraged to give facilitators a sense of how many people to expect. To RSVP email Laura at lafitch@gmail.com
Join us here

Torah from the Beginning: The Book of Genesis
Monday, October 19, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Join Rebecca Kaplan and occasional guest speakers for 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.
Learn more and register here

Annual Interfaith Harvest Gathering with Faith Trio
Saturday, October 24, 7:30pm-9pm
Each fall for the past 15 years, Muslims, Jews and Christians in the Oakland area have come together for a giant potluck meal to celebrate the harvest season and build friendships and bridges between our communities. This year, we will come together over Zoom to share blessings, discussions, song, and teachings.Learn more here and registration (free) is here!

Save the Date! Refuat Hanafesh: Healing of the Spirit
Sunday, October 25, 7pm-8:15pm
These times leave us with so many losses, large and small. And there is so much needed healing for so many, in body, mind and spirit. Join us for this monthly drop-in group. We’ll hold each other in our tender places, pray for healing for those who need it, and make space for the feelings that inevitably arise as we face difficult moments in our lives and world. RSVP here and join us here!

Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, October 27, 6:15pm – 9pm
All members are welcome.
Join us 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 November 13

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

Kehilla Sings!
Next Date TBA

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

For Babies & Tots

Programs with Jen Miriam and Alon Altman.
Tot Shabbat is cosponsored by the Jewish Baby Network.
The next Tot Shabbat is Saturday, September 5 at 10am!

NEW! Saturday Morning Tot Shabbot Video
Friday Night Tot Shabbat Video

Saturday Morning Tot Shabbat Video
Family Music Class