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.
Book Discussion Group
Monday, April 12, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
All Kehilla members are welcome to join us. In April we will discuss “Book of V” by Anna Solomon. Join us here
Essentials of Judaism
Tuesday, April 13, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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. Join us here
The Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony
Tuesday, April 13, 10:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Join us for the Israeli-Palestinian Joint Memorial Day Ceremony, the largest joint peace event in history (200,000 last year) and Kehilla is a sponsor (the first synagogue to sign on in 2021). Last year’s ceremony was inspiring and, because it was in cyberspace, Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza could not be excluded as they were by the border police the year before. Join us here.
In God’s Image: LGBTQ dignity and the Jewish Community
Wednesday, April 14, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Hosted by Hammaqom, this explores LGBTQ+ language, identity, and inclusion, not only in our secular world but also in our Jewish community. Join us here
Economic Justice Committee
Wednesday, April 14, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
If you are interested in social and economic justice work, we invite you to join us! Join us here
Jews on Ohlone Land
Wednesday, April 14, 7pm – 8:30 pm
Build beloved community, learn about topics related to Jewish solidarity with Indigenous people on Turtle Island, and plan our actions + workshops. Join us here
Remembrance Circle for Jews of Color and our friends and families for Personal Loss
Thursday, April 15, 2021, 4pm – 5pm
Guided by Rabbi Mira Rivera and special JOC guests including Arielle Korman and Tonda Case, hosted by Rabbi Elliot Kukla at the Bay Area Jewish Healing Center. Learn more and join us here
Tree of Life with Julie Emden
Friday, April 9, 9:30am – 10:30am
Join us for this 7-week series for each week between the holidays of Passover and Shavuot as we embody divine attributes (Sefirot) that map onto the body, based upon the Tree of Life. Each class will include guided movement sequences as well as time for free-form dance, accompanied by carefully curated playlists and infused with Jewish wisdom teachings for the week’s attribute. Register here!
See all of our current adult education offerings here!
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 email@example.com!
POC Shabbat – Second Friday of each month
Check the Kehilla Calendar for the next date!
Beloved community, this space is for Black, Brown and Indigenous folks, and folks who identify as People of Color. It’s time to slow down, embody self-care and feel the liberation of stepping into this special time of the week. We’ll light the candles together to invoke our time of rest. Please feel free to bring ritual items if so moved and share elements of your own practice as we deepen connection and community.
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.