On March 17, 2019 a group of Kehilla congregants, family, and friends practiced an established ritual that for many Jews does not occur in their lifetime. We consecrated a Jewish burial site. This momentous event occurred at Plot 70 in Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, California where 45 graves have been purchased by members and two by Kehilla. We circled our perimeter seven times, praying and pausing, chanting and reciting, offering tzedakah, and confirming our intent to make sacred this space where we will bury our dead.
A gallery of beautiful photos by Lea Delson can be found here: www.smugmug.com/gallery/n-RJBF8S
A sneak peak of photos by Lea: