Housing Shabbat with our EJC!

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Announcements | No Comments

Sat., May 29, 2021 from 10:30am-12:30pm Join Rabbi David for this special Shabbat service.  We’ll sing our holiday Hallel songs, get a taste of the Song of Songs, biblical love […]

Special Passover Food Policy at Kehilla

Posted by on Mar 3, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

Kehilla is observing a completely chometz-free practice in regard to Passover, i.e., no leavening (no bread, no beer, no distilled drinks). We need the cooperation of anyone who is planning […]

Kehilla supporting “Bread for Ed” to bring food to Oakland students and teachers

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Announcements | No Comments

Dear Kehilla Community members, As you likely know, Oakland Unified Teachers are going on strike starting this Thursday – teachers are demanding higher salaries, smaller class sizes, more student support […]

Kehilla Administrative Offices Closed for Shavuot

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Our offices will be closed in observance of Shavuot, we will re-open on Tuesday, May 22nd during our normal business hours.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Cohort’s Ceremonies Begin in April!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Dear Kehilla community, We are very excited to announce that the 2018 Bar/Bat Mitzvah cohort’s ceremonies begun in April! You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as […]

Liturgically Traditional and Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat: The Why and How

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | 2 Comments

by Rabbinic Intern SAM Luckey     For a long time, several Kehilla members have hungered for a more liturgically traditional service, for various reasons. People are different and like […]

Two Recent Blows Against Immigrants in Detention

by Sam Davis and Julie Litwin CIVIC Visitation Terminated On March 5, 2018 the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office stopped volunteers from the organization Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in […]

ICE Raid In My Neighborhood

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Carol Rothman, Kehilla Immigration Committee On Feb. 20th Kehilla hosted a rapid response training run by ACILEP (Alameda County Immigration Legal & Education Partnership) to prepare over 150 members of […]

An Interview with Kehilla Congregant Lea Delson

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Bill Lazurus From 1972 to 1978, Lea Delson spent junior high school and high school years growing up in Omer, a Jewish village near Beersheba. Lea’s parents, originally from […]

Thank You for Your Time

Posted by on Apr 3, 2018 in Announcements, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Thank You for Your Time Purim, from Rabbi Gray and Natalie:  Natalie and I want to thank everyone who contributed to making the Kehilla School Purim schpiel and the Purim […]