After sheltering at Kehilla for 3 1/2 weeks, our guest, Luis, returned to Sacramento. Despite the challenges of hosting a guest during a pandemic, we were able to provide a safe, restful place for Luis, clothing, home cooked meals, physically distanced visits and other support. We learned that advance planning pays off but that we […]
Kehilla Members Support Limiting Reliance on Santa Rita Jail for Mental Health Needs of People in Custody
In April, more than 50 Kehilla members and friends participated in a postcard campaign directed at the Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, urging her, in light of the pandemic, to act with urgency to release many groups of people incarcerated at Santa Rita Jail. At least another 45 people associated with the Interfaith Coalition […]
As you know, many members of our community have been involved in sponsoring, hosting or accompanying newly arrived immigrants. Through this program, we have worked with four young transgender women from Mexico and Central America who fled persecution and came to the US seeking asylum. Two are currently living with host families, who provide housing […]
Please note that there are currently two different meal delivery programs available to seniors who are impacted by COVID-19. They are not to be confused with each other and each is described below: The GREAT PLATES DELIVERED program: Great Plates delivers free restaurant meals for adults age 65 and older or adults age 60-64 who […]
Lili Shidlovski, Carol Rothman, Julie Litwin Accompaniment Coordinating Subcommittee Kehilla’s accompaniment teams and housing hosts have been busy in new ways because of the coronavirus pandemic. Over the past 5 years, Kehilla members have hosted refugees and asylum seekers in their homes and have formed teams to assist them to get settled and feel welcome […]
If you didn’t get the chance to attend Kehilla’s May 12th Annual Community Meeting on Zoom, you can watch below! Rabbi Dev Noily, Hazzan Shulamit Wise Fairman, Executive Director Michael Saxe-Taller, and Kehilla board members and committee leaders share Kehilla’s visions and plans during this unique time.
The Sanctuary Task Force is thrilled to report that Luis Alberto Escobar has been released from Mesa Verde detention facility (due to Covid-19 risk) and is now sheltering in place with us at Kehilla in our guest suite (formerly Miriam’s Well)! Luis Alberto arrived May 1st and will be with us for a short time […]