A Land of Many Nations

Posted by on May 6, 2020 in Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

See below for a PDF file with Texts on the Non-exclusivity of the land, equal rights of the non-Jew, and texts on the provision of the land as contingent, assembled by Rabbi David J. Cooper. A Land of Many Nations [PDF]


Posted by on Apr 29, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Shalom Tikkun chevre, In this time in which we’re focused on safety and shelter, the JCC East Bay is pleased to organize and invite you to participate in our annual Tikkun community gathering virtually. The 32nd Annual Tikkun (2.0): A Communal Day of Learning in Honor of Shavuot will be on Sunday, May 31 from […]

Demand Release of People Detained by ICE!

There are many lawyers and advocates working as hard as possible for the release of people detained by ICE, especially those particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 due to age or underlying medical conditions. Detained people live in very crowded conditions with little access to soap and have no masks. Those detained are terrified and desperate to […]

Bikkur Cholim: Pastoral / Spiritual Care coordinated by Rabbi Chaya Gusfield

Posted by on Apr 16, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

Kehilla is blessed to have a number of members who are rabbis and chaplains trained in pastoral care and in accompanying people through times of illness and other challenges. In response to Covid-19, Rabbi Chaya is coordinating this wonderful group to offer support to our members who are ill or caring for loved ones who […]

Send Postcards: It is vital to reduce the population of Santa Rita Jail now

Dear Kehilla member, Kehilla, through the Economic Justice Committee, is active in the The Interfaith Coalition for Justice in Our Jails.  The Coalition is very concerned about the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the Alameda County Jail and has organized a postcard campaign to pressure District Attorney Nancy O’Malley <nancy.omalley@acgov.org> to de-populate the jails in […]

Urge NO Vote on $85 Million for Expansion of Santa Rita Jail Staff

Dear Friends, In the midst of the COVID 19 pandemic and a crisis of homelessness, unemployment, school closures, the Alameda County Board of Supervisors will hold a vote on a combined Sheriff’s – Health Services Agency budget request for funds totaling $255 million on Tuesday, 4/21. The vast majority of these new funds will be dedicated to hiring additional sheriff’s […]

Phishing Scams Continue in Rabbi Dev’s Name

Posted by on Apr 16, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

Please be aware of phishing emails since they are continuing to be sent out under Rabbi Dev’s name, from an email address that may look like theirs, but it is not. The emails communicate that they need assistance from you, and are part of a phishing scam that has been targeting rabbis and synagogues. If you […]

The Rabbis’ Discretionary Fund is Here for You

Posted by on Apr 16, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

Through the generosity of many in our community, the Rabbis’ Discretionary Fund (RDF) can help with modest financial challenges, including (but not limited to) things like grocery money, utility bills, healthcare supplies, etc. If your resources are stretched thin because of the Coronavirus, or just life, and you need a little help to get by, […]

Song Supplement and Links / Resources from the Kehilla 2020 Online Seder

Posted by on Apr 8, 2020 in Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

Links for the Kehilla Seder THE KEHILLA HAGGADAH https://kehillasynagogue.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Home-Haggadah-2013-Heb-Eng.pdf   ACORN ON THE SEDER PLATE https://kehillasynagogue.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/An-Acorn-on-the-Seder-Plate-5780.pdf   SOGOREA TÉ LAND TRUST https://sogoreate-landtrust.com/shuumi-land-tax/   COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND FOR LOCAL INDIGENOUS https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/community-support-fund   DONATIONS TO KEHILLA https://kehillasynagogue.org/makeadonation/ And where it says “In honor of or in memory of” put “Kehilla Zoom Seder”   TALIA COOPER BODY LOVE […]

New Ways to Connect and Get/Offer Help & Connection – for All Ages!

Rachel Bloch is coordinating ways for Kehilla members to connect and help each other out. For families with school-age kids at home, we’re connecting people who can tutor or read or play online. Connect here. For people wanting to connect around Mutual Aid – check-in buddies, hevruta/study partner, games, singing – all kinds of things – connect here. For people […]