Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 4, 2-4pm Join us for the Purim Carnival – all ages welcome! Come one, come all! Join us for games, prizes, hamentashen, a bounce house, and more! Sliding scale $10-$36 per family. Costumes are encouraged. We are also looking for volunteers to help power this amazing carnival- please email Natalie Boskin (natalie@kehillasynagogue.org) if […]

Kehilla’s Community Passover Seder

Saturday, March 31, 5:30pm We warmly invite you to join us for our Annual Community Seder.  All are welcome! More details to come soon… All events at Kehilla are scent-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

Choral Majority and Thrive Choir– Melanie DeMore and Singing/Activism

Sunday, February 25, 3:30-6:30pm Vocal Activism and Song Leading Workshop with noted community song leader, activist and educator Melanie DeMore An inspiring afternoon of song, activism, and vocal empowerment – for singers, activists, choir or chorus members- and ANYONE who wants to bring more music to the movement, more power and harmony to our resistance. Learn how to […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

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Thank You for Your Generosity Annual Fund Marcie Rubel and Michael Rufo Leslie Baker Dorothy and Paul Wachter in honor of the Shen-Wachter Family Bobby, Dee and Cota Ward in honor of the Kehilla Community for holding our family during a very difficult time. We appreciate the gifts, cards and all who attended the services […]

Poems about Torah Portions in the book of Exodus

by Rabbi Gray Myrseth I’ve had a practice for almost a decade of writing poems inspired by the weekly Torah portion. My discipline comes and goes—there are years where I write only a few and others where I’ve written one for nearly every parsha. I find that when I am able to follow this practice […]

A Universal Embrace: The Faith Trio’s Interfaith Art Show

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by Rabbi Burt Jacobson A version of the talk below was delivered by Rabbi Burt at the opening of the Interfaith Art Show at the Northern California Islamic Cultural Center on December 3rd, 2017. The great mystics of the world’s spiritual traditions testified that during their mystical experiences the boundaries that circumscribed their everyday identities […]

Kehilla School Family Fun Day on the Farm

Due to staff transitions at Urban Adamah, they are not available to run a spring program for Kehilla School this year. But we still have an opportunity to farm together!! Join Natalie and Rabbi Gray on Sunday, February 18 from 10am-12pm at Urban Adamah (1151 Sixth Street in Berkeley). $5 per person or $20 per family. Students, siblings, […]

Immigration Committee Request: Living Space Needed

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One of our accompaniment teams is working with a young couple from Guatemala who need to rent a room/living space in the East Bay, ideally starting in February or March. They are able to afford $500-700 per month. It would be a mitzvah if you could accommodate them. If you can help, or if you […]

Jewish Roots of Kehilla’s Values Abraham Joshua Heschel – Part 1

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by Rabbi Burt Jacobson What were the Jewish origins of the spiritual and moral values that guided the fashioning of my vision of Kehilla Community Synagogue? Four prominent modern Jewish teachers influenced my life at crucial times during the 1960s, and the values I learned from them became vital to the founding of Kehilla. These […]

February Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s

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Dear Kehilla Community, You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as these amazing 7th graders become Bar/Bat mitzvah. Some of us may feel a little hesitant about coming to a shabbat service when a young person we do not know personally is becoming Bar/Bat mitzvah, but please be assured that […]