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Beyond Shabbat

Beth-profile-pic-150x150by Beth Bittle, Managing Director

Welcome to Beyond Shabbat!

The Kehilla Hanukkah Celebration was full of fun, music and latkes.  Thank you to Jack Stuber for making over 900 latkes for the celebration! It is amazing that Jack continues to make all the latkes for the Hebrew school celebration as well as the big Saturday night Hanukkah celebration, all as a volunteer year after year.  Thank you Jack!

Jack Stuber & LatkesJoining Jack in the kitchen this year to get all the latkes and other food out were Malka and Jenna Stover-Kemp, Remedios Martinez and Sue Kearney.  Our volunteers who helped with setup, greeting and cleanup were Natalie Roden, Jaime McGrath, Claudia Reet, Julie Patrusky and Sheella Mierson.  Thank you to Anna Martin for organizing the talent and Loel Soloman for being our talent show MC. Thank you to the Klezmer band and the Hanukkah singers for the wonderful lively performances.

For all Avodah opportunities, sign up by contacting me, Beth Bittle, at (510) 547-2424, ext. 106 or

Sign up with Jan Herzog, Kiddush Coordinator, at to sponsor a Kiddush.  Kiddush Sponsors are responsible for purchasing and delivering Challot, grape juice, desserts and drinks, and having it set-up at Kehilla by 7:20PM on Fridays (5:50PM for Tot Shabbat) and 10:15AM on Saturdays.

Upcoming Avodah Opportunities:

  • January 23rd, Chai Shabbat:
    • Setting up the Kiddush before service
    • Cleanup after Kiddush
  • Finishing up the garden project
    • Raking out the rest of the mulch to cover the ground at the front of the building


Kiddush Sponsorships available

  • Saturday, January 2nd: Shabbat
  • Saturday, January 9th: Family Shabbat
  • Friday, January 15th: Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Saturday, January 16th: Shabbat
  • Friday, January 22nd: Tot Shabbat
  • Saturday, January 23rd: Chai Shabbat
  • Saturday, January 30th: Shabbat
  • Saturday, February 6th: Shabbat
  • Saturday, February 13th: Shabbat
  • Friday, February 19th: Kabbalat Shabbat
  • Saturday, February 20th: Family Shabbat


Thank you Kiddush Sponsors!

December 5 – Andrea DuBrow & Paul Buddenhagen in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of their son, Langston Buddenhagen.


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