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 poetry read on Passover, and do the memorial Yizkor service, too. We’re also participating in Housing Shabbat with our Economic Justice Committee, initiated by East […]

Adopt-a-Family with Shalom Bayit for Hanukkah!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

One of Shalom Bayit’s most heartwarming programs is Adopt-A-Family which gives compassionate individuals and community groups an opportunity to anonymously “adopt” our clients during Chanukah. Sponsors provide basic necessities and other gifts to survivors of domestic abuse and their children. To find safety, many survivors had to flee their homes and leave valued possessions behind. Adopt-A-Family provides tangible assistance that provides a sense […]

Welcome Wren Ganin-Pinto, Musical Prayer Leader in Training!

Posted by on Dec 2, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

We’re thrilled to announce that Wren Ganin-Pinto will be joining our bima team as a Musical Prayer Leader in training, beginning in December. Wren is working with Hazzan Shulamit, and will be leading parts of some Shabbat morning services (starting on December 12!). Wren will also join the MPL team for the 2021-22 Bar/Bat Mitzvah […]

Kehilla’s Annual Community Meeting 2020

Posted by on May 13, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

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.  

Welcoming the Stranger – New Guest at Kehilla!

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 […]

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 […]