Norah Needs Us! Register Today

Our own Zachary & Rachel Gratz-Lazarus’ daughter, Norah, needs our help. Read what her family wrote, and follow this link to register with ‘Be the Match’.   Norah is an expert joke-teller, modern-dancer, ice cream-licker, and loving big sister. At four years old, she takes her jobs pretty seriously. Norah was diagnosed with a rare […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: December 2018

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Flossie Lewis Day to Day Operations Leif Pope General Donation Andrea Gilbert Kaia Burkett Naomi Baran in memory of Ariel Herschcopf Ronald and Shoshana Levy High Holiday Tzedakah Robert Cohen Terumah Building Fund Kaia Burkett Shoshana Halle in memory of Layla Halle Susan Goldstein and Victor Herbert […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! December 2018 & January 2019

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as these amazing humans become Bat/Bar 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 Bat/Bar Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present brings […]

If you are experiencing abuse in an intimate relationship

If you are experiencing abuse in an intimate relationship, please be in touch with one of our clergy members (Rabbi Dev, Hazzan Shulamit, Rabbi Gray, Rabbi David or Rabbi Burt), or with one of these organizations: www.thehotline.org – National Domestic Violence Hotline 1−800−799−7233 www.shalom-bayit.org – Shalom Bayit (East Bay) 866-SHALOM-7 / or (510) 845-SAFE www.thehotline.org/help/for-abusive-partners/ […]

Mitzvah, Community, & Avodah – All at Once!

by Barbara Cohen Kiddush is an important part of community and our community is what makes kiddush work. But it doesn’t just happen on its own – kiddush happens when members of the community step up and make it happen. There are three ways you can do a mitzvah:  (1) you do the shopping and […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: November 2018

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Annual Fund Danielle Rosenman and Steven Falk, in memory of our mothers, Adele Essman and Lillie Falk Shelley Nathans and Sam Gerson, in memory of Ariel Hershcopf General Fund Andrea Bryck Cathy Jane Steirn, in memory of my sister Judy and Irwin Miller, in memory of Irene McPhail Nahum […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! November

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as these amazing humans become Bat/Bar 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 Bat/Bar Mitzvah. Please be assured that having Kehilla community members present brings […]

TIKKUN HA-NEFESH (REPAIR OF THE SOUL)

TIKKUN HA-NEFESH (REPAIR OF THE SOUL) HEALING RACISM, UNPACKING WHITE PRIVILEGE WHEN: First session Sunday, November 11, 2018 10am – 12pm WHERE: at Kehilla in the Back Classroom – Main Floor FACILITATORS: Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman and Chaplain Laura Fitch The group is part of the community’s larger project of addressing racism and de-centering whiteness within […]

Kehilla’s Annual Report is Out!

Click here to read our 2017-2018 Annual Report.

Launch of East Bay Community Energy

What You Need to Know About Your New Energy Provider After a decade of organizing and advocacy by multiple community organizations, including Kehilla’s Greening Committee, an Alameda County Community Choice Energy program designed to address environmental, economic and social justice needs of East Bay communities will become your energy provider next month (November.) EBCE, like […]