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 […]

Please provide feedback re Assistant Rabbi Candidate!

Assistant Rabbi candidate Rabbi SAM Luckey was a guest service leader during Shabbat services Saturday morning, March 14th, and gave a 30-minute Q&A session afterwards. Both are recorded on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jLRpaWMxus and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUIgxeBYwUM If you were streaming, in attendance, or viewed the recordings later on You Tube, please use the feedback form to let the Search Committee […]

Kehilla Protocols during Corona

On 3-10-2020, the Alameda County Public Health Department announced new recommendations and guidance intended to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in our community and protect the most vulnerable among us from severe illness. We want you and the Kehilla community to be as healthy as possible, and we want to help slow the spread […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: March 2020

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial General Donation Cathy Steirn and Chris Kinavey, in honor of Mom’s yartzeit Sherrie Ebyam, in honor of Inland Mendocino County Kol HaEmek Community Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Lana Kogan, in honor of Shia’s baby naming Volunteer Many people helped us in February – many people help us every month! – […]

Special Passover Food Policy at Kehilla

Posted by on Mar 3, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

Kehilla is observing a completely chometz-free practice in regard to Passover, i.e., no leavening (no bread, no beer, no distilled drinks). We need the cooperation of anyone who is planning to bring food to the synagogue building during Passover week (and just before). We ask people to follow the guidelines listed below from sunset on […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: February 2020

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial Accompaniment Teams Alison Brody Carole Lowenberg Cynthia Stone Gina Sconza Lisa Geduldig Steve Indig, in honor of Kung Pao Kosher Comedy for their support to Kehilla Annual Fund Andy Gold and Karen Cutler Anne Schonfield, in honor of Jacob Schonfield Barbara Cohen David Leifer Dorothy and Paul Wachter Jenny […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: January 2019

Thank You for Your Generosity Financial General Donation Cathy Steirn and Chris Kinavey Gwyneth Kirk High Holy Day Tzedakah Dolores Taller Melissa Rapp, in memory of Jeff Rosen Robert Cohen Immigrant Shower Project Lionel Schour Lisa Friedman Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Susan Schulman and Fay Rohrbach, in honor of Lisa Korwin Volunteer Jack Stuber and Tree […]

Hiring a new half-time Assistant Rabbi for our community

We are excited to announce that a search committee is now being formed to recruit, interview and select a candidate to fill a new halftime Assistant Rabbi position, intended to start July 2020. As Kehilla has continued to grow, so have our needs for clergy. We have decided to hire a new rabbi to meet […]

700 Benches: Winter 2020 class info for Kol Kehilla

You are invited to come learn with 700 Benches, a SVARA-method beit midrash (house of study; more information about SVARA is at www.svara.org). In this 6-week beit midrash, you’ll learn ancient Jewish texts in their original language, explore Talmud study as a spiritual practice, and co-create a supportive, queer-normative community of study. All you need to […]