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 […]

The Rabbis’ Discretionary Fund is Here for You

Posted by on Apr 16, 2020 in Announcements | No Comments

Through the generosity of many in our community, the Rabbis’ Discretionary Fund (RDF) can help with modest financial challenges, including (but not limited to) things like grocery money, utility bills, healthcare supplies, etc. If your resources are stretched thin because of the Coronavirus, or just life, and you need a little help to get by, […]

Thank You for Your Generosity: April 2020

Thank You for Your Generosity! Financial Contributions Annual Fund Teri Gruenwald and Karen Cohn General Donation Jonathan and Nina Cohen In honor of the forward-thinking of Rabbi Dev and Hazzan Shulamit and the use of upgraded Zoom for two months Victoria Alcoset and Phoenix Lara Rabbi’s Discretionary Fund Beth Weinberger In memory of Irene McPhail […]

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 […]