An Invitation to Leadership

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Board Blog | No Comments

This is an invitation: to step up as a leader in your community. We need you now more than ever. For some, leadership is service; for some, leadership is a form of spiritual practice. Kehilla is our home, our place of worship and learning, the place and the people we go to in times of […]

A Refresher on Articles From Kehilla’s Board

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Board Blog | No Comments

Here’s a refresher of articles for everyone who is interested in learning more about Kehilla’s Board. November 2019: Greeting our community every day December 2019: Kehilla Board Service Myths and Facts January 2020: Lisa’s Kol Nidre Speech (October 8, 2019) February 2020: How Best for Kehilla’s Board to Communicate with Members? March 2020: A Community […]

A Note from the Board in this Time of Challenge

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Board Blog, Uncategorized | No Comments

We have a remarkable community that always steps up in extraordinary ways.  The board had the opportunity to step up first when Michael Saxe-Taller, our beloved ED, went out on medical leave, and then with the attack of the corona virus.  We worked in partnership with Rabbi Dev, Hazzan Shulamit, Rabbi Gray, Natalie, Maya, Dee […]

Lisa’s Kol Nidre Speech (October 8, 2019)

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Board Blog | No Comments

Kehilla board member, Lisa Korwin, spoke about her relationship to Kehilla at Kol Nidre services this year. We’re choosing to print her talk here to support each of us in thinking deeply about what Kehilla means to each of us.  Hello. My name is Lisa Korwin and it is an honor to be up here […]

Greeting Our Community Everyday

Posted by on Aug 5, 2020 in Board Blog | No Comments

This originally appeared in November 2019 That feeling when we walk up the steps of the Scottish Right Center or to Kehilla at the High Holidays – being greeted on the steps, inside the doors, at the entrance of the sanctuary…. Being handed a siddur by someone who smiles at you and says l’shana tova….  […]

A Community Conversation: Sustaining our Congregation

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in Board Blog, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Dear Friends, Kehilla has almost reached the tremendous milestone of 500-member households. We want to both celebrate this moment in our growth, and to prepare us for an upcoming financial sustainability conversation at our Annual Community Meeting on Tuesday, May 12.  The Board of Trustees – as peers and as those having responsibility to represent […]

Greater Detail about the Areas of Responsibility of our Clergy and Staff

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in Board Blog, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

The many facets of Rabbi Dev Noilly’s job include: guiding the congregation’s spiritual and social change initiatives, leading services, pastoral counseling, supervising Rabbi Gray, teaching Essentials of Judaism and 700 Benches, a SVARA-style beit midrash (house of study), and coordinating the Spiritual Lay Leaders. Rabbi Dev also supports the Belonging and Allyship Project, which has […]

How Best for Kehilla’s Board to Communicate with Members?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020 in Board Blog, Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

Kehilla’s membership is rapidly approaching 500 households! This change can provide challenges and opportunities. We, the Board, are eager to assure that social connections, lived values, and the web of mutual support this community has always had, are maintained as we go from a small group of folks to a larger and more diverse community. […]