A Community Message on War in Israel Palestine

Dear Beloved Community, As I write, the violence keeps escalating in Israel/Palestine, including massive aerial bombings of Gaza, rockets targeting Israel, and increasing eruptions of community violence in Lod, Acco, […]

Middle East Peace Committee News: A New Collaboration

by Nikki Sachs, MEPC member     The Middle East Peace Committee (MEPC) at Kehilla Community Synagogue, is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Center for Jewish Nonviolence.  […]

How Was The Values Statement Developed?

   by Rabbi David J. Cooper The Kehilla Statement of Values on Israel/ Palestine  was passed by the Kehilla Board of Trustees in September. That Board resolution was only the […]

Kehilla Statement of Values on Israel/Palestine

“That which is hateful to you, do not do to another” Hillel, Babylonian Talmud Shabbat 31a “You shall not oppress the stranger, and you know the heart of a stranger because […]

A Note on the Israel/Palestine Values Survey

by Rabbi David J. Cooper Last month we sent out to every member household a survey to determine support for a statement of values on Israel/Palestine. One could indicate where one […]

Kehilla Partners With the Center for Jewish Non-Violence

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson For almost three decades, Kehilla’s Middle East Peace Committee has focused on educating our congregation about issues related to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. We plan to continue […]

Mourning the Dream on Tisha B-Av: The Holiday of Lamentations

 Saturday, August 13, 6:30pm by Rabbi David J. Cooper & Rabbi Burt Jacobson During the last years, especially during the Netanyahu administration, big steps have been taken that are increasingly […]

Responding to Heightened Violence in Israel/Palestine

The escalating fear and violence in Israel/Palestine are weighing heavily on many of us as we witness a new and frightening reality unfolding in response to decades of Occupation. Kehilla’s […]

Some Reflections in the Wake of the Israeli Elections

by Rabbi David J. Cooper I write this the morning after the Israeli elections. Some part of me felt that, to some degree, it wouldn’t make much of a difference […]

Frustration, Anger, Compassion, and Action in A Time of Polarization

by Rabbi David J. Cooper     A Note Before My Article: I wrote an initial draft of the following article and circulated it to some folks a few days ago. […]