Executively Speaking: The Effects of Class and Money at Kehilla

by Michael Saxe-Taller Over the last several months, a group of working class and low-income people at Kehilla have been gathering to discuss how class affects their lives both in and outside of the Kehilla community.  From what I have heard from some who have gone is that it has been very meaningful for them […]

Thank You for Your Time: June Kol Kehilla

    This page is still being edited. Many More Thank Yous Keeping track of all the people who make Kehilla amazing is a difficult task! We invite you to submit names of folks who you would like to give a shout out to in the Kol Kehilla through the online submission form.  

Thank You for Your Generosity: June Kol Kehilla

Annual Fund This page is still being edited.   General Fund   Rabbis’ Discretionary Fund   Terumah Building Fund   The Immigrants Project Fund  

Epiphany on the San Rafael Bridge

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson For the last few years my wife Diane and I have lived in El Sobrante, California, about eight miles north of Berkeley. I was recently asked to give a presentation about the teachings of the Ba’al Shem Tov at a synagogue in Marin county on a particular Shabbat afternoon. I was excited by the […]

Attention all Kehilla artists!

The Art Gallery Committee invites all Kehilla members to submit two dimensional artwork or framed writing for our Third Annual High Holy Days Art Show. Any piece you create, or have created in the past, that resonates in your heart as a reflection of this year’s theme of “Truth” will be accepted for the exhibit. […]

B’nei Mitzvah on the Horizon! 

Dear Kehilla community, You are invited to join us at the following shabbat morning services as these amazing 7th graders become Bar/Bat 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 Bar/Bat Mitzvah. Please be assured that having […]

Sharing My Family’s Story

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

by Sam Davis One of the most moving moments (among many) at the Sanctuary Shabbat service on May 12 was when two people came up to the bimah to tell the stories of how their family members had been saved from the Holocaust by receiving sanctuary in the homes of non-Jews.  As Rabbi Dev put […]

Sanctuary: Where We Are Now

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in Kol Kehilla Newsletter | No Comments

On May 12, more than 100 members of our community participated in an all-day Sanctuary Shabbat. The theme of sanctuary was beautifully threaded through the music, prayers, Torah service and talks. Kehilla members, Leah Korican and Ralph Silber, shared deeply moving stories of their families being given sanctuary during WWII, at great risk to those […]

Words of Gratitude for the Conclusion of the Kehilla School Year

Our Kehilla School team is still reveling in the sweetness of last week’s graduation and somewhat amazed that our school year has come to an end. The summer stretches out before us and we’re already looking forward to the learning the fall will bring. But these moments of transition can also be challenging, even when […]

Thank You for Your Generosity

Annual Fund Ellen Goldblatt in honor of Rabbi David for Burke Rainey Dolores Taller in honor of Stephen Lee Taller Lenore Weiss Harriet Finkelstein Julie Patrusky Nicky Silver Laura Finkler and Larry Walter in honor of Dvora Gordon Lisa Korwin and Kip Walsh General Fund Michael-David Sasson Harry and Leatrice Abrams Julie and Michael Saxe-Taller […]