Kehilla Has Plot 70 in Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland

Dear Kehilla Community Synagogue congregants, it is with great pleasure that I write this article for the Kol Kehilla.  As many of you already know, we have embarked upon an effort to secure a burial site for our synagogue members.  With unexpected success, all of you who secured a grave did so in the introductory […]

Kehilla’s Kitchen Angels are Back!

We’re excited to be working on getting Kehilla’s kitchen more organized and to build community in that space once again! Interested in joining the effort? We’d love to have you! It’s a great way to meet your Avodah commitment 😉 Email kitchenangels@kehillasynagogue.org to get information about our next meeting!

Art Committee Call for Volunteers!

Have you ever visited Kehilla’s Fireside room and noticed the beautiful art on the walls? Have you felt inspired to get more involved in Kehilla and haven’t known what form that might take? How about bringing your appreciation of art and desire for deeper connection to Kehilla by joining Kehilla’s Art Committee? It’s a great […]

Norah Needs Us! Register Today

Our own Zachary & Rachel Gratz-Lazarus’ daughter, Norah, needs our help. Read what her family wrote, and follow this link to register with ‘Be the Match’.   Norah is an expert joke-teller, modern-dancer, ice cream-licker, and loving big sister. At four years old, she takes her jobs pretty seriously. Norah was diagnosed with a rare […]

Mitzvah, Community, & Avodah – All at Once!

by Barbara Cohen Kiddush is an important part of community and our community is what makes kiddush work. But it doesn’t just happen on its own – kiddush happens when members of the community step up and make it happen. There are three ways you can do a mitzvah:  (1) you do the shopping and […]

TIKKUN HA-NEFESH (REPAIR OF THE SOUL)

TIKKUN HA-NEFESH (REPAIR OF THE SOUL) HEALING RACISM, UNPACKING WHITE PRIVILEGE WHEN: First session Sunday, November 11, 2018 10am – 12pm WHERE: at Kehilla in the Back Classroom – Main Floor FACILITATORS: Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman and Chaplain Laura Fitch The group is part of the community’s larger project of addressing racism and de-centering whiteness within […]

Kehilla’s Annual Report is Out!

Click here to read our 2017-2018 Annual Report.

RACIAL JUSTICE INVOCATION

by Aurora Levins Morales This piece was written for the Kehilla community and shared on Kol Nidre 5779/2018. In the heart of this congregation, we have planted the seeds of racial justice, a handful of grains in the earth of our belief, a place to tell untold stories, a place to draw maps of long journeys, […]

Torah Chanting Opportunities!

Love to chant Torah? We want YOU to leyn! Teens and Adults, let’s do this, one aliyah at a time 🙂 Join us for Shabbat morning services and share your skills and love of leynen with our community. If you’re interested but have never chanted torah before, or if it’s been a long time and […]