Kehilla Activist Invokes Art to Spur Societal Transformation and Economic Justice

by Bill Lazarus Greeting cards might seem to be the last place to create new consciousness. Hallmark, after all, largely dominates the field, and typically speaks to a suburban, white-picket-fence […]

The January Leadership Retreat: Pointing Towards Renewing Our Future

by The Leadership Planning Team:  Malka Stover-Kemp, Marcie Rubel, Anna Martin, Joel Kreisberg, Rabbi Dev Noily and Michael Saxe-Taller During the first weekend of February, a group of almost 70 […]

An Interview with Kehilla Member Anna Couey

by Bill Lazarus [Editor’s Note: We will, from time to time, be publishing interviews with Kehilla members, so we all can get to know each other better.  If you know […]

Darkness, My Home

by Lynn Bravewomon   My/our heart beats, into the expanse of dark warm pulsing, Spreading, reaching into the possibility, extending into and within the infinite Living spirit in dreams, pulsing […]

Board Member SAM Luckey Enrolls in Rabbinical School

by Laird Harrison Managing what Kehilla has faced in recent years – the stress of the financial crisis, civic strife from the Bay Area to the Middle East, and three […]

Report Back from Kehilla Activist Student & Her Social-Justice Arrest

[Note from Rabbi David: Rosa Petterson has been a part of Kehilla from birth. She was a high school activist on LGBTQI issues and during that time, she gave an […]

A Spark of the Messiah: A Message for Passover

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Enslavement is not just external. The Ba’al Shem Tov taught that it was not only the bodies of Israelites who were enslaved, but their consciousness, their […]

Eulogy for Susan Schacht

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson Losing Susan has been a shocking blow to all of us who were privileged to know her. I am so glad that family and friends have […]

Niggun Contemplation by Rabbi Burt Jacobson (High Holydays 2013/5774)

Good evening and L’shanah tova . . . This High Holy Day season we’ve been emphasizing the notion of teshuvah, the process of personal change and transformation. But teshuvah is […]

A Sermon for High Holydays by Rabbi Burt Jacobson (5774/2013)

The Ba’al Shem’s Teshuvah               As you probably know, the Hebrew concept of teshuvah has to do with personal and communal change and transformation. This afternoon I’d like to […]