Coming to Your Email: Values Statement Survey on Israel/Palestine

Posted by on May 27, 2016 in Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi David J. Cooper In a few days, Kehilla members will receive a survey to assess support for the wording of a statement reflecting our synagogue’s values in regard […]

ALEPH is Not Silent – It is Listening

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016 in Announcements, Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

ALEPH Listening Tour at Kehilla Friday & Saturday April 15 & 16 by Rabbi David J. Cooper The Velveteen Rabbi aka Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Markus will be guest service leaders […]

Downloadable Kehilla HOME seder

Looking for a good interactive bare-bones haggadah? Kehilla-style?   New, improved and FREE! Instructions and suggestions on using the Haggadah   The Haggadah in PDF format: http://www.kehillasynagogue.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Home-Haggadah-2013-Heb-Eng.pdf

 The Sanctuary and The Journey    

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi David J. Cooper At the Shabbat service on March 12, we are completing the Book of Exodus where a little sacred magic happens. But more on that later. […]

The Turning: God, Jews, and Torah in the 21st Century

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi David J. Cooper These are some ideas that frame my thoughts as I start co-teaching with Rabbi Burt our course “Radical Judaism for Our Time.” It’s all up […]

Breaking Down the Barriers

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Announcements, Rabbi David's Blog | 2 Comments

by Rabbi David J. Cooper In Eugene Ionesco’s play, Rhinoceros, a man notices that mysteriously one-by-one people around him are turning into rhinoceroses, and they do not notice that this […]

Our Wall of History: Dedication at our Hanukkah Party on December 12

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 in Announcements, Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi David J. Cooper [At our Chanukah party on December 12 we are “ribbon cutting” the amazing Kehilla History Wall in our social hall and honoring the folks who […]

My Intifada Thoughts

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi David J. Cooper, October 2015 As I write this, I am watching events in the West Bank that sadly I have been expecting for a while now. Resistance, […]

The Faith Trio: Now Marching for the Earth on Our 10th

Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Announcements, Rabbi David's Blog | No Comments

by Rabbi David J. Cooper Jews, Muslims and Christians marching for climate sanity under a banner together. You can watch that on Shabbat morning, November 21. Hey! Don’t just watch; […]

Kol Nidre Sermon 5775/2015 by Rabbi David J. Cooper

Shibboleth Words, Labels, “Commonsense” & Resistance During these Holy Days we have examined the power of words as part of our spiritual journey. Tonight I want to examine that the […]