Report Back on Israel/Palestine Survey: Agreement on Values; Diversity in Tactics and Solutions  

by Rabbi David   ~Our High Holy Day Theme: Speak!  The Power of our Words~ The Jewish tradition from its early beginnings was built on words even more than on […]

The Ubuntu Moment

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by Rabbi David J. Cooper [August 15 Chai Shabbat is also an “Ubuntu” Shabbat. But what is Ubuntu?]      Ubuntu is a bantu word from southern Africa. It defies simple […]

Weighing Our Words: Thoughts on the High Holyday Theme

by Rabbi David J. Cooper Every High Holydays we sing Mi Ha-Ish (from Psalm 34:13-14), a simple prayer that asks nothing but is, rather, advice on living well. Some early […]

The Synagogue Turns A Corner: An Invitation to Kehilla’s May 3rd Community Meeting

From Rabbi David, Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director, and Lynn Bravewomon, Board Co-Chair This is a special moment in the life of our congregation. We have emerged from a somewhat shaky […]

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 […]

From Rabbi David’s Hard Disk

10:30am Shabbat Service Start Times (mostly) & Social Action Opportunities by Rabbi David J. Cooper  New Saturday Service Start Times     Our Spiritual Leaders and our Spiritual Life Practices Committee […]

A Message from Rabbi David

Many of us in the religious clergy and communities have been alarmed at the announcement by San Francisco Catholic Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone that teachers and staff at the high schools […]

A Few Random Thoughts on Black Lives Matter

by Rabbi David J. Cooper  Black lives matter. ?? Well, Duh! Or is it Duh? It should be Duh. Well it isn’t Duh. And until it is Duh, we have […]

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. […]

Membership Renewal Letter from Rabbi David

June 2014 Dear Fellow-Kehilla folk, I am writing this note because even with all of Kehilla’s incredible programming, our services, our social action and other activities, I have become concerned […]