In Memorium: Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi

by Rabbi Burt Jacobson, Kehilla Community Synagogue Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the chief founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, died peacefully, at age 89, in Boulder, Colorado on July 3, 2014. […]

Body, Soul and Social Action

by Rabbi David J. Cooper Repair and healing are the important words in the theme of this year’s High Holydays. But in actuality, this has been Kehilla’s theme for all […]

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Half Century Later

by Rabbi David J. Cooper A lot has changed in the 50 years since I celebrated becoming bar mitzvah on May 30, 1964, a few days after I turned 13 […]

My Current Thoughts Toward a Kehilla Resolution on the Occupation: Forum scheduled for Sunday, June 1

 by Rabbi David J. Cooper        Sometime during 2014, probably in the Fall, the Middle East Peace Committee is going to propose that Kehilla take an enunciated position in regard […]

Why is it Such a Big Event that Peter Beinart will be at Kehilla this Sunday besides that it’s important and free?

by Rabbi David J. Cooper It was like when Walter Cronkite came out against the war in Vietnam, at least it was for me. Four years ago, Peter Beinart, a […]

Prophetic Responsibility

at the Kehilla Seder with Oakland Community Organizations (OCO)& with Peter Beinart and our Middle East Peace Committee by Rabbi David J. Cooper “If you didn’t break it, you don’t […]

Kehilla Kashrut in Conscious Community

by Rabbi David J. Cooper Are we what we eat? Sometimes when I say the Motzi, I remind myself that  it isn’t only the bread that is drawn from the […]

Kehilla’s Clergy at Conference on Revitalizing Jewish Life

by Rabbi David J. Cooper You know, for us, Kehilla is just our local community, and it’s just who we are. Here at home, we don’t have any sense of […]

Who’s in? Who’s out? What’s a Jew? Why I Need to See “Between Two Worlds” AGAIN

By Rabbi David J. Cooper [NOTE:  “Between Two Worlds” will be shown at Kehilla on Saturday, January 25, 7pm.] Again? Yes I’ve seen it before and am looking forward to […]

Kehilla’s Moment in the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

By Rabbi David J. Cooper     Nelson Mandela was still at that time in Pollsmoor Prison, and Kehilla was only one year old in May 1985, when protests broke out […]