Ditty’s Closet Update – Fall 2015

Posted by on Nov 27, 2015 in Chesed, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

by the Chesed (Lovingkindness) Committee Several new items have been “donated” to Ditty’s Closet this past year, including a beautiful, brand-new, large-wheeled wheelchair, for which we are very grateful. Items […]

Economic Justice Committee Does the Food Bank

by Karen Rachels, Lisa Saxe, and Richard Speiglman Test your knowledge: What percentage of Alameda County residents receives food from the Alameda County Community Food Bank?  a. 35% b. 20% c. […]

Climate Mobilization (needs Volunteers)! Come to the Faith Trio Service before the March!

Posted by on Nov 15, 2015 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

Saturday, November 21, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm In addition to the Interfaith Service, we are asking for volunteers (and it won’t interfere with participating in the service). To help, go […]

A Report Back from Rebuilding Together 2015

Posted by on Jul 7, 2015 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam | No Comments

                      by Alex Madonik Kehilla has worked with the nonprofit organization, Rebuilding Together Oakland, for a dozen years, providing free […]

“We Are All Activists!”

by Karen Rachels Whether we work for Middle East Peace, for animal justice, food justice or climate change, whether we go primarily to demonstrations or do smaller local actions within […]

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 […]

Why Kehilla’s Menorah Is Turning Green

By Rabbi Burt Jacobson and Alice Kostin (Most of this text was drawn from the Green Menorah Covenant of Kehilla Community Synagogue) As part of the Kehilla Resolution on Acting in […]

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 […]

A Message from Rabbi David

  Why we need to hear Yehuda Shaul & Breaking the Silence on Saturday, November 23, 7:00pm   On the evening of the 23rd, I am going to be at […]

On Hurricane Sandy: Thoughts and Actions from Rabbi David

Ecologist and social critic Bill McKibben has written clearly and effectively about why we need to understand the damage of the hurricane which hit the East Coast as the product […]