Kehilla’s Folks With White Privilege Affinity Group

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The next meeting of Kehilla’s Folks With White Privilege Affinity Group is Thursday, May 7th, 7-9pm — likely on zoom, or else in the Fireside Room. Everyone who identifies as white is welcome, we’d love to have you, whether or not you have ever attended these meetings before. Questions? Contact Susan.  And here’s our suggested Homework […]

Homeless Action – Emergent Needs!!! by Sue Greenwald

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

More than 9,000 homeless individuals live in Oakland, currently at extremely high risk for COVID-19. The newly formed Homeless Action, a subcommittee of Kehilla’s longstanding Economic Justice Committee, had its first Zoom meeting last week and immediately addressed this emergency. The emergent issues discussed were: Supporting an advocacy letter that will go to City and […]

Sharing Kehilla’s Sustainability During Vulnerable Times by Kehilla’s Board of Trustees

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Dear Community, To recap “A Community Conversation: Sustaining our Congregation,” the Board’s March article in Kol Kehilla, our congregation has almost reached the tremendous milestone of 500-member households, a moment to both celebrate and to acknowledge the greater staffing needs posed by having a larger congregation. We hope that the article, still accessible on our […]

Immigration Committee Requests

Posted by on Nov 13, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Jon and Karen are immigration committee members who are providing Dora Mendoza with housing while she pursues her green card (lawful permanent residency). Dora has held Temporary Protected Status since 2001.She is an extraordinary nanny who cared for their son for almost two years. They wrote: Dora recently relocated to California, lives in central Berkeley, […]

In search of a live in situation, short or long term

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The face of homelessness keeps getting closer & closer to home. Twice in the past 2 months I have hosted friends who have suddenly found themselves about to become homeless because of rising rents, medical issues or mounting misfortune. And I say, “there but for the Grace of God go I”. I am appealing to […]

Leaving a Legacy at Kehilla

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

by Michael Saxe-Taller, Executive Director During the past year, Kehilla lost two beloved members, Irene McPhail and Carolyn Pedrotti.  Each contributed to Kehilla in numerous ways during the many years that they were Kehilla members. After their deaths, they each gave a final gift, one that will help sustain Kehilla for years into the future. […]

3 Generation Chavurah Inaugural Gathering

Posted by on May 29, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Note: The 3 gen Chavurah has set a date for its next meet up! Sunday June 16th at a great park in Alameda. Bring babies if you have them; laps if they are looking for babies; food; toys; songs; etc. The 3 Generation Chavurah had its inaugural gathering in April at Kehilla Synagogue. Three babies […]

Sikkuy Co-Directors Speak

Posted by on May 9, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Dear Friends, Join us for a great opportunity to learn about the current state of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel.  We have invited the co-executive directors of an outstanding Israeli organization called Sikkuy, which means “Opportunity” in Hebrew, to share their work in advancing equality between the Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel. Along with the […]

Resources: Folks With White Privilege Affinity Group

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

3/21/2019 From Dvora Gordon : Shakti Butler from World Trust (local Oakland) make great films on racism A volunteer opportunity: Aurora Levins-Morales and R. Dev are doing a project called Rimonim. This project supports a Jewish woman of color and is geared toward Jews of color in general.  It is also about writing prayer/songs…etc specifically […]