Immigration Committee Requests

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

Request #1: 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 […]

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 […]

Aurora Levins Morales Request

Posted by on Jan 10, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Aurora Levins Morales is looking for an East Bay member willing to support her work with Kehilla by hosting her rent-free for two weekends a month through March, to allow her to participate in Talmud study with Rabbi Dev, lead the People of Color affinity group, and take part in other Kehilla related study and […]

Kehilla Book Group 2018-19 Book Selections

Posted by on Oct 22, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

November 12, 2018 – Someone to Run With by David Grossman December 10, 2018 – The Power by Naomi Alderman January 14, 2019 – Diary of the Fall by Michel Laub February 11, 2019- Paris in the Present Tense by Mark Helprin March 11- The Best Place on Earth by Ayelet Tsabari April 8, 2019- […]

Ditty’s Closet Q & A: Kehilla’s Medical Equipment Resource

Posted by on Aug 3, 2018 in Uncategorized | No Comments

By the Chesed Coordinating Committee Q: What is Ditty’s Closet? A: It’s our virtual closet filled with real durable medical equipment. We have over 75 items that are housed in 25 Kehilla households. The equipment is available for loan, for free, to Kehilla members and visiting family members for short term use. Q: What kind […]