North Bay Fires Relief – Ways to Help

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Donation Donate to the fund of Irwin Keller, rabbi of Ner Shalom in Cotati, who will distribute locally where needed. Designate “RDF – Fire Relief.” Donate to Undocufund, which ensures that undocumented families displaced by the fires will have the support and resources they need to rebuild and recover. From their website: “An estimated 28,000 undocumented immigrants live […]

Come spend time in the Sukkah!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Announcements, Uncategorized | One Comment

Beginning Wednesday night on Erev Sukkot, we will have a Sukkah up in the backyard of Kehilla! We would love folks to come and spend time there. All are welcome in the Sukkah except for the following times (during which events are scheduled): Thursday, October 5, 3-7pm Friday, October 6, 6:30-8:30pm* Saturday, October 7, 8:30-10:30am* and […]

Yom Kippur Afternoon Sermon by Rabbi David Cooper: On “Sumud,” Uncertainty, Hope, Losing and Winning

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

In the summer of 1967, as a teenager, I was on tour in Israel just after the Six Day War. I arrived as a committed supporter of Israel in every way. A day or two after arriving there, I was at the Western or Wailing Wall. I knew that Jews were unable to go there […]

Sign up to Volunteer for Simchat Torah!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

On Thursday October 12 at 6:30 pm, Kehilla, Chochmat HaLev, Aquarian Minyan and Beyt Tikkun come together at Kehilla to end and begin the Torah and to dance, dance, dance with our community-enhanced Klezmer band led by local klezmer greats Mike Perlmutter, Dave Rosenfeld, and Jeanette Lewicki! We are expecting a large crowd, and we need […]

Kehilla Marches for Justice at the Berkeley Protests

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Announcements, Uncategorized | No Comments

Photo: Rob Gloster, The J ( On August 27-28, people in the Bay Area gathered together to protest the white supremacist rallies that were scheduled for that weekend. Kehilla Synagogue took a leading role in many of the protests and events that weekend. Below are just a few ways that our community spoke out against […]

Greening Committee

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

by Jeff Hoffman The Kehilla Greening Committee is looking for a few good environmentalists. Are you passionate about climate change, clean energy, environmental justice and other “green” topics? Come join us! The basic time commitment is fairly minimal and can be credited toward your avodah hours. We meet once a month at Kehilla to plan […]

Interfaith Art Exhibition

Posted by on Jul 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Faith Trio is comprised of Kehilla along with the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California and Montclair Presbyterian Church. This interfaith alliance is sponsoring an interfaith art exhibition, opening December 3, 2017, at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California in downtown Oakland. We are seeking artists to create collaborative artwork on the themes […]

Kehilla School Director Job Announcement

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Kehill is hiring for a School Director! Join us in loving our kids into their most authentic selves We’re looking for a Jewish educator who wants to join a community and lead a school that is in alignment with their values and aspirations for a more just and compassionate world. Kehilla celebrates activism and spiritual practice, […]

Kehilla’s New Office Administrator

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017 in Announcements, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

We are pleased to announce that we have hired Dee Ward as our new Kehilla Office Administrator.  Dee‘s first day in the office will be Monday, January 30.  Please stop by to say hello (her bio is below). We have also said goodbye and thanks to Christine Haider-Winnett, our temporary Office Assistant.  We wish Christine […]

Interfaith Food Bank Volunteering, Come Join Us!

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Announcements, Tikkun Olam, Uncategorized | No Comments

by Lea Delson A group of 24 volunteers from 4 congregations volunteered at the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB) on Friday morning, December 30, 2016. This volunteer effort was sponsored by the Faith Trio, an alliance of Kehilla Community Synagogue along with Montclair Presbyterian Church and the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California. Volunteers from […]