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MULTI-ACCESS: Shabbat Morning – Devarim (CC)

Saturday, August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm

MULTI-ACCESS: Shabbat Morning – Devarim celebrating the arrival of baby Noa, child of Elizabeth Burger 

Join us for a Shabbat morning service with Rabbi David Cooper and Beth Dickinson. This day is the 9th of Av (“Tisha B’Av”), a day of mourning and fasting for significant destruction in the past. But the observance is postponed to the next day because this year the 9th of Av falls on Shabbat. Because it is the last Shabbat before Tisha b’Av, the tradition provides a special reading from the Book of Isaiah (chapter 1:1-27). In this segment, the prophet is incensed because people piously performing all the rituals are also perpetuating a society grossly unethical, immoral to the core. These are the first 27 verses of the collected books of the prophets and set the stage for a Jewish spirituality that emphasizes morality and ethics over ritual adhesion. It is actually the very basis of Kehilla Community Synagogue. “Come let us reason together” and study this short foundational text. We will also be honoring Elizabeth Burger as a new parent, celebrating the simcha of bestowing baby Noa her Hebrew name, and blessing baby Noa in the Torah! Kiddush lunch to follow, generously sponsored by the Burger family.

Join us Virtually

For in-person attendance, please adhere to the COVID Public Health Protocols.

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: The full Kehilla COVID Public Health Protocols here (updated May 20).

  • Effective May 20 – We are now requesting that everyone take a rapid antigen test before coming to an indoor Kehilla event or service.
  • This new protocol is designed to decrease the possibility that COVID infections will be spread at Kehilla.

In keeping with our health and safety protocols, for proper ventilation we are keeping windows and doors open during indoor Kehilla events, so we recommend that you bring layers (it may be cold in the building).

All events at Kehilla are scent-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

*Closed Captioning (CC) provided for this service.


Saturday, August 6
10:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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