ONLINE: Developing a Common Language for Dismantling Systemic Racism

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ONLINE: Developing a Common Language for Dismantling Systemic Racism An All-Kehilla Community Education Webinar with Yavilah McCoy Sunday, July 24, 10am – Noon PT Please join us for a very special opportunity with Kehilla's Arc of Change leader and Dimensions Educational Consulting founder Yavilah McCoy, who will share with us the Dimensions "Lexicon of Terms" and […]

Kehilla’s building will be CLOSED 1pm – 9pm

Kehilla Community Synagogue 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA

Kehilla's building will be CLOSED 1pm - 9pm for facility work. We will reopen on Tues., July 26 during our normal business hours.

IN-PERSON: HavurTot Picnic

Dimond Park 3860 Hanly Road, Oakland, CA

IN-PERSON: HavurTot Picnic Join us for a HavurTot* Picnic at Dimond Park. HavurTot is a Kehilla community space for families with tots ages 0 - 4 ish. BYO picnic blanket and snacks. Contact R' SAM with questions: rabbisam@kehillasynagogue.org *Havurah means "a friend." Havurot means "friends." So HavurTot means "friends with tots" (0 to 4 ish […]

Kehilla Administrative Office Closure – Week of Aug. 1- Aug. 5

1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA

The Kehilla Administrative Office will be closed with very limited availability Mon., August 1 – Fri., August 5, so the administrative staff can take some much needed time off. All services will happen as scheduled, so please check the website calendar for the service you want to attend. If you need assistance Mon., August 1, […]

IN-PERSON: Tisha B’Av 5782 – Community Loss and the Injustice of Incarceration

Kehilla Community Synagogue 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA

IN-PERSON: Tisha B'Av 5782  - Community Loss and the Injustice of Incarceration: Mourning the Deaths in Alameda County’s Santa Rita Jail On this Tisha B’Av, as we grieve our communal losses across time, we are called to mourn the 64 known deaths that have occurred in Santa Rita Jail since 2014, a number that is equivalent […]

IN-PERSON: Immigration Committee Get-Together @ Kehilla

Kehilla Community Synagogue 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA

IN- PERSON: Immigration Committee Get-Together In the Kehilla Courtyard Please join us to hear updates from asylum-seekers we've accompanied or hosted in our sanctuary space, as well as team members who have accompanied them.  We will include a short report back from the Pilgrimage for a Better Future that several Kehilla members and immigrants we've […]

IN-PERSON: Tot Shabbat in the Park with Jen Miriam

Dracena Quarry Park 130 Dracena Avenue, Piedmont

IN-PERSON: Tot Shabbat in the Park with Jen Miriam  Join us for a lovely Shabbat picnic in the park at Dracena Quarry Park in Piedmont. Enjoy Shabbat blessings, songs, puppets, juice and challah followed by a picnic meal in the park. Please bring a blanket and a picnic dinner for your family. Grape juice and […]

IN-PERSON: Jews of Color Shabbat

Kehilla Community Synagogue 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA

IN-PERSON: Jews of Color Shabbat Jews of Color, Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews are invited to come together for an outdoor, all-ages, community-building Shabbat hosted by Project Shamash, a program of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. We hope to connect with each other by sharing our experiences as Jews of Color and building community together. […]

IN-PERSON: HavurTot Picnic

Lake Merritt CA

IN-PERSON: HavurTot Picnic Join us for a HavurTot* Picnic at Lake Merritt, near the playground next to the Rotary Nature Center. HavurTot is a Kehilla community space for families with tots ages 0 - 4 ish. BYO picnic blanket and snacks. Contact R' SAM with questions: rabbisam@kehillasynagogue.org *Havurah means "a friend." Havurot means "friends." So […]

VIRTUAL: Essentials Class Make-up Class

Zoom

VIRTUAL: Essentials Class Make-up Class At long last, the make up Essentials class is here! Rabbi Dev had to cancel one of the online classes in May for a family emergency. The topic is Holy Time-Cycles of the Year. (Email Rabbi SAM if you did that class and therefore missed a different one.) A reminder […]

MULTI-ACCESS: Selichot Evening Service 5783/2023

Kehilla Community Synagogue 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA

MULTI-ACCESS: Selichot Evening Service 5783/2023 Sanctuary doors open at 7:45pm Selichot is our portal into the Days of Awe and the process of teshuva, of turning inward with love and curiosity to face ourselves with clarity and truth. Selichot limbers up our ability to ask for forgiveness. Before we enter the great time of Rosh […]

IN-PERSON: Pizza and Teshuva: A Jews of Color Affinity Space

Urban Adamah 1151 Sixth Street, Berkeley, CA

Join Project Shamash, Kehilla Synagogue, and Urban Adamah for a pre-High Holidays pizza party for Jews of Color (JOC), Sephardic and Mizrachi Jews. In community with fellow Jews of Color, we will prepare ourselves for the High Holidays, share ways we honor this time and explore new rituals and practices, set intentions for the new […]

IN-PERSON: Tot Service at Lake Temescal

Lake Temescal 6500 Broadway, Oakland, CA

IN-PERSON: Tot Service at Lake Temescal Join Jen Miriam and Alon Altman at the Lake Temescal North picnic area!  Enjoy a Rosh Hashanah experience with puppets, music and lots of fun for our youngest celebrants and the grown-ups who love them. Are you looking for tickets to only the Tot and/or Family Services? If so, please click here. […]

IN PERSON: HavurTot Shabbat Tashlich

Alameda Beach Alameda

IN PERSON: HavurTot Shabbat Tashlich Join us for a HavurTot* Shabbat Picnic at Alameda Beach near the Sand Castle Picnic Area.  HavurTot is a Kehilla community space for families with tots ages 0 - 4 ish. BYO picnic blanket and snacks. Contact R' SAM with questions and to rsvp: rabbisam@kehillasynagogue.org  *Havurah means "a friend." Havurot […]

IN-PERSON: Tashlich with Jews on Ohlone Land

West Berkeley Shellmound 1900 Fourth Street

IN-PERSON: Tashlich with Jews on Ohlone Land Outdoors at West Berkeley Shellmound Join Jews On Ohlone Land and Kehilla for an outdoor, family friendly, community Tashlich ritual. Tashlich is the tradition of casting into the water the mistakes we’ve made over the last year, and cleansing ourselves to begin anew. We’ll gather at the West […]

IN-PERSON: Teen Creative Reflection on Yom Kippur Afternoon

Kehilla Community Synagogue 1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont, CA

IN-PERSON: Teen Creative Reflection on Yom Kippur Afternoon This workshop, facilitated by Natalie Boskin (she/her), will be an opportunity for Kehilla high school students to gather and ground in some creative reflection this Yom Kippur. Our time together will be a combination of discussion and solo creative reflection on the theme of missing the mark- […]

ONLINE: Annual Harvest Gathering of the “Faith Trio”

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ONLINE: Finding Hope and Perseverance During Difficult Times Annual Harvest Gathering of the “Faith Trio” Join the "Faith Trio": Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California Kehilla Community Synagogue Montclair Presbyterian Church For more than 20 years our congregations have gathered each fall at harvest time to meet person-to-person to share our stories, our spiritual insights (and our food when […]

IN PERSON: HavurTot Shabbat Picnic

Montclair Park 6300 Moraga Ave, Oakland

IN PERSON: HavurTot Shabbat Picnic at Montclair Park Join us for a HavurTot* Shabbat Picnic at Montclair Park, we’ll meet near the Tot Lot. HavurTot is a Kehilla community space for families with tots ages 0 - 4 ish. BYO picnic blanket and snacks. ***This event will be outside, so we recommend that you bring […]