Rabbi Gray Myrseth, Director of Kehilla School

Rabbi Gray has recently completed rabbinic studies at Hebrew College in Boston. They have worked extensively with youth of all ages, from pre-school through high school, and bring an extraordinary capacity to connect with anyone and everyone, guiding Jewish learning that is both brightly alive and strongly rooted in Jewish traditions. Rabbi Gray is deeply aligned with the mission of Kehilla Synagogue and Kehilla School, and is eager to share their vision of justice-oriented, radically inclusive Jewish life with our community.

You can contact Rabbi Gray by email at rabbigray@kehillasynagogue.org.

Natalie Boskin, Youth Programs Coordinator

Natalie is a graduate of Kehilla Hebrew School and Bar/Bat Mitzvah (BBM) program, but more recently graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a B.A. in Religion. She is in charge of communication, coordinates the details of Kehilla School and the BBM Program, and teaches as a teacher in the BBM program. Natalie is committed to deeply loving and embracing all that her students bring to the table. She also views her role as an opportunity to share her love of Judaism, especially grappling with the harder questions of our world through a Jewish lens, with the students of Kehilla School and the BBM program.

Malka Stover-Kemp, Kitah Dalet (4th grade) Teacher

I was raised in a vibrant Jewish community and fell in love with Jewish living & learning at a young age. Throughout the years, my interests have motivated me to study in the fields of dance, psychology, history, and education and I enjoy including these topics in the classroom. I find great joy in facilitating multimodal learning and sharing Torah stories & ritual with my students and I continue to learn so much from the families and children of Kehilla school! My wife and I found Kehilla shortly after we moved to Oakland and teaching at Kehilla school is a privilege. Outside the classroom, I enjoy sharing meals, taking pictures, and going on walks with my puppy.

Faryn Borella, Kitah Vav (6th grade) Teacher

Judaism is the lens through which I see and view the world. I see Judaism as my main way to pursue justice, both for others and for myself. I teach at Kehilla School because Kehilla models the beloved Jewish community I wish to see in the world and because I want to be part of shaping the Jewish justice leaders of tomorrow. As a Master of Arts in Social Change student at Starr King School for the Ministry, I feel so grateful to have this opportunity to learn from all of your children, who carry so much inherent knowledge and wisdom on Torah and the world.

With gratitude,
Faryn