Planning a Kehilla Event? Here’s Your Checklist:

  1. Basic Logistics
    1. Kehilla wants to ensure the health and safety of our community and everyone that enters our building with adherence to these Kehilla’s Rental Guidelines & COVID Public Health Protocols (04.01.2022). Please fully complete the following form to obtain rental availability.
    2. Reserve a space by completing this Room Reservation Form as early as possible (at least one (1) month prior).
      • NOTE: Rental Hours Available
        • Monday – Friday between the hours of 9am-9pm, please complete this rental request form to ensure space availability.
        • If requesting a Saturday or Sunday rental, we have limited rental hours from 3:00-9:30pm on Saturdays and from 1:30-6:30pm on Sundays.
          • Kehilla cannot host non-religious events after 7pm on Sundays (based on our City of Piedmont Conditional Use permit).

Please review the Kehilla Event Planning Checklist for all other planning details. We’ll get back to you with soon!

    1. Once your event is confirmed all room setup AND if you need any AV/Tech support make sure you make these arrangements at least 30 days in advance of your event. Please contact Josh Cohen at josh@kehillasynagogue.org.
      • Please include accessibility needs in your setup plan.
    2. Make sure you have a cleanup crew. Spaces should be left as clean as they were found.
      1. Please note that if the kitchen is used, all equipment used needs to be dried and put away at the end of the night.
  1. Publicity
    1. If you would like your event posted on the Kehilla website calendar, send Dee a concise blurb of your event w/the date, time, cost, event description and any necessary event links. (Only for Kehilla Sponsored or Co-sponsored events).
    2. You can also submit the event details to be published in the weekly here.
    3. You can post your event to the Kehilla Facebook Group and Facebook Page.

Other things to consider:

  • IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ: The full Kehilla COVID Public Health Protocols here.
  • All event promotion materials must mention Kehilla is a scent-free space and ask attendees to attend scent-free.
    • You can read more about what that means here.
  • If your event involves the kitchen (with significant cooking), please include this in your original request.
    • NOTE: Kehilla has kashrut and eco-kashrut policies and we ask that all events adhere to this, particularly in regards to: no meat or shellfish allowed on-site, and recycle all paper waste as well as cans and bottles.
    • all events at Kehilla need to use compostable dish-ware/utensils/cups/napkins. Kehilla can supply these for a cost or you can bring your own.
  • What are going to be the accessibility needs for your event?
  • If you will be taking photos at the event, you can print and hang this sign, or ask for it w/the final setup arrangements.
  • If your event is using WiFi, please remember to get the password with your final arrangements.

Kehilla is blessed with a community that has A LOT going on.
Taking full responsibility for proper preparation and full cleanup of your event means that we get to do more things, more frequently, and better! Thank you for making it happen with us 🙂