Rabbi Dev Noily grew up in Tongva / Chumash territory in Southern California, with roots in Eastern Eurorpe (Cracow, Brzozow), and family migrations through New York and Palestine/Israel. Seeds of Torah were planted in them by Rabbi Michael Roth, z”l, and were watered by the queer Jewish community of Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco / Ramaytush Ohlone land. Rabbi Dev is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, and also studied at the Graduate Theological Union and SVARA. They are a proud alum of San Francisco State University. R’ Dev trained as a chaplain with Jewish Family and Children’s Services in Philadelphia, and at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.
R’ Dev came to Kehilla in 2010, and served as the Director of Kehilla School, Associate Rabbi, and Co-Rabbi with R’ David Cooper before becoming Senior Rabbi in 2017. They are grateful beyond measure to be part of the Kehilla community.
Dev is moved to build empowered and nourishing Jewish community by connecting people with Jewish ancestral teachings and practices, including the creative interpretive practices that deepen our living relationship with Source of our lives. For them, nurturing this spiritual connection is the foundation for compassion, justice and joy. Read their blog here.
Rabbi Dev is a co-founder of Jews on Ohlone Land, and of 700 Benches, Kehilla’s Beit Midrash/House of Study.