Sukkah B’Makom literally means “Shelter in Place” – and in Hebrew, it has the beautiful resonances of the joy, fragility and shelter of the Sukkah, and the holiness “Makom” – one of our many names for G-d. Please note this page is updated each Monday with the week’s services, events and meetings. Please see the Kehilla calendar for events by month.

All of our gatherings, services and community meetings have gone virtual through Zoom – download the latest version here.

Scroll past upcoming events to see ways to give and receive help during Shelter in Place, coordinated by Kehilla member Rachel Bloch.

Services

Kehilla Sings! Rosh Chodesh Kislev
Monday, November 16, 5pm-6:15pm
Join Hazzan Shulamit to kick off the lunar month of Kislev– we’ll learn and sing melodies and prayers that soothe our souls, celebrate our aliveness, and inspire us to meet the moment we’re in, personally and collectively
Join us here

Trans Day of Remembrance + Resistance Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, November 20, 5pm-6:30pm
With Rabbi Dev, Rabbi Gray, Rabbi SAM, Talya Husband-Hankin and Binya Koatz (pre-recorded) and Hazzan Shulamit. We’ll welcome Shabbat Toldot, and take time to honor Trans lives lost and celebrate Trans resilience and resistance.
Join us here

Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, November 28, 10:30am-12:15pm
With Rabbi David and Julie. Join us for a Shabbat morning of musical prayer, torah discussion, and community.
Join us here

Tot Shabbat
Saturday, November 21, 10:30am-11am
With Jen Miriam and Alon Altman and their Puppet Friends. Designed for babies, tots, and children up to 5 with their families! Join us for Shabbat songs and prayers, dancing and puppets and community. Cosponsored by the Jewish Baby Network.
Join us here

Community Meetings

Refuat HaNafesh: Healing of the Spirit
Sunday, November 22, 7pm-8:15pm

A monthly drop-in healing circle for ourselves and those we love. We’ll hold each other in our tender places, pray for healing for those who need it, and make space for the feelings that inevitably arise as we face difficult moments in our lives and world.
RSVP and Join us here

Classes

Torah from the Beginning: The Book of Genesis
Monday, November 23, 1:30pm-2:30pm
Taught by Rebecca Kaplan with occasional guest speakers, this is an opportunity to study the Torah as it unfolds week by week for 12 weeks; each class covers the same parasha that will be read/discussed at that week’s Shabbat service!
Register here!

Essentials of Judaism
Wednesday, December 8, 7pm-9pm
Join Rabbi Dev for a deep dive into some of the juiciest parts of Jewish practice and life. This monthly class is required for Conversion and Adult B’nei Mitzvah Students and is open to all.
Register here!

Varieties of Alternative Jewish Theologies
Saturday, December 12, 4pm-6pm
There is a misconception that there is a single Jewish way of belief about God. Our Jewish theologies have evolved over time and differ within each time period and even within each community. Moreover, each of us can operate within ourselves with different relationships to God or the concept of God. This survey class is to enable people to consider and to honor their own theological (or atheological) and spiritual perspectives.
Join the class here!

Recurring Events

Morning Meditations with Rabbi Dev
Wednesdays, 7:50 am – 8:45 am
Fridays, 7:50 am – 8:45 am

For the link to morning meditations, please contact Elle at elle@kehillasynagogue.org!

POC Shabbat
Next Date: POC Shabbhannukah! Friday December 11, 5:30pm-7pm – Learn more here

Please contact Ruthie Levin, POC Organizer, if you would like to co-lead, lead, or contribute.

Click here for access to music recordings of new melodies for shabbat, holidays, protests, and gems to tuck into your spiritual toolbox.

New Ways to Give and Receive Help – for All Ages!

Rachel Bloch is coordinating ways for Kehilla members to connect and offer mutual help. Each of these spreadsheets has tabs at the bottom. You can read this FAQ page for more info and contact Rachel with ideas and questions here.

  • Families with school-age kids at home looking for tutoring and online games – connect here.
  • Mutual Aid – check-in buddies, hevruta/study partner, games, singingconnect here.
  • To give and receive help picking up groceries, supplies, and more – connect here.