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.

Rachel Bloch is coordinating ways for Kehilla members to connect and offer mutual help. If you need help with groceries or pharmacy pick up, or can offer help, please contact Rachel directly here. There is a mutual social aid spreadsheet  with several tabs at the bottom and are used to connect with others. You can read this FAQ page for more info and contact Rachel with ideas and questions here.

Upcoming

Board of Trustees Meeting
Tuesday, February 23, 6:45pm – 9pm
All Kehilla members are welcome! Join us here.

The Whole Megillah ~ Erev Purim!
Thursday, February 25, 7:30pm-9pm
Purim celebrates the unlikely cast of characters who stood up to tyranny, just as it reveals the pitfalls of power. Megillat Esther, aka the Story of Esther, invites us to lose ourselves in a topsy-turvy world where the boundaries are blurred between in and out, good and evil, oppression and victory. Presented with Chochmat HaLev, Urban Adamah + the Mendocino Coast Jewish Community.
Get tickets here!

Purim Concert & Puppet Show with Octopretzel!!
Thursday, February 25, 5pm – 6pm
Join Jen and Melita of Octopretzel (Bay Area’s favorite kids’ band) in a super fun and silly puppet show and musical performance celebrating the Jewish holiday of Purim!
Join us here!

Liturgically Tradition, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, February 26, 5pm – 6pm
This service is songful and in Hebrew (transliteration provided), following the full liturgy. Whether this type of prayer service is new for you, familiar, or intimately known, ALL are welcome! 
Join us here.

Shabbat Morning – The Amida – CC*
Saturday, February 27, 10:30am-12:15pm
With Rabbi David Cooper and Beth Dickinson. Every service we take time to pray the Amida in silence, the Standing Prayer. This morning, in lieu of a Torah study, we will do a Prayer-study: What is the Amida? Why is a silent prayer considered the central prayer of every service? *Closed captioning provided.
Join us here.

700 Benches – Rabbinic Reparations?
Starts Sunday, February 28, 3pm – 4:30pm – Weekly meetings till March 21st
How can we repair harm? What if our communal infrastructure is built with stolen material? We will wrestle with these questions with the rabbis of the Talmud, in conversation with the BLM platform, the vision of the Sogorea Te Land Trust, and each other.
Register here.

Refuat Hanafesh: Healing of the Spirit
Sunday, February 28, 7pm – 8:15pm
These times leave us with so many losses, large and small. Join us for this free monthly drop-in group.
Join us here.

Middle East Peace Committee
Tuesday, March 2, 7:30pm – 9pm
Educates and mobilizes for an end to the Occupation, advocating justice, freedom, compassion and equal rights for all the people in Israel/Palestine. 
Join us 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
Friday, February 12, 5:30pm-7:30pm – 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.