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Kehilla Community Synagogue

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1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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October 2019

Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Kehilla School

Thursday, October 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla School is from 4-6pm and students may be dropped off as early as 3:30pm.

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November 2019

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, November 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us Kabbalat Shabbat for a song-filled and soulful evening of Shabbat music and prayer with Hazzan Shulamit, Debbie Fier, and Julie Nesnansky. Kiddush follows the service. Please bring something veggie to share, sweet or savory. In the Sanctuary. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Shabbat Service @ 10am and Zack McGowan becoming Bar Mitzvah

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join us for Shabbat Morning Service and Zack McGowan becoming Bar Mitzvah with Rabbi David, Beth Dickinson, Noa Grayevsky, and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory and musical Shabbat morning service exploring Parashat Noach. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush provided by Zack’s folks, Dani, Jim and Niki. In the Sanctuary. All events at Kehilla are scent-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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CANCELLED – Tot Shabbat

Saturday, November 2, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Tot Shabbat is cancelled for this day, Saturday, November 2.

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MEPC Meeting

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Fireside Room All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Kehilla School

Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla School is from 4-6pm and students may be dropped off as early as 3:30pm.

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Art Committee Meeting

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Fireside Room All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Liturgically Traditional, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Liturgically Traditional, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat a more traditional davenning style of Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv, the Shabbat evening service: songful and in Hebrew, following the full liturgy. ALL are welcome to come pray, sing, hum, clap and celebrate building our beloved community. Kiddush and light oneg (ritual snacks) after the service. Please bring veggie finger food to share. Cosponsored by Kehilla and Glitter Kehilla. In the Fireside Room. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what…

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Shabbat Service @ 10am and Madiba Nathan becoming Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join us Shabbat Morning Service and Madiba Nathan becoming Bat Mitzvah with Rabbi David, Hazzan Shulamit, Rachel Stone, and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory and musical Shabbat morning service exploring Parashat Lech L’cha. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush provided by Madi’s parents, Emily and Josh Nathan. In the Sanctuary. All events at Kehilla are scent-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Artists Reception – High Holy Days Art Show

Sunday, November 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Kehilla's Art Committee is pleased to invite the whole community to a reception for the 20 talented member artists represented in our annual High Holy Days Art Show. The show has been on exhibit in the Fireside Room since September and will run through the end of December. This year's exhibit, with its wide variety of art media, is creative, beautiful and thought-provoking. Please join us on Sunday, November 10th for a leisurely look at the art and a chance…

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Book Discussion Group

Monday, November 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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All Kehilla members are welcome to join us for our customary meetings on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. November's book: Spies of No Country by Matti Friedman December's book: On Division by Goldie Goldbloom Click here to see the list of 2019-20 book selections.  For more information about the Book Group, contact Terry at mcglynnmandel@gmail.com. Are you looking for other good books with a Jewish theme to read?  The Kehilla Book Discussion Group has been meeting monthly since…

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Kehilla Sings!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

A monthly gathering with Hazzan Shulamit to circle round and sing together! We’ll nourish our bodies, minds, and spirits with nigunuim (wordless melodies), new tunes for ancient prayers, and songs to take out into the streets. Join us for a delicious night of tuning into our souls and to one another. Everyone’s welcome! Donations accepted at the door $5-15. Follow this link for posted music for shabbat, protests, and more! Fireside Room Free parking will be available in the Kehilla parking lot. All events…

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Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Computer Class

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join us for an exciting FREE class on the basics of staying safer on internet.  Learn how to identify fake websites, avoid dangerous links and recognize scams. For registration, please contact Susan Schulman - susanschulman60@gmail.com, please put "Computer Class Registration" on the subject line. In the Fireside Room All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Kehilla School

Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla School is from 4-6pm and students may be dropped off as early as 3:30pm.

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Economic Justice Committee

Thursday, November 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Starting with on Thurs., Aug. 8th this meeting will now be held in the Back Classroom-Main Floor (entry through Fairview Avenue accessible entrance). All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat with Hazzan Shulamit, Julie Nesnansky and Jen Miriam Altman. Join us for a song-filled and soulful evening of Shabbat music and prayer.  Kiddush follows the service. Please bring something veggie to share, sweet or savory. In the Sanctuary. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join us for Shabbat Morning Service with Howard Hamburger & Julie Nesnansky. We will focus on davenen, singing and sharing an extended Torah study and discussion together on Parashat Vayera. Kiddush following services-- Please bring something veggie to share. In the Fireside Room. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Tot Shabbat

Saturday, November 16, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Tot Shabbat with Jen Miriam and Alon Altman with their Puppet Friends. Geared towards babies and children up to age 5 with their grownups! Join us for songs, prayers, friends, puppets, and stories and end with challah and grape juice. Bring a snack to share if you’d like. In the Back Classroom - Main Floor. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Essentials of Judaism

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

REGISTER HERE 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. All Sessions will meet on every Third Tuesday from 7:00-9:00pm in the Fireside Room. Dates are as follows: Tues., November 19 Tues., December 17 Tues., January 21 Tues., February 18 Tues., March 17 Tues., April 21 Tues., May 19 The topics that are…

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Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Folks with White Privilege Meeting

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

The next meeting time and place has been changed since it was first announced.  Our next meeting is Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:30 – 8:30 at Kehilla in the back classroom. Everyone who identifies as white is welcome, whether or not you have attended these meetings in the past, we’d love to have you! The articles we will be reading and videos we will be watching in preparation for our Nov. 20 meeting are listed  along w/suggested homework in the following link: Folks…

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Kehilla School

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla School is from 4-6pm and students may be dropped off as early as 3:30pm.

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Greening Committee

Thursday, November 21, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Emma Goldman Room All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Chavurah – Shabbat Potluck Dinner

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join other Kehilla folk interested in creating chavurot and get something great started. Would you like to take a step further into our Kehilla community? Do you want to learn some Shabbat songs, stories, and traditions? Do you want to know Kehilla members who live near you, or have kids the same age as yours, or who also want to have a more regular Shabbat practice? Could joining other Kehilla folk in a chavurah be next for you? Kehilla’s Spiritual…

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Shabbat Service @ 10am and Francesca Miller-Heller becoming Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join us Shabbat Morning and Francesca Miller-Heller becoming Bat Mitzvah with Rabbi Dev Noily, Hazzan Shulamit, Beth Dickinson, and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory and musical Shabbat morning, exploring parashat Chayei Sara. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush provided by Francesca’s parents, Cathy Miller and Janet Heller. In the Sanctuary. All events at Kehilla are scent-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Glitter Kehilla Trans Day of Remembrance Havdallah

Saturday, November 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Glitter Kehilla invites the community to join us for havdallah in our annual observance honoring the resilience of the trans community and remembering lives lost to anti-trans violence. Bring veggie/dairy/fish food to share following the ritual. We will be collecting tzedakah for the trans community. In the Social Hall All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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(Dinner at 6:15)   All members are welcome.  Back Classroom (main floor, straight down the hall). All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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NO Kehilla School

Thursday, November 28, 2019
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One event on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

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Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla Admin. Ofcs Closed – Thanksgiving Holiday

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Friday, November 29, 2019
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

In observance of Thanksgiving our offices will be closed on Thurs., November 28 and Fri., November 29 and we will reopen on Mon., December 2 during our normal business hours.

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, November 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join us for Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi David J Cooper. Thanksgiving is a ritual time when generations get together and celebrate. And sometimes, inter and intramural-generational conflicts surface during these gatherings. Parshat Toldot is a good biblical story about conflicts in the family. Children feeling unseen by their parent. A father and mother in conflict over their offspring. The children plunged into their parents’ conflict… While we will chant from a part of the parashah, we will read Genesis…

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December 2019

MEPC Meeting

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Fireside Room All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Kehilla School

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla School is from 4-6pm and students may be dropped off as early as 3:30pm.

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Jews On Ohlone Land: Mauna Kea Report Back & Fundraiser

Thursday, December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Indigenous protectors are encamped on Mauna Kea in Hawai'i, guarding that sacred site from being desecrated by the building of a giant telescope. Alex Tan arrived on Mauna Kea on Yom Kippur, offering prayer and joining in sacred ceremony with the elders there. As part of his offering, Alex sounded a shofar (which had been imbued with the prayers of the Kehilla community on Rosh Hashana) and offered the shofar as a gift to the protectors of the Mauna. Alex…

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Potluck Dinner and Kabbalat CHAI Shabbat! New Member Welcome & Special Guest, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone

Friday, December 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join us Potluck Dinner and Kabbalat CHAI Shabbat!New Member Welcome & Special Guest, Rabbi Tirzah Firestone. 6:30 pm: Veggie/Parve Potluck Shabbat Dinner + New Member Welcome in the Social Hall 7:30 pm: Kabbalat Shabbat services in the Sanctuary, with Hazzan Shulamit, Debbie Fier, Julie Nesnansky and a special teaching from R. Tirzah Firestone, who’s leading a workshop on Saturday afternoon, Dec 7: “Wounds into Wisdom: Ancestral Healing and Social Action”.  Join us for a song-filled and soulful evening of Shabbat…

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Dev and Julie Nesnansky. Join us for shabbat morning prayers and an exploration of Parashat Vayeitzei. Kiddush follows the service. Please bring something vegetarian to share. In the Fireside Room. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Tot Shabbat

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Tot Shabbat with Jen Miriam and Alon Altman with their Puppet Friends. Geared towards babies and children up to age 5 with their grownups! Join us for songs, prayers, friends, puppets, and stories and end with challah and grape juice. Bring a snack to share if you’d like. In the Back Classroom - Main Floor. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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SOLD OUT — Wounds into Wisdom: Ancestral Healing & Social Action

Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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This workshop at Kehilla is at FULL capacity, please see the flyer below for other options on Sun., December 7th (at Chochmat Ha'Lev, Berkeley)  or Tues., December 10th (Book Passage, Corte Madera). Wounds into Wisdom: Ancestral Healing & Social Action A teaching with visiting scholar Rabbi Tirzah Firestone. This experiential workshop draws from neuroscience, Jungian psychology and Jewish wisdom, and includes meditation, storytelling, and discussion. It's for activists, change-makers and healers, and will explore the question: How can healing our families'…

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Book Discussion Group

Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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All Kehilla members are welcome to join us for our customary meetings on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. November's book: Spies of No Country by Matti Friedman December's book: On Division by Goldie Goldbloom Click here to see the list of 2019-20 book selections.  For more information about the Book Group, contact Terry at mcglynnmandel@gmail.com. Are you looking for other good books with a Jewish theme to read?  The Kehilla Book Discussion Group has been meeting monthly since…

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Kehilla Sings!

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

A monthly gathering with Hazzan Shulamit to circle round and sing together!  We’ll nourish our bodies, minds, and spirits with nigunim (wordless melodies), new tunes for ancient prayers, and songs to take out into the streets or tuck into our spiritual tool boxes. Everyone’s welcome! Donations accepted at the door $5-$20. Follow this link for posted music for shabbat, protests, and more! Fireside Room Free parking will be available in the Kehilla parking lot. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information…

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Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Economic Justice Committee

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Starting with on Wed., December 11th this meeting has moved to every second Wednesday in the Back Classroom-Main Floor (entry through Fairview Avenue accessible entrance). All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Jews On Ohlone Land Monthly Workshop/Meeting

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Jews On Ohlone Land Monthly Workshop/Meeting Jews on Ohlone Land is organizing to maximize Jewish participation in the Shuumi Land Tax throughout the East Bay. The heart of this project is training and supporting people to offer an interactive workshop that addresses the indigenous history of the East Bay, through the teachings of indigenous leaders, and that explores how we as Jews can live in right relationship to this land, its ancestors, and the indigenous people and communities who live…

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Kehilla School

Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla School is from 4-6pm and students may be dropped off as early as 3:30pm.

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Art Committee Meeting

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Back Classroom - Main Floor All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Liturgically Traditional, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, December 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Liturgically Traditional, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat a more traditional davenning style of Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv, the Shabbat evening service: songful and in Hebrew, following the full liturgy. ALL are welcome to come pray, sing, hum, clap and celebrate building our beloved community. Kiddush and light oneg (ritual snacks) after the service. Please bring veggie finger food to share. Cosponsored by Kehilla and Glitter Kehilla. In the Social Hall - ONLY Fri., December 13, 2019. All events at Kehilla…

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Shabbat Service @ 10am and Alexa Baum becoming Bat Mitzvah

Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us as we celebrate Shabbat Morning and Alexa Baum becoming Bat Mitzvah with Rabbi David Cooper, Hazzan Shulamit, Noa Grayevsky, and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory and musical Shabbat morning, exploring parashat Vayishlach. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush provided by Barbara and Stephan Vermut. In the Sanctuary. All events at Kehilla are scent-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Board of Trustees Meeting

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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(Dinner at 6:15)   All members are welcome.  Back Classroom (main floor, straight down the hall). All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Essentials of Judaism

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

REGISTER HERE 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. All Sessions will meet on every Third Tuesday from 7:00-9:00pm in the Fireside Room. Dates are as follows: Tues., November 19 Tues., December 17 Tues., January 21 Tues., February 18 Tues., March 17 Tues., April 21 Tues., May 19 The topics that are…

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Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:50 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Holiday Craft Fair to Benefit Immigrants

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

This is one of the two opportunities to enjoy this Holiday Craft Fair, in the Main Lobby near the Sanctuary. The other will take place on Mon., December 23rd during Kehilla's Hanukkah Celebration, in the Fireside Room. Many beautiful, small, handmade gift items, perfect for the holidays.  All proceeds will go to meet the urgent needs of immigrant and refugee families supported by Kehilla sponsors, hosts and accompaniment teams (such as legal and housing costs). To donate crafts to be…

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Kehilla School

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 14, 2020

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla School is from 4-6pm and students may be dropped off as early as 3:30pm.

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Greening Committee

Thursday, December 19, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Emma Goldman Room All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, December 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat with Hazzan Shulamit, Jen Miriam Altman, and Julie Nesnansky. Join us in the sanctuary for a song-filled and soulful evening of Shabbat music, prayers, meditation, and community as we welcome in Shabbat. Kiddush follows services. Please bring something veggie to share, sweet or savory.  In the Sanctuary. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Dev, Hazzan Shulamit, and Julie Nesnansky. Join us for shabbat morning prayers and music and an exploration of Parashat Vayeshev. Kiddush follows the service. Please bring something vegetarian to share. In the Fireside Room. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Tot Shabbat

Saturday, December 21, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Tot Shabbat with Jen Miriam and Alon Altman with their Puppet Friends. Especially for the littlest tots (0-3 years) and their grown ups; children up to 5 are welcome! Join us for songs, prayers, friends and stories and end with challah and grape juice. Bring a snack to share if you’d like. In the Back Classroom - Main Floor. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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POC/JOC Hanukkah Party

Sunday, December 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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POC/JOC adults, children and their white parents, partners and siblings welcome to join. Please bring your favorite hanukkiah and candles to light the first candle in a community of love! Register here to bring a potluck item. If you have questions, please email Ruthie Levin at ruthie@kehillasynagogue.org In the Fireside Room. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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HANUKKAH

Monday, December 23, 2019
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One event on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Monday, November 29, 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on Monday, December 19, 2022 at 12:00 am

One event on Friday, December 8, 2023 at 12:00 am

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Holiday Craft Fair to Benefit Immigrants

Monday, December 23, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Holiday Craft Fair This will be taking place during Kehilla's Hanukkah Celebration. Many beautiful, small, handmade gift items, perfect for the holidays.  All proceeds will go to meet the urgent needs of immigrant and refugee families supported by Kehilla sponsors, hosts and accompaniment teams (such as legal and housing costs). To donate crafts to be sold, contact: carolrothman@gmail.com to arrange drop off/pickup as soon as possible, and/or bring to box in Kehilla office during open hours. In the Fireside Room.…

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2nd Night of Hanukkah PARTY – a fun-filled evening for all ages, with Speaker Zahra Billoo

Monday, December 23, 2019 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Celebrate Hanukkah with Puppets, Latkes, and Special Guest, Muslim Civil Rights Leader Zahra Billoo! 4-8pm - Crafts Fair to Benefit Immigrants (learn more here) 5:15-5:45pm - Chanukah Puppet Show with Jen Miriam and Alon Altman, "Zaide Makes Latkes!" For our youngsters and young at heart! – sliding scale fee of $20-$10 per family, no one turned away (in Back Classroom – Main Floor). Puppet Show: Laugh uproariously as Zaide attempts to make latkes! The only problem is… he doesn't not…

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Kehilla Administrative Offices Closed For the Winter Holiday

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - Saturday, December 28, 2019
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Our administrative offices will be closed in observance of the Winter Holiday starting Tues. December 24th we will reopen on Thurs., January 2, 2020 during our normal business hours.

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Morning Meditation is CANCELLED

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Morning Meditation will resume on Wed., January 8, 2020.

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NO Kehilla School

Thursday, December 26, 2019
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One event on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla Administrative Offices Closed For the Winter Holiday

Monday, December 30, 2019 - Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Our administrative offices will be closed in observance of the Winter Holiday starting Tues. December 24th we will reopen on Thurs., January 2, 2020 during our normal business hours.

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January 2020

NO Kehilla School

Thursday, January 2
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One event on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00 am

One event on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 12:00 am

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, January 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us Kabbalat Shabbat with Hazzan Shulamit and Debbie Fier. Join us in the sanctuary for a song-filled and soulful evening of Shabbat music, prayers, meditation, and community as we welcome in Shabbat. Kiddush follows services. Please bring something veggie to share, sweet or savory. In the Sanctuary. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Tot Shabbat

Saturday, January 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Tot Shabbat with Jen Miriam and Alon Altman with their Puppet Friends. Especially for the littlest tots (0-3 years) and their grown ups; children up to 5 are welcome! Join us for songs, prayers, friends and stories and end with challah and grape juice. Bring a snack to share if you’d like. Main floor back classroom. In the Back Classroom - Main Floor. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, January 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join us for Shabbat Morning Service with Hazzan Shulamit and Avi Rose.  Join us for shabbat morning prayers and an exploration of Parashat Vayigash, featuring a drash (teaching) from R. Shifra Tobacman. Kiddush follows the service. Kiddush is sponsored by Beth Weinberger in celebration of her 80th birthday. In the Fireside Room. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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700 Benches: Winter Session 2020

Monday, January 6 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 24, 2020

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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You are invited to come learn with 700 Benches, a SVARA-method beit midrash (house of study; more information about SVARA is at www.svara.org). REGISTER HERE In this 6-week beit midrash, you’ll learn ancient Jewish texts in their original language, explore Talmud study as a spiritual practice, and co-create a supportive, queer-normative community of study. All you need to begin is your alef-bet (Hebrew alphabet) and to be able to commit to all six sessions. Whether you’re a newbie or an expert,…

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Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, January 8 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:50 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Economic Justice Committee

Wednesday, January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Starting with on Wed., December 11th this meeting has moved to every second Wednesday in the Back Classroom-Main Floor (entry through Fairview Avenue accessible entrance). All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Jews On Ohlone Land Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, January 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Jews on Ohlone Land is organizing to maximize Jewish participation in the Shuumi Land Tax throughout the East Bay. The heart of this project is training and supporting people to offer an interactive workshop that addresses the indigenous history of the East Bay, through the teachings of indigenous leaders, and that explores how we as Jews can live in right relationship to this land, its ancestors, and the indigenous people and communities who live here now. The Shuumi Land Tax…

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Kehilla School

Thursday, January 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 14, 2020

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla School is from 4-6pm and students may be dropped off as early as 3:30pm.

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Liturgically Traditional, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, January 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Liturgically Traditional, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat a more traditional davenning style of Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv, the Shabbat evening service: songful and in Hebrew, following the full liturgy. ALL are welcome to come pray, sing, hum, clap and celebrate building our beloved community. Kiddush and light oneg (ritual snacks) after the service. Please bring veggie finger food to share. Cosponsored by Kehilla and Glitter Kehilla. In the Fireside Room. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what…

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Family Shabbat Morning Service + Baby Naming!

Saturday, January 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Family Shabbat Morning Service and Baby Naming. Join Rabbi Gray and Beth Dickinson for an engaging, musical service for people of all ages. Families especially encouraged to join in the fun! We are honored to be welcoming Shia Zher Kogan, child of Addie and Raia Liechty Kogan, into our community at this Family Service. Kiddush sponsored by the baby's grandparents, Lana Kogan and Walter Markovich. Please also bring a vegetarian dish to share if you can. If…

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Living Room Conversation with Kehilla’s Faith Trio – 2nd Round

Saturday, January 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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The Faith Trio - Kehilla, Montclair Presbyterian Church, Masonic Temple of N0rthern CA is having the 2nd round of Living Room Conversation. We sit in mixed groups of 6, agree to fully listen as each person shares their thoughts and feelings in this round: Religious Freedom and Non Discrimination. In the Fireside Room. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free. Please go to this link for a full description: https://www.livingroomconversations.org/topics/religious_freedom_and_non_discrimination/ The Second…

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700 Benches: Winter Session 2020

Monday, January 13 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 24, 2020

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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You are invited to come learn with 700 Benches, a SVARA-method beit midrash (house of study; more information about SVARA is at www.svara.org). REGISTER HERE In this 6-week beit midrash, you’ll learn ancient Jewish texts in their original language, explore Talmud study as a spiritual practice, and co-create a supportive, queer-normative community of study. All you need to begin is your alef-bet (Hebrew alphabet) and to be able to commit to all six sessions. Whether you’re a newbie or an expert,…

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Book Discussion Group

Monday, January 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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All Kehilla members are welcome to join us for our customary meetings on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. Room change for Mon., Jan. 13 and Mon., Feb. 10 - We will meet in the Back Classroom - Main Floor Click here to see the list of 2019-20 book selections.  For more information about the Book Group, contact Terry at mcglynnmandel@gmail.com. Are you looking for other good books with a Jewish theme to read?  The Kehilla Book Discussion Group…

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Essentials of Judaism – DATE CHANGE for January Class

Tuesday, January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

REGISTER HERE 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. All Sessions will meet on every Third Tuesday from 7:00-9:00pm in the Fireside Room. Dates are as follows: Tues., November 19 Tues., December 17 * Tues., January 14 (date changed from January 21st) Tues., February 18 Tues., March 17 Tues., April 21 Tues.,…

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MEPC Meeting

Tuesday, January 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Back Classroom-Main Floor (for this meeting only) All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, January 15 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:50 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Immigration Committee Meeting

Wednesday, January 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for a potluck, a screening of the film Waking Dream by local film maker Theo Rigby and updates on Immigration Committee activities. In Kehilla's Social Hall Contact immigrationcommitteechairs@kehillasynagogue.org with any questions. All events at Kehilla are scent-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Kehilla School

Thursday, January 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 14, 2020

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla School is from 4-6pm and students may be dropped off as early as 3:30pm.

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Greening Committee

Thursday, January 16 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:15 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Emma Goldman Room All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Art Committee Meeting

Friday, January 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Fireside Room All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Dev and Julie Nesnansky. Join us for a song-filled and soulful evening of Shabbat music, prayers, meditation, and community as we welcome in Shabbat. Kiddush follows services. Please bring something veggie to share, sweet or savory.  In the Sanctuary. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Tot Shabbat

Saturday, January 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

An event every month that begins at 10:30 am on day Third of the month, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Tot Shabbat with Jen Miriam and Alon Altman with their Puppet Friends. Especially for the littlest tots (0-3 years) and their grown ups; children up to 5 are welcome! Join us for songs, prayers, friends and stories and end with challah and grape juice. Bring a snack to share if you’d like. In the Back Classroom - Main Floor. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Shabbat Morning Service

Saturday, January 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Join us for Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi Dev and Hazzan Shulamit. Join us for shabbat morning prayers and music and an exploration of Parashat Shemot. Kiddush follows the service. Please bring something vegetarian to share.  In the Fireside Room. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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Memorial for Allan Solomonow

Sunday, January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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We share with sadness the death of Allan Solomonow — a long-time Kehilla member and a many-decades activist especially in regard to peace and justice in Israel/Palestine — passed away this week on January 11. Join us for Allan's memorial with Rabbi David and Hazzan Shulamit who will officiate. In the Sanctuary. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Art Show Reception for Barry Shapiro

Sunday, January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Please join Kehilla's Art Committee as we celebrate the opening of longtime member Barry Shapiro's exciting, eclectic art exhibit. Come view the show as you enjoy light refreshments and chat with Barry about the inspiration behind his deeply thoughtful, bold, and uniquely imaginative compositions. Barry writes:  "As a visual artist, I use images now, almost exclusively, to tackle the social themes I’ve talked about professionally and personally as a philosophy teacher, diversity trainer, and political activist for over 45 years. …

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Kehilla Administrative Offices Closed For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 20
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States

Our offices will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we will re-open on Tuesday, January 21st during our normal business hours.

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700 Benches: Winter Session 2020

Monday, January 20 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Monday, repeating until Monday, February 24, 2020

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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You are invited to come learn with 700 Benches, a SVARA-method beit midrash (house of study; more information about SVARA is at www.svara.org). REGISTER HERE In this 6-week beit midrash, you’ll learn ancient Jewish texts in their original language, explore Talmud study as a spiritual practice, and co-create a supportive, queer-normative community of study. All you need to begin is your alef-bet (Hebrew alphabet) and to be able to commit to all six sessions. Whether you’re a newbie or an expert,…

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Morning Meditation Sit

Wednesday, January 22 @ 7:50 am - 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 7:50 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Doors open at 7:50 a.m., short teaching at 7:55 a.m., silent sit from 8:00 – 8:30, mourner’s kaddish and announcements at 8:30. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be fragrance-free.

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Kehilla School

Thursday, January 23 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Thursday, May 14, 2020

Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Kehilla School is from 4-6pm and students may be dropped off as early as 3:30pm.

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Folks with White Privilege Affinity Group Meeting

Thursday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Everyone who identifies as white is welcome; whether or not you have attended these meetings in the past, we’d love to have you! This affinity group is part of Kehilla's Belonging & Allyship Racial Justice Project. Questions? Contact Susan Shulman, susanschulman60@gmail.com. Here is the homework to do if you can (not required) before our January 23rd meeting: 1. Pippi Kessler on Planning a White Caucus Agenda - Sister activist Pippi Kessler speaks of the need for processing feelings, training, and taking…

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Shabbat Morning Service – TIME CHANGE

Saturday, January 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am
Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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Join us for Shabbat Morning Service with Rabbi David and Beth Dickinson. Join us for shabbat morning prayers and music and an exploration of Parashat Va’era. The service will be shorter than usual to allow people to go to the action against war with Iran. In the Fireside Room. All events at Kehilla are fragrance-free. Click here for information about what it means to be scent-free.

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