Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, February 16th at 7:30pm
Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat to light Shabbat candles and for a song-filled and soulful evening of both spirited and contemplative prayer. Kiddush follows the service. Bring veggie finger-food to share. 
In the Sanctuary. Learn more>>
Shabbat Service at 10am & Elizabeth Davidson becoming Bat Mitzvah
Saturday, February 17th at 10:00 am
Join us for Shabbat Morning services as we celebrate Elizabeth Davidson becoming Bat Mitzvah. Visit this site later for more details. Learn more>>
Rapid Response Training to Resists Ice Raids
Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30pm
Join ACILEP´s team of volunteer responders to resist the raids and deportations. Learn how to verify ICE activity and be a legal observer in order to protect our communities from ICE! Rehearse critical and creative tactics for effective action!  Register here , an Learn more>>
Morning Meditation Sit
Wednesday, February 21st 7:50am
With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the patio entrance on Fairview Ave). 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.
Monday, February 19th
Kehilla's administrative offices will be closed for President’s Day
Annual Learner's Service
Saturday, February 24th at 10:00 am
Our annual come-and-learn about the Shabbat morning service is open to all. We will learn the choreography of the service, explore the meanings of the prayers, and learn why the service follows the order that it does. Please bring something to share for a potluck lunch. Sanctuary & Social Hall. Kiddush follows the service. 
Closing Reception for Interfaith Art Exhibit
Saturday, February 24th at 2pm
A final opportunity to see stunning collaborative artwork created by artists of all faiths working in collaboration. Meet artists and hear them speak about their artwork and the collaborative process. 
Location: Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California.
Ayelet Waldman Book Discussion
Saturday, February 24th at 7pm
Talk and Q & A with Ayelet Waldman: award winning Israeli-American author of novels and non-fiction will speak about her new book, Kingdom of Olives and Ash - Writers Confront the Occupation, a book of essays she co-edited with her husband, Michael Chabon. Learn more >>
Song Leading and Vocal Activism w/ Melanie DeMore
Sunday, February 25th at 3:30pm
An inspiring afternoon of song, activism, and vocal empowerment – for singers, activists, choir or chorus members- and ANYONE who wants to bring more music to the movement, more power and harmony to our resistance. Learn how to strengthen your activism through the power of song.
Donation: 15-30$. Tickets here , learn more here
Purim Like It’s 5778 | with Urban Adamah
Wednesday, February 28th at 6pm
Celebrate Purim with a full reading of the Megillah and creative Purim storytelling!
6:00 pm: Pre-Party Family Friendly Puppet Show
7:00 pm: Full Megillah Reading and Creative Purim Storytelling
8:30 pm: Dance Party with  Shamati
Save the date: Kehilla Purim Celebrations
A Purim Production: Thursday, March 1, 5pm 
Kehilla School's all grade, unforgettable, and 
extremely creative production of the Purim
 story! In the Sanctuary.  Learn more >>
Purim Carnival: Sunday, March 4, 2pm
Come one, come all! Join us for games, prizes, hamentashen, a bounce house, and more! 
Save the date: Theatre and Song to Support Refugees and Immigrants
March 18, 5:00 pm
Join us in enjoying Stagebridge Playback Theater, an improvisational performance based on the stories of refugees and immigrants. One refugee from Uganda will tell her or his story, which will be “played back” by the actors. Learn more >>
Save the date: "Restore the Vote: Overturning Voter Suppression" with SURJ
March 7th and March 21st, 6:30pm
This workshop will provide the context for the Voting Restoration & Democracy Act of 2018. Learn concrete actions you can take over the next several months to help restore voting rights to 162,000 incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in California.
Author Night with Rabbi Diane Elliot
Thursday, February 15, 7 pm
Join us as Diane presents her newly published poetry collection:
This Is the Day, Ha-Yom Yom:Poems inspired by the practice of counting the Omer. 
Location: St. John's Church in the Fireside Room  2727 College Ave, Berkeley Learn more >>
Save the Date | "When I Dare to be Powerful" Workshop
Penny Rosenwasser is offering a daylong workshop in Berkeley on March 17, for intergenerational Jewish women and gender queer folks targeted by misogyny, focusing on empowering leadership by uprooting internalized oppression.
For info, contact .
Free Tax Preparation
Earn It! Keep It! Save It! (EKS) is a coalition of Bay Area organizations that provide free tax preparation to households earning less than $54,000 a year. United Way Bay Area partners with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), nonprofits, and other organizations to scale the free tax preparation effort across the region. Learn more >>
Volunteering to assist with hot lunch program for homeless people
Kehilla’s neighbor, Plymouth United Church of Christ, the Jazz and Justice church (424 Monte Vista Avenue in Oakland), does important social justice work, including a Thursday hot lunch program for homeless people. Learn more >>
Oakland LGBTQ Center Spirituality Group
Saturday, February 17th, 3 pm
The group, hosted by Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, is designed to support individuals in their spiritual exploration, healing from religious wounds, and organizing for justice with faith communities in and around Oakland. Learn more >>
Save the Date | The 2018 Taubman Lectures
3 lectures between March 12-15
Annette Yoshiko Reed: "Forgetting the Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal"
Summer Internship for Jewish College Students | JVS
For 30+ years, the Kohn Summer Intern Program has molded the next generation of Jewish leaders through a paid internship with local Jewish nonprofits. Learn more here >>
Are you a High School Senior (or do you know one) looking for a hands-on, meaningful experience before you start college?
As a  Tivnu Gap Year  participant, you’ll connect Jewish life and social justice through individualized internships, discover the Pacific Northwest, and create a home together in Portland, Oregon.  Learn more >>
Hear from our Community Leaders
Kehilla Community Synagogue is comprised of people of all colors, genders, sexual orientations, including people with a wide range of religious and spiritual persuasions. We are committed to being a safe and welcoming place for everyone in our community.

Kehilla Community Synagogue |  1300 Grand Ave. | Piedmont, CA 94610