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Special Announcement
ADMIN OFFICES OPEN FEB 2ND 10AM-2:30PM
The Kehilla administrative offices will have reduced hours tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 2nd, due to the Leadership Retreat. We will re-open during normal business hours on Monday, Feb. 5th.
This Week  at Kehilla
NO SHABBAT SERVICES THIS WEEKEND
There will be no Kabbalat Shabbat or Tot Shabbat services this weekend due to the Kehilla Leadership Retreat - thank you for your understanding! Join us in the coming weeks for Shabbat services. The next Tot Shabbat will be Friday, February 23rd.
MORNING MEDITATION SIT
Wednesday, February 7, 7:50am
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.
Kehilla News
UN EXPERT DESCRIBES OAKLAND HOMELESS CRISIS AS CRUEL -  DONATE BLANKETS & MORE
Talya Husbands-Hankin was among a group that led a United Nations reporter to local homeless encampments. The East Bay Express recently reported on the UN expert's findings. H elp Talya support our homeless population survive the winter by donating blankets, tarps, tents, warm jackets, pants & men's socks to be distributed to homeless folks in the area. Please fill the box in the lobby up with listed items only, from 9-5pm. Talya will pick up the items periodically and deliver them to people who need them. Questions?  jeanne.finberg@gmail.com
Upcoming Events
FRIDAY NIGHT PEACE WALK
Friday, February 9, 6:30pm
Join Rabbi David in this  walk  for  peace  in our own community led by Oakland Community Organizations' Ceasefire campaign. Kehilla folks are particularly encouraged to come 2nd Fridays.  Meet inside First Mt. Sinai Church, 1970 86th Ave.
TRADITIONAL-STYLE KABBALAT SHABBAT
Friday, February 9, 7pm
With Rabbinic Intern SAM  Luckey, Talya Husbands-Hankin & Frances  Kreimer, Fireside Room. A more traditional  davenning style of Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma'ariv,
the Shabbat evening service, songful and in  Hebrew, following the full liturgy. Kiddush and  light oneg after the service. Sponsored by Kehilla  and Glitter Kehilla.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICE
Saturday, February 10, 10:30am
With Rabbi David and Julie Nesnansky.  We will be looking at some of the laws that involve capital punishment and how those laws have been reinterpreted and circumvented in the Talmud and over the centuries. If you want to leyn, let Rabbi David know. Bring veggie finger food to share for the kiddush.
TRAINING TO CANVASS AND TALK TO VOTERS IN DISTRICT 10
Saturday, February 10, 4pm
Talk to voters about their concerns! Working America's Frances Schreiberg and Lora Jo Foo will describe and train participants in their Central Valley Project. In Kehilla Social Hall. Contact Jeanne Finberg at jeanne.finberg@gmail.com.
JOYFULLY JEWISH
Sunday, February 11, 10am
For kindergartners and their parents who are looking for welcoming, creative, and (of course!) joyful Jewish experiences.  10-11:30am  in the back classroom.
LET OUR PEOPLE GO! PROTEST
Sunday, February 11, 11am
Join Kehilla Immigration Committee and Our Family Coalition, for JUST ONE HOUR ( 11 am-noon ). This multi-faith, accessible-for-all-ages action calls for an end to the detention/deportation and mass incarceration of our neighbors. Let's show up now! If not now, when? At the Richmond Detention Facility, 5555 Giant Highway, Richmond.
TEN ESSENTIALS OF JUDAISM
Tuesday, February 13, 7pm
7-9pm in the Fireside Room. Join Rabbi Dev
for a deep dive into some of the juiciest parts of Jewish practice and life.  This week's topic: The Jewish Life Cycle.
Kehilla Members in the Wider Community
DO U WANT IT? BAY AREA FILM PREMIERE
Life-long Kehilla member Josh Freund's film Do U Want It?  is an exploration and celebration of the musical culture of New Orleans. The film chronicles the rise of legendary New Orleans' band Papa Grows Funk and explores the nuances of success and struggle in the greatest musical city in the world.  February 2nd, 7 PM , Roxie Theater. Trailer here and Facebook event here.
IMMIGRATION COMMITTEE REQUEST 
Living Space Needed
One of our accompaniment teams is working with a young couple from Guatemala who need to rent a room/living space in the East Bay, ideally starting in February or March. They are able to afford $500-700 per month. It would be a mitzvah if you could accommodate them. If you can help, or if you have any leads/suggestions, please contact Laura Nelson at  (510)725-9240lauranelsonlcsw@gmail.com.
A CHANGE OF MIND: NEUROPLASTIC TOOLS FOR HEALING
Do you live with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, or chronic illness? Would you like to learn, in a supportive group, how to actually reduce your symptoms? Learn a cutting-edge method to feel better and stay better, to have a fuller more active life! Led by Kehilla member Danielle Rosenman MD. Groups available in-person in Berkeley and online beginning early February.
WHITE WOMEN: CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND WHITE SUPREMACY 
New White Awake groups start February 11- June 24, 6-9pm, 2nd + 4th Sundays in Oakland. I nter-generational 5-month study, skill-building and action group for  white  women, straight, queer, lesbian, and trans, to grow as racial justice activists.  Co-led by Kehilla member Rochelle Towers.
Community Announcements
CONGRESSMAN JAMES CLYBURN LECTURE
Thursday, February 1, 7:00pm
Part of the Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris Lecture Series, Congressman Clyburn is the highest-ranking African American in the US House of Reps and former President of the Black Congressional Caucus. Newton/Seale Student Lounge, Merritt College, 12500 Campus Dr, Oakland. Free. RSVP@ 510-434-3988.
LET MY PEOPLE STAY VIGIL
Friday, February 2, 12pm
Join Jews and interfaith partners for noontime vigils in front of the San Francisco Immigration & Customs Enforcement offices (ICE) to stand with the immigrant community and stand for the urgency of a clean Dream Act. Learn more here.
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