June 21st, 2018 || 8th of Tamuz, 5778 || ח׳ בְּתַמּוּז תשע״ח
Live from the Border
Rabbi David has decided to spend his birthday weekend at the actions on the California-Mexico border organized by California PICO. The action by Trump yesterday -- ostensibly to end the separation of children from their families -- will not stop this action since the interment of families is also a humanitarian violation, and moreover, no provision for reunification has been made for the children who are already in detention. The immigration system of the US continues to be a human rights shanda (outrageous & embarrassing) and DACA people remain in jeopardy.

Rabbi David currently plans to tweet from the actions. Follow him on Twitter @RabbiDavidJCoop. If possible, he will also livestream on Facebook. Check the Kehilla FaceBook page for updates.

David has currently elected to take the PICO bus to the actions that begin with a gathering and service Friday evening. If you are interested in going, click here
Shabbat Service and Raffi Cannon becoming Bar Mitzvah
Saturday, June 23, 10am-12:30 pm
with Rabbi Dev, Hazzan Shulamit, and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory, musical Shabbat morning exploring Parashat Chukat. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush provided by Raffi’s parents, Ali and Jessica Cannon. Learn more.
Membership Renewal is upon us!
On Tuesday, June 26th , the primary contact for your household will receive an email with a link to your membership renewal form. This year some of your information will be pre-filled. Please look out for the email and complete your form at your earliest convenience! Questions, to Maya at 510-547-2424 x 106 or maya@kehillasynagogue.org
Morning Meditation Sit
Weekly on Wednesdays, 7:50-8:45am
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. Learn more.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Shabbat Service and Ruby Freedman becoming Bat Mitzvah
Saturday, June 30, 10am-12:30 pm
With Rabbi David, Hazzan Shulamit, Rabbi Carol Caine, and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory, musical Shabbat morning exploring Parashat Balak. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush provided by Ruby’s parents, Lori Freedman and Ori Tzvieli. Learn more.
Shabbat Service and Adil Zamora Kantor be coming Bar Mitzvah
Saturday, July 7, 10am-12:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate Shabbat and Adil’s simcha. Learn more.
Working Class / Low Income Group Meeting
Saturday, July 7, 2-4pm
Join other Kehilla members for a class discussion for working class/low income people in our community. At this meeting, we will continue our discussion on changes we’d like to see at Kehilla, share some personal stories and work on planning the Oct. 7 community-wide workshop. For any questions or more information contact Debbie Fier:  debbie@debbiefier.com  or Dvora Gordon:  dvoragee@gmail.com
In the Back Classroom.
Let Our People Go! Protest at the Richmond Immigration Detention Center
Sunday, July 8, 11am-noon
Join Kehilla Immigration Committee and Our Family Coalition, FOR JUST ONE HOUR. This is a multi-faith, accessible-for-all-ages action to call for an end to the detention/deportation and mass incarceration of our communities and neighbors. Bring signs and noisemakers to let those being interned—and forced to work—know we have not forgotten them. Let’s show up now! If not now, when? Learn more.
Kehilla Partnering with the SF Jewish Film Festival!
We are co-presenting the following films (click on them to read more)
Use the code KEHILLA38 for discounted tickets.
SAVE THE DATE!
Nourishing Ourselves Wisely with Qigong – An Introductory Series with Diana Lion
Four Consecutive Tuesdays, Aug 14 - Sept 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Come join us for a 4-week relaxing Qigong class series. Qigong is an embodied form of meditation, which acts on all aspects of the body, mind, spirit, and life force. This series is a wonderful way to nourish ourselves as we address what’s happening in the wider world, as well as help us prepare for the upcoming High Holy Days. Learn more here.
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
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Housing Needed As Soon as Possible

A beloved immigrant family that a Kehilla accompaniment team has been supporting for a year and a half needs a new place to live beginning in June. Please click here to learn more if you think you can help, or might know someone who can.
Calling all artists! We are excited to be putting together this year’s High Holy Days art exhibit reflecting the New Year’s theme of TRUTH. As the spiritual leadership team explains: Behold, you delight in truth in the inward being, and you teach me wisdom in the secret heart. Psalm 51:8   Learn more.
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Donate Supplies to Help
People Experiencing Homelessness
Please help Tayla Husbands-Hankin support our homeless population by donating tents, blankets, tarps & socks! A large box is located by the sanctuary door at Kehilla. Please fill it with listed items only . Tayla will pick up the items periodically and deliver them to people who need them. Pickup is on pause until Tuesday morning. Questions? Contact Jeanne Finberg, jeanne.finberg@gmail.com . Thank you!
Grief & Growing: A healing weekend for bereaved individuals and families
November 30-December 2
This is a weekend program for adults, children, teens, families of all kinds, and friends who are experiencing grief from recent or past losses in their life. To learn more, click here.
KEHILLA MEMBERS IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY
Housing
Sue Goldberg needs to find a new place to live within the next month in N. Oakland, Berkeley, El Cerrito or Albany areas. Shared housing or a private apartment on the ground floor, or in a building with an elevator. Needs to have a fairly modern bathroom and a good heating system. Should only be a 2-3 steps to get to it, but preferably no steps or stairs. 
If you know of anything or have resources to help her find something, or know of a realtor who could, please contact Sue at  suegoldberg@sbcglobal.net . Cell phone: 510-965-5272. 
(please no texting).
Healing Arts Class
Beginning Wednesday, July 11th, 10am-12:30pm
We will use painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, journaling and movement to focus on health and healing.
July 11-August 15. To register call Hayward Area Rec District at 510-881-6700. Class #49519. Questions? Contact Barbara Petterson at 510-501-9192 or barbarapettersonmft@gmail.com . Learn more here , see flyer here.
Notes From Home: Benefit Concert for Palestinian Children in Refugee Camps of Lebanon
Saturday, June 23rd, 7pm at The Islamic Cultural Center
Kehilla Member Judy Freeman is part of this concert that will benefit a music program for these Palestinian refugee children and features Aswat, the premiere Bay Area Arabic music ensemble, and World Harmony Chorus, an Oakland community chorus. Come enjoy the music while benefitting these kids. Tickets $25. Learn more and get tickets here.
Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish Death Penalty at U.S. Supreme Court: June 29-July 2, 4 days of educational and inspirational outreach to thousands of visitors to Washington, D.C. from all over U.S. Cosponsored by more than 50 local and national orgs, including Kehilla, the ACLU, AI and more. See Kehilla's banner and visit abolition.org/fastandvigil for more info.
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Sublet Wanted for July 4-Sept 16
My friends, a lovely DC couple, are coming to East Bay for work from July 4-Sept 16 and are seeking a furnished, transit accessible 1-2br apartment in Oakland/Berkeley. Please contact me at  julie.aronowitz@gmail.com  if you have any leads. Thanks! 
IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY
Save a Life! 4th Annual Interfaith Blood Drive in Berkeley
Thursday, July 5th 12-6pm at Netivot Shalom
Restore critical blood stores during the summer months! Pre-register at www.redcrossblood.org ; enter sponsor code 'CNS' in "Find a Blood Drive" or call 1-800-733-2767 (walk-ins also welcome!) 
For questions and/or a complete list of co-sponsors, email socialaction@netivotshalom.org - thanks!
A Camp for LGBTQ Families
Growing up with two moms has been made seamless for me by the support of Camp it Up, a family camp for LGBTQ+ families. There’s still room to register for this summer! Contact Aidan Cassel-Mace at aidan@casselmace.com for more info. Learn more and register at campitup.org .
2018-2019 Jewish Community Fellowship
The Jewish Community Fellowship provides full tuition for a single course in Jewish Studies at the GTU. Participants in the fellowship will become part of a cohort of students exploring the intersection of critical studies and Jewish communal endeavors. In addition to the course for credit, fellows participate in a two day workshop on Jewish education led by senior faculty in the field.
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.

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