April 19, 2018 || 4th of Iyyar, 5778 || ד׳ בְּאִיָּר תשע״ח
Have you paid your dues / school tuition / BBM?
The end of Kehilla's '17-18 Fiscal Year is quickly approaching. Please check your records and make sure you are on track to being paid in full by June 30th . To make online payments please follow this link. For questions, please contact Molly at: molly@kehillasynagogue.org
L’dor Vador: Intergenerational LGBTQ + Shabbat Potluck
Friday, April 20th, 7:30-9:30pm
Join Glitter Kehilla for this special opportunity to build bridges across generations, break bread, and engage in intentional conversation. *While we love our allies, this event is specifically for LGBTQ+ people to build community with each other. In the Fireside Room.
Shabbat Service,
Satya Zamudio becoming Bat Mitzvah
Saturday, April 14th, 10am-12:30pm
With Rabbi Dev, Beth Dickinson, Elizheva Hurvich, and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory Shabbat morning exploring Parashat Tatzria-Metzora. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush provided by the Lober, Kabakov and Zamudio families, with special thanks to Anne Lober.
The Middle East Peace Committee Film Night:
Saturday, April 21st, 7-9pm
a documentary filmed in the West Bank that focuses on the courageous work of the late settler Rabbi Menachem Froman and other Palestinian and Israeli activists. Learn more >>
Rebuilding Together Project at the JCC of the East Bay: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Sunday, April 22nd, 8:30-4pm
Kehilla and Congregation Netivot Shalom are partnering with Rebuilding Together on a community repair project. We will repaint several rooms at the JCC of the East Bay in Berkeley. We are looking for volunteers to spend the day with us. Contact: Alex Madonik 510-872-0528 / alexmadonik@sonic.net. Learn more >>
Joyfully Jewish
Sunday, April 22nd, 10-11:30am
For kindergartners and their parents who are looking for welcoming, creative, and (of course!) joyful Jewish experiences. In the back classroom on the main floor of Kehilla.  Learn more >>
Dr. Aviva Zornberg
Sunday, April 22nd, 7-9pm at Chochmat HaLev
Dr. Avivah Zornberg is one of the most dynamic and compelling interpreters of the Bible alive. She weaves together ideas from literature, secular philosophy, psychology and the ancient teachers’ take on the texts. It is entirely engaging and built for the 21st century. Learn more >>
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.
Sumud and Solidarity
Wednesday, April 25th, 7-9pm
Join 4 members of the Bay Area Jewish community in reflecting on their experiences during The Sumud Freedom Tour in Palestine this past December. With Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Jesse Sachs, Lauren Holtzman and Kiki Lipsett. Learn More >>
Save the Date: Sanctuary Shabbat: May 12th, 10am - 3:30 pm | Learn More Here
CHAI Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, May 4th, 6:30-9:30pm
Join us to celebrate CHAI Kabbalat Shabbat with a musically rich, soulful evening of spirited and contemplative prayer and as we honor Kehilla Legacy Society members.
Klezmer Workshop: The Sheet Music is Lying -
How to Interpret Written Klezmer
Sunday, May 6th, 3:45-6:45pm
KlezCalifornia workshop with Dmitri Gaskin. Explore the ways that written klezmer sheet music can be misleading and what to do with it. For intermediate players of all ages, all acoustic instruments. $25 or whatever you can pay. In the Social Hall. Rsvp or learn more by emailing jams@klezcalifornia.org .
Class Discussion for Working Class/Low Income People in Our Community. 
Sunday, May 6th, 3-5pm
We want to gather together to discuss how class effects our lives both in and outside our Kehilla community. If you have experienced class in ways that have impacted you as a Jew and/or in the Jewish community, and you are looking for a place to talk and get support, please join us. In the Back Classroom.  Learn more >>
Safety through Solidarity: Deadly Exchange Teach-In
Monday, May 7th, 6-8:30pm
Kehilla is hosting Jewish Voice for Peace Bay Area's teach-in. It will interrogate our Jewish histories with militarized violence, our own varied relationships to police, and link common struggles here and abroad. Through an experiential approach rooted in Jewish history, we will learn in chavruta (pairs) and envision a world of community safety for all.  Learn more >>
Rockin' Solidarity Labor Chorus performance of "No Human Is Illegal"
Sunday, April 22nd, 3pm at Redwood Gardens
Kehilla members and supporters Isabel Berkelhammer, Pnina Tobin and Eric Bergman perform with the Chorus: "No Human Is Illegal" is a history of U.S. immigration, told through the lens of family and policy and illustrated by songs new and old. Admission is free. 2951 Derby St, Berkeley. For more information, contact Isabel at (510) 528-5018
Salon with Rabbi Gray 
Wednesday, April 25th, 7:30pm
at Studio AM Berkeley
Join us for an evening of poetry and conversation with Rabbi  Gray Myrseth , as we explore the long-standing tradition of rabbinic expansions on, departures from, and challenges to sacred text.  Learn more >>
New and Renewed Adult Ed Classes!
Food Symbols Revelation -- Torah Medicinals, Part I
Shavuot Season: Monday, May 21st, 6:30-8:15pm
$20 members; $35 non-members (all proceeds go to Kehilla's General Fund). Come hear Kehilla members Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman and Ayurvedic Doctor Victoria Alara Alcoset share some knowledge and understanding revealed to them each regarding ancestral healing foods in the Torah. Registration coming soon, for more information email maya@kehilla
Diving into the Siddur:
the Decoding Adventure Continues
4 Sundays in April and May Beginning April 29th, 10:30am-noon
Taught by Bracha Stone . We will continue to build our decoding skills by acquainting ourselves with Kehilla’s Shabbat Siddur. We will practice reading, singing, chanting the prayers found therein, we will study some very basic grammar found in the prayers, and we will have time to form personal responses to these prayers and to the language itself.   Learn more >>
Decoding Hebrew Continues - Room for Newcomers!
4 Thursdays in April and May Beginning April 26th, 2-3:15pm
Taught by Bracha Stone. We will continue where we left off in Lashon HaKodesh and practice reading, and learning together. I can work with newcomers to catch up with the class if needed. Learn more >>
Immigration Committee Announcements
One of Kehilla’s accompaniment teams has been working with an immigrant who has started to work cleaning houses. If you are in need of such assistance, it would be great if you would consider using her service. She and her co-worker wrote this description: We offer an excellent cleaning service with all natural products and no harsh chemicals. We'd love to leave your home looking sparkling and new! Call us at 510-302-7923. Learn more here>>

Housing Needed
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. The family has been living with a Kehilla family for the last 18 months and has been paying some rent, but now needs their own place. The husband works full-time, the wife part-time, and they can afford about $1500/month. Learn more here>>
Purchase Graves in Mt. View Cemetery in Oakland
There is a limited time to buy enough graves (including cremains) to secure an area for Kehilla with Jewish consecration. If you are seriously interested in buying now, please contact one of the following by May 31: Jane Hoberman (510-333-1848; hoberman@pacbell.net ), Cathy Steirn (510-289-2363; ketzilah@sbcglobal.net ), Jay Koch ( jaykoch8@gmail.com ).
Donate Supplies to Help
People Experiencing Homelessness
Please help Tayla Husbands-Hankin support our homeless population by donating  tents, blankets, clothing (both used and new supplies welcome!), tarps, and new underwear & socks are greatly appreciated! 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. Questions? Contact Jeanne Finberg, jeanne.finberg@gmail.com . Thank you!
Safe Harbor: Benefit Concert for Immigrants & Refugees
Sunday, April 22nd, 1pm at the Freight & Salvage
Stand in solidarity with immigrants and refugees. Funds raised will support JFCS East Bay’s work providing resettlement, mental health, and legal services for refugees and immigrants. Learn more >>
Vocolot Reunion Concert!
Saturday, April 28th, 7-9:30 pm at JCC East Bay
Vocolot is gathering together for a rare concert featuring both original songs & songs of Jewish heritage from around the world. Their music, rooted in social conscience & Jewish soul, communicates a powerful vision of world peace. The performance features Linda Hirschhorn, Talia Cooper, Liz Stuart, Jennifer Karno and special Vocolot alumni guests.  Learn more >>
Save the Date: The Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series featuring Danny Glover
Thursday, May 3rd, 7-10pm at Cathedral of Christ the Light
Barbara Lee & Elihu Harris Lecture Series featuring Award-winning actor Danny Glover. This dynamic series brings civil rights icons to discuss the topic: "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?" Learn more here.
Grand Bakery Seeks Administrative Office Manager (Part Time)
Grand Bakery is looking for an awesome self-starter to join our operations team. You'll be using QuickBooks Online to handle accounts receivable and invoicing. You'll provide management support and engage with customers, becoming a key member of the team. 10-15 hours/week, right here in Oakland! Learn more here
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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