May 24, 2018 || 10th of Sivan, 5778 || י׳ בְּסִיוָן תשע״ח
Tot Shabbat
Friday, May 25th, 6:30-8pm
For children up to 5 years old and their grown-ups, siblings and friends are welcome. Led by Jen Miriam Kantor, Alon Altman and Jen’s puppet friends. Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish. In the Social Hall.
Shabbat Service
Saturday, May 26, 10am-12pm
Join us for Shabbat Morning Service. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the Kiddush after services. Learn more.
Monday, May 28th: Kehilla Administrative Office Closed for Memorial Day
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.
Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, June 1st, 7:30 -9 :30pm
With Hazzan Shulamit, Debbie Fier, and Beth Dickinson. Join us to light Shabbat candles and for a song-filled and soulful evening of both spirited and contemplative prayer. Parents of 2018 High School Grads will receive a special storytelling and blessing in honor of this transition. Kiddush follows the service. Please bring something veggie to share. In the Sanctuary. Learn More
Shabbat Service and Gus Goldstone becoming Bar Mitzvah
Saturday, June 2, 10am-12:30 pm
With Rabbi David, Hazzan Shulamit, Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory, musical Shabbat morning exploring Parashat Beha’alotecha. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush provided by Gus’ parents, Ruth Goldstone and Jamie Eber. Learn more.
Tot Shabbat
Satruday, June 2nd, 10:30am-12 noon
For children up to 5 years old and their grown-ups, siblings and friends are welcome. Led by Jen Miriam, Alon Altman and Jen’s puppet friends. Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish. In the Back Classroom (please enter through the door on Fairview Ave). Learn more.
Songs Seder: Registration Now Open
Saturday, June 2nd, 5:30-8:30pm
Community wide Song of Songs Seder Celebrating Pride & Queer Sacred Sexuality: a participatory ritual full of singing and dancing. $18-36. To get $6 off use discount code Kehilla.
Due to space constrictions, the number of people who can attend is limited. Let your friends know to register soon. Tickets are only being sold in advance. Click here for tickets, and here to learn more.
JYCA's Annual Gala: Get Down to Lift Up Youth!
Sunday, June 3rd, 3-5pm at Humanist Hall
Jewish Youth for Community Action invites you to celebrate and support youth social justice leaders at our lively annual Gala! Come learn from powerful youth activists, celebrate inspiring justice leaders, eat delicious food, sip plentiful libations, and show your support for young organizers in joyful and loving community. Learn more.
The Nigun: A Subway to Paradise, workshop for singers and instrumentalists with Jeanette Lewicki
Sunday, June 3rd, 3:45-6:45pm at Kehilla
What are nigunim? Songs without words-music without instruments - a subway system of the heart? Learn to sing or play nigunim collected by folklorist Ruth Rubin in 1948. We'll answer questions, question answers, and learn a spiritual drinking song, "In the next world, will there be vodka?" RSVP or drop in. $25/sliding scale for registration.
Opening Reception for “Memory”, A Photography Exhibit by Alex Madonik
Sunday, June 10th, 3-5pm
Join us for the opening reception of “Memory,” a photography exhibit by Kehilla member Alex Madonik. Come meet the artist, shmooze, and enjoy refreshments. In the Fireside Room. Learn more.
Kehilla's Annual Retreat: Shabbat at Lake Temescal 
Our annual community retreat will take place on July 21st, from 10am-4:30pm. We will have sweet times to talk, play, worship, and learn together. Children’s programs and childcare will be available, and playshops offered will include Torah with Rabbi Gray Myrseth and Rabbi David Cooper, Drumming with Debbie Fier, and Sketching from Nature with Leah Korican - among other exciting options! More information on registration and the day's agenda coming soon - stay tuned.
Purchase Graves in Mt. View Cemetery in Oakland
The view of the cemetery, the city, the bay and the Golden Gate from Kehilla’s intended burial site in Mountain View Cemetery is spectacular. It will be a peaceful and beautiful site to remember our loved ones, and for our loved ones to remember us. For more information,
Lost and Found at Kehilla!

Have you lost something recently?
Could it have been here at Kehilla?
We would love to see our lost and found shrink! Come in and ask us where to look.
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.
Heads up for High Holy Days Art Exhibit!
As we look toward this year's High Holy Days, Kehilla's Art Gallery Committee invites members of the congregation to begin thinking about this year's HHD theme on "Truth." Do you feel inspired to create a piece on Truth for our annual HHD art show running from September - November? We will share more information in future newsletters. Stay tuned...
Help in Regards to a Vehicle
Hi there. I'm a member and I have limited resources to replace my dying vehicle. Do you have a reliable car you don't need? Or know of one? Heaps of gratitude in advance for any help you can give. Sue Kearney: 510-504-6355,
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 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 husband works full-time, the wife part-time, and they can afford about $1500/month. Learn more here
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, . Thank you!
WAAFRIKA 123: A Performance
Through June 2nd at the Live Oak Theater, Berkeley
Renee Enteen, a congregant involved with our immigration committee, is involved in this production of a play about
A rural village outside Nairobi. Awino navigates hir transition against the constructs of tradition & tribe.Will Awino sacrifice hir truth for hir community? Or will the village itself change? Learn more here .
92nd Annual Concert of Yiddish Folk Songs
Sunday, June 10th, 2:30pm
Join the Jewish Folk Chorus on Visionaries of the Early 20th Century at Jewish Community High, 1835 Ellis St. SF  
$13 in advance; $16/14 at the door. We honor the activists, artists & scientists with song. Translations & intros provided. Learn more here.
Urban Adamah Teen Fellowship Week
Join this cohort of passionate peers and experience an immersive week of sustainable urban farming, social justice, and Jewish spirituality for high schoolers. You can read more and apply here! Dates: July 30th – August 3rd
Eligibility: For teens already in high school (currently in 9th-12th grade). Learn more here .
Scholarships for High School Jewish Student-Athletes
The Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Northern California is accepting nominations of outstanding Jewish student-athletes for a small college scholarship (approx. $1,500) to be awarded at a gala dinner at the San Francisco Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday, September 16th.  Learn more here .
Kehilla Invited to Ramadan Open House
Saturday, May 26th, 7-10pm at the ICCNC
Kehilla is a partner with the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC) in the Faith Trio, along with Montclair Presbyterian Church. ICCNC invites the Kehilla community to an Open House for the Muslim Holy Month of Ramadan. Learn more >>
MADRE: The Ladino Project
Saturday, June 2nd, 8pm at the Brava Theatre
In collaboration with flamenco artists present the Sephardic Woman's life cycle through song and dance. Learn more >>
JCC Afterschool Oakland: Fall 2018-2019 Registration Now Open! The JCC East Bay creates healthy communities inspired by Jewish values, culture, and tradition. JCC Afterschool programs provide safe and healthy environments for young people to play, grow, and explore through programming that encourages creativity, self-expression and community. Come find out more at our open house on Wednesday, May 30 6pm-7pm.   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.

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