March 22, 2018 || 6th of Nisan, 5778
Shout out to Kehilla in The Jewish News!
Check out this article about the young Jewish generation's experience in the Bay
THIS WEEK AT KEHILLA
Tot Shabbat
Friday March 23rd, 6:30-8 pm
For children up to 5 years old (or older if they enjoy it) and their grown-ups. Led by Jen Miriam Kantor, Alon Altman and Jen’s puppet friends. Please bring a vegetarian potluck dish. In the Social Hall. Learn more >>
Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, March 24th, 10:30 am-12 pm
Join us for Shabbat Morning Service. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the Kiddush after services.
In the Fireside Room. Learn more >>
Current Threats to Immigrants
Sunday, March 25th, 1-5 pm at
Come learn how recent immigration policies affect members of our community. Meet representatives from organizations working for immigrant justice and learn how you can get involved. Temple Beth Shalom Social Hall. Learn more >>
Morning Meditation Sit
Wednesday, March 28th, 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.
~ PASSOVER ~ פסח שמח

Seder Sharing!
Have room at your Seder table?
 Looking to join a Seder in the community?
Invite someone to your Seder or search for one to attend here - people have already connected with hosts and guests for Passover !
Kehilla Seder Tickets Going Fast!!
We warmly invite you to join us for our Annual Community Seder, “Spiritual Audacity & Social Resistance” - we only have about 20 tickets left, so buy your tickets now!
Home Use Haggadah
We offer you wonderful resources for your seder at home!
Glitter Seder
Friday, March 30th, 6-9:30 pm
Glitter Kehilla is hosting our annual first night Passover Seder on Friday, March 30th at 6pm. Young adults are invited to come together for ritual, themes of liberation, and a potluck of delicious veggie food.  RSVP here . Learn more >>
Seder for Black Lives
Sunday, April 1st, 4:30 pm
Join us for the first annual Seder for Black Lives! A collaborative, innovative, social justice oriented Seder! We are also looking for volunteers to help set up and lead pieces of the Seder. To volunteer please contact Laura at lafitch@gmail.com. To attend, please contact Nanci at 510-301-5073.
Passover
Kabbalat Shabbat - Passover
Friday, April 6th, 7:30-9:30 pm
Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat-Passover 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 of Passover – YIZKOR
Saturday, April 7th, 10:30am-12:00 pm
Join us for Shabbat of Passover – YIZKOR. Please bring a vegetarian dish to share for the Kiddush after services.
The Kehilla office will be closed on Friday, March 30th and on Monday, April 2 for Passover
UPCOMING EVENTS
Save the date! Salon with Rabbi Gray
Jewish Studio Project, Wednesday,
April 25, 7:30pm
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 >>
“The Long Shadow”
Wednesday April 11th, 7:15pm at Grand Lake Theatre
Dear members of Kehilla, Diane and I saw “The Long Shadow” at the Mill Valley Film Festival.” It’s a marvelous look at the history of slavery in America and its current legacy. I want to suggest that all Kehilla members attend this showing. The film offers suggestions about how to combat the systemic racism in this country. The film’s director, Frances Causey, will be present to answer questions following the film. Blessings,
Rabbi Burt. Learn more >>
KEHILLA MEMBERS IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY
Kai Levenson-Cupp Speaking at March for our Lives
Kai, who is a teaching assistant in Kehila's school and a member of JYCA, will be one of the youth speaking at the San Francisco March for our Lives this Saturday, the 24th of March, at the Civic Center Plaza at 1pm
Administrative and Personal Assistant job listing
Provide administrative support for professional writer with neurodiversity challenges. Requires excellent personal communication skills, social media aptitude, and strong organizational abilities to manage both details and overview of multiple kinds of information,and co-create systems to simplify administrative needs. Must be tech savvy enough to troubleshoot systems with help of tech support. Desktop publishing skills a plus.10 hours/week, on your own schedule. Pays: $27/hr  Learn more here >>
Middle Eastern Drum Classes
Beginning April 8th, 4-5:15 pm
I am teaching a 5-class series focusing on drum technique and rhythms from N. Africa and the Middle East. Classes are Sundays 4-5:15 on these dates: April 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6.
Cost for the 5 classes is $125. (drop-in is $35/class) Classes are at my home in Oakland. Email Debbie@debbiefier.com to register, learn more >>
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Purchase graves in Mountain View cemetery in Oakland
So that Kehilla members can be buried together and we can get that area consecrated as Jewish. We are currently in active conversation with the CFO and Sales Manager at Mt. View. As there is a tight window of time for these plans, this is a wonderful time for you to follow up if you have been thinking about this option for yourself and loved ones. For more information, please contact Jane Hoberman (home: 510-843-6047; cell: 510-333-1848; hoberman@pacbell.net) or Cathy Steirn (510-289-2363; ketzilah@sbcglobal.net). by April 1, 2018.
Seeking Car Seat for 22 pound baby
For the baby of an immigrant family our accompaniment team is working with, please contact marubel@comcast.net
IT'S COLD OUT THERE! 
Donate Blankets, tents and warm clothes for people experiencing homelessness
Please help Tayla Husbands-Hankin 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. 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 . Thanks!
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 >>
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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