October 4, 2018 || 25th of Tishrei, 5779 || כ״ה בְּתִשְׁרֵי תשע״ט
Wanting to revisit High Holy Day Services?
Videos and Sermons posted here .
We need help taking down the Sukkah!
Friday, October 5th, 2-3:15 pm.
Please contact maya@kehillasynagogue.org if you are free to help -
we'd be most obliged!
Love versus Truth, taught by Rabbi Burt - first class is tonight!
Dates: Thursday’s from 7-9pm, October 4 , October 18, November 1 and November 15, 2018
Cost: $65 for Kehilla members, $85 for non-Kehilla members
Cost includes the printed materials for this course. There will be assigned readings for the second, third and forth classes. Learn more here .
What's At Stake: Immigration, Housing and Why Your Vote Counts
Thursday, October 4, 7pm
Kehilla is a co-sponsor of this event action-oriented program focused getting out the vote for the upcoming elections and beyond. Speakers will focus on immigration and housing issues. Learn more here.
Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, October 5, 7:30-9pm
Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat with Rabbi Dev Noily, Debbie Fier, and Julie Nesnansky for a song-filled and soulful evening of both spirited and contemplative prayer. Kiddush follows the service. Please bring something veggie to share. Learn more here .
Family Shabbat Service + Baby Welcoming with Rabbi Gray and Beth Dickinson
Saturday, October 6, 10:30am-12:00 pm
People of ALL ages– Join us for a celebratory Shabbat morning exploring Parashat Breishit, the very beginning of the Torah! We will also welcome Benjamin Stone Braillard, child of Rachel Stone and Michael Braillard, to the community with special blessings at the Torah. Kiddush following services is sponsored by Bracha and Don Stone, and you’re also invited to bring something veggie to share for kiddush lunch after services. Learn more here .
Open Minds, Open Hearts: Exploring Class Dynamics in our Kehilla Community; Sunday, October 7, 1-5pm
A Free Experiential Workshop for ALL Kehilla Members: ⧫ Get to know your fellow congregants (and yourself!) on a deeper level ⧫ Gain understanding and compassion as we learn about our differences and similarities, and the ways that we have all been influenced by society’s concepts of Jews, money, and power ⧫ Recognize the gifts you’ve received from your class backgrounds, and how you can utilize this awareness in Kehilla and the wider community ⧫ Brainstorm ways that Kehilla can be more responsive to and inclusive of members who are working class / lower income. Learn more here. RSVP here by 9/26.
Book Discussion Group: All The Rivers by Dorit Rabinyan
Monday, October 8, 7-9 pm
All Kehilla members are welcome to join us for our customary meetings on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. For more information about the Book Group, contact Terry at  mcglynnmandel@gmail.com.
Morning Meditation Sit
Wednesday, October 10, 7:50am
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 here.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Shabbat Service and Amelia Spong becoming Bat Mitzvah
Saturday, October 13, 10am-12:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate Shabbat and Amelia’s simcha with Rabbi David, Hazzan Shulamit, Natalie Boskin, and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory, musical Shabbat morning exploring Parashat Noach. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush provided by Amelia’s parents, Brandy and Yasha Spong. Learn more here .
Shabbat Service and Isaiah Phillips becoming Bar Mitzvah
Saturday, October 20, 10am-12:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate Shabbat and Isaiah’s simcha with Sharon Grodin, Julie Nesnansky, Rabbi Julie Saxe-Taller, and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory, musical Shabbat morning exploring Parashat Lech L’cha. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush provided by Isaiah’s parents, Rebecca Long and Josh Phillips. Learn more here .
First 'Kids of Color and their POC Parent(s)/Interracial Couple Co-Parents –
Potluck Social' Affinity Group Meeting
Saturday, October 20, 5 - 7 pm at Kehilla
Please RSVP to Matthew: mattleber75@gmail.com. Learn more here.
Ten Essentials of Judaism, taught by Rabbi Dev
Monday’s from 7-9pm,
October 22, November 26, December 17, 2018 and
January 28, February 25, March 25, April 22 and May 27, 2019.
Note: This is a continuing class with ongoing registration.
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Immigration Committee Request: Need for Housing
As many of you know, Valeria, who came to the US with a caravan of trans women and gay asylum seekers from Central America and Mexico last year, has been living with our family, which has been a wonderful experience for all of us. But she’s now ready for the next big step in her life! She wants to find a place to live with her boyfriend, William, who is an immigrant from Honduras, has held down the same job for the past three years, and has a steady income. (Valeria is on the verge of receiving her work permit.) They’d like to find a one-bedroom place in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, or Richmond and can afford up to $1500/month. (They’re also open to a two-bedroom, in which case William’s brother could move in with them and help with the expense.) In this current market, it will be very difficult for them to find a place without some help. Do you have a place you’d be willing to offer at a below-market rate to these two lovely young people? Will you please spread the word? We’re happy to answer any questions or provide references.
Thank you! Neal Davis and Esther Ehrlich. (510) 847-0628 
Kehilla's 'Belonging and Allyship Project' racial justice affinity groups
• Kids of Color and their POC Parent(s)/Interracial Couple Co-Parents – Potluck Social'
See event above

• For more information on the ‘Folks with White Privilege’ affinity group contact Susan: susanschulman60@gmail.com.
• For more information on the Kehilla People of Color Affinity Group please contact Penny: penro@comcast.net . Learn more here .


• White Parents of Children of Color
See event above
Only Three Weeks Left!
Creation of Kehilla section in Mt. View Cemetery IN ACTIVE PROCESS. Save $2000-$3000 PER GRAVE through 10/31/18. Of 48 graves, only 13 left to purchase; no room for expansion. Space also available in Kehilla's 2 cremation graves. If interested, suggest you call soon. Jane Hoberman: 510-333-1848
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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 . Talya 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!
KEHILLA MEMBERS IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY
Upcoming Drum Classes
Sunday afternoons 4-5:15 in Oakland (near Mills College)
October 28, November 4, 11, 18
Learn hand drum technique and Middle Eastern Rhythms!
This is a perfect anti-dote to what's happening around us - come be together in a circle and drum - it is healing! $100. for the 4-class series or $35/class drop-in
Please RSVP to hold your spot, and I will give you more details ( debbie@debbiefier.com)
Responsible, mature man seeking housing
Responsible, neat, 54 y.o. single man seeking a room with other adults in a safe neighborhood in Oakland, or Berkeley, preferably close to public transit. U.C. Berkeley alum with diverse interests, politically progressive and open minded. Currently working as a freelance editor and writer. Contact at hofyeh@yahoo.com .
IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY
Forum for Oakland Mayoral candidates
Sunday, October 7, 4-5:30pm
From 3-4 there will be an informal reception where to meet the candidates and gather their campaign information. Candidates for several other Oakland offices will also be there.
Reclaiming Your German Citizenship
Wednesday, October 10, 7:30pm
Do you have a parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent who lost their German
citizenship between 1933-1945 because of Nazi persecution? Would you like to reclaim this citizenship and become a German and EU citizen? Find out how at this workshop with the German Consulate of San Francisco. They will present
information about who is eligible, how the process works, and answer your questions. Learn more here.
Free Screening of the movie Human Flow
Sat, October 13, 7pm
Jewish Family & Community Services Bay invites you to our 12th annual Art of Living gala event on Sunday, October 14, 2018 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette. This year, we are thrilled to welcome Berkeley's own  W. Kamau Bell , host of CNN's Emmy-winning  United Shades of America . The conversation will be moderated by  Rachael Myrow , KQED reporter & host. The evening will support JFCS East Bay's vital services for refugees, immigrants, kids, parents, seniors, and Holocaust survivors here in the East Bay. Information and tickets:   https://jfcs-eastbay.org/art-of-living-2018/
Hear from our Community Leaders
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