October 3, 2019 || 4th of Tishrei, 5780 || ד׳ בְּתִשְׁרֵי תש״פ
Kehilla's Administrative Offices will be closed on Tuesday, October 8th and Wednesday, October 9th for Kol Nidre & Yom Kippur.
Services will be held at Scottish Rite on Tuesday night & Wednesday morning, and at Kehilla on Wednesday afternoon.
All are welcome.
Art by D. Jeanette Nichols
High Holy Days 5780

Rosh Hashanah: September 29 - October 1

Yom Kippur: October 8 - 9

Tools for our Time:
Teshuvah, Tefillah, Tzedakah
תשובה תפילה צדקה

(Re)turning/repair, reflection/prayer and
acts of righteousness
Shabbat Shuva
Saturday, October 5 10:30am-12:15pm
With Howard Hamburger and Julie Nesnansky. Practice in the power of this one Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur– the Shabbat of Turning. Join us for davenen and an extended torah study and discussion. Kiddush sponsored by Amy Bat Tzipora in memory of her beloved Bubbies, and Beth Weinberger in memory of her mother, Frieda Weinberger. In the Fireside Room. Learn more here.
Book Discussion Group
Monday, October 7, 7-9pm
October's book:  End of Days  by Jenny Erpenbeck
All Kehilla members are welcome to join us for our customary meetings on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. See our selections for the next few meetings  here . For more information about the Book Group, contact Terry at  mcglynnmandel@gmail.com . Learn more here.
Kehilla's Administrative Offices will be closed on Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9 for Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur.
Morning Meditation Sit: Not at Kehilla!
Wednesday, October 9, 8:30-9am at Scottish Rite
There will be a meditation space on the third floor of the Scottish Rite Center from 8:30-9am, you are welcome to join - follow the posted signs to find the right room.
Upcoming Events
Shabbat Morning Service and Aufruf celebration!
Saturday, October 12, 10:30am-12:30pm
With Rabbi Dev, Hazzan Shulamit, and Julie Nesnansky, a joyful shabbat morning of prayer, torah, and our celebration of the upcoming wedding of Jeremy Eliot Sachs & Tyler Lyn Sorrow. Jeremy and Tyler are sponsoring the kiddush in honor of their simcha. In the Sanctuary. Learn more here.
3 Generation Chavurah
Sunday, October 13, 11:30am-2:30 pm
A pre-Sukkot lulav and etrog potluck brunch. This chavurah provides families with babies and young children a chance to share their children with older members who want nothing more than to get down and play with some little ones. RSVP to 3genchav@kehillasynagogue.org . If you would like to participate, and you are not already on this email list, send us an email to join this group. 
Community Klezmer (Simchat Torah) Band at Kehilla - Dress Rehearsal
Sunday , October 13, 10am-1pm
Join Kehilla/Chochmat Ha Lev/Aquarian Minyan members in a community offering of musical celebration! This opportunity is open to all with a basic facility on an instrument. We will get familiar with the music from charts and/or recordings before rehearsal, and then meet up to solidify and fine-tune our ensemble. Learn more here.
Monday, October 14: Kehilla Administrative Offices Closed for Sukkot
Party in the Sukkah w. Jewish Studio Project & Shamati - at Urban Adamah
Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 7:30-11pm
Kehilla is excited to co-sponsor this event, coming to a sukkah near you: Lulav shaking. Dance breaking. Art making. Soul waking! Celebrate Sukkot where the holiday was born...on a farm! Shofar so good? 7:30 pm: Paint your heart out in the Sukkah with The Jewish Studio Project, while enjoying s'mores, a cozy bonfire and craft cocktails by Chochmat HaLev's Maggid Mixologiost, Jhos Singer. Learn more here and get tickets here!
"Life, Death and the Meaning of Legacy in Our Lives"
Sunday, October 20, 5-7pm
A potluck dinner and structured discussion. An initial exploration of ethical wills, focused on the gifts we've inherited, and the "gleanings" (learnings, experiences, contributions) we hope to leave behind. Bring a substantive veggie or fish dish to share. Hosted by the Chevra Kadisha in the friendly intimacy of a backyard  sukkah . For location and to RSVP, email  rabbishifrah@gmail.com  . Or call 510-915-1040.
Kehilla Neighborhood Brunches
Sunday, October 20, 11am-1pm
Four hosts in four geographic areas of our congregation have offered to open their houses so that you can meet members who live in your area. Stay tuned to your email for locations and details! Learn more here.
Kehilla in the News
Have you renewed your Membership?
The primary contact in your household received an email with a link to your form. Can't find it? Request another one here.
STILL can't find it? Email Maya: maya@kehillasynagogue.org
Can you help during Yom Kippur?

Go to  kehillasynagogue.org/VHHD  to see the shifts and sign up for one (note the different tabs) . Questions? Contact maya@kehillasynagogue.org  / 510.547.2424 x 106
New Art Show in Fireside Room!
More than 20 talented Kehilla member artists are part of our annual High Holy Days group exhibit now on view. Stop by and enjoy the widely varied show. Artists' Reception: November 10th, 3-5pm.
T orah Chanting Opportunities : Love to chant Torah? We want YOU to leyn!
Teens and Adults, let’s do this, one aliyah at a time  Join us for Shabbat morning services and share your skills and love of leynen with our community. See dates and learn more here!!
This is Aurora Levins Morales, a resident poet of Kehilla. You’ve heard me read my work during services for years. Now, other synagogues are using my poetry, too, and asking me to write pieces for them. Learn more here.
Immigration Committee Request #1

A shy, kind Colombian immigrant is in urgent need of stable housing. She is 9 months pregnant and has just been evicted from her room in Oakland. She must move very soon. She can pay $700 per month, and is seeking a place where she can stay six months with a newborn child. She is also seeking baby gear, most urgently a stroller with a car seat for coming home from the hospital. She has been in the US for less than two years and has no family here. Please contact Yael with any leads at yael@mujeresunidas.net
Immigration Committee Request #2

We have a sponsor and young Guatemalan man who need housing as soon as possible. The sponsor is a PhD candidate at UC Berkeley, whose landlords decided to sell their house. He is a wonderful, perfectly-matched sponsor (has lived on & off in Guatemala and started his own nonprofit there) who is committed to providing housing for our recently-arrived friend. An ideal setup would be with someone who has a back house or empty rooms that understands the situation and is willing to offer below-market rent as an act of solidarity. They are looking for: Reasonable rent. Sponsor's price range is $800-$1,400, but the upper end of that range is a hardship. Two rooms if possible. Oakland or Berkeley--closer to their accompaniment team and to campus. The sponsor's classes resume Aug 28, so they are hoping to move in sometime August 19-28. I know this is a tight window, but let's think hard, spread the word, and see what housing we can find! Please email the sponsor, Michael, directly at < michaelbakal@gmail.com > with possibilities. Both individuals are wonderfully warm, positive, energetic, and conscientious
Norah Needs You!!
Norah is a 5 year old in our Kehilla Community who needs a bone-marrow donor. You might save a life by joining the marrow-donor registry, which is easy and free to do. If that isn't an option for you, there are other ways you can help!! Learn more here.
Donate Supplies to Help
People Experiencing Homelessness
Please help Tayla Husbands-Hankin support our homeless population by donating new & used tents, tarps, blankets, warm socks, warm men’s coats, sweatshirts & sweaters! A large box is located by the sanctuary door at Kehilla. Please fill it with these items only . Talya will pick up the items periodically and deliver them to people who need them. Questions? Contact Jeanne Finberg, jeanne.finberg@gmail.com . Thank you!
The Art and Gift of Forgiveness
Thursday October 17, 24, 31 and November 7, 7-9pm at Chochmat Halev
In a loving & supportive environment we will study & wrestle with issues around forgiveness, using class discussion, historical references, small group sharing, and spiritual tools and exercises. Email Nicky Silver for more info nickysilver3@mac.com.
Save the date!
Cancer Cafe and Writing Workshop (Reimagine End of Life)
Monday, October 28 6:30pm-8:30pm free, donations requested
Using performance, Judith demonstrates a role reversal, from chronic pain specialist to patient diagnosed with cancer. Facilitated writing, reflection and discussion will be our tools for deepening. Learn more here.
Unbounded Heart just published!
Rabbi Diane Elliot is pleased to announce the publication of a new book of sacred poetry, Unbounded Heart. Available on-line at amazon.com, morebooks.de, and locally at Afikomen Judaica in Berkeley.
An Evening with Bill McKibben and john powell: Climate Crisis, Designer Babies, Our Common Future
Friday, October 18, 6:30pm
Both climate change and proposals to alter the genes of future generations are challenges to social justice. Join us for this powerful conversation on the future of our planet and our shared humanity. Learn more here.
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