March 7th, 2019 || 30th of Adar I, 5779 || ל׳ בַּאֲדָר א׳
Purim Like It's 5779!
w. Chochmat HaLev and Kehilla
Wednesday, March 20, 6-10:30pm

at the Urban Adamah Farm
Put on your costume, and join Kehilla with our friends from Chochmat HaLev and Urban Adamah at the UA Farm for our annual Purim Megillah and blowout. Programming for all ages, from Jen Miriam and Alon’s musical puppet show, to a full Megillah reading with radical, creative interpretations, to a dance party with live music! Use this link for more information and to get your tickets.
Purim Carnival
Sunday, March 24, 2-4pm
Come one, come all, join us for the Purim Carnival- all ages welcome! There will be games, prizes, hamentashen, a bounce house, and more! Sliding scale $10-$36 per family. Costumes are encouraged. In the Social Hall. Learn more here.
Move Your Money: Reduce Climate Risk in Your Investments
Thursday, March 7, 7-9pm
Learn how big banks fuel climate change, how to find climate-friendly banking options, and how to move your investments into socially responsible funds. We will have speakers from Fossil Free CA. Learn more here.
Liturgically Traditional, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, March 8, 6-7:30 pm
Join us for  Liturgically Traditional, Radically Inclusive Kabbalat Shabbat  for a more traditional davenning style of Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv, the Shabbat evening service: songful and in Hebrew, following the full liturgy.
ALL are welcome to come pray, sing, hum, clap and celebrate building our beloved community. Kiddush and light oneg (ritual snacks) after the service. Cosponsored by Kehilla and Glitter Kehilla. Learn more here.
Shabbat Morning Service
Saturday, March 9, 10:30am-12:15pm
With Rabbi David and Julie Nesnansky. This Shabbat we come to the very end of the Book of Exodus. If you want to leyn: Exodus 40:28-32; Ex. 40:33-35; Ex.40:36-38, contact Rabbi David. Kiddush will follow; bring veggie finger food to share if you can. Learn more here.
Book Discussion Group
Monday, March 11, 7- 9pm
March's book: The Best Place on Earth by Ayelet Tsabari. All Kehilla members are welcome to join us for our customary meetings on the second Monday of the month at 7pm. Learn more here.
Kehilla Sings!
Tuesday, March 12, 7pm-8:30pm
A new monthly gathering with Hazzan Shulamit to circle round and sing together. We’ll nourish our bodies, minds, and spirits with nigunuim (wordless melodies), new tunes for ancient prayers, and songs to take out into the streets. Join us for a delicious night of tuning into our souls and to one another. Everyone’s welcome! Donations accepted at the door $5-15. Learn more here.
Morning Meditation Sit
Wednesday, March 13, 7:50am
With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Learn more here.
Upcoming Events
Where all are Welcome:
Building Sanctuary for Migrants Arriving in the Bay Area
March 16, 7 - 9pm, Kehilla sanctuary
Join SURJ Bay Area & SF, Interfaith Movement 4 Human Integrity, and Kehilla for an evening of solidarity and action as we learn about the experiences of asylum seekers who traveled as part of a caravan, understand the role of white supremacy in the current humanitarian crisis and learn direct, concrete ways to support those seeking asylum here in the Bay. Please RSVP here. 
Tikkun Ha-Nefesh (Repair of the Soul) Healing Racism, Unpacking White Privilege – Affinity Group
Sunday, March 17, 10am-12pm
Faciitators: Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman and Chaplain Laura Fitch
This group is part of the community’s larger project of addressing racism and de-centering whiteness within and beyond our congregation. This will be a safe space in which to engage in the emotional and spiritual journey of healing and repairing the soul around these critical issues. You do not have to participate in the larger affinity group in order to attend these sessions, and you are welcome to come to as many or as few sessions as will facilitate your healing journey. Learn more here.
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Kehilla cemetery area consecration
Sunday, March 17th 2-4pm; reception 4-6pm
Kehilla has deepened its evolution as a congregation with the development of a burial section in Mt. View Cemetery. Please join your community at the consecration of Plot 70. Learn more here.
Celebration of Life in loving memory of Carolyn Pedrotti
Sunday, March 17, 5pm
You are cordially invited to a memorial in loving memory of Carolyn Pedrotti.
Doors open at 5pm and the Service begins promptly at 5:15pm.
A small reception will follow. In the Sanctuary. Learn more here.
New Music for Shabbat and Protests and More: Listen and Learn!
A message from Hazzan Shulamit: Over the past few months, I've learned many new melodies that we're slowing integrating into some of our prayer services, as well as songs for taking out to the streets for rallies and protests. There's more to come, and Kehilla Sings! is a great opportunity to sink into song and lift up your soul as we learn 2-3 new melodies each month. The next Kehilla Sings! event is on Tues, March 12, 7:00-8:30 pm. Enjoy listening and learning and sharing in new melodies here!
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. If you’re interested but have never chanted torah before, or if it’s been a long time and you expect to need significant support, please contact Hazzan Shulamit first– S hulamit@kehillasynagogue.org . See dates here .
Kehilla Community Passover Seder
Save the Date
Saturday, April 20th
Details & Tickets Coming Soon
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Dear Friends and Family of Ariel:
To honor our dear Ariel, we are announcing today the establishment of the  Ariel Rose Memorial Fund . We have found the perfect non-profit partner in the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights and specifically with their new project,  Restore Oakland .
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.  While it’s fun and rewarding, it’s a disorganized and mostly unpaid way to work. Learn more here.
Immigration Committee Request
Casual work urgently needed for young Honduran man. William is reliable and eager to do any odd jobs around your home or yard. Do you want some help in your garden? Any repairs needed in your home? No project too small! William is currently living with us and we can recommend him. Please call me, Esther Ehrlich, with any questions or offers of work: (510) 847-0628 
Have you joined yet?
Norah Needs You!
Norah is an expert joke-teller, modern-dancer, ice cream-licker, and loving big sister. At five years old, she takes her jobs pretty seriously.
Norah was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder called Fanconi Anemia (FA). Essentially, FA interferes with her body’s ability to properly repair its DNA. If untreated, it increases her risk of leukemia or bone marrow failure to 90%.
Norah will need a bone marrow transplant. Unfortunately, none of Norah's family members are a match for her. Norah has a donor match out there – it could be YOU. Join the “Be The Match” registry with a simple, painless cheek swab to help save Norah’s life. Adding donors to the registry increases the likelihood of finding a life-saving match for Norah and others in need.
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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!
Youth Opportunities
Tivnu: Building Justice Gap Year
The Tivnu Gap Year is nine months of hands-on Jewish social justice engagement. Participants create a community living together, discovering the Pacific Northwest, and more! For youth ages 17-20. Learn more here
KEHILLA MEMBERS
IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY
Kitka 40th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion Concert
Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 7:30pm
Join Kehilla member Barbara Petterson and other members and alum of Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble for this wonderful concert. This promises to be a wonderful, song-filled event that will lift the roof! At the First Congregational Church of Oakland. Learn more here.
1000 Grandmothers for Future Generations is gearing up for 5 Lakota Grandmothers from South Dakota to spend 10 days here with us in the Bay area.
"My Soul is Filled with Joy" book reading and discussion.
Monday, March 18th, 2019; 6:00pm

Please join me at my home to hear my sister Karen Treiger read her new book, "My Soul is Filled with Joy". Learn more here.
Middle Eastern Rhythms Drum Class
Sundays 4-5:15 PM
Learn hand drum technique and Middle Eastern and N. African Rhythms
$125. for the 5-class series or $35./class drop-in 
More info available: debbie@debbiefier.com
IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY
Kehilla invited to Persian New Year Celebration at ICCNC
Saturday, March 16, 2 - 7 pm
Kehilla folks are invited to celebrate the Persian New Year at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California on Sat, March 16, 2- 7 pm. Kids welcome. RSVP required.
Understanding Muslim Neighbors
Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 9:30am
Abrahamic Alliance International  is offering a transformational seminar building bridges of understanding between Jews and Muslims for tikkun olam.  Learn more here.
Living with BRCA mutations and hereditary cancers
On March 28 in Berkeley, CA, join the Basser Center for BRCA and Congregation Beth El for a dynamic evening with a panel of experts who will discuss the experience of living with BRCA mutations and hereditary cancers. Register here.
Yavilah McCoy at USF
Sunday, March 31, 7pm
Come hear this important Black Jewish leader - one of the new national Women's March Steering Committee members, address intersections of racism and antisemitism!
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