May 23, 2019 || 18th of Iyyar, 5779 || י״ח בְּאִ יָּר תשע״ט
This is a unique opportunity
to get away from the hustle of our busy lives
and spend some time in community
in connection with nature.
We hope you can join!
Kehilla's Annual Retreat
July 12-14 at Bort Meadow
The Youth Spirit Artworks Tiny House Is Coming to Kehillla
Thursday, May 23rd, noon - 6pm in the Kehilla Parking Lot
Join us on the afternoon of May 23rd to learn about this project and tour the Tiny House. Talk with YSA’s Hannah Trumbull and EBHO's Vanessa Riles. Rebuild the world by building homes for youth.
Shabbat Service and Riley Newfield becoming Bar Mitzvah
May 25, 10am-12:30 pm
Join us as we celebrate Shabbat Morning and Riley Newfield becoming Bar Mitzvah with Rabbi Dev Noily, Beth Dickinson, Rabbi Carol Caine, Debbie Fier, and Lisa Zeiler. Join us for a celebratory and musical Shabbat morning, exploring parashat Behar. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush sponsored by Riley’s parents, Rachael Reiley and Emily Newfield. Learn more here.
Monday, May 27th: Kehilla Administrative Offices Closed For American Memorial Day
Morning Meditation Sit
Wednesday, May 29, 7:50am
With Rabbi Dev. In the Fireside Room (Enter through the Patio entrance on Fairview). Learn more here.
Upcoming Events
Shabbat Service and Sascha Amendola becoming Bar Mitzvah
Saturday, June 1,10am-12:30 pm
With Rabbi Gray, Hazzan Shulamit, Natalie Boskin, and Debbie Fier. Join us for a celebratory and musical Shabbat morning, exploring parashat Bechukotai. Everyone is welcome! Kiddush sponsored by Sascha’ parents, Ari Krakowski and Scott Amendola. Learn more here.
Tot Shabbat
Saturday, June 1, 10:30-11:15am
With Jen Miriam and Alon Altman with their Puppet Friends. Especially for the littlest tots (0-3 years) and their grown ups; children up to 5 are welcome! Join us for songs, prayers, friends and stories and end with challah and grape juice. Bring a snack to share at Kiddush if you’d like. Learn more here.
Feminism All Night with Kabbalat Shabbat
Friday, June 7, 6:30 pm - June 8, 4:00 am
A communal immersive all night long learning experiment to center feminism. It is a call to the community to engage together in feminism: the political, social, economical movement coming to fully challenge and resist patriarchy while dreaming up and manifesting a visionary new way of existence. A public gathering to delve deep into feminist learning. Come join to expand your awareness, connect with community, and shift the political tides towards justice. Learn more here!!
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Commuter bicycle for long-term loan!
From Sandra Razieli: I have a lightly used Raleigh commuter bicycle that is currently sitting in a garage in Oakland. I'd like to offer it to community members as a bike that can be shared/on loan (short or long term) I'm 5'5" so it will fit someone a little taller and a little shorter than me. Email me at bbm@raziyoga.com if interested.
Julie Litwin in getting an award!
As reported by Cathrine Lyons: Julie is a recipient of the Mildred Parish Massey Legacy Award from Congresswoman Barbara Lee. This award is in honor of Congresswoman Lee's late mother, a fierce champion for justice and equality. Julie will be honored at an event the afternoon of Saturday May 11. Not surprisingly, Julie only very reluctantly shared this informatio n. Continue reading.
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!!
Need any house painting?

One of our accompaniment teams is working with a young Guatemalan man who is looking for jobs to supplement his employment as a house painter. He is available to do painting, large jobs or small, interior or exterior. He and a friend have already painted the homes of two Kehilla members who report that the work was done well and at a lower cost than hiring a commercial company. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact Kehilla member Dan Alpert at 510-717-8565 or nelsonalpert@gmail.com. 
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Have you fulfilled your Avodah commitment for this membership year?
We have less than two months left!
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.
Photography by Glenn Shor
& Mixed Media & More by Lynn Lazarus
You are invited to see the current show in Kehilla's Fireside Room. To ensure availability of the space for viewing call or email Dee at 510-547-2424 x 100 or dee@kehillasynagogue.org. Learn more about the exhibit here.
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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!
IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY
Peace Literacy Day at Montclair Presbyterian Church
Sunday, June 2, 2019, 10 am - 3 pm
Montclair Presbyterian Church, Faith Trio partner of Kehilla, is hosting Paul K. Chappell, a West Point graduate and former army captain, in teaching the essential skills of Peace Literacy. Learn more here.

Call for Art
On the Consequences of Hate Speech, III
The Peninsula Jewish Community Center is accepting submissions for a group exhibit at PJCC and is inviting artists of all faiths and cultures to submit their work for consideration. Learn more here.
Hear from our Community Leaders
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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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