Giving of ourselves to those in need is a bedrock principle of Kehila. Our members are engaged in tikkun olam (repairing the world) in their everyday lives as well as special projects organized or endorsed by our active committees.
Kehila has a long tradition of working to protect the lives, rights, and dignity of those outside of our own community. The Social Action Committee organizes and publicizes opportunities for individuals and families to contribute to this work.
Kehila publically states that we repair the world through giving of ourselves in social action, in loving kindness, giving to the poor, and through community and personal commitment to the Earth. We carry out these values in our Tzedakah program as well.
Environmental consciousness and activism have been part of Kehila from the beginning. Our active Green Team keep us informed of opportunities and tactics to conserve, reuse and recycle. In 2013 we became the first religious community without a building to be certified by GreenFaith as a part of their Green Sanctuary program.
In Times of Need
The Chesed Committee stands ready to help Kehila members through the hard times, especially illness and bereavement. We are also happy to assist for the more joyous events in a member's life, such as help around the birth of a baby.