Jewish Holidays

High Holidays

The High Holidays are a special time for Kehila as we welcome the public to attend our services. Reb David and the congregation are accompanied by talented musicians, and the bema is adorned with tapestries created by Kehila members. Community members of all ages participate in the services, which include much singing and dancing. Our unique children's programs integrate worship, music and art.


Last night we had a small seder with two families. Myself and my pre-bat mitzvah daughter and our friends Jessica and Levy and their 11-year-old daughter.  In the press of time before the seder, I gathered several Maxwell house haggadot and three other types of haggadot (none of which was a matched set) and printed off a few copies of the HIAS haggadah supplement to make the seder a forum for thinking about refugees.  This was not a matched set!

Holiday Celebrations


Kehila-ites love Sukkot so much, we celebrate twice - once in a sukkah at a member's home, and once in the country - harvesting apples and eating a sumptuous feast!


Purim at Kehila is a festive, hilarious and delicious occasion traditionally celebrated on the Sunday nearest the holiday, and sometimes even on the actual day. Kehilaites of all ages wear holiday finery, or at least some combination of bathrobes, headgear, ethnic items and household schmattas that they think approximates the attire of the royal Persian court. 


Kehila's often irreverant approach to Jewish holidays and customs is nowhere more apparent than at Shavuot, the holiday that commemorates the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai.