JEC registration is now open for the 2014-2015/5775 year! 

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Click here to view the JEC registration brochure and to view the Mitzvah Masters brochure click here.

Services Schedule

Friday, October 31
7:00 PM
Shabbat Service

Saturday, November 1
10:00 AM Shabbat Service - Ryan Bley becomes Bar Mitzvah
4:30 PM Shabbat Service - Isabelle D'Amico becomes Bat Mitzvah

To see the complete list of who has participated, please click here.

We thank our generous donors:

Deborah and Steven Abram

Jane and Richard Abrams

Rebeca Appelbaum

Bonnie Arnold

Robin and Daniel Arnonson

Michael Asher

Michelle and Robert Ashley

Dianne Atkins

Lyn and Al Avins

Cyndi and Glen Barad

Danice Hertz and Julian Bay

Laurie and Bill Berenson

Sue and Robert Benun

Pamela and Alan Bergman

Jill and Josh Berman

Rabbi Amy Bernstein

Jeanne and Edwin Bernstein

Rosanne and Martin Bloom

Chrissy and Jason Blumenthal

Miriam and Justin Bookey

Karen Borell

Alyce Botwinick

Selina and Brian Boxer Wachler

Betsy Braun

Lauren and Lloyd Braun

Jacqueline and Rubin Braunstein

Wendy and Scott Bremen

Jacqueline Kosecoff and Robert Brook

Wendy and Jeffrey Broudy

Sherry and Gary Burdorf

Robin and Robert Burg

Carol Petschek and Martin Caan

Melanie and Ross Canter

Judy and Mitchell Cohen

Kate and Bobby Cohen

Wendy and Victor Coleman

Shirlene and Isaac Comfortes

Garry Corman

Amy Bersch and Christopher Crain

Nancy Cronig

Karen and Robert Cypers

Randall and Lisa Davidson and Carol Solomon

Winifred Davis

Marcia De Paula

Mary and Chuck Dembo

Marci and Jeff Dinkin

Jessica and Jon Dishell

Joan and Albert Dorman

Barbara and Edward Dreyfus

Robin and Robert Eatman

Susan and Mark Edelstein

Carol and Bruce Eisen

Jill and Robert Eisfelder

Kim and David Eisman

Florence Elfant

Leslie and William Elkus

Dana and Rick Entin

Karen and Jonathan Ephraim

Heidi and Jonathan Epstein

Dana and Sumner Fein

Michele and Rick Feldmann

Laurie and Jon Feltheimer

Becky Fish

Lara and David Fishman

Lauren and Austin Fite

Susan Frank

Lora Fremont

Marsi and Cantor Chayim Frenkel

Andrea Wallace and Jonathan Friedman

Diana and Robert Friedman

Rhonda Sherman-Friedman and Barry Friedman

dorothy Cameau and Jed Fuhrman

Pat Train Gage and Sanford Gage

Sheila and Andy Garb

Hellen and Dennis Gaskin

Sharon and Andrew Gavin

Jaimie and Michael Geller

Gordon Gerson

Kitty and Paul Glass

Marianne and Irwin Gold

Diane Goldberg

Laura and Daniel Goldberg

Margaret Goldenhersh

Michelle Morrow and Jeffrey Goldsmith

Anette and Greg Goldstein

Laura Goodfriend

Melinda Goodman

Wendy Felson and David Goodman

Lynn and Robert Goren

Sheri and Michael Green

M. Louise and Alvin Greene

Jill Grey

Laura and Elliot Gross

Karyn Grossman

Linda and Andy Gruenberg

Laura Guthman

Jane Gutman

Courtney and Jason Harrow

Carolyn and Donald Haselkorn

Laura Diamond and Christopher Heisen

Lisa and David Hernand

Chona and Doug Hirsch

Elaine Hoffman

Mary and Howard Hoffman

Lisa and Matt Humiston

Jacquie and David Israel

Jeffrey Jacobs

Keiko and Laurence Jacobson

Rachel and Bruce Jeffer

Darian and Richard Jennings

Jacqueline and Marvin Jubas

Fay and Bruce Kagan

Joan and Arnold Kalan

Tamar and Matthew Kane

Melanie and Josh Kaplan

Arlene and Leon Karo

Vickie and Stuart Karten

Deena and Jerry Katz

Geoffrey Evans and Bernard Katz

Wendy Bishop and David Kendall

Dana Kiper

Karen Olender and Aaron Kipnis

Stacy Green-Kirshbaum and Bruce Kirshbaum

Gaby and Randyl Kirshner

Kristen Klein

Susan Kanowith-Klein and Marvin Klein

Carol and Bert Kleinman

Ilana and Klaus Koch

Elizabeth and Mark Kogan

Barbara and Ben Kohn

Betsy Korbonski

Anna and Richard Korngute

Mary Beth and Robert Kors

Deanna and Eric Kripke

Hilde Garcia and David Krol

Paula and Frederick Kuhns

Laura Kuper

Anne and Len Kupfer

Stephanie and Robert Lakin

Enid and Daniel Lambert

Tracy Landau

Susan Purcell and Yair Landau

Debbi and John Landsberg

Melissa and Brian Latt

Sheryl and Jonathan Layne

Wendy and Gary Leshgold

Alexis and Gregory Lessans

Jan Levine

Patricia Lewin

Judy Lipkin

Shelley and Phil London

Marlo Longstreet

Felicia Lopez

Therese and Jeff Lotman

Eve and Jerome Lubin

Nina and David Luce

Laurie Hasencamp and Michael Lurey

Kimberly and Andrew Lurie

Beverley Auerbach and Bart Lynn

Sue and Anthony Marguleas

Dianne and David Markman

Kevin Marks

Denise Kelton Marsh and Paho Marsh

Pamela and Ron Mass

Deborah Klein and Mort Marcus

Patricia and Gilbert Martin

Debra and Chris Matsumoto

Janet and Dennis Mendel

Chana and Stephen Messer

Marka and Ronald Midwin

Meagan and Brian Midwin

Andie and Mark Miller

Angela and Mark Milstein

Jennifer and David Miner

Todd Morgan

Marcy and Steve Morris

Margot Morrison

Jenny and Robert Morton

Ann and Jerry Moss

Julie and Jean-Baptiste Nadal

Elaine and Gerald Nadler

Holly Moss-Naim and Kevin Naim

Sheila and Richard Nasch

Wendell New and Hillar Kaplan-New

Sally Koenig and Michael Novitch

Liz and Michael Nyman

Jane Oppenheim

Janie and Allan Orenstein

Bren and Jeremy Padawer

Loren Kaplan and Scott Packer

Dorian Parker

Zuzka and Philip Polishook

Rachel Berman and Jonathan Pollack

Mieke Ter Poorten

Synthia and Gary Praglin

Maggie and Kirk Prestegard

Sheryl and Ken Pressberg

Gail and Gary Rachelefsky

Joan Herman and Richard Rasiej

Shelli Rein

Didi and Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

Joshua Resnick

Kendall and Matthew Rhodes

Carolyn and Ken Richman

Sandra Ringer

Karen and Michael Roberts

Sheri Roberts

Lisa and Richard Rogg

Vicky and Bruce Rosen

Aimee and Mark Rosenbaum

Sheryl and Gary Rosenbaum

Rochelle and Kenneth Rosenberg

Barbara and Kenneth Rosenblum

Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld

Blanche and Reuben Rosloff

Terry and Gavin Ross

Scott Ross

Diana and Randall Rothschild

Linda and Tony Rubin

Gretchen and Daniel Rush

Loni and Jeff Rush

Susan and Jon Safier

Katherine Brown-Saltzman and Steven Saltzman

Anna Sanders Eigler

Lauren and Andrew Sands

Marlene and Roger Schaffner

Lisa and Ian Schapiro

Linda and Robert Schibel

Lauren and Anton Schiff

Nanette and Michael Schneir

Carole Schwartz

Melissa Appelbaum-Schwartz and Steven Schwartz

Stephanie Kerley-Schwartz and Michael Schwartz

Jodi and Steve Schwartz

Marion Schwartz

Natalie Blake and Steven Schwartz

Irene Seidman

Cynthia Chapman and Neil Selman

Ruth and Charles Selwitz

Beth Abrams and Stuart Senator

Myra and Harold Shapiro

Merri Howard-Shindler and Merrill Shindler

Claudette and Andrew Shores

Debra and Adam Silbar

Paulette and Richard Silver

Patti and Richard Sinaiko

Tracey Smith

Joyce Snyder

Francine and Roger Sohn

Melanie and Robert Speiser

Ronda Spinak

Brenda Spira

Doris and Ben Stegall

Tracey and Jake Steinfeld

Emilie and H. Georg Stern

Amelia and Adam Stewart

Lanie Shapiro Sugarman and Barry Sugarman

Sandra Gottlieb and David Swedelson

Nancy Taylor

Moira and Stuart Tenzer

Robin and Mark Terman

Michele and Patrick Thibiant

Miranda and Brett Tollman

Janet Schulman and Philip Trask

Jeff Trenton

Lauren and Bobby Turner

Judith Ubick

Leyna and Jeff Unger

Britten and Todd Wadler

Marta Ward

Debra Warfel

Julie and Eric Wasserman

Linda and Robert Waxman

Lucia and Elliot Weinberg

Meredith and Samuel Weiner

Jill and Brian Weintraub

Donna and Jason Weiss

Amy and Brian Weitman

Gloria and Sheldon Welles

Ruth Kahn and Gerald Wells

Andy Wexler

Judy Wexler

Millie and Paul Wexler

Carole and David White

Silvi and Eric Winthrop

Lori and Tim Wilson

Arnie Wishnick

Shuli and Menachem Wities

Pamela Witt

George Wolkon

Carol and Alan Yellin

Gina Deutsch-Zakarin and Mark Zakarin

Rosanne Ziering

Sunny and Lewis Zionts

Ellie Kanner-Zuckerman and David Zuckerman

Katherine and Marvin Zuckerman

Casey and Marie Zweig

Nadine and Zach Zysman

As of August 14, 2013

Welcome to Kehillat Israel: Where Jewish Community Makes a Difference

Kehillat Israel, a Reconstructionist Congregation, is an inclusive spiritual Jewish community, providing a warm, nurturing environment where we pray, learn, educate, and perpetuate Torah and Jewish values, while serving the greater community.

Sandwich Generation 


Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 PM at KI
Are your parents getting older? Learn about the transitional process of aging and share obstacles and successes with your peers. Click here to RSVP.

KI Sacred Circle

Wednesday, November 5, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Join KI’s Sacred Circle as we nurture and care for ourselves and our KI community. This is a space to join together, share stories, and connect. more >
Click here to RSVP.

Kehillat Israel is pleased to announce our

2014 Scholar-in-Residence


Rabbi Jacob Staub Professor of Jewish Philosophy & Spirituality and Director of the Jewish Spiritual Direction Program at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and co-author of Exploring Judaism: A Reconstructionist Approach.

Friday, November 7 - Sunday, November 9
more >

KI (Almost) Monthly Community
Tikkun Olam Project

Sunday, November 9, 5:00-6:30 PM

Join us! We will be assembling Diaper Bags!
Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

We will be serving food from Lemonade. Bring your entire family and friends!
Click here to RSVP.
Click here to sign up to bring your items.

KI Enrichment Presents an Evening

Dr. Chaim Peri 

Director-Emeritus, Yemin Orde Youth Village, winner of the 2014

Thursday, November 13, 7:00 PM at KI
Author and educator behind Yemin Orde Youth Village, a remarkable sanctuary and school for hundreds of at-risk immigrant children in Israel.Yemin Orde’s proven methodology, called the Village Way, helps transform fragile youth into strong, wholesome and productive citizens of Israel. Click here to learn more about Dr. Chaim Peri.

Dessert reception and book signing to follow. Click here to RSVP.

Click here
for more information.

Preparation for Elementary School Q&A Panel

Thursday, November 13
7:00 PM
Refreshments | 7:30 PM Panel Begins

Palisades Charter Elementary Principal Joan Ingle and Los Angeles Private school consultant Jamie Bakal (LA School Mates as well as KI’s own Director, Julie Dubron will be sitting on a Q&A panel to address parent questions about Los Angeles public and private elementary school curriculum's, admissions, and how to prepare your child for the changes and challenges that come with leaving preschool and entering the elementary school environment.
Please click here to register online.

Enjoy Free Admission
to the Hartman Westside Synagogue Collaborative Lecture Series

Kehillat Israel is proud to co-sponsor a six-part lecture series that will have all of Jewish Los Angeles talking...

16 Westside synagogues of all denominations have joined togetherto bring six of the Shalom Hartman Institute's finest scholars to Los Angeles. The series will begin on Sundays from 4:00-6:00 PM,beginning on Sunday, November 2nd with a presentation by the Hartman Institute's renowned President, Rabbi Dr. Donniel Hartman. more >


GriefHaven currently provides a monthly drop-in support group meeting for all parents whose children have died and will soon provide a group for bereaved spouses (date to be announced). Led by griefHaven’s founder Susan Whitmore, along with other grief specialists, griefHaven's loving approach is unique, educational, and effective.

Upcoming Date:
Support Group - November 12
7:00-9:00 PM

For additional information, contact Susan Whitmore, founder and president, at 310.459.1789. Please visit griefHaven at

Connect to KI

Did you know you can pick up a box of Organic fruits & veggies right here at KI?

Sign up online at
Click here for more information.

JEC Video

"Proud to be
a Jew"

in honor of Rabbi Reuben
Click here.


(KI Tzedakah Teen)


Click here to see the video.

Imagine a World Without Israel

Part 1 more >

Part 2 more >


(KI Tzedakah Teens)

was featured in the Palisadian-Post! 

Click here to read the article

Click here to purchase
Rabbi Sheryl Lewart's Book.

Check out KI’s music
video “KI Sing”

Our youth = the generation of change

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