Shabbat Schedule

Friday, September 4
9:45 AM Torah Study
11:15 AM Jewish Meditation
7:00 PM
Shabbat Service

Saturday, September 5
9:00 AM Torah Study
10:00 AM Shabbat Service - Keely Ross becomes Bat Mitzvah
4:30 PM Shabbat Service - Laura Kors becomes Bat Mitzvah
8:00 PM Selihot/Tashlih Services

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

We thank our generous donors:

Michael Levin and Andy Abowitz

Jane and Richard Abrams

Alicia and Avi Albek

Elena Alcalay

Meredith and Jesse Alexander

Anna Alexis

Estelle Alper

Lynne and Donald Alschuler

Marjorie Frank and Robert Altfest

Rebeca Appelbaum

Norma and Aton Arbisser

Rosalind and John Arenson

Bonnie Arnold

Robin and Daniel Arnonson

Michael Asher

Michelle and Robert Ashley

Dianne Atkins

Lyn and Al Avins

Samuel Bachner

Karen and Barry Balin

Harriet Balter

Cyndi and Glen Barad

Doug Baron

Marsha and Ivan Barrett

Monique and Richard Barry

Adrienne Becker

Dara Beer

Nancy and Rusell Belinsky

Bobbie and Jim Beller

Laurie and Bill Berenson

John Benun

Sue and Robert Benun

Pamela and Alan Bergman

Robin and Ed Berman

Jill and Josh Berman

Michel and Jeffrey Best

Christine and Wesley Bilson

Barbara and Marc Birenbaum

Elizabeth Bliss-Bley and Christopher Bley

Ellen and Ken Bloch

Rosanne and Martin Bloom

Chrissy and Jason Blumenthal

Denise and Todd Bonder

Miriam and Justin Bookey

Gene and Randy Bostic

Selina and Brian Boxer Wachler

Lauren and Lloyd Braun

Betsy Braun

Jacqueline and Rubin Braunstein

Miriam and Peter Braveman

Sharon and Dan Brecher

Wendy and Scott Bremen

Nancy and Sandy Bresler

Jacqueline Kosecoff and Robert Brook

Heidi and Eric Brooks

Kimberly and Albert Brooks

Michelle and Max Brooks

Wendy and Jeffrey Broudy

Alexis and Todd Buese

Sherry and Gary Burdorf

Robin and Robert Burg

Leslie and Ken Button

Carol Petschek and Martin Caan

Luba Fisher and Richard Campbell

Melanie and Ross Canter

Richard Chanin

Marlene Clark

Ami and Joe Cohen

Ashley and Scott Cohen

Rita and Joe Cohen

Kate and Bobby Cohen

Martin Cohn

Wendy and Victor Coleman

Shirlene and Isaac Comfortes

Garry Corman

Tobi and Brian Coughlin

Brenda Cox

Ryan Craig

Amy Bersch and Christopher Crain

Nancy Cronig

Janice and Billy Crystal

Karen and Robert Cypers

Dvora and Andrew Davey

Rabbi Lindy and Matt Davidson

Randall and Lisa Davidson and Carol Solomon

Jan and Chuck Davis

Winifred Davis

Marcia De Paula

Mary Dean

Carrie Mitchell-Deiter and Neil Deiter

Mary and Chuck Dembo

Stacey and James Demet

Nancy Derwin-Weiss

Lynne and Jimmy DeWitt

Fran and Roger Diamond

Hillarie and Steven Dietz

Marci and Jeff Dinkin

Vicki and Andrei Doran

Joan and Albert Dorman

Barbara and Edward Dreyfus

Nancy Drobnis

Barbara and Martin Druss

Milka and William Dyrek

Robin and Robert Eatman

Barbara Edelman

Alison and Geoffrey Edelstein

Susan and Mark Edelstein

Esther Ginsberg-Eden and Harry Eden

Rita and Edward Effros

Sari Ehrenreich

Ken Ehrlich

Dana Ehrlich

Carol and Bruce Eisen

Jill and Robert Eisfelder

Kim and David Eisman

Florence Elfant

Leslie and William Elkus

Susy and Darren Enenstein

Dana and Rick Entin

Karen and Jonathan Ephraim

Heidi and Jonathan Epstein

Hannah Fabrikant

Shannon and Dean Factor

Joan Lurie Farb and Scott Farb

Janet Leahy and Richard Farber

Susanna Felleman and Erik Feig

Jana Fein

Dana and Sumner Fein

Laurie and Jon Feltheimer

Jeanne Festa

Valerie Field

Patti and Jeffrey Finkelstein

Becky Fish

Lara and David Fishman

Lauren and Austin Fite

Garry Fleck

Masha Fleissig

Vicki Fox

Susan Frank

Leanne and Steven Frankel

Judith and Harvey Freed

Cindy and Alan Freedland

Marilyn and Izzy Freeman

Ann Freeman

Lora Fremont

Marsi and Cantor Chayim Frenkel

Diana and Robert Friedman

Rhonda Sherman-Friedman and Barry Friedman

Andrea Wallace and Jonathan Friedman

Caroline Wittcoff and Doug Fuchs

Dorothy Comeau and Jed Fuhrman

Pat Train Gage and Sanford Gage

Marni and Michael Galef

Nancy and Leonard Garber

Hellen and Dennis Gaskin

Suzanne and Jordan Geller

Jaimie and Michael Geller

Lili and Damon Geller

Reca Gerchik

Gordon Gerson

Ellen Glaser

Kitty and Paul Glass

Marianne and Irwin Gold

Diane Goldberg

Margaret Goldenhersh

Anne Goldfarb

Andrea Goldman

Michelle Morrow and Jeffrey Goldsmith

Anette and Greg Goldstein

Laura Goodfriend

Melinda Goodman

Wendy Felson and David Goodman

Lynn and Robert Goren

Christie and Gil Goren

Caroline and Lucian Grainge

Sheri and Michael Green

Brooke Green

Patricia Collins and Gordon Greenberg

Adi and Jerry Greenberg

JoAnn and Richard Greenberg

M. Louise and Alvin Greene

Barbara Cohen and Peter Gregory

Randi and Stephen Grifka

Laura and Elliot Gross

Karyn Grossman

Kerry and Andrew Grossman

Linda and Andy Gruenberg

Jane Gutman

Michael Gyepes

Amy Goldsmith and Jason Haim

Laura and Alexander Haller

Priscilla and Jamie Halper

Amy Welsh-Hanning and Robert Hanning

Courtney and Jason Harrow

Carolyn and Donald Haselkorn

Bonnie and Merv Hecht

Harriet Zaretsky and Steve Henry

Dena Herman Mendes

Lisa and David Hernand

Leah and Michael Herndon

Lynne and Phillip Himelstein

Tara and Eric Hirshberg

Jill and Erik Hochstein

Mary and Howard Hoffman

Bonita Hornstein

Lisa and Matt Humiston

Melissa and Eric Idelson

Samantha Ettus and Mitchell Jacobs

Jeffrey Jacobs

Jennifer Bleakley and Nina Jacobson

Rachel and Bruce Jeffer

Darian and Richard Jennings

Jenni Silberstein and Jeff Joyner

Janet Wald and Marvin Jubas

Stacie Smiley and Damon Juha

Fay and Bruce Kagan

Jean Kahn

Joan and Arnold Kalan

Dana and Adam Kaller

Marsha Myers Kamer and Lou Kamer

Sarah and Brad Kane

Tamar and Matthew Kane

Barbara and Philip Kanof

Jo Ann and Charlie Kaplan

Melanie and Josh Kaplan

Wendy Graf and Jerry Kaplan

Laura and Louis Karasik

Beth and Kenneth Karmin

Monica Shaffer Karo and Richard Karo

Arlene and Leon Karo

Vickie and Stuart Karten

Kathleen and Jason Katims

Sonia and Les Katz

Wendy Bishop and David Kendall

Celia Bernstein and Brad Kesden

Paige Kimball

Mali Kinberg

Dana Kiper

Karen Olender and Aaron Kipnis

Gaby and Randyl Kirshner

Lisa and Howard Klein

Kristen Klein

Susan Kanowith-Klein and Marvin Klein

Carol and Bert Kleinman

Ilana and Klaus Koch

Barbara and Ben Kohn

Staci and Scott Koondel

Robin and David Kopple

Betsy Korbonski

Claudia and Nathan Korman

Anna and Richard Korngute

Shira and Howard Kozloff

Keri and Alon Kraft

Nancy and Leonard Kram

Lorie and Steve Kraus

Mark Kriegel

Deanna and Eric Kripke

Hilde Garcia and David Krol

Laura Kuper

Stephanie and Robert Lakin

Enid and Daniel Lambert

Tracy Landau

Susan Purcell and Yair Landau

Debbi and John Landsberg

Sherri Cooper-Landsman and Scott Landsman

Melissa and Brian Latt

Sheryl and Jonathan Layne

Jill Leanse

Susan Lebow

Ellie and Bruce Lederman

Patricia Giggans and Ellen Ledley

Doreen and Benjamin Leeds

Linda and Frank Lefkowitz

Ruth and Robert Lerner

Wendy and Gary Leshgold

Laura Ornest and Rick Leslie

Alexis and Gregory Lessans

Leah and Neville Levin

Jan Levine

Nicole and Ross Levinsohn

Ann and Steve Levit

Serena and Shawn Levy

Patricia Lewin

Ellen Rudolph and Stephen Lewis

Tracy and Gary Lincenberg

Judy Lipkin

Shelley and Phil London

Marlo Longstreet

Felicia Lopez

Therese and Jeff Lotman

Yvonne Lovus

Eve and Jerome Lubin

Laurie Hasencamp and Michael Lurey

Kimberly and Andrew Lurie

Elizabeth and Zachary Lutsky

Beverley Auerbach and Bart Lynn

Lori and Cliff Lyon

Claudia and Adrian Maizey

Leah Manning

Deborah Klein and Mort Marcus

Sue and Anthony Marguleas

Kevin Marks

Denise Kelton Marsh and Paho Marsh

Patricia and Gilbert Martin

Pamela and Ron Mass

Yana and David Matlof

Debra and Chris Matsumoto

Karen Rappaport McHugh and Jonathan McHugh

Penny Meepos

Laurie Megery

Janet and Dennis Mendel

Marla and Brett Messing

Marka and Ronald Midwin

Meagan and Brian Midwin

EJ and Gregory Milken

Brandi Miller

Andie and Mark Miller

Shideh and Dale Miller

Lindsey and Kevin Miller

Jody and Matthew Miller

Rachael Jeck and Hank Millner

Angela and Mark Milstein

Jennifer and David Miner

Debbie and Don Mink

Heather and Steven Mnuchin

Farah adn Mehrdad Mobassery

Caroline Schnakers-Monti and Martin Monti

Rosanna Arquette and Todd Morgan

Marcy and Steve Morris

Kerry and Robert Morris

Margot Morrison

Alison and Peter Morrison

Jenny and Robert Morton

Ann and Jerry Moss

Julie and Jean-Baptiste Nadal

Aileen and Allan Nadohl

Daphne Gronich and Paul Nagle

Sheila and Richard Nasch

Diane Crystal-Nath and Pulle Nath

Audra and Jeff Nathanson

Anne Roberts and Wayne Neiman

Thea Nesis

Heather and David Nevell

Lynn Koff and Marty Nislick

Jody and Patrick Norris

Liz and Michael Nyman

Jennifer Dion and Mitchell Ohlbaum

Janie and Allan Orenstein

Kathleen and Michael Orlinsky

Marsha and David Orman

Francine and Michael Ostrow

Bren and Jeremy Padawer

Loren Kaplan and Scott Packer

Bren and Jeremy Padawer

Barbara and Norman Parker

Dorian Parker

Amanda and Nicholas Paul

Gail and Haim Pekelis

Matt Pilar

Maya Iwanaga and Jeffrey Pinkner

Randy Plaskoff

Zuzka and Philip Polishook

Beatrice Pollack

Rachel Berman and Jonathan Pollack

Susan and Garry Polson

Melissa and Glen Polson

Amy Powell

Synthia and Gary Praglin

Maggie and Kirk Prestegard

Gail and Gary Rachelefsky

Mary and Chuck Rapoport

Joan Herman and Richard Rasiej

Jill and Jeffrey Reichwald

Staci and Eric Reiter

Didi and Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben

Wendi and Robert Resnick

Gail Geyer and Bernard Resser

Maria and Marc Rheingold

Kendall and Matthew Rhodes

Lauri Ringer

Sheri Roberts

Andrew Rocker

Rene and Matthew Rodman

Judith Rodman

Lisa and Richard Rogg

Amy and George Roland

Meli and Stephen Rose

Linda and Michael Rosen

Vicky and Bruce Rosen

Aimee and Mark Rosenbaum

Sheryl and Gary Rosenbaum

Bette and Donald Rosenbaum

Rhona and Ken Rosenblatt

Barbara and Kenneth Rosenblum

Victoria Rosenfield

Laurie Rosenthal

Blanche and Reuben Rosloff

Terry and Gavin Ross

Michelle and Craig Ross

Scott Ross

Beth and Cappy Rothman

Diana and Randall Rothschild

Lori and David Rousso

Linda and Tony Rubin

Gretchen and Daniel Rush

Loni and Jeff Rush

Jennifer and Kevin Sabin

Julie and Cary Sacks

Sherri Saget

Anne and Gary Salenger

Susan Saltz

mary Saltzburg

Katherine Brown-Saltzman and Steven Saltzman

Barbara Kreitzer and Alan Sanders

Anna Sanders Eigler

Jacqueline and Adam Sandler

Katherine and Howard Sands

Marlene and Roger Schaffner

Lisa and Ian Schapiro

Elizabeth Salick and Lior Shapiro

Linda and Robert Schibel

Lauren and Anton Schiff

Karen and Eric Schiffer

Terrie and Bernie Schiffer

Elizabeth Abbe and Lewis Schneider

Miriam and David Schneiderman

Nanette and Michael Schneir

Stephanie and Jordan Schur

Camilla and Ronald Schur

Rosalind and Mark Schurgin

Shelley Schuster

Jodi and Steve Schwartz

Stephanie Kerley Schwartz and Michael Schwartz

Carole Schwartz

Natalie Blake and Steven Schwartz

Marion Schwartz

Anne and Marty Schwartz

Melissa Appelbaum-Schwartz and Steven Schwartz

Yola Schwartz

Marnie and Jeffrey Schwartz

Karen and Ken Scopp

Irene Seidman

Cynthia Chapman and Neil Selman

Ruth Selwitz

Beth Abrams and Stuart Senator

Dana Berez and Eitan Shachman

Grace and Greg Shain

Myra and Harold Shapiro

Karen Shapiro and Syud Sharif

Melani Shaum

Andrew Shayne

Charles Sherman

Merri Howard-Shindler and Merrill Shindler

Judith and David Shore

Rebehah Fleishman and Lawrence Shuman

Hillary and Jon Siegal

Janet and Richard Siegel

Judy Silk

Paulette and Richard Silver

Sharon and Ian Silverstein

Joannie Simmonds

Jessica and Hunter Simon

Lisa and Jeff Simon

Patti and Richard Sinaiko

Deena and Martin Singer

Randi and Rand Singer

Loraine Sinskey

Nancy and Steve Slavkin

Sheldon Sloan

Joyce Snyder

Francine and Roger Sohn

Pam Solomon

Jennifer Solomon

Brenda Spira

Errol Spiro

Dorinda and Andrew Starrels

Ministry of Fin State of Israel

Miriam and Laurence Stein

Stacy and Jason Stein

Allison Stein

Kelli Tabb and Peter Steinberg

Mady and Barry Steinberg

Tracey and Jake Steinfeld

Emilie Stern

Amelia and Adam Stewart

Ashly Stohl

Anna and Eric Suddleson

Joyce and Jeffrey Sudikoff

Lanie Shapiro Sugarman and Barry Sugarman

Elaine and Stan Swartz

Amy and David Taft

Debbie Tehrani

Cindy and George Teitelbaum

Moira and Stuart Tenzer

Isobel Tenzer

Mieke Ter Poorten

Robin and Mark Terman

Miranda and Brett Tollman

Janet Schulman and Philip Trask

Jeff Trenton

Willa and Orrin Troum

Blossom Trustman

Lauren and Bobby Turner

Judith Ubick

Alison and David Ullendorff

Leyna and Jeff Unger

Gillian and Ian Wade

Britten and Todd Wadler

Kitty Walker

Eileen Dorn and Michael Wallenstein

Jessica Wallraff

Marta Ward

Debra Warfel

Julie and Eric Wasserman

Linda and Robert Waxman

Elizabeth Waybill

Geraldine and Jack Weichman

Lisa Weilmann

Lucia and Elliot Weinberg

Alyssa Ziman and Gary Weinhouse

Laura and Jay Weinman

Amy and Brian Weitman

Gloria and Sheldon Welles

Ruth Kahn and Gerald Wells

Janet Ambrosi Wertman and Adlai Wertman

Sara Miller and Petter Westlund

Jocelyn Weston

Andy Wexler

Judy Wexler

Ona and Philip Wexler

Millie and Paul Wexler

Lorna Auerbach and Lawrence Wheat

Carole and David White

Jolie and John Whitesell

Shayna and Joseph Willis

Lori and Tim Wilson

Arnie Wishnick

Pamela Witt

George Wolkon

Julie and David Woolenberg

Carol and Alan Yellin

Kevin Yorn

Amy and Peter Zackery

Gina Deutsch-Zakarin and Mark Zakarin

Rosanne Ziering

Godeleine and Ira Ziering

Ellie Kanner-Zuckerman and David Zuckerman

Nadine and Zach Zysman

As of December 15, 2014

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.


Celebrate the High Holy Days with 


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It’s time to sign up for your 2015-16 decals!
Click here to request yours now.
They will be mailed in July.


KI Sacred Circle

Wednesday, September 2, 7:30 PM
This is a place to join together, share stories, and connect.

Led by Carmen Wurgel of The Ojai Foundation’s Center for Council Practice, this circle is for everyone: whether you are experiencing one of life’s joyous milestones, going through a challenge or transition, losing a loved one, starting or ending a relationship, celebrating success or just struggling with being human - the KI Sacred Circle is a safe place to share and connect with others in a meaningful way. Click here to RSVP.

Calling all Mommies, Daddies,

and Grandparents…

We are thrilled to announce the official Grand Re-opening of the KI FAMILY CENTER!

You won’t believe the variety of classes we have starting up in the Fall for ages birth-23 months old. And as part of our amazing catalog of classes, we are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Jill Spivack and Jennifer Waldburger, co-founders of SLEEPY PLANET PARENTING to teach our parenting classes! We are also offering a multitude of Toddler & Me and enrichment classes taught by talented and experienced staff. Click here to see our class list and to register.
Contact Sheri Vinnecour Gerrman, KI Family Center Coordinator with any questions at


griefHaven currently provides monthly drop-in groups for bereaved spouses at KI. Led by griefHaven’s founder and grief specialist Susan Whitmore, along with other grief specialists, griefHaven's loving approach is unique, educational, and effective.

Upcoming Date Support Group - August 26, 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
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Rabbi Amy Bernstein
Senior Rabbi

Thank you to all who joined in celebrating

Rabbi Amy's 50th Birthday!

If you couldn't make it, please click here to enjoy
a special video made for
the celebration.

Click here to see the video of Shabbat at the Beach BBQ 2013.

Ian Lamm

wanted his Bar Mitzvah speech to be a multi-media experience - something unique. Click here to see the video.


(KI Tzedakah Teen)


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(KI Tzedakah Teens)

was featured in the Palisadian-Post! 

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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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