Kehillah Groups

building community and connection at rodef sholom

Kehillah groups are intentional, lay-led communities whose members come together on a regular basis with the understanding that Jewish tradition and deep personal relationships add meaning to our lives. Kehillah groups reflect our mission: to connect our members more deeply to one another, to our community, to Jewish tradition, and to the world.
Take a look at the different Kehillah groups below, then click the button at the bottom of the page for more information, including dates, times, and the option to sign up for any and all groups that interest you.
There are endless possibilities for Kehillah groups...we want to hear your ideas! If you're interested in starting a Kehillah group, contact Moji at [email protected].


Based on the nationally recognized program developed by the Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS), Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience and Spirit, these groups are designed to help participants explore the years beyond mid-life as a unique opportunity for growth and discovery. Our group facilitators are invested in meeting the social, spiritual and emotional needs of our Rodef Sholom congregants with mindful discussion and a supportive teaching style. 

Wise Aging Groups
  • Meets every other Sunday, 10:00 - 12:00 pm, at a group leader's home. Group leaders are Donna Davidovitz and Joanne Golden. DATES: Jan 27 | Feb 10 & 24 | Mar 10 & 24 | Apr 7 & 21
  • Meets every other Sunday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, at Rodef Sholom. Group leaders are Betty Wood and Jeff Stone. DATES: Jan 20 | Feb 3 & 17 | Mar 3, 17 & 31 | Apr 14 & 28
  • Meets every other Wednesday, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, in the Conference Room at Rodef Sholom. Group leaders are Sue Kamins and Harvey Lerchin. DATES: Jan  9 & 23 | Feb 6 & 20 | Mar 6 & 20 | Apr 3 & 17

Read a couple of testimonials about our Wise Aging groups here.

Lawyers Group
Starting Tuesday, January 22, 7:00 - 9:00 pm (dinner & program), and meeting quarterly (dates TBD), this social group is for attorneys, paralegals and law students who work, have worked, or are planning to work in the field of law. Group leader is Ralph Jacobson. 
Songs of Shalom Group
Second Sunday of the month at 7:00 pm
Do you sing or play an instrument?  Would you like to learn and sing melodies in Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and English that are part of our incredible Jewish music repertoire?  We'd love to have you join us in a monthly songfest. Group leader is Barbara Merino.
Women's Walking Group
Starting Wednesday, March 13, 9:30 - 11:00 am, and meeting on the second Wednesday of the month, join other women in the Rodef Sholom community for this gentle morning walk on a flat path along the water. (Sorry, no dogs allowed!) Group leaders are Sue Levin and Judi Kirshbaum.  
Mussar Circle for those affected by cancer
Meeting every first Wednesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:30 pm,  join others in the Rodef Sholom community whose lives are affected by cancer; whether you're living with it yourself, know someone who is living with it, or have lost a loved one to it. Group leaders are David Leipsic and Tracy Ferm. (Mussar: We apply the ethical teachings and mindfulness practices of the Jewish Mussar tradition to examine our daily habits of living and how we can experience our best selves more often. Through mussar wisdom practice we will connect more deeply to ourselves and each other.)