Kehillah Groups

building community and connection at rodef sholom

What are Kehillah groups?
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. By participating in Kehillah groups, we will endeavor to connect more deeply to each other and to our community; open our hearts and minds to new ideas, experiences and stories; bring the wisdom, tradition and values of Judaism to our everyday lives; and examine who we are, and who we want to be.
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 groups below, then click the link for more information, including dates, times, and how to sign up.
We want to hear your ideas! If you're interested in starting a Kehillah Group, contact Moji at [email protected].


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.

Mussar Circle 1: Meets every second Monday of the month, 10:00 - 11:30 am. Group leaders are Gerri Miller and Lynn Roy. (FULL)
Mussar Circle 2: Meets every third Sunday of the month, 11:45 am - 1:15 pm. Group leaders are Sarah Lowenthal and Fred McAmis. (FULL)  
Mussar Circle 3: Meets every first Wednesday of the month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm. This Mussar Circle is for anyone 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 Term.  SIGN UP


Wise Aging

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 behond 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. 

Some of the topics discussed are:
*Adapting to our changing bodies and health
*Keeping and developing healthy relationships
*Becoming more comfortable with loss, change and death
*Cultivating a spiritual perspective and practicing forgiveness
*Enhancing our wisdom and mindfulness
*Reviewing our lives from the perspective of this age and stage


Meets every other Sunday, 10:00 - 12:00 pm, at a group leader's home. Group leaders are Donna Davidovitz and Joanne Golden. sign up
Meets every other Sunday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, at Rodef Sholom. Group leaders are Betty Wood and Jeff Stone. sign up
Meets every other Wednesday, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, in the Conference Room at Rodef Sholom. Group leaders are Sue Kamins and Harvey Lerchin. sign up
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.  sign up 
Women's Walking Group
Starting spring of 2019 (date TBD), and meeting monthly on a Wednesday, join the women of CRS and WRS for this gentle morning walk on a flat path along the water. You can even bring your dog! Group leaders are Sue Levin and Judi Kirshbaum.  sign up