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24 Tishrei 5776
Parashat Bereshit
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Kaplan Quote of the Week

Weekly Quote from Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, z"l (1881-1983)
..."Teshuvah" simply means return. Return to what? The answer is given by the Sukkah, "Return to the simple, the natural, the primitive and the primary sources of life." ...The principle of the Sukkah is an antidote and corrective to the ever growing complexity of civilization. We have to go back in order to go forward.

From Communings of the Spirit, Vol. I, page 121, Tuesday, October 9, 1917; used with permission.

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Keddem Congregation is a community-led, Reconstructionist Jewish congregation, passionately committed to infusing tradition with new meaning. Keddem is based in Palo Alto, California, on the San Francisco Peninsula.

Worship, study, community and governance at Keddem are based on the following values: Keddem Congregation is inclusive, egalitarian, participatory, inquiring, innovative, and compassionate.

High Holy Days Are Coming!

Yes, it's that time of year: High Holy Days are nearing. You can make reservations here to join us for services. (As in the past, we welcome members and non-members alike to join us for services, to our capacity. To track rough numbers, we appreciate your make reservations if you'd like to join us, member or not.)

Want more info? See this calendar of Keddem's planned events during this season.

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Keddem's Email Lists

Keddem maintains four email lists for announcements and discussion: The Members List, the Interest List, the NewsWire List, and the Discussion List.

For a description of each list and information on how to join a list, update your email address, remove yourself from a list, or post to a list, click here. (As mentioned there, archives are available for all of these lists.)

Reconstructionist Movement Logo We are one of over 100 congregations and havurot affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities. Liberal in outlook, yet respecting tradition, Reconstructionism is the newest of the four movements of organized American Judaism. To learn more, click here.  

  Phone: (650) 494-6400

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 50758
Palo Alto, California 94303
  Keddem is located in Palo Alto, California, the heart of Silicon Valley in the San Francisco Bay Area. We're but 30 miles from San Francisco and 17 miles from San José, in the "mid-peninsula" or "south peninsula" area.

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