Welcome!

On behalf of the entire Kehillah Chen v’ Chesed family, welcome to our synagogue. We invite new and returning KCVC friends to participate in and support KCVC by completing the online enrollment form HERE.

Click here to read about KCVC in the Jewish Journal!

Download our prayerbooks for use in our virtual services:

Shabbat Prayerbook (pdf) | High Holy Days Machzor (pdf)

A Letter from the KCVC Board

July 31, 2020

Dear Kehillah Chen v’Chesed Family,

The Jewish New Year 5781 will begin soon and Temple KCVC will continue to be here for you and your family to support your religious and spiritual needs.  While the pandemic may have temporarily separated us physically,  it certainly did not dampen our determination to keep our Jewish community together.  

Some of you may be thinking about whether or not to take a “year off” from our synagogue,  but please know that if enough people withdraw their support, our incredible KCVC community may not be able to exist next year.  Without your financial backing, KCVC may not have a foundation after the pandemic to provide the comfort, solace, celebration, companionship and connection that will be needed by our community.  KCVC is able to provide opportunities at a reduced rate because we operate on an extremely lean budget.  Please stand with your KCVC family this year! 

We are asking all of our congregants to make a commitment to our synagogue for the Jewish New Year by making a Pledge of Support and by completing their family Enrollment Form by August 15th.

We currently offer bi-monthly virtual Shabbat services in the comfort of your home with guaranteed front row seats! In the coming months, we will continue to share prayers and rituals, hear beautiful music from Cantor Kenny and listen to thoughtful discussions and sermons led by Rabbi Eric to include High Holy Days services and Jewish celebrations throughout the year. Luckily for us, the joys of the Jewish holidays never cease!

For those of you with children, our Hebrew Enrichment and B’nai Mitzvah preparation with Rabbi Eric will continue via Zoom at a very reasonable fee not found elsewhere. Plus all the required enrollment forms and credit card multi-payment options are completely online as well. 

All that is needed to be a part of 5781 at KCVC is an Enrollment Form and hopefully your Pledge of Support which are now easy to complete on our website.

Additionally, if you enjoy what we are doing for our community please make sure to “like us” on Yelp and tell everyone about our amazing  synagogue!

The Board of Trustees of KCVC looks forward to your continued participation along with our wonderful Rabbi Eric, Cantor Kenny and our Music Director Eileen. 

May this New Year be a good year filled with blessings and joy…

 

Shalom!

Colleen Schwab, Carrie Adelman, Stacie Funk, Zorayda Lopez-Marcus, Todd Samovitz, Ron Alexenburg

 

Jewish Federation Community Resources

Our Federation is repairing Jewish L.A. in a way only we can. As the heartbeat of Jewish L.A., we are here while COVID-19 remains a threat to our daily lives and the future of our Jewish community. We are excited to announce $6.2 million toward new programs and amplified partnerships to meet the increased need for food, social services, and meaningful Jewish engagement.

We developed this COVID-19 Response Plan based on extensive conversations with our partners and our community. We are proud to play an essential part in rebuilding our beloved Jewish Los Angeles.

See the complete list of Federation Crisis Resources on their website here.

A Message from Rabbi Eric / 2020-2021 Calendar

Dear friends of KCVC:

I am extremely grateful for everyone who is part of the KCVC family. The love and support you have shared with me and our community has been immeasurable.  

While nothing can replace the feeling of being together, the trustees and I have decided that a virtual Synagogue experience this year would ensure that the ties that bind us to one another remain as strong as ever. Therefore, the Cantor and I will continue to serve families and the community in new, creative, and different ways through this unique moment in time. Therefore all High Holy Day Services, Shabbat Services, Enrichment Programs, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Training and Community Events will all be held Virtually until such time that we are permitted to safely return to the Synagogue.

Our little community has been a beacon of love, justice and mercy throughout its existence. It has been our message to Embrace, Engage and Educate the promises of our future – our children!

Your support and participation is essential. Through your support, we can continue to engage the world with a message of grace and kindness as we walk wherever the Spirit of God leads.  Remember… we ARE open.

we are open in the midst of uncertainty,

we are open in the midst of anxiety,
we are open in the midst of stress,
we are open in the midst of fear,
we are open in the midst of bewilderment,
we are open in the midst of confusion,
we are open in the midst of pandemic,
whatever you are in the midst of, KCVC is here for you!!

I believe that KCVC extends beyond physical locations and buildings; it dwells in our hearts and friendships, our values and souls. Together we will face this most significant challenge and come together again as a family to sing, “Hinei mah tov umah na-im shevet achim gam yachad”  – how good it is for us to be together, and how thankful we will be when we can be together again. Until then, let us each find strength and move forward together towards hope, joy, and better days ahead.

May the grace and peace of God be with each of you and if you need anything, please call me or send an email.

Stay safe, stay in, and stay well.
Rabbi Eric

Please download our 2020-2021 Calendar of Events Here.