- Welcoming to All (B’rukhim Ha-Ba’im) In accordance with the tradition of hospitality going back to Abraham and Sarah, Kehillat Israel strives to be a kehillah mekabelet, a welcoming and inclusive congregation. We welcome Jews from every walk of life, including those with disabilities, from different races, from non-traditional and interfaith families, as well as people from all sexual orientations and gender identities. Potential members are never turned away on the basis of economic status. We welcome anyone who wants to participate in our synagogue community. All services, including High Holidays, are open to everyone who wishes to attend. All are welcome here!