Kehilat Kesher

קשר קהילת

The Connecting Community Inc

Contemporary Orthodox Inclusive

Kehillat Kesher is a contemporary Orthodox initiative, promoting an inclusive perspective welcoming all Jews and their partners. It focuses on those in the mainstream grappling to find their place and it reaches out to those who may feel alienated, hesitant or uncomfortable in the traditional Orthodox community-be they singles or families, LGBTI+, or in a mixed marriage.

It is not a regular shul but offers specially tailored life cycle events (e.g. bar/bat mitzvahs and weddings) and occasional shul services (like Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur). It is a space for people to connect in a personal way at special times in their lives to their Judaism. It also offers counselling, mentoring, public speaking, regular blogs, and educational opportunities. Its mission is to connect us to other Jews and to all who seek to create a more compassionate and principled society.

What we offer at Kehilat Kesher

Lifecycle events


Articles and Books

Rabbinic advice, couples therapy and more

Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur Services

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting Kesher Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur services this year. Our goal is to enhance the prayer experience by providing clear explanations, meaningful translations, and engaging readings.

To express your interest in attending, please send an email to and indicate the number of people in your party. Space is limited, so please respond promptly if you’re interested in joining us. Priority will be given to those who attended last year.

Kehilat Kesher

Rabbi Ralph Genende:

Lisa Wainbergas: