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

I spent a number of hours at services over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. I was made welcome and enjoyed the uplifting and meaningful services and explanations, together with the various readings by men and women. I liked the inclusivity where all were able to feel part of the proceedings. Credit to Rabbi Ralph, David Ellison and all the others who contributed to the services.
Mazaltov on a great effort

Vivian Feldman

Kehilat Kesher

Rabbi Ralph Genende:

Lisa Wainbergas: