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West Coast Musical Premier - “Jacob Wrestling the Angel”
In Loving Memory of Mel Krauss and Irene Krauss-de-Groot 

Friday, February 24th and Sunday, February 26th

“Hope. Fear. Regret. Betrayal. Despair. The unknown. These are the emotional forces and threads that weave through the story of Jacob Wrestling the Angel and through the three movement composition. It is an anxiety driven story that parallels the unknown of our times, the wrestling so many are engaged in as we search for meaning, sense, order. The brutal side of ourselves, driven by concern for our own well-being, wrestling with the side of ourselves aspiring towards generosity and hope. We seek a transformation like that of Jacob's whether we realize it or not.”
These are the words Pulitzer nominated composer Fredrick Kaufman used to describe this incredible work. 

Kol Emeth is proud to host a weekend of music and inspiration with the West Coast Premier of Fredrick Kaufman’s “Jacob Wrestling the Angel.” 
Featuring renowned musicians Robert Davidovici on violin, German Marcano on cello, and Victoria “Tori” Hauk on flute.  


Join us for two events:

Backstage Pass: A Closer Look at the Torah that Inspired the Music and the Film, Friday  February 24th at 6:00pm

Kol Emeth members are invited to an exclusive evening with our special guests. Join Pulitzer nominated composer Fredrick Kaufman and Emmy nominated filmmaker Zach Ben-Amots in conversation with Rabbi Booth and Morat Derech Sarah, as we explore the richness of this Biblical text and how it inspired both a composer and filmmaker. Kabbalat Shabbat will begin at 6:00pm (in person and  on Zoom ), followed by a delicious dinner and conversation (in person only). Reservations required, as space is limited.

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Concert “Jacob Wrestling the Angel” Sunday, February 26 at 7:00pm

Join us on Sunday, Feb. 26th at 7:00pm for the inaugural West Coast performance of Pulitzer nominated composer Fredrick Kaufman’s work “Jacob Wrestling the Angel.” 

This evening will also be the release of Emmy nominated filmmaker Zach Ben-Amots’ trailer for his upcoming documentary on this piece

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Everyone is welcome at our egalitarian Jewish community in the heart of Silicon Valley, in Palo Alto, California. Kol Emeth is a place to learn, grow, pray, and make face-to-face human connections. Come and meet people from all walks of life and all backgrounds. We want to warmly welcome you to our services and our community.



We are now closed on Mondays and Saturdays.  Before you visit the office, please give us a call at (650) 948-7498 & dial "0" for reception desk, or you can email

Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Friday: 9:00pm - 2:00pm


Times vary. Email as indicated below for class details and registration procedures 

 “Six Biblical Conundrums and how science assists in their resolution” 

University of Utah,, Jan 17, 24,31, Feb 7,14,21 
U. C. Berkeley,, Jan 18,25, Feb 11,8,15,22 
CSU San Marcos,, Feb 6,13,20,27, March 6,13 
FL. State Univ.,, Feb 21,28, March 7,21,28, April 4 

 “Out of the Ashes: The rise of Christianity from the Ashes of the Temple” 

Univ. of Pacific,, March 1,8,15 
University of Utah,, March 28, April. 4,11,18,25, May 2



Partnering with Climate Resilient Communities (CRC), we are promoting a campaign to raise $20,000 to purchase 125 air purifiers for neighbors in East Palo Alto and other neighborhoods where air quality continues to be unhealthy. Each device costs $150. Contributions in any amount are warmly welcomed. Donations can be made here. The good news is that we already met our previous goal of $15,000, so CRC has upped the ante. We believe we can succeed in partnership with Beth Am and Spark Congregation.


Acknowledging that each of us needs to grow in learning in order to become motivated and then to choose our actions wisely, we have sponsored a series of meetings with wise teachers. We met with Rev. Danielle Parish who had just returned from the world climate meeting in Scotland, Dr. Chris Jones  and our own Phil Metz to be introduced to consumption based emissions. We promise more to come.

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