Dev sits at a table, smiling and looking at their chevruta. They have their hand in a Talmud.

Dev Noily

( they/them )
SVARA Fellow

Rabbi Dev Noily serves as Senior Rabbi at Kehilla Community Synagogue in Oakland, California. Founded in 1984, Kehilla integrates Jewish spiritual practice and progressive activism in deep community. Dev is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia, and has also worked as a chaplain, an educator and a trainer in queer inclusion. Before studying for the rabbinate, they were a lay leader at Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco, where they co-founded the house klezmer band Gay iz Mir and helped to develop queer-normative Jewish liturgy. Dev lives in Oakland with their wife Sara Felder and son Jesse Felder Noily.


Blog posts by Dev Noily

Take Off Your Shoes

Take off your shoes from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy ground. –Ex. 3:5 These…