It has recently been brought to our attention that some emails from firstname.lastname@example.org
have been going to people's SPAM folders. Please check your SPAM (or Junk)
folders for important messages sent from Renee.
Sunday, August 20, early afternoon
Save the date, and watch for details!
We get together to see a movie the third Sunday of most months, and we'd love you to join us!
The movie, time and location are chosen closer to each date. Theaters are typically the Harkins Shea, Harkins 101, or Harkins North Valley, with (optional) conversation afterwards over yogurt, coffee or lunch.
You are always welcome to come even without an RSVP, but if we expect you we can let you know if there are any changes and try to save seats. To receive final details for our movie plans, and to offer your suggestions, get on our Movie Time email list by sending your name and email to Marilyn Morris at email@example.com; or call her at 602-494-2800.
GIRLS' NIGHT OUT
Tuesday, August 22, 6:00 p.m.
Save the date, and watch for details!
Do you have ideas for a GNO restaurant or activity?
Let Renee know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
WELCOME BACK WINE & CHEESE
Friday, August 25
6:45 p.m. Wine & Cheese + Fun for Kids
7:30 p.m. Services, followed by an Oneg
Members and prospective members, join us to celebrate our new - and newly renovated - "Dynamite" home!
5858 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331
YEP! staff will be on hand to welcome Youth Education Program families and share a fun Shabbat
activity with the kids, who will also be invited to light the Shabbat candles with Rabbi Sharfman.
We look forward to seeing you!
(Prospective members, please RSVP by August 18 to email@example.com.)
Saturday, August 26, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
Please note - this is a changed date
at the home of Ellen and Elliott Lerman
Discover why Torah Talk is one of Kehillah's most-loved traditions! Torah Talk is a morning filled with questions, conversation, laughter, and the opportunity to get up-close and personal with Rabbi Sharfman and your fellow CK members and seekers. No prior knowledge is needed to enjoy Torah Talk; all are welcome. This session will be lay-led. Please RSVP by Thursday, August 24 to Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YEP! - First session of the new school year!
Sunday, August 27, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
YEP! families, join us to launch the new school year! You'll meet other parents and students at our YEP!
Welcome Back Bagel Bash. We'll also have an engaging High Holy Days Workshop, just in time to start the New Year* off right!
* 5778, that is!
If you have not yet registered for YEP! please
use this form
. See the yellow calendar section at the bottom of this newsletter for all YEP! dates. Questions? Please contact Renee at email@example.com or 602-369-7667.
Sunday, August 27, 10:00 a.m.
at the home of Sherry Siegel
This month we're discussing Wonder, by
Raquel J. Palacio
, and Smile, by
. These are Young Adult books, and Smile is a graphic novel, so these two books will be our easy, light read for the summer. In addition, the movie adaptation of Wonder (starring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay) will be in theaters this November.
We will not meet in September.
For general question about the Book Group, contact Sherry Siegel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.
Man Cave at Dave Goldfarb's
Please RSVP to Rich Fox by Monday, August 28, at email@example.com.
(Please note, this is a new email address for Rich.) All men of Kehillah are welcome.
|AUGUST BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES
YOM HULEDET SAMEACH!
August 3 - Katherine Fabricant
August 4 - Marjorie Tabaknek
August 9 - Carter Toppel
August 10 - Glenn Feldman
August 15 - Paul Lavin
August 16 - Tanner Toppel
August 17 - Rachael Blumenthal Spatz
August 22 - Daniel Cohen
August 23 - Bonnie Karfeld
August 26 - Elle Pohl
August 27 - Stanley Morgenstern
August 28 - Joseph Barnett
August 29 - Alana Claire Kirklin
August 30 - Alan Thursby
August 31 - Eli Hemmert
August 20 - Arthur and Bonnie Cikins
August 26 - Glenn and Linda Feldman
If you have an August birthday or anniversary and your name is missing, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can update our records.
To make a donation in honor of birthdays, anniversaries, "Our Kehillah Family" mentions or any other reason, please use this link or contact us directly.
|IT'S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Dear Kehillah members,
We invite you to rejoin us for a wonderful year of High Holy Days,
Kabbalat Shabbat, Torah Talk, Adult Education, YEP! (Youth Education Program), spiritual growth, joy, and festivities with Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman and our Kehillah!
You should have received an email from Renee inviting you to rejoin for 2017-2018. Along with her message was a letter from Kehillah president Rich Goldman, which you can also
. Thank you!
If you're not a member yet....
we warmly invite you to join Kehillah!
Please contact the office at 602-369-7667 or
visit our website
for membership information. Thank you!
|BACK TO SCHOOL SOCIAL ACTION
Join the SUPPLIES FOR SUCCESS Drive
and make a difference in students' lives!
How to get involved
Buy and donate items from the list below or send a donation! (Your donations are tax-deductible!)
> Bring your donations to our Kabbalat Shabbat Wine & Cheese on August 25.
> Bring your donations to a summer meeting of Kehillah Brotherhood, Girls' Night Out, Book Group, or Movie Time and leave them with the volunteer leader.
> Make checks payable to Congregation Kehillah, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 1630 #439, Phoenix, AZ 85050. Please reference "Supplies for Success" on your check.
and take it with you whenever you go shopping!
|PREPARING FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS
High Holy Days 5778
Even though temperatures are still in the triple digits, planning is well underway for High Holy Days 5778. Below are holiday dates; complete information about services will be included in future issues of
as the holiday nears.
Meanwhile, we invite you to get an early jump on things providing information for our Yizkor book, to remember loved ones; and by sending in your New Year greeting so it will be shared with the entire congregation.
To remember your loved ones in our Yizkor Book
(and for information about our Memorial Board),
please click here.
To share a greeting with all of Kehillah's members and friends,
please click here.
High Holy Days 5778
Wednesday, September 20 - Erev Rosh Hashanah
Thursday, September 21 - Rosh Hashanah
Friday, September 22 - Rosh Hashanah, second day (no service)
Friday, September 29 - Erev Yom Kippur
Saturday, September 30 - Yom Kippur
Welcome to Judaism:
A Course for Beginners
& Those Who Love Them
Rabbi Sharfman will be teaching this introductory course through the BJE (Bureau of Jewish Education).
The course will provide a foundation in the basic tenets of Judaism: History, holidays and observances, life observances, life cycle events, theology, prayer, and communal life will be explored through Jewish texts, beliefs, and customs.
his course is open to non-Jews, non-Jews with their Jewish partners, and Jewish adults interested in further exploring Judaism.
Classes will be held on Mondays, October 16 through December 11, from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Cost: $36
Register here or contact the BJE
at 480-634-8050 or email@example.com.
Kehillah's Caring Committee is ready to assist you with life's complexities.
Contact Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602-369-7667 so the Caring Committee can respond.
Mazel Tov to . . .
We send prayers of healing to . . .
Dani Fox, who has joined the development team of Just 3 Things food pantry (a program of Jewish Family and Children's Service) as a volunteer to head up Organizational Outreach. Dani will work to increase food collection over the next year to provide food for Just 3 Things' Real World Job Development program, Youth in Transition program, and the Michael R. Zent Healthcare Center. Yasher koach, Dani! We know you'll do a great job.
Jeff and Denise Noll
Andrea Marks and Hannah Marks,
daughter and granddaughter
of Elaine Marks and Fred Missel
Shmuel Ben Chaim
Mary Beth Pratt (Miriam Elisheva)
HaRav Shlomo ben Rut
Gittel bat Deborah
Shoshanna bat Phyllis
Gedalya Nachum bar Bayla Rivka
Olivia Adair Steele
mother of Bruce Sobel
sister of Cathy Michel
I am available to all Kehillah members in times of joy and sadness. Please let me know when I can extend support and comfort to you and your family.
~ Rabbi Sharfman
HIPPA PRIVACY RULE:
Hospitals won't notify us about your stay, nor will Jewish chaplains visit or share your information with us unless you specifically give permission and request that they do so. Rabbi Sharfman and Congregation Kehillah want to support Kehillah members - so many emotions and issues arise during illnesses requiring hospitalization. Please call the office and give us your name, hospital name/room number and any health details you can share to enable us to be responsive to you and your needs.
|THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS
Fred and Malka Benoff, in memory of Warren Miller
Your donations in any amount are genuinely appreciated.
You can help support Congregation Kehillah and express your core values by making donations to Kehillah's various Funds - to celebrate, honor, remember, give thanks, to assist . . . or simply to do tzedakah.
Social Action Fund
Gottlieb Music Fund
Oneg & Hospitality Fund
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
Adopt a Prayer Book
You can also
plant trees in Israel
directly through Kehillah, and Jewish National
Fund will send a certificate out on your behalf. Each tree is $18 and a portion of your donation stays with Kehillah. Contact Renee for more information or to place your tree order.
Supporting Kehillah and expressing your Core Values is easy! You can
donate on our website
in any amount or send a check. Congregation Kehlllah is a 501(c)(3) organization; your donations are tax-exempt to the fullest extent allowable by law. Please consult with your tax adviser.
Sponsoring an Oneg is a great way to celebrate your lifecycle events and other wonderful news.
To reserve your oneg,
please contact Renee at 602-369-7667 or
2nd Annual Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social
Free; for those aged 60+. Music, song, story telling, preview of 2017-18 opportunities for the senior community. Thursday, August 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. RSVP with name, phone and number of attendees by Monday, August 21 to email@example.com or 480-599-7198. See the flier
We Remember: A Home For The Holocaust Art of Robert Sutz
The Arizona Jewish Historical Society has launched a capital campaign to establish a permanent gallery for the artwork of Robert Sutz, whose award-winning work includes life masks, portraits, and recorded testimonies of Holocaust survivors, liberators, and righteous gentiles. (A portrait of Kehillah founding member Irma Gottlieb is among Sutz's work.) For information about the project or to make a donation or pledge,
or contact AJHS at 602-241-7870.
Kabbalat Shabbat <>
Torah Talk <>
Kabbalat Shabbat begins on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
August 25 - Wine & Cheese Open House for current and prospective members (6:45 p.m.) followed by service (7:30 p.m.)
October 13 & 27
December 15 - Nosh (5:30 p.m.) followed by Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat (6:00 p.m.)
Torah Talks are held Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at congregants' homes. Please RSVP to Renee by the Thursday before each Torah Talk so hosts can prepare.
August 26 - at the home of Ellen and Elliott Lerman
Additional dates will be listed soon.
Youth Education Program
YEP! sessions are held on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Kehillah unless otherwise noted. Schedule listed below is subject to change.
August 27 - Welcome Back Bagel Bash + High Holy Days Workshops
September 10 & 24
October 7 (Saturday) - YEP! family and congregational Sukkot and Havdallah
October 15 & 29
November 5 & 19
December 15 (Friday) - YEP! participates in Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat
January 7 & 21
February 11 & 25
February 28 (Wednesday) - Picnic and Purim, 6:00 p.m.
March 4 & 25
April 8 & 22
May 20 - Shavuot for YEP! and Congregation
For details, please see the corresponding items on the left.
Holidays other than Shabbat are shown in italics.
Sunday, Aug. 20
Tuesday, Aug. 22
Girls' Night Out
Friday, Aug. 25
Kabbalat Shabbat + Wine & Cheese
Saturday, Aug. 26
Sunday, Aug. 27
Tuesday, Aug. 29
Do you have information for Connections?
Please send your news or photos to Renee in the Kehillah office before
Shabbat for the following Monday's issue.
Need a hand?
The Kehillah Brotherhood
is here to help you.
Need a ride to services or to an event? Have an odd job that might need an extra hand or two? Give the Brotherhood a shout! Email Rich Fox at Rich.Fox@verscend.com.
Information for Seniors
The Senior Concierge Project (through Jewish Family and Childrens Service) can provide information and help with socialization, education, transportation, home care, living facilities, legal assistance and more for those over age 60. Contact Janet Arnold, Senior Concierge, at 480-599-7198 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congregation Kehillah Leadership
Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman
Rich Goldman, President
Renee Joffe, Administrator
Board of Directors:
Member at Large and
Member at Large and
New Building Chair
Programming Chair and
Girls' Night Out Co-Chair
Secretary and Girls' Night
Member at Large
Torah Talk and Special
Newsletters and Book
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