January 1-7, 2018 / Tevet 5778

Happy (secular) New Year!
The Kehillah office will be closed on Monday, January 1.

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  Sunday, January 7
  9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
  See the complete YEP! schedule here
Shabbat candles
  Friday, January 12
  5:30 p.m. Pre-Oneg
  6:00 p.m. Services, including aufruf for Rebecca Morris and Ian Shore
  See the complete service schedule here.

Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman and Roger Morris and Howard and Jackie Shore  
warmly invite members of Kehillah to join them for the aufruf of their children,   
Rebecca Morris and Ian Shore,
during Kabbalat Shabbat on Friday, January 12, 2018.   
A special pre-Oneg sponsored by Danny and Evelyn Simon and Irma Gottlieb  
in honor of the bride and groom will begin at 5:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat will begin at 6:00 p.m.   
Please RSVP to Renee by January 5.

  Saturday, January 20
  10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
  at the home of Gil and Lynne Blumenthal; click here to RSVP
  See the complete Torah Talk schedule here.
  Sunday, January 21
  late morning/early afternoon
  Sunday, January 28
  10:00 a.m.
  at the home of Ellen Lerman; click here to RSVP  
   Rescheduled for the spring; details to come
Yom Huledet Sameach!
January 1 - Norman Resnick
January 3 - Jade Zagoury
January 5 - Joseph Schatzberg
January 6 - Capitola (Capi) Seeliger
January 7 - Rebecca Allison
January 8 - Gil Blumenthal
                   Eric Goldman
January 13 - Rudy Fraenkel
January 14 - Dan Simon
January 15 - Lauren Merritt
January 16 - Joanne Donnelly
January 17 - Isaac Hemmert
January 19 - Lauren Laufman
January 21 - Lynne Blumenthal
                     Tyler Green
January 23 - Brock Merritt
                     Jane Neely
January 24 - Scarlett Allison
                     Jacob Ariemma
January 26 - Louise Harkinson
January 28 - Britney Waxman    

Happy Anniversary!
We have no anniversaries in January
If you have a January birthday or anniversary and your name is missing, please email us 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.Thank you!
Your Jewish Travels
Introducing a new feature in our Photo Album - "Your Jewish Travels." Please send photos of your Jewish travels, near and far, so we can share them with your fellow Kehillah members.   
The photo and caption below come from Joshua and Monica Edelstein, who visited India with their children, Olivia and Raja.
Thank you, Edelstein family!

Olivia and Raja went to the oldest synagogue in Cochin (in the Indian state of Kerala). They visited the old Jewish colony and said Shabbat Shalom to Sarah Cohen (age 95), one of the last remaining members of two Jewish families still in town. We also got a new challah cover hand-embroidered by Ms. Cohen. 

Kehillah's "Helping Hearts and Hands" (HHH) volunteers are  
ready to assist you with life's complexities. Click here to find
out how HHH can help you -- and how you can volunteer
to become part of Kehillah's caring brigade. 
Names are added to the top of the Mishebeirach list  
in the order they are received. 

We send prayers of healing to . . .
Dan Lipski
Davie Glaser
Meir ben Chanah 
Ethan Miller
Joe Ettinger
Kimberlie Rich
Jeff and Denise Noll
Gary MacMilla
Marsha Joffe
Shmuel Ben Chaim
Mary Beth Pratt (Miriam Elisheva)
Mark Engelsman
HaRav Shlomo ben Rut 
Kitty Nagy
Bonnie Karfeld
David Stern
Howard Glick
Gittel bat Deborah

Tom Bartkus    
Colleen Carney
Shoshanna bat Phyllis
Gedalya Nachum bar Bayla Rivka
Rose Sobel,
    mother of Bruce Sobel
Judy Sahid, 
    sister of Cathy Michel
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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
Your donations in any amount are genuinely appreciated. 
Please help support Congregation Kehillah by donating to Kehillah's various funds  
-- to celebrate, honor, remember, give thanks, to assist, or simply to do tzedakah.  
You can donate through our website in any amount or send a check. Congregation Kehlllah is a 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax-exempt to the fullest extent allowable by law. (Please consult with your tax adviser.) 
General Fund 
Caring Fund 
Torah Fund 
Social Action Fund
Gottlieb Music Fund 
Education Fund 
Oneg & Hospitality Fund 
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund 
Adopt a Prayer Book  
Memorial Plaques 
You can also plant trees in Israel directly through Kehillah, shiny-tree-button.jpg  
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. 
Jewish Community Center, 3-5:00 p.m.

CompleteScheduleKabbalat Shabbat   |    Torah Talk   |   YEP!
Shabbat candles

Kabbalat Shabbat begins on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
January 12 - Pre-Oneg  
(5:30 p.m.) followed by Kabbalat Shabbat (including aufruf)  
at 6:00 p.m.  
January 26
February 9 & 23
March 9 & 23
April 13 & 27
May 18  
June 8

Torah Talks are held Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at congregants' homes. Please RSVP to Ellen Lerman at lermanell@aol.com by the Thursday before each Torah Talk so hosts can prepare. 

January 20
February 17
March 17
April 17
May 20 (Sunday) -
Congregational Shavuot 
  Youth Education Program 

YEP! sessions are held on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon unless otherwise noted. Schedule listed below is subject to change. 
January 7 & 21
February 11 & 25
February 28 (Wednesday) - Picnic and Purim, 6:00 p.m.
March 4 & 25
April 8 & 22
May 6
May 20 - Shavuot for YEP! and Congregation 

For details, please see the corresponding items on the left.        

Sunday, Jan. 7

Friday, Jan. 12
Kabbalat Shabbat with pre-Oneg/Aufruf

Saturday, Jan. 20
Torah Talk

Sunday, Jan. 21
Movie Time

Friday, Jan. 26
Kabbalat Shabbat

Sunday, Jan. 28
Book Group

Friday, Feb. 9
Kabbalat Shabbat

Sunday, Feb. 11

Saturday, Feb. 17
Torah Talk

Friday, Feb. 23
Kabbalat Shabbat

Sunday, Feb. 25

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Picnic and Purim

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Sponsor an oneg  
Celebrate a lifecycle event or other wonderful news. To reserve your oneg date, please contact Renee at 602-369-7667 or
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Send your news to Connections

Please send your news or photos to Renee in the Kehillah office before Shabbat for the following Monday's issue.

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Need a hand?  

Need a ride to services or to an event? Have an odd job that might need an extra hand or two? Give Kehillah Brotherhood a shout! Brotherhood members are ready to help out.  
Email Rich Fox at

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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 janet.arnold@jfcsaz.org.

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Congregation Kehillah Leadership 

Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman
Rich Goldman, President
Renee Joffe, Administrator

Board of Directors:
Rich Fox,
  Member at Large and
  Brotherhood President
David Goldfarb,
  Member at Large and
  New Building Chair
Leslie Goldman,
  Programming Chair and
  Girls' Night Out Co-Chair
Arlene Maletta,
  Hospitality Co-Chair
Ilene Malka,
  Education Chair
Jane Neely,
  Hospitality Co-Chair
Paul Stein,
   Member at Large

Additional Support:  
Paulette Fraenkel,
  Social Action
Stephanie Kirklin,
  OLC Director 
Paul Lavin,
  Finance Manager
Vicki Mardell,
   Membership Co-Chair
Elaine Schiff,
   Membership Co-Chair
Judith Clancy, Davie Glaser,
Ilene Riffle,
    Helping Hearts and
    Hands Co-Chairs
Ellen Lerman,
  Torah Talk and Special  
Marilyn Morris,
   Movie Time
Sherry Siegel,
   Newsletters and Book

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We love hearing from you!

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