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Week of July 10, 2017 / Tammuz 5777
THIS WEEK____________________________________
Thursday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.
S & V Urban Italian
(In the Stone & Vine location; same great food!)
9343 E. Shea Blvd., Ste. 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Join us where GNO began two years ago and has been going strong ever since! Please RSVP to Renee by Wednesday, July 12, at

The next GNO after this one will be on August 22. Save that date! And please let Renee know what restaurant you want to dine at or activity you would like to participate in for the future.
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 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 Raina Telgemeier . 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
Tuesday, August 29, 7:00 p.m.
Man Cave at Dave Goldfarb's

Please RSVP to Rich Fox by Monday, August 28, at
All men of Kehillah are welcome.

Please help us welcome our newest members:

Andrew and Ashlyn Pohl and their daughter, Elle
Scott and Joanna LeBlang and their daughter, Jacqueline
Francine Ebersman
Jeffrey and Rebecca Kirchler and their children, Sophia and Colby

We look forward to getting to know you!
Dear Kehillah members,
We invite you to rejoin us for a wonderful year of High Holy Days, graphic-heart.gif
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 read here. 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!

and make a difference in students' lives!

We hope to send children back to school with brand-new backpacks fllled with schoolbus-rear-sm.jpg school supplies. We are partnering once again with Arrowhead Elementary School and Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (a program of Duet). To do this, we need your help!

How to get involved
Buy and donate items from the list below or send a donation! (Your donations are tax-deductible!)

You can... 

    >  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.
    >  Bring your donations to our Kabbalat Shabbat Wine & Cheese on August 25.
    >  Make checks payable to Congregation Kehillah, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 1630 #439, Phoenix, AZ 85050. Please reference "Supplies for Success" on your check.
    >  Donate online at For "Fund," select "Social Action." In "Message" box, type "Supplies for Success."

Print out this handy Supplies for Success flier
and take it with you whenever you go shopping!


Kehillah's Caring Committee is ready to assist you with life's complexities.  
Contact Renee at or 602-369-7667 so the Caring Committee can respond.    
We send prayers of healing to . . .
Patsy Koren
Jeff and Denise Noll
Gary MacMillan
Andrea Marks and Hannah Marks,
   daughter and granddaughter
   of Elaine Marks and Fred Missel
Marsha Joffe
Shmuel Ben Chaim
Mary Beth Pratt (Miriam Elisheva)
Mark Engelsman
Leona Goldfarb
HaRav Shlomo ben Rut
Kitty Nagy
Bonnie Karfeld
David Stern
Howard Glick 
Gittel bat Deborah
Tom Bartkus   
Sandy Myslis
Penny Wolkis
Colleen Carney
Shoshanna bat Phyllis
Gedalya Nachum bar Bayla Rivka
Olivia Adair Steele
Stisha Steigmann
Rose Sobel,
    mother of Bruce Sobel
Arlene Rosenberg
Bess Taubman
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
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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.
General Fund 
In memory of Warren Miller
Joan & Lou Martins, Alison & Brian Clew and Lisa & Eric Jensen
Linda and Steven Horenstein
Donna and William Donle
Erica Sterling
Stanley and Phyllis Friedman
David and Sheila Katz
Elliott and Ellen Lerman
Arlene Maletta
Stephen and Judy Mann 
Gregory and Barbara Morea 
Don and Kathy Porges
Mark and Dianne Rubin  
Barbara Sharfman 
Gail and Harvey Klain
Miriam Walka
Sandra and Stacey Miller  
Philip and Barbara Poverman  
Patty and Austin Wolfe  
Lewis and Joy Zidle
Dorothy Klepper and Martin Goldman 
Marilyn Morris  
Jean Vitale
Penny Celmins (directed towards our new building)

Social Action Fund 
Rudy and Paulette Fraenkel, in memory of Warren Miller  

Caring Fund
Irene Lustgarten, in memory of Warren Miller

Torah Fund
Leona Garza, In memory of Warren Miller

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
Kevin Liss

A tree has been planted in Israel
by Honey Yellin, 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.
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 

You can also plant trees in Israel directly through Kehillah, and Jewish National shiny-tree-button.jpg 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.
Oneg celebrations

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
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, click here or contact AJHS at 602-241-7870.

Kabbalat Shabbat   <>    Torah Talk   <>    YEP!

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Torah Talk

Kabbalat Shabbat begins on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
There will be no services during the summer while construction is taking place.

August 25 - with Wine & Cheese Open House for current and prospective members

Torah Talks are held Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, and will resume in the fall. 

  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 3
December 15 (Friday)  - YEP! participates in Chanukah Kabbalat Shabbat
December 10
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.
Holidays other than Shabbat are shown in italics.
Thursday, July 13
Girls' Night Out

Tuesday, Aug. 22
Girls' Night Out

Friday, Aug. 25
Kabbalat Shabbat + Wine & Cheese

Sunday, Aug. 27

Book Group

Tuesday, Aug. 29

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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?
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 

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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

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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
Susan Heigh,  
  Secretary 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,
   Caring Co-Chair
Davie Glaser,
   Caring Co-Chair
Ilene Riffle,
    Caring Co-Chair
Ellen Lerman,
  Torah Talk and Special  
Marilyn Morris,
   Movie Time
Sherry Siegel,
   Newsletters and Book

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We love hearing from you!

If we don't respond to your email within 24 hours, it means that we did not receive your message.
Please call us at 602-369-7667.

Congregation Kehillah   |   602-369-7667 
5858 E. Dynamite Blvd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
MAILING ADDRESS: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 1630 #439, Phoenix, AZ 85050