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Week of July 3, 2017 / Tammuz 5777
The Kehillah office will be closed Tuesday, July 4, for Independence Day.
Have a happy, safe holiday.
Thursday, July 13, 6:00 p.m.
S & V Urban Italian
(formerly known as Stone & Vine; same location, same owners and 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.
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.

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!


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.    

Dear Kehillah Family:

On behalf of our sons, Ethan and Abbott, I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your kindness, compassion and outpouring of love in the wake of Warren's passing. We are especially grateful for the wonderful vegan meal provided to us by 24 Carrots. It was outstanding and lasted for several meals. The additional scrumptious food sustained us wonderfully throughout the week.

My family and I are blessed to be surrounded by such a caring community.

With heartfelt love from us all......... 
Reisa Miller
We send deepest condolences to . . .  
Scott Leader on the passing of his grandmother, Helen Skurowitz
We send prayers of healing to . . .
Hollis Noel
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,
    friend of Marsha Joffe
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  
Ivez, Eric, Rae & Jim, and Adi & Marshall Hendlin 
Gia Walka 
Abbot Miller and Ethan Miller, in loving memory of the best father ever 

Social Action Fund   
In memory of Warren Miller  
Chloe Leibowitz 
Sherry Siegel

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund 
In memory of Warren Miller 
Richard and Dani Fox
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
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. The next Torah Talk will be in August.


YEP! sessions are held on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon.   

Register your children and grandchildren now for next year's program, beginning Fall 2017!


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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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. 

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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