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June 13- June 19, 2022 Sivan 5782



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THIS WEEK

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Jews and Guns

Thursday, June 16th

11:00 a.m.

Zoom


There’s a crisis happening in this country. Join Rabbi Sharfman as we learn about what Jewish texts teach us about Jews and Guns. RSVP, info@congregationkehillah.org by Tuesday, June 14th. Do you have another topic you would like to learn more about? Please let Rabbi or Renee know.

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BOOK GROUP

Friday, June 17

1:00 p.m.

at a private home


At our June meeting, we'll be discussing Room by Emma Donoghue. 

Please contact Rick Cohen to RSVP and receive the address of where the Book Group will be taking place. 

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Plant a tree in your dad's honor or memory this Father's Day! Send a meaningful gift from Jewish National Fund-USA. We’re making it easier than ever to find the perfect gift while supporting your synagogue, the land and people of Israel. Planting trees in Israel is a beautiful way to show you care and lasts for generations. Each tree ($18) ordered comes with the certificate shown above and will be mailed to the recipient with your personal message. Please fill out the form,  JNF Trees in Israel.pdf  and scan back to, info@congregationkehillah.org.

UPCOMING

SIPPY CUP SHABBAT

Saturday, July 30

10:00 a.m.



Calling all mommies, daddies, and their newborns and little ones - whether crawling or walking! Join Rabbi and Second year Rabbinical student/Cantorial Soloist/mommy Erica Erman for an hour of Shabbat music, movement, stories and more! This program is open to all Jewish families in the community and their newborns - 2 year olds.

ISRAEL 2022 - TRIP UPDATE

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Join Rabbi Sharfman and others for a trip of a lifetime. Fabulous itinerary and small group!


ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT!


Dates: October 23rd - November 7th!


For more information and to register, please visit https://congregationkehillah.org/watch-this-space-for-future-trips-to-israel/. If you have any questions, please email us at info@congregationkehillah.org 

FROM RENEE JOFFE, CONGREGATION KEHILLAH ADMINISTRATOR


"The bus was our home away from home and friendships were formed and bonded. Arie was our guide who was a walking man of knowledge. My eyes saw new sights, my tongue tasted new foods, my nose smelled delicious bakery, my

ears heard the voices of hundreds of women singing together on Shabbat at

the Kotel, my feet stood on ancient ground and walked miles. The list could

go on and on. Rabbi Bonnie was and is an extraordinary leader, clergy and most of all friend...there is no other Rabbi I would have wanted to share this experience with. I met new friends and took my friendships with others to a new level. I left behind a piece of my heart, but that space is now filled in with sweet memories of Israel." 


SOCIAL ACTION

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Baking breakfast items for

the Welcome Center for Refugees and Asylum seekers


We are in the process of setting up a day and time to gather as a group at our synagogue. If you are interested in participating, please call Paulette, 602-363-3009.



This is a great way to bond with other CK members and do a mitzvah!

OUR KEHILLAH FAMILY

Refaeinu...

Amy Bessen

Shari Marcus, niece of Reisa Miller

Ethan Miller, son of Reisa Miller

Robert & Arona Landsman, grandparents of Stephanie Farber

Yaffa Pollack, cousin of Marsha Joffe

Chana bas Rasche

Marsha Joffe

Judith Clancy

Joe Ettinger

Stanley Rosen, father of Robin Rudin

Cathy Michels

Davie Glaser

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Rabbi Sharfman's Discretionary Fund 

David Brother - in memory of Barbara Sharfman

Hemmert Family - in memory of Barbara Sharfman

Jill Higgins - in memory of Barbara Sharfman 

Sue Adatto - in memory of Barbara Sharfman

Steve, Bari & Eva Kanefsky - in memory of Howard Stone


General Fund

Lisa Rohdeman - Thanking us for providing the sippy cup Shabbat for her daughter Isla and her

Annette Sarrazine - Shavuot Yizkor


Tzedakah Committee

Sheryl & Avram Greenspan - Thanking us for allowing them to come to services

Caring Fund

Education Fund

General Fund

Gottlieb Music Fund

Oneg & Hospitality Fund

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

Social Action Fund

Torah Fund

Teen Tzedek Fund

Also available:

Book Plates

Memorial Board

JNF TREES IN ISRAEL

Plant a tree in Israel for any occasion. Contact Renee to place your order. The cost is $18 per tree and a portion of all sales benefit Kehillah.


NETWORK FOR GOOD - FACEBOOK

You can set up a fundraiser through Facebook and the money will be donated to Kehillah.


THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX

Will receive gifts of stock on behalf of Congregation Kehillah


CONGREGATION KEHILLAH CAN ACCEPT A GIFT THROUGH YOUR IRA-QUALIFIED CHARITABLE DISTRIBUTION


PURCHASING YOUR FINAL RESTING PLACE AT MT. SINAI CEMETERY BENEFITS CONGREGATION KEHILLAH.


AMAZON SMILE

If you make purchases through Amazon, please use smile.amazon.com, and select Congregation Kehillah as your charity. It's simple, costs you nothing, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to Kehillah.


Congregation Kehillah has been issued a $76.05 donation from the AmazonSmile Foundation as a result of AmazonSmile program activity between October 1 and December 31, 2021. 

OF INTEREST ELSEWHERE

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JEWISH LIFE TELEVISION


JLTV is the largest 24-7 English-language, Jewish-themed network in North America, available in about 50 million homes, currently through Charter, Comcast, DirecTV (channel 366 in the Phoenix area) and other video providers (www.jltv.tv). On May 31st, JLTV was added to Cox Communications’ Channel Line-Up in portions of Greater Phoenix channel 184. This is partly thanks to Rabbi Sharfman who has been incredibly supportive of the effort to add JLTV to Cox's line-up, sending a letter to Cox asking them to add JLTV, which they are now doing.

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The Phoenix Holocaust Association  June newsletter is out. Click here for news of upcoming programs and lots more.

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June at the JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment

 

With temperatures rising outside, it is the perfect time to stay cool inside and take advantage of the Center for Senior Enrichment spring and summer virtual offerings FREE on ZOOM! 


Click here to find the June calendar of events: https://www.jfcsaz.org/events/


The Center for Senior Enrichment calendar has been enhanced to help participants find and register for classes. Please see the below instructions for guidence on how to navigate the updated calendar. 

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PUT THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR

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SERVICES  

Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat morning

B'nai Mitzvah


Below you will find what is currently scheduled for 2022 services. Please note that the calendar is subject to change.



Enjoy our brief summer break! Please watch this space for information about upcoming services, dates, times and location.

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TORAH TALK


Torah Talks are led by Rabbi Sharfman (except where noted) and are held monthly on Saturday mornings via Zoom. They are among Kehillah's most-loved traditions -- mornings filled with questions, conversation, and laughter as we explore that week's Torah portion. No prior knowledge is needed to enjoy Torah Talk; all are welcome. For more information, contact Ellen Lerman.

    

There are no scheduled dates until we begin again in September. If you would be interested in joining a summer session, please contact Ellen.


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YEP!

Youth Education Program 


YEP! sessions are held on Sunday mornings during the school year. Read about YEP! here. Questions? Please contact Renee


 Here is the link to the YEP registration form.

  



IN EVERY ISSUE

QUICK LOOK CALENDAR


Thursday, June 16

Jews and Guns, 11:00 a.m.


Friday, June 17

Book Group, 1:00 p.m.


Saturday, July 30

Sippy Cup Shabbat

Information for Seniors


The Senior Concierge Project (through Jewish Family and Children's Service) can provide information and help with socialization, education, transportation, home care, living facilities, legal assistance and more for those over age 60. Contact Kathy Rood at 602-762-7319.


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 Men of Kehillah a shout! MOK members are ready to help out. Email Rich Fox at phoks1@hotmail.com.  



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Don't miss any of our emails...


Please make sure that periodically you check your Spam and Junk folders for emails from info@congregationkehillah.org. Some of the emails we send out have several links for you to click on for resources. Depending on your individual computer settings you may have not received these emails in your inbox.









Remember "Mom" and the other women!  

 

Reminder: There are hungry neighbors and families experiencing food insecurity throughout the Valley, throughout the year -- even if we can't always see it. And there are women who can't afford basic feminine products. Our food collection bin for Mom's Pantry is always in our lobby, and our Kehillah Cares bag for women4women tempe is in our ladies' room. 

 


Please bring food and toiletry donations whenever you attend an event or services.


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We love hearing from you!


If we don't respond to

your email within 24 hours, it means we did

not receive your

message. Please call

us at 602-369-7667.

  

 

We take a technology break for Shabbat and Yom Tov. If you have an emergency during these times, please leave a message on the Congregation Kehillah phone, 602-369-7667 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Otherwise, we ask that you please call or email us after the Sabbath or holiday ends.

Congregation Kehillah Leadership 


Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman

Jane Neely, 

 President

Scott Leader, Erica Erman

 Cantorial Soloists

Renee Joffe,               

 Administrator


Board of Directors:

Gil Blumenthal, 

 Immediate Past President

Rick Cohen,

 Member at Large

Rich Fox, 

 Vice President for Program

and Communications

 MOK President

Dave Goldfarb, 

 Vice President for Building

& Facility

Mark Solow

Finances



Leslie Goldman, 

 Member at Large

Steve Kanefsky,

  Member at Large

Arlene Maletta, 

 Member at Large

Ilene Malka, 

 Education Chair

Paul Stein, 

  Member at Large


Additional Support:  


Beth Hirshenson, Margi Tabaknek,

 Caring Committee

Amy Bessen,

 Webmaster

Paulette Fraenkel, 

 Social Action

Leona Garza, 

  Movie Time

Dr. Stephanie Kirklin, 

 YEP! Director of

Curriculum

  & Online Learning Center

Ellen Lerman, 

 Torah Talk and Special   

 Projects

Vicki Mardell, 

  Membership 

Reisa Miller, Sherry Siegel

  Newsletters 

Scott Rudin

  Finances



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Congregation Kehillah

602-369 7667

info@congregationkehillah.org - congregationkehillah.org

5858 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Mailing Address: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 1630 #439, Phoenix, AZ 85050