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May 30 - June 5, 2022 Iyar/Sivan 5782


Our office will be closed on Monday, May 30th in observance of Memorial Day.

Emails and voicemails will be monitored throughout the day for emergencies.


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THIS WEEK

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Shavuot morning service with Ten Commandments and Yizkor

Sunday, June 5th at 10:00 a.m.


We hope you’ll join us in the synagogue for Shavuot morning services, the reading of the Ten Commandments and the 4th and final time during 5782 that we come together as a community to remember our loved ones for Yizkor. Can’t join us in person? Please request a Zoom link for the service, info@congregationkehillah.org


Yizkor is also a wonderful time to make a donation in memory of your loved ones. If you wish to do so you may use our secure website, https://congregationkehillah.org/product/donation/ or mail a check to 21001 N Tatum Blvd, Unit 1630, #439, Phoenix, AZ 85050.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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KABBALAT SHABBAT

Friday, June 10

6:30 p.m.


We hope you can join Rabbi and our Cantorial Soloists, Erica Erman and Scott Leader for the our final Kabbalat Shabbat before we take a brief break during the summer. This will be an in person service with Zoom access to those who are unable to attend in person. Please RSVP for either attending in person or via Zoom no later than Thursday, June 9th.


June and July birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated.



SUMMER PROGRAMS

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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. 

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 7 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 MORT BERKOWITZ


Between Arie and Rabbi (who was formerly an Israeli tour guide) the experience and knowledge received are priceless. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

JUNE BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES

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Happy Birthday!

Yom Huledet Sameach!


June 1  -  Davie Glasser

June 3  -  Bob Bessen

June 6  -  Paulette Fraenkel

June 6  -  Ilona Resnick

June 7  -  Sara Fabricant

June 10 -  Steve Kanefsky

June 14 -  Bari Kanefsky

June 16 -  Adira Ruth Cohen

June 17 -  Joseph Gossack

June 17 -  Marci Cox

June 19 -  Daisy Zhu

June 23 -  Samuel Fabricant

June 23 -  Eryn Cohen

June 24 -  David Goldfarb

June 26 -  Dani Fox

June 30 -  Monica Edelstein

June 30 -  Asher Kiselman 

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Happy Anniversary!

Mazel Tov!


June  4  -  Dr. Mort & Vicki Berkowitz

June  5  -  Richard & Sharon Cohen

June  7  -  Gil & Lynne Blumenthal

June  9  -  Norman & Ilona Resnik

June  9  -  Dr. Bruce & Debbie Sobel

June 18  -  Elliott & Ellen Lerman

June 19  -  David & Dory Mawyer  

June 22  -  Dr. Phillip & Angela Menashe

June 25  -  Rob & Jodi Sandler

June 30  -  Stanley & Paulette Morganstern 

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

MAZEL TOV to....

Lynn Silber - on the birth of her new grandson, Wesley Bennett Biegelman

Refaeinu...

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 

Betsy & Rick Herman - in memory of Barbara Sharfman

Cantor Howard & Margie Tabaknek - in memory of Barbara Sharfman

Margie Tabaknek - in honor of Rabbi and thanking her for her support 

Margie Tabaknek - in honor of Jackie Shore and thanking her for her support

Sharon Agopian & Jordan Bock - in memory of Barbara Sharfman

Cathy & Alan Michels - in memory of Barbara Sharfman


General Fund 

Nancy Platt - in memory of Barbara Sharfman

Lisa & Gary Serbin - in memory of Barbara Sharfman


Education Fund

Cantor Howard & Margie Tabaknek - in honor of the birth of Elliott Aron Shore 


Torah Fund

Lynn Silber - in honor of her new grandson, Wesley Bennett Biegelman

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What better way to honor a recent high school or college graduate. And don't forget Father's Day is Sunday, June 19th! 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.

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. 

Congregation Kehillah Updated Covid Protocols:

Effective as of May 21, 2022

 

  • Masks are optional for all vaccinated individuals.
  • You are welcome to join us for in person services. We appreciate your RSVP ahead of time. A Zoom link will be sent to members who cannot attend in person but wish to participate.
  • During services, several rows in the front of the sanctuary will be reserved for congregants and potential new members who wish to wear masks.
  • The reserved rows are for those who feel safer sitting next to other mask wearers. Otherwise, mask wearers may sit anywhere in the sanctuary.

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 will be 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 May newsletter is out. Click here 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 Joe 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.


Sunday morning, June 5,

10:00 a.m. Shavuot/Yizkor

Friday, June 10 - 6:30 p.m.

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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.

    



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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


Sunday, June 5

Shavuot morning service including the reading of the Ten Commandments and    Yizkor, 10:00 a.m.


Friday, June 10

Kabbalat Shabbat, 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, June 16

Jews and Guns, 11:00 a.m.


Friday, June 17

Book Group, 1:00 p.m.

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



Copyright © 2022. All Rights Reserved

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