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November 15 - November 21, 2021 Kislev 5782


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TONIGHT

RABBI SHARFMAN'S "WELCOME TO JUDAISM" CLASS

Fall Semester: Mondays, 5:00-6:15 p.m.

via Zoom


Fifth class is tonight, November 15th!



On Rosh Hashanah morning, Rabbi spoke about remembering and exploring who we are as individuals and as Jews. This class will help!


New students are always welcome to join.

 

Are you interested in learning about Judaism? Filling in the gaps in your knowledge? This is how to do it!  

 

"Welcome to Judaism" is an introductory course that provides a foundation in the basic tenets of Judaism. Among the areas covered are History, Holidays and Observances, Lifecycle, Theology, Prayer, Israel, and Communal Life. Jews and non-Jews are welcome. 

 

DATES:

November 15th, and 22nd

December 6th


This course is presented through the Bureau of Jewish Education. For information please visit the BJE or call them at 480-634-8050. CK members may take this course at no charge by contacting the Kehillah office.

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MOK (Men of Kehillah) DINNER

Monday, November 15th

7:00 p.m.


Cien Agaves Tacos @ Tequila - Old Town

7228 E 1st Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Outdoor dining

(It may be cool out, so dress accordingly)

Join us for dinner and conversation at Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila in Old Town.

RSVP directly to Rich Fox at phoks1@hotmail.com

SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES

We are excited about resuming in-person services starting on Shabbat morning, November 20th at 10:00 a.m.


Here are the important details:


This multi-access both (in-person and via Zoom) service will take place indoors and requires your RSVP by Wednesday, November 17th. We will be limiting the number of people in our sanctuary and are not able to accommodate walk-ins.


For those who wish to participate at home, a Zoom link will be sent at the end of this week.


For the safety of all, if you have travelled or been in a crowd recently, please join us via Zoom and we’ll look forward to welcoming you in person another time.



At this time, our services will be for congregants only who are:

  • Fully vaccinated (those 12 and older)
  • Willing to wear a mask at all times

THIS WEEK

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BOOK GROUP

Friday, November 19

1:00 p.m.

in person outdoors, weather permitting



Join us for our next meeting! We'll be discussing Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.  You don't have to be a regular to enjoy Book Group; you can join in for any book you like, any time. Book Group is open to all Kehillah adults and their guests. To get on the Book Group email list or to RSVP and receive location information, please email Rick . 

YEP!

Sunday, November 21

9:30 a.m.

LOOKING AHEAD

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday,December 3rd

5:30 p.m.

via Zoom


We continue to come into your homes for Shabbat via Zoom, with Rabbi Sharfman and cantorial soloists Scott Leader and Erica Erman. PowerPoint slides will be viewable to you to follow along if you don't have your own copy of Gates of Prayer for Shabbat and Weekdays.


A Zoom link with be sent to all congregants during the week. For our non-members who would like to join us for Kabbalat Shabbat, please email Renee.


December birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated during Kabbalat Shabbat.

SIPPY CUP SHABBAT

for newborns- 2 year olds

VISIT ISRAEL 2022

Interested in a fun, small group trip to Israel AFTER school ends in May? Rabbi is already busy making plans for a May 30th departure. 


Please email info@congregationkehillah.org ASAP to let us know you are interested. 

SOCIAL ACTION

Once again this year, Congregation Kehillah will be supporting a family through Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) for their annual Chanukah Drive along with two Title 1 schools, Pioneer, and Whispering Winds Academy, for their annual Holiday Drives.  
JFCS family 
  • The family consists of mother, father, 17 month old toddler boy and a grandmother.
  • Requested items
Toddler – size 24-month winter apparel, socks and pajamas; size 6 diapers and wipes; age-appropriate toys, books, bathtub toys and learning toys.
Mother – Needs a dress for services in a size 6 or 8, a gift card may be best. Shops Walmart or Target as well as Fry’s for groceries. Short & long sleeve casual shirts women’s medium. Slippers, and socks
 Father – Shirts in a small, 29 x 28 black jeans, size 8 black Nike tennis shoes for work. Sports toys that he can play with baby
Grandmother – queen size pocket sheets (blue, green, or grey); hand mixer and baking dishes (medium size).


2021 has been a very difficult time for many families and our help is needed even more. The following is a suggested list of items needed for the schools we support:
Grocery gift cards
Walmart, Target, Kohls, Old Navy or any other department gift cards
Art supplies 
School supplies
Warm clothing/coats/sweaters for school age children Kindergarten – 8th grade
Sports equipment
Tennis shoes/gym shoes
Gift cards for hair cuts
New, regifted items also welcome


Whichever option you choose, you can bring donated items or checks to WNO, MOK, YEP! or Shabbat Morning Service. Please clearly mark which organization your check or items are supposed to go to.
If you would like, you can also donate to Congregation Kehillah Social Action and one of our committee members would be happy to do the shopping. And remember, if you order through Amazon Smile, Congregation Kehillah will receive a percentage of your purchase allowing you a double mitzvah!
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to make arrangements for pickup or dropping off your donations. I can be reached at 602-363-3009 or paulettefraenkel@gmail.com.
Thank you,
Paulette Fraenkel - and your Congregation Kehillah Social Action Committee

CK TEEN TZEDEK PROGRAM



You have an opportunity to support our CK Teen Tzedek Program, which is under the direction of Rabbi and Ian Shore and keep your funds within our synagogue family. Your monetary donations will be donated to an organization chosen by the Teen Foundation Board. Ian and Rebecca Shore will be matching donations up to $2000.

  • Post Bar/Bat Mitzvah students are learning about the mandate to do Tikkun Olam.
  • They are now serving as a Foundation Board seeking to address environmentalism.
  • They are putting out RFPs (requests for proposals) to organizations, soliciting applications for funding – in other words, that WE would be offering one or two significant grants, based on these same organizations applying to and interviewing with our teens to receive funding to further their mission. Interview dates have already been scheduled.
  • You can send a check to our mailing address on Tatum Blvd, or use this link, https://congregationkehillah.org/product/donation/ and choose “Teen Tzedek Fund” (last on the dropdown list)



OUR KEHILLAH FAMILY

Mazel Tov to...


the Hemmert family on the occasion of Brian and Eli becoming B'nai Mitzvah this past Shabbat.

Refaeinu...

Marsha Joffe

Judith Clancy

Gil Blumenthal

Beth Hirshenson

Merle Miller,

sister-in-law of Reisa Miller


Rachel Segal

Joe Ettinger

Arlene Maletta

Stanley Rosen,

father of Robin Rudin

Cathy Michels

Davie Glaser

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT

General Fund

Robin Koehler - in memory of John Woods


Rabbi Sharfman's Discretionary Fund

Sharon Agopian & Jordan Bock

Paul & Margie Stein

Colleen Espinoza


Gottlieb Music Fund

Reisa Miller - in honor of Dan & Evelyn Simon for their friendship & love


Teen Tzedek Fund

Marilyn Morris - in honor of Rabbi and Roger and wishing them a Happy Chanukah


Your donations in any amount are genuinely appreciated. 

There are many ways you can support Kehillah financially. When you are celebrating, honoring, remembering, giving thanks, or simply doing tzedakah, please consider these options:


OUR FUNDS

You can donate through our website in any amount or send a check. Congregation Kehillah is a 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax-exempt to the fullest extent allowable by law. (Please consult with your tax adviser.) 

Our mailing address is: 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste 1630 #439, Phoenix, AZ 85050

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 

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

OF INTEREST ELSEWHERE

ADL ARIZONA WEBINAR

Wednesday, December 1

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Use the link below to register.


https://adl.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i66Eq_LOSmSPdJZfaPEKrg

BUREAU OF JEWISH EDUCATION'S NEW FALL 2021 WISE AGING SPEAKERS SERIES

BJE will present a Wise Aging Speakers Series this fall. Click here for information and to register.




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JFCS CENTER FOR SENIOR ENRICHMENT'S DECEMBER PROGRAMS

The Center for Senior Enrichment has released its December schedule, which includes Zoom and in-person events. For information, contact Jennifer Brauner at seniorcenter@jfcsaz.org or 602-343-0192; or see all JFCS programs here.

ASU JEWISH STUDIES PUBLIC PROGRAMS: Thinking through literature after Auschwitz


They are all presented by ASU Jewish Studies and will take place in November and December. All programs are free and available via Zoom. Click here for complete information. These programs are offered by the Center for Jewish Studies at Arizona State University.

Jewish Marriage University


This is a MUST DO for all serious and engaged and also

MARRIED COUPLES who want to strengthen their relationship.

Special session available for interfaith couples – 

Wednesday, November 17 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Register:  www.bjephoenix.org   (Click on Programs) 

480.634.8050 for more information.


PUT THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR

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SERVICES  

Kabbalat Shabbat

Shabbat morning

B'nai Mitzvah


November 20 - Shabbat morning service

December 3 & 17

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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.

    

TBD

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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.

 

November 21 

December 5 & 12 

 

2022

January 9 & 23

February 13 & 27

March 13 & 27 

April 10 & 24

May 1 & 15

IN EVERY ISSUE

QUICK LOOK CALENDAR


Mondays, November 15, & 22

Rabbi's class


Monday, November 15

MOK dinner


Friday, November 19

Book Group


Saturday, November 20

Shabbat morning service


Sundays, November 21, December 5 & 12

YEP!

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 Janet Arnold Rees, Senior Concierge, at 480-599-7198 or janet.rees@jfcsaz.org.



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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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 we are able to come back to Kehillah. 

 

For now, please consider giving directly to Mom's Pantry, which accepts donations on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are located at 13440 N. Cave Creek Road in Phoenix. Call 602-992-0083 for other times.


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We love hearing from you!


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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 and we will get back to you. 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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