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September 20-26, 2021 / Tishrei 5782


The office will be closed from sundown Monday, September 20th through sundown on Wednesday, September 22nd in observance of Sukkot.

Phone and email will be checked for emergencies.

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THIS WEEK

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SUKKAH SIGN-UP

September 20th-27th


Sukkot starts Monday night, September 20 and ends at sundown on Monday, September 27. Have some fun and connect with others safely in our Sukkah. Invite your family and/or friends to join you in fulfilling the Mitzvah of eating in a Sukkah. We invite you to add a decoration or two and please take a picture to share with us.


Please do not bring any pork, shellfish or mixing of milk and meat into the Sukkah.To reserve your spot, email, info@congregationkehillah.org.

Kabbalat Shabbat

Friday, September 24

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.


September birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated during Kabbalat Shabbat.

YEP!

Sunday, September 26th

via Zoom

CALENDARS FOR 5782 AVAILABLE

September 20th-27th


We will have these available in our Sukkah during the week of September 20-27 for you to stop by and pick one up.

Please contact Renee, info@congregationkehillah.org, to make other arrangements.

LOOKING AHEAD

YIZKOR

Tuesday, September 28

10:00 a.m.

via Zoom


Join us for Yizkor as we remember our loved ones and recite the Memorial Prayers together. Please RSVP to Renee, info@congregationkehillah.org, by 5:00 p.m. on September 23rd. A Zoom link will be sent out on Friday, September 24th.

RABBI SHARFMAN'S "WELCOME TO JUDAISM" CLASS

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

via Zoom


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:

October 18th and 25th

November 1st, 8th, 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.

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. 

TEEN LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Are You Connected With a Local Non-Profit?

Congregation Kehillah Tzedek Teen Initiative


CK's newest program is a philanthropic leadership program for 8th-12th graders to learn about how to be better leaders and activists in the Jewish and Greater Phoenix communities. We are looking for local non-profit organizations to partner with so we can offer teens hands-on learning opportunities with the local organizations working to make Phoenix a better, healthier community. If there is an organization that you work for, volunteer with ornate just passionate about, please reach out to Rabbi or Renee, info@congregationkehillah.org with a contact who we can speak with there!

OUR KEHILLAH FAMILY

Welcome, New Members!

Lynn Silber

Cliff Wechsler


Thank you...

to Scott Rudin and Bob Bessen for constructing the sukkah.


Refaeinu...

John Woods

Judith Clancy

Gil Blumenthal

Beth Hirshenson

Brad Osterweil

Merle Miller,

sister-in-law of Reisa Miller

Maureen Dragula,

sister-in-law of Leona Goldfarb

Rachel Segal

Joe Ettinger

Arlene Maletta

Stanley Rosen,

father of Robin Rudin

Cathy Michels

Davie Glaser

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Rabbi Sharfman's Discretionary Fund

Scott & Robin Rudin - in honor of Rabbi Sharfman for opening her heart and coming into our home to teach, touch, connect and guide us through the High Holy Days! And for the effort, care and dedication to our Congregation.

Robert Gartenberg - Thanks for including us in the services Well done, Rabbi.


General Fund

Mort Berkowitz & Vicki Mardell - with gratitude for Rabbi and staff for Rosh Hashanah services

Reisa Miller - in honor of Rabbi and Renee for their extraordinary efforts to make our High Holy Days so wonderful

John Woods - in appreciation of Rabbi, Renee and all the congregants for being so warm


Education Fund

Annette Sarrazine - in honor of Felicia (Feli) Van Deman's dedication to Judaism


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.) 

Caring Fund

Education Fund

General Fund

Gottlieb Music Fund

Oneg & Hospitality Fund

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund

Social Action Fund

Torah 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

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.




JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN'S SERVICE

Click here for JFCS's full calendar of events.

PUT THESE DATES ON YOUR CALENDAR

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SERVICES  

Kabbalat Shabbat

B'nai Mitzvah


October 8

October 22

November 5

November 13th -B'nai Mitzvah of Brian and Eli Hemmert

November 19

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.

    

October 16

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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.

 

September 26

October 3, 17, & 31

November 7 & 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


Monday, September 20

Sukkot


Friday, September 24

Kabbalat Shabbat


Sunday, September 26

YEP!


Tuesday, September 28

Yizkor


Sunday, October 3

YEP!


Friday, October 8

Kabbalat Shabbat


Saturday, October 17

Torah Talk


Sunday, October 17 

YEP!


Friday, October 22

Kabbalat Shabbat


Sunday, October 31

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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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


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

   Finance Committee Chair

Mark Solow, 

  Finance Manager

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