February 26-March 4, 2018 / Adar 5778
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THIS WEEK______________________________________
Wednesday, February 28
Congregation-wide Purim Picnic and Megillah 
6-7:30 p.m.

Bring your own dairy/vegetarian dinner (no meat or shellfish, please). We will provide drinks and hamantashen. If it's too chilly for a patio picnic, we'll eat indoors! 
To fulfill the mitzvot of Matanot L'evyonim (gifts for those less fortunate), we will assemble Kehillah Care Kits as our Social Action Project. Each Kit contains a pair of socks (one of the most requested items), a mini-bottle of water, and a Nutri-Grain bar. (We encourage you to keep Kits in your car to give out as you see fit.)
It's not Purim without our creative reading of the Megillah!  
Purim-themed costumes are encouraged. (Please don't bring toy weapons.) 
  Sunday, March 4
  9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon  
  See the complete YEP! schedule here
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  Friday, March 9
  7:30 p.m.
  With Oneg sponsored by Rich Goldman and David Goldman, in honor of their mother Joanna Lee's
  90th birthday.
  See the complete service schedule here.
  Saturday, March 17
  10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
  At the home of Arlene Maletta; click here to RSVP.
  See the complete Torah Talk schedule here.
  Sunday, March 18
  late morning/early afternoon
  Tuesday, March 20
  Save the date, and watch for details!  
  Date TBD
  9:45-11:45 a.m.
  Our first meeting of the all-new Kehillah men's group was a great success!  
  Watch for details about our next gathering.  
  Sunday, March 25
  10:00 a.m.
  At the home of Davie Glaser; click to RSVP.
  Click here for updated information. 
  Thursday, April 5
  6:00 p.m.  
  At Congregation Kehillah.
  Women of all ages (mothers and daughters, too!) are invited to attend. Click here for more information
  and to RSVP.
 Saturday, April 7
 10:00 a.m. 
 Passover Kiddush luncheon following, in honor of the 13th anniversary of Jared Erman's Bar Mitzvah.   
 Please RSVP to Renee by Wednesday, April 4.   
Yom Huledet Sameach!

March 1 - Pete Catalano
                Bruce   Kirshenbaum
                Lin Katzenstein
March 4 - Erica Morris
March 9 - Luann Lavin
                Carter Fleet
March 12 - Evelyn Simon
                  Whitney Sobel
March 15 - Rebekah McCarthy
March 16 - Alfred Schrott
March 19 - Ike Fox
March 20 - Emma Catalano 
March 24 - Bradley Osterweil
March 25 - Ray Hemmert  
March 27 - Joshua Barkley 
March 28 - Moshe Zohar  
Happy Anniversary!  
March 16 - Mitch and Lindsay Resnick wedding-rings.jpg
March 17 - Mark and Barbara Solow
March 18 - Henry and Lindsay Fleet
March 19 - Scott and Robin Rudin
March 22 - Cantor Howard and Marjorie Tabaknek
If you have a March birthday or anniversary and your name is missing, please email us so we can update our records. To make a donation in honor of birthdays, anniversaries, "Our Kehillah Family" mentions or any other reason, please  use this link or contact us directly. Thank you!
Come to Israel with us in 2019!  
Is visiting Israel with your family on your bucket list?  
Well, now is time to make this a reality!  
Rabbi Sharfman is busy planning a wonderful family trip to Israel right after school ends in 2019. The dates are  
May 29-June 11, 2019 (non-stops to and from LAX on El Al). Imagine 12 nights in Israel and you can do Bar/Bat Mitzvahs on Massada while we are there! Please let Rabbi know of your interest no later than March 11 (we need at least four families) and Rabbi will be in touch to discuss further.
Don't miss out on this opportunity of a lifetime. This is a trip you and your family will remember for years to come!
In addition, an adult-only trip is being planned for fall 2019 or spring 2020.  
Dozens of Kehillah members and their friends have already visited Israel with Rabbi Sharfman, discovering the beauty, culture, history, religion, spirituality, and modernity that is unique to Israel. These Kehillah travelers will assure you that Rabbi Sharfman's contagious joy and breadth of knowledge will help make your Israel trip most memorable, whether it's your first visit or a return visit. Rabbi lived in Israel for many years and was a licensed tour guide there! 
We can't wait to share more fabulous Israel experiences with you!  

Let us know of your interest, so we can keep you posted on important developments as planning begins. 
YEP! prepares for Purim

Some of our YEP! students in 3rd-5th grade, making hamentashen.
Click on the thumbnails, underneath, for larger photos of our 1st and 2nd graders.  

Remember "Mom"!    

Reminder: There are hungry neighbors and families experiencing food insecurity throughout the Valley, throughout the year -- even if we can't always see it.   Our food collection bin for Mom's Pantry is always in our lobby. 
Please bring food donations whenever you come to Kehillah.   

We send prayers of healing to . . .
Jennifer Schaeffer
Ellen Lerman
Emmie Riffle
Davie Glaser
Meir ben Chanah 
Kimberlie Rich
Jeff and Denise Noll
Shmuel Ben Chaim
Mary Beth Pratt (Miriam Elisheva)
Mark Engelsman
HaRav Shlomo ben Rut  
Kitty Nagy
Bonnie Karfeld
David Stern
Howard Glick
Gittel bat Deborah

Tom Bartkus    
Colleen Carney
Shoshanna bat Phyllis
Gedalya Nachum bar Bayla Rivka
Rose Sobel,
    mother of Bruce Sobel
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
Kehillah's "Helping Hearts and Hands" (HHH) volunteers are  
ready to assist you with life's complexities. Click here to find
out how HHH can help you -- and how you can volunteer
to become part of Kehillah's caring brigade. 
Names are added to the top of the Mishebeirach list  
in the order they are received. 
Oneg & Hospitality Fund 
Rich Goldman and David Goldman, in honor of the 90th birthday of their mother, Joanna Lee 
Naomi and the Fox family, for their donation of Girl Scout Cookies 
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund   
Cathy and Alan Michels, in honor of Rebecca and Ian Shore 
General Fund   
Dave and Leona Goldfarb, for building beautification
Trees Planted in Israel    
Dave and Sara Fabricant and family, in memory of Dave's aunt, Donna Fabricant
Your donations in any amount are genuinely appreciated. 
Please help support Congregation Kehillah by donating to Kehillah's various funds  
-- to celebrate, honor, remember, give thanks, to assist, or simply to do tzedakah.  
You can donate through our website in any amount or send a check. Congregation Kehlllah is a 501(c)(3) organization; donations are tax-exempt to the fullest extent allowable by law. (Please consult with your tax adviser.) 
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  
Memorial Plaques 
You can also plant trees in Israel directly through Kehillah, shiny-tree-button.jpg  
and Jewish National 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. 
Arizona Biltmore Hotel, 7-9:30 a.m.
We Remember - Extraordinary Stories of Holocaust Survivors, on exhibit through May 1 Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center

CompleteScheduleKabbalat Shabbat   |    Torah Talk   |   YEP!
Shabbat candles

Kabbalat Shabbat begins on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
March 9:  
Oneg sponsored by Rich Goldman and David Goldman, in honor of Joanna Lee    
March 23:
Oneg sponsored by Robin and  Scott Rudin in honor of their 30th anniversary  
April 7: 
Shabbat morning service and Passover Yizkor, 10:00 a.m., with  
Kiddush luncheon following, in honor of Jared Erman   
April 13:  
Oneg sponsored by Jen and Pete Catalano in honor of Isabel's Bat Mitzvah on May 5
April 27:  
Oneg sponsored by Sara and  David Fabricant in honor of Katie's Bat Mitzvah on April 28
May 18:
Pre-service Oneg at 5:30 p.m. sponsored by Renee Joffe and Tom Hrlevich, in honor of Marsha Joffe; service begins at 6:00 p.m.  
June 1:   
Final Kabbalat Shabbat before we take a break for summer   

Torah Talks are held Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Kehillah members' homes. Please RSVP to Ellen Lerman by the Thursday before each Torah Talk. 

March 17
April 21
May 20 (Sunday) -
Congregational Shavuot 
  Youth Education Program 

YEP! sessions are held on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon unless otherwise noted. Schedule listed below is subject to change.

February 28 (Wed.): Picnic and Purim, 6-7:30 p.m.
March 4  
March 25
April 8  
April 22
May 6
May 20:
Shavuot for YEP! and Congregation   

For details, please see the corresponding items on the left.        

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Purim Picnic

Saturday, March 17
Torah Talk

Sunday, March 18
Movie Time

Tuesday, March 20
Girls' Night Out

Thursday, April 5
A "Taste" of Passover: Women's Passover Seder

Saturday, April 7
Shabbat morning service and Passover Yizkor

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Sponsor an oneg  
Celebrate a lifecycle event or other wonderful news. To reserve your oneg date, please contact Renee at 602-369-7667 or
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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 janet.arnold@jfcsaz.org.
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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 Kehillah Brotherhood a shout! Brotherhood members are ready to help out.  
Email Rich Fox at
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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
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, Davie Glaser,
Ilene Riffle,
    Helping Hearts and
    Hands Co-Chairs
Ellen Lerman,
  Torah Talk and Special  
Marilyn Morris,
   Movie Time
Sherry Siegel,
   Newsletters and Book

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