February 5-11, 2018 / Shevat 5778
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THIS WEEK______________________________________
Please click on underlined items throughout this newsletter for more information and to RSVP.
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  Friday, February 9
  7:30 p.m.
  Services will include blessings for February birthdays and anniversaries.
  See the complete service schedule here.
  Sunday, February 11
  9:30 a.m.-12:00 noon  
  Bar/Bat Mitzvah orientation for parents, 9:45-10:15 a.m. 
  See the complete YEP! schedule here
  Thursday, February 15
  6:00 p.m.  
  at Barrio Queen, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050  
  (Desert Ridge Marketplace)
  Please RSVP to Renee by Monday, February 12.  
  Thursday, February 15
  7:00 p.m.  
  Watch for details! 
  Saturday, February 17
  10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon
  at the home of Paulette Fraenkel; click here to RSVP
  See the complete Torah Talk schedule here.
  Sunday, February 18
  late morning/early afternoon
  Sunday, February 25
  10:00 a.m.
  at the home of Arlene Rosenberg; click to RSVP  
  Wednesday, February 28
  6:00 p.m. 
  Purim Picnic and activities - fun for all ages!  
  Bring your own dairy/vegetarian dinner and join us on the patio for a picnic. Afterwards we will move inside for some Purim fun and creative Megillah reading. Costumes are encouraged! 
   Sunday, April 15
   Watch for more information as the date approaches.
Yom Huledet Sameach!

February 2 - Honey (Harriet) Yellin
February 7 - Arlene Rosenberg
                    Jacqueline Shore
February 10 - Sherry Siegel
                       Annie Lavin
                       Blake Ruttenberg
February 14 - Lisa Schwartzstein
February 15 - Linda Feldman
February 17 - Fred Missel
February 20 - Melissa Price
                       Mitch Resnick
February 21 - Karyn Hendricksen
                       Gabriella Hafalia
February 22 - Amina D'Ambrozio
                       Elizabeth Goldfarb
February 24 - Frank Kuperman
February 25 - Robyn Fleet
                       Kimberly Abrams
February 26 - Peri Taubman
                       Ellen Lerman
                       Judith Clancy
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February 12 - Kurt and Addie Budenbender
February 20 - Bruce and Sheryl Kirshenbaum
February 28 - Allen and Scarlett Allison
If you have a February 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!  
We are getting ready to plan our next Kehillah trips to Israel!
A family trip to Israel is being planned for right after school ends May 2019 and an adult-only trip is being planned for fall 2019. 
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. 
Welcome to Judaism:  
A Course for Beginners 
& Those Who Love Them
This class begins February 12

Rabbi Sharfman will be teaching this introductory course through the BJE (Bureau of Jewish Education).  

The course will provide a foundation in the basic tenets of Judaism: History, holidays and observances, life observances, life cycle events, theology, prayer, and communal life will be explored through Jewish texts, beliefs, and customs.   T his course is open to non-Jews, non-Jews with their Jewish partners, and Jewish adults interested in further exploring Judaism.

Classes will be held on five Mondays, February 12 through March 19 (no class Feb. 19), from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254. Cost: $36

Register here or contact the BJE 
at 480-634-8050 or jewished@bjephoenix.org.

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 . . .
Emmie Riffle
Dan Lipski
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. 
General Fund
Ellen and Elliott Lerman, in honor of Rebecca Morris and Ian Shore  
Jane Neely, in response to Kehillah President Rich Goldman's year-end letter  
Memorial Plaque 
Oneg and Hospitality Fund
Honey Yellin 
Gottlieb Music Fund
Stephen and Toby Gerst, in memory of Harry Higgins  
Tree Planted in Israel
Feli Van Deman, in honor of Marc Ollinger 
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. 
Limmud AZ 2018, February 11
ASU, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Peoria, Scottsdale, and Tempe theater locations
Jewish Community Center, 3-5:00 p.m.
Arizona Biltmore Hotel, 7-9:30 a.m.

CompleteScheduleKabbalat Shabbat   |    Torah Talk   |   YEP!
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Kabbalat Shabbat begins on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
February 9 & 23
March 9 & 23
April 13 & 27
May 18  
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 congregants' homes. Please RSVP to Ellen Lerman at lermanell@aol.com by the Thursday before each Torah Talk so hosts can prepare. 

February 17
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 11 & 25
February 28 (Wednesday) - Picnic and Purim, 6:00 p.m.
March 4 & 25
April 8 & 22
May 6
May 20 - Shavuot for YEP! and Congregation 

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

Friday, Feb. 9
Kabbalat Shabbat

Sunday, Feb. 11

Thursday, Feb. 15
Girls' Night Out

Saturday, Feb. 17
Torah Talk

Sunday, Feb. 18
Movie Time

Friday, Feb. 23
Kabbalat Shabbat

Sunday, Feb. 25
Book Group

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Purim Picnic

Sunday, April 15
Kitchen Shower Tea Party

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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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Please send your news or photos to Renee in the Kehillah office before Shabbat for the following Monday's issue.
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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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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.
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5858 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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