Please click on underlined items throughout this newsletter for more information and to RSVP.
Late morning/early afternoon
Movie Time meets on the third Sunday of most months; click here for updated information and to get
on the Movie Time email reminder/update list. Open to all Kehillah adults and their guests.
Tuesday, July 24
At Market Street Kitchen, 20825 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Join us for good food, good friends, and great conversation! All Women of Kehillah and their guests are welcome to join us.
The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
Sunday, August 5
Book Group meets on the first Sunday of most months; dates and locations may change,
so please click here for updated information (including our complete fall reading list!) and to get on the
Group email list.
Open to all Kehillah adults and their guests.
WELCOME BACK WINE & CHEESE OPEN HOUSE
Friday, August 17
6:15 p.m. - Wine & Cheese Open House with activities for YEP! aged children
7:00 p.m. - Kabbalat Shabbat followed by an Oneg featuring an Ice Cream social
The YEP! activity will be led by YEP! staff.
Our first service back after summer break!
Please put it on your calendar now, and invite your friends!
Click here if you have not yet done so. Thank you!
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10th Anniversary & Building Dedication
Friday, December 7
Sunday, December 9
Keep your calendars open for this not-to-be-missed weekend celebration!
Shabbat - a very special, festive musical service along with a
Chanukat Ha-bayit (the dedication of our new home) and a celebratory Oneg.
Sunday, December 9
"Adults only" evening party
YEP! KEHILLAHversary Chanukah Celebration!
YEP! families will learn about Congregation Kehillah and Chanukah while competing for a special grand prize!
, featuring a lively trivia challenge (fun to play or just cheer from the sidelines) and refreshments.
Selichot: A question for you
Please click on a response if we haven't heard from you yet!
Will you be here over Labor Day weekend?
Will you participate in Selichot?
Selichot is a spiritual practice (not a holiday) that helps us prepare intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually for the High Holy Days.
It is when we first hear phrases from our most moving and powerful High Holy Days prayers; when we first hear parts of some beloved High Holy Days melodies; when we "dress up" our Torah, changing the cover from its everyday garb to holiday white.
Selichot is, in short, a beautiful and inspiring evening for those who attend.
It is also typically held on the Saturday
evening that is one full week prior to Rosh Hashanah. This year, Selichot falls in the middle of Labor Day weekend.
This year's program would be:
Saturday evening, September 1
Starting with Havdalah at 6:30 p.m.
Please let us know if you would attend, by clicking on one of the choices below. Additional comments are welcome, but not necessary. Thank you!
|FAMILIES, JOIN US IN ISRAEL IN 2019!
Come to Israel with us in 2019!
Is visiting Israel with your family on your wish list?
Well, now is the time to make it happen!
Kids and adults will have a great time discovering the beauty, culture, history, and modernity that is unique to Israel. Fellow travelers of all ages find Rabbi Sharfman's joy delightfully contagious; and her ability to relate and share her knowledge is unmatched. Rabbi lived in Israel for many years and was a licensed tour guide there!
We can't wait to share this experience with your family, so let us hear from you! Email Renee to let her know you'd like to receive Israel trip updates.
Congregation Kehillah's Fiscal year runs from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.
Have you sent in your renewal yet?
A note from Renee Joffe, Kehillah Administrator:
Many thanks to all our congregants for another wonderful year at Congregation Kehillah. We hope you had a great experience and we look forward to spending another year with you. During the summer our team will be meeting and planning for the year.
You should have received Kehillah membership renewal email, which included a letter from Kehillah President Rich Goldman. You can also
read Rich's letter here
Please take a moment to take care of your membership renewal. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to
Katie Fabricant in Seville, Spain, at one of the last remaining pieces of the wall that once
surrounded the Jewish Quarter.
What are YOU doing this summer?
While Kehillah takes a summer break from some activities, you can help
make our summer Connections more lively by
Send your news and photos (include names and pertinent details) to Renee.
We'd love to hear from you!
Our new Memorial Board
Thanks to a generous donation from Dan and Evelyn Simon, in honor of Evelyn's birthday, a second Memorial Board is now hanging in our sanctuary. Now is the perfect time to order your engraved plaques to honor your loved ones who have passed away. For a donation of $360, individual names, with dates of birth and death, will be engraved on a plaque and added to our board. This fee includes a listing in our annually published
Book distributed on Yom Kippur and at yizkor services on our festivals.
Click here for the Memorial Board form
. If you have any questions, please
We send prayers of healing to . . .
Masha bat Fanya
Meir ben Chanah
Shmuel ben Chaim
Mary Beth Pratt (Miriam Elisheva)
HaRav Shlomo ben Rut
Gittel bat Deborah
Shoshanna bat Phyllis
Gedalya Nachum bar Bayla Rivka
mother of Bruce Sobel
sister of Cathy Michel
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.
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.
|THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS
Did you know . . .
that it is customary to donate at the time of Yizkor or when Kaddish is recited in memory of a loved one? It is also customary to make a donation when given an aliyah (honor) during a service.
Jewish Philanthropy: The Concept of Tzedakah is a much-admired practice throughout the world. "In Jewish tradition, tzedakah requires the donor share his or her compassion and empathy along with the money. Judaism teaches the belief that donors benefit from tzedakah as much [as] or more than the recipients."
You can find out more about the roots and practices of Jewish philanthropy at Learning to Give.
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.)
Social Action Fund
Gottlieb Music Fund
Oneg & Hospitality Fund
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund
You can also
plant trees in Israel
directly through Kehillah,
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.
Here's another great way to support Kehillah:
celebrate with an Oneg!
Sponsoring an Oneg is a great way to celebrate your lifecycle events
and other wonderful news with your Kehillah family.
For 2018-2019, we are aiming to have every Oneg sponsored.
To reserve your Oneg, please email Renee
or call her at 602-369-7667.
Kabbalat Shabbat |
Torah Talk |
and B'nai Mitzvot
Kabbalat Shabbat begins on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
Wine & Cheese Open House, with a special activity for YEP!-aged children (led by staff)
Sept. 9 (Sun.)
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Sept. 10 (Mon.)
Sept. 18 (Tues.)
Sept. 19 (Wed.)
With Oneg in the Sukkah
Oct. 13 (Sat.)
Carter Toppel Bar Mitzvah
Oct. 27 (Sat.)
Carly Resnick Bat Mitzvah
Nov. 9, 16
10th Anniv/Dedication weekend
Alex Abrams Bat Mitzvah
Feb. 8, 22
Feb. 23 (Sat.)
Naomi Fox Bat Mitzvah
Mar. 8, 22
Apr. 12, 26
Torah Talks are held most months on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, at Kehillah members' homes. We take a break for summer.
Torah learning continues with Rabbi's weekly Shabbat message and candle lighting reminders.
Questions? Please direct them to Ellen Lerman. We'll post our schedule soon!
Youth Education Program
YEP! sessions are held on Sundays during the school year from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon unless otherwise noted.
Read about YEP! here. Questions? Please contact Renee.
Aug. 17 (Fri.)
Special staff-led YEP! activity at our Welcome Back Open House Kabbalat Shabbat
First session of the term, with parent orientation
In the Sukkah, with congregation
Oct. 14, 28
Nov. 4, 18
KEHILLAHversary Chanukah Celebration (10th Anniv/Dedication
Jan. 13, 27
Feb. 3, 24
Mar. 10, 24
Apr. 14, 28
May 5, 19
Sunday, July 15
Tuesday, July 24
Women's Night Out
Sunday, Aug. 5
Friday, Aug. 17
Kabbalat Shabbat/ Welcome back wine & cheese open house
Saturday, Sept. 1
(see main section)
Sunday, Sept. 9
Erev Rosh Hashanah
Monday, Sept. 10
Tuesday, Sept. 18
Wednesday, Sept. 19
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 7-9
10th Anniversary & Building Dedication
Please send your news or photos to Renee in the Kehillah office before
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send your news to Connections
Shabbat for the following Monday's issue.
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
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
is always in our lobby.
Please bring food donations whenever you come to Kehillah.
Congregation Kehillah Leadership
Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman
Rich Goldman, President
Renee Joffe, Administrator
Board of Directors:
Immediate Past President
Member at Large and
Member at Large and
New Building Chair
High Holy Days Chair
Member at Large
Judith Clancy, Davie Glaser,
Helping Hearts and
Torah Talk and Special
Newsletters and Book
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