June 24-30, 2019 / Sivan 5779
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Our fiscal year begins July 1.
Please renew your Kehillah membership by July 15.

Please contact Renee if you have any questions.
We are grateful for your participation in Kehillah
and look forward to sharing a new year of learning, growth,
social justice, and life cycle events with you.

THIS WEEK______________________________________
Strengthening our Common Bonds through Music and Faith
Sunday, June 30
4:00 p.m.
Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
1401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
People of all faiths are invited to join the Arizona Jewish Historical Society and Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church for an exciting interfaith concert featuring music from the African-American and Jewish spiritual traditions. Free admission; no RSVP required. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. For more information, click here.  
Monday, July 15
1:00 p.m.; RSVP for location information 
Book Group is open to all Kehillah adults and their guests. We've revised our reading schedule; please click here for updated information. At our July meeting, we'll discuss A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean. Please click to RSVP and for location information. To get on the Book Group mailing list, please email Sherry.
  Sunday, July 21
  Late morning/early afternoon
Movie Time meets on the third or fourth Sunday of most months; click here for updated information and
to get on the Movie Time email reminder/update list, or send your name and email address to Leona. Open to all Kehillah adults and their guests.  
  Monday, July 22
  7:00 p.m. 
  We'll meet for dinner and conversation at Sumo Maya, 6560 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253. All men of Kehillah are welcome. Please RSVP to Rich Fox by Sunday, July 21.  
  Wednesday, July 24
  6:00 p.m. 
  Save the date; restaurant to be determined!  
  If you'd like to suggest a restaurant, for this WNO or any other, let Renee know!  
  Friday, August 9
  6:15 p.m.  Family Open House
                    Activities with YEP! staff for kids, wine & cheese for adults 
  7:00 p.m.  Kabbalat Shabbat, followed by oneg 
Meet up with old friends and make new ones as we celebrate our first Shabbat after our summer break. Bring your friends and their families! We look forward to welcoming everyone.  

Thursday, August 15-Sunday, August 19
Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas 
Kehillah is a community sponsor of this weekend event in honor of Tu B'Av, the Jewish day of love.  
Explore the social events and learning sessions planned for this celebration of love, connection,  
and discovery: see the flier here or visit heart2heartaz.com
wine and cheese
  Friday, August 23
  6:45 p.m. Wine & Cheese
  7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat, followed by oneg 
  Join us for Kabbalat Shabbat as we hold our second open house of the season.  
  Bring your friends! We look forward to seeing you.  
Our May-June trip to Israel was so much fun, we've already scheduled the next one!  
If you're interested -- from "just curious" to "ready to pack RIGHT NOW!" -- email us so we can keep you updated on the itinerary and pricing. The only thing better than visiting Israel is visiting Israel with Rabbi Sharfman and your Kehillah friends!  
The reviews are in! Have you seen it yet?  
Kehillah members are raving about our latest landscaping upgrade:  
"The 'grassy knoll' looks terrific!!!" 
"The turf looks fantastic!"
"I took off my shoes and walked on it! Oh, so soft!"
Thanks again to Joe Ettinger for his generous donation and for overseeing the project.  

Tell us your news!  

Do you volunteer or offer something to the community? We'd love to hear what you're up to! Here's news from two of our members. 

Feli Van Deman will lead an instructional class on making hand-crafted
One of Feli's handmade cards
cards for Jewish holidays and life cycle events through the Bureau of Jewish Education. Cardmaking, Color & Conversation will meet Mondays, December 2 and 9, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Feli will teach assorted paper crafting techniques, including embossing, dye cut art, and stamping. For more information, contact the BJE .

Rick Cohen volunteers with Free Arts' Theater Camp, a program of Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona. This summer's Theater Camp participants will present their culminating performance, Art Heals, on Saturday, June 29, at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at  
Herberger Theater Center. The performances are open to the public, suitable for children ages 10 and up, and free, but preregistration is required: click on the image below to register. Recommended arrival time is 30 minutes before each show, and you can participate in an art activity at 6:00 p.m. in the lobby. 
Get help, have fun with JFCS programs

Jewish Family and Children's Service offers a variety of programs to help older adults continue to live engaged and purposeful lives, as well   as help them maneuver through life's challenges. 
    >   As Senior Concierge for the Valley Jewish   community, Janet Arnold Rees assists older adults (or their   adult children) in finding help. Several thousand individuals have been helped since the Senior Concierge program began four years ago. According to Rees, the program has a 95% success rate in helping clients.
    >  The Creative Aging   program offers Senior   Chorus, voice lessons, storytelling classes, Israeli dance, and Readers Theatre. Participants range in age from 64-92.
    >  Memory Café, offered monthly, provides interactive arts experiences (music, movement, visual art, and more) to individuals with cognitive issues and their care partners.
    >  A monthly program for the Holocaust Survivor community has recently been developed. 
    >  The annual summer ice cream   social for seniors (60+) will be held on Sunday, August 4, at 1:30 p.m. at Temple Chai. Everyone is welcome.
For more information about any of these programs, please email Janet Arnold Rees, Senior Concierge-Creative Aging Coordinator, or call her at 480-599-7198.  
Condolences to . . .
the family of Rabbi Yosef Garcia and all those who mourn his passing. Rabbi Garcia, president of the Association of Crypto-Jews of the Americas and founder of Avdey Torah Jayah in Chandler, died on Monday, June 17, 2019. Click here for an article about Rabbi Garcia.
We send prayers of healing to . . .
Masha bat Fayna 
Ellen Lerman
Karen Thursby
Marion Krepcio 
Miriam bat Yetta and Theodore 
Cathy Michels
Ethan Miller
Ted Fink
Abbott Miller
Brian Skiba
Rivka bat Sarah 
Mort Berkowitz
Davie Glaser
Meir ben Chanah
Kimberlie Rich
Jeff and Denise Noll  
Shmuel ben Chaim  
Mary Beth Pratt (Miriam Elisheva) 
David Stern
Howard Glick 
Gittel bat Deborah 
Colleen Carney 
Shoshanna bat Phyllis 
Gedalya Nachum bar Bayla Rivka 
Rose Sobel,  
    mother of Bruce Sobel 
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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
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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. 
General Fund
David and Gail Brother, in honor of Rabbi Sharfman 
JNF Trees in Israel
Honey Yellin, in honor of the Bar Mitzvah of her grandson, Kivi Brown
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.) 
General Fund 
Caring Fund 
Torah Fund 
Social Action Fund
Gottlieb Music Fund 
Education Fund 
Oneg & Hospitality Fund 
Rabbi's Discretionary Fund 
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. 
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 2019-2020, we are aiming to have every Oneg sponsored. 
To reserve your Oneg, please email Renee
or call her at 602-369-7667.
This movie from award-winning director Aviva Kempner tells the story of Moe Berg, the Jewish pro baseball player who spied on behalf of the United States during WWII, in order to track down Werner Heisenberg, Germany's top atomic bomb physicist. The movie is currently running at Harkins Shea 14.
Annual Summer Ice Cream Social for Seniors (60+)  
This event, sponsored by Jewish Family and Children's Service, will be held on Sunday, August 4,
at 1:30 p.m. at Temple Chai. Everyone is welcome.  
Exhibit at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
Through August 27, 2019: "Mid-Century Phoenix."
Through September 11: We Remember: The Liberators, an original exhibit featuring stories of 10 American, British, and Russian Liberators of Nazi concentration camps; featuring the artwork of Robert Sutz.  

CompleteScheduleKabbalat Shabbat   |    Torah Talk   |   YEP!
Shabbat candles
and B'nai Mitzvah  

Kabbalat Shabbat begins on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  
Services will resume with Kabbalat Shabbat Open Houses on August 9 and August 23. See details above, in the UPCOMING section.  
Torah Talk is on a break for the summer. Torah Talks are led by Rabbi Sharfman and are held monthly on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. 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
  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. YEP! resumes on August 18.  
Please use this registration form. Questions? Please contact Renee.   



Sunday, June 30  
A Celebration of Spirit
Monday, July 15 
Book Group 
Sunday, July 21 
Movie Time
Monday, July 22
Men of Kehillah (MOK) 
Wednesday, July 24
Women's Night Out (WNO) 
Friday, Aug. 9
Family Open House & Kabbalat Shabbat
Thursday, Aug. 15
Tu B'Av Heart 2 Heart

Friday, Aug. 23
Wine & Cheese Open House & Kabbalat Shabbat
October 2020
Kehillah Trip to Israel
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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.
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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 Men of Kehillah a shout! MOK members are ready to help out. Email Rich Fox at 
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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 you come to Kehillah.    
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Congregation Kehillah Leadership 

Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman
Rich Goldman, President
Scott Leader,
  Cantorial Soloist
Renee Joffe,                

Board of Directors:
Gil Blumenthal,
  Immediate Past President
Joseph Ettinger,
  Member at Large
Henry Fleet,
  Member at Large
Rich Fox,
  Member at Large and
  Brotherhood President
David Goldfarb,
  Member at Large and
  Building Chair
Leslie Goldman,
  Programming Chair
Arlene Maletta,
  Hospitality Co-Chair
Ilene Malka,
  Education Chair
Jane Neely,
  Hospitality Co-Chair
  High Holy Days Chair
Dr. Bruce Sobel,
   Member at Large
Dan Sommer,
   Member at Large
Paul Stein,
   Member at Large

Additional Support:  
Paulette Fraenkel,
  Social Action
Stephanie Kirklin,
  OLC Director 
Mark Solow,
  Finance Manager
Vicki Mardell,
   Membership Co-Chair
Elaine Schiff,
   Membership Co-Chair
Judith Clancy,
    Helping Hearts and
    Hands Co-Chair
Davie Glaser,
    Helping Hearts and
    Hands Co-Chair
Ellen Lerman,
  Torah Talk and Special  
Leona Garza,
   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.
We take a technology break for Shabbat and Yom T ov. If you have an emergency during these times, please leave a message on the Congregation Kehillah phone and we will get back to you. O therwise, we ask that you please call or email us after the Sabbath or holiday ends.

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Congregation Kehillah   
info@congregationkehillah.org    |     congregationkehillah.org
5858 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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