March 25-31, 2019 / Adar 2 5779
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THIS WEEK______________________________________
 Monday, March 25
  5:30 p.m. for happy hour; 6:00 p.m. for dinner
Dinner at Volanti, 15000 N. Airport Dr., Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. Happy hour pricing ends at 6:00 p.m. Come at 5:30 p.m. for specials, or feel free to come at 6:00 p.m. just for dinner!
 Tuesday, March 26     
  7:00 p.m.
 Dinner at Tommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar, 7303 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251.
 Please RSVP to Rich Fox by Monday, March 25. 

Saturday, April 6
9:30-10:15 a.m.  
This special Shabbat morning is designed for toddler-age children and their parents, grandparents, aunts, and ungles, and is open to all families in the community. Please join Rabbi Sharfman, Erica Morris Erman, and Renee for Shabbat music, dancing, stories, and more! Please RSVP to Renee by Wednesday, April 3.
Saturday, April 6
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  
Be part of an amazing 4,000-year-old conversation, as relevant today as when it began. Torah Talk is led by Rabbi Sharfman and is one of Kehillah's most-loved traditions -- a morning filled with questions, conversation, and laughter. No prior knowledge is needed to enjoy Torah Talk; all are welcome. Please RSVP by Thursday, April 4.
Would you like email reminders about Torah Talk? Just let Ellen know! See below for the complete Torah Talk schedule. The next Torah Talk after this is May 4.  
KABBALAT SHABBAT Shabbat candles
Friday, April 12      
6:30 p.m. ~ Pre-Oneg 
7:30 p.m. ~ Kabbalat Shabbat, followed by Oneg

Please join us as David Goldfarb (right) is presented with the 2018 Dr. Earl Sharfman Congregational Service Award.

Please bring your food and toiletry donations for Mom's Pantry and women4women tempe.  
See the complete service schedule here.
  Sunday, April 14
  9:30 a.m.-12 noon 
  The next YEP! session after this one is April 28. See below for the complete YEP! schedule.
  Sunday, April 14
  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. The next Movie Time after this is May 19. 
Monday, April 15
1:00 p.m.; RSVP for location information 
Book Group is open to all Kehillah adults and their guests. We've chosen our books for the rest of the year; click here to see the schedule and read ahead! At our April 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.

Tuesday, April 23
6:30 p.m.  
Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
122 E. Culver St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 
Presented by Arizona Jewish Historical Society and Congregation Kehillah; led by Rabbi Sharfman.
Shabbat candles
Friday, April 26
7:30 p.m.
Services will include a presentation from Carlos Galindo-Elvira, Director  
of the Arizona Regional office of ADL, entitled "Fighting the Good Fight."

Says Galindo-Elvira: "At ADL, we have been troubled and alarmed by the continued incidents happening locally and throughout Arizona as well as our country." He will share the proactive  
work ADL has been doing with law enforcement and school partners, and will answer questions  
from the congregation.  
Please remember to bring your food and toiletry donations for Mom's Pantry and women4women tempe.  

Sunday, April 28 (also May 5 & 19)
9:30 a.m. on the patio 
Food and drinks will be generously donated by YEP! families .

YEP! parents: Drop your kids off and park your car. Meet other parents and Kehillah members.  

Not a YEP! parent? No worries! Come on by for a cup of coffee, bite of food, and conversation with members of Kehillah.  

No need to RSVP -- just show up and schmooze!

Above, Ventriloquist Chuck Field with Ziggy.
At right, Renee holding Chuck's grandson, Jacob.
Below, Chuck with Josh Schaefer and Dory Mawyer.

JNF Breakfast
Thank you to CK members Paulette, Marilyn, Arlene, Jan, and Ilene for joining Renee and Tom at the JNF Breakfast.
Making Ten Plagues centerpieces

Are you hosting a seder?  
Please let us know if you have space at your table for another guest or two.  
Passover begins at sunset on Friday, April 19. 
Will you have an empty seat or two 
at your seder table? Or do you need a place  
to go for your seder this year? Let us know so we can 
do a match! (Congregants only, please.)  
We don't want you to be alone on the holiday!  
Please contact Renee.

It's in the Ladies' Room, but all are welcome...

to donate!

The Kehillah Cares bag is in our ladies' room, awaiting your donations of kinds of feminine products. (Men, please ask a woman to drop your donations off in the bag.) Many of these donations will go to women4women tempe, whose mission is to help homeless and low-income women in Tempe maintain their dignity and health by distributing feminine hygiene products to those in need.

Please remember to bring donations to women4women tempe -- along with your donations to Mom's Pantry -- whenever you come to Kehillah!
We send prayers of healing to . . .
Joanne Donnelly
Cathy Michels
Ethan Miller
Ted Fink
Abbott Miller
Brian Skiba
Rivka bat Sarah 
Mort Berkowitz
Bonnie Karfeld
Davie Glaser
Meir ben Chanah  
Kimberlie Rich 
Jeff and Denise Noll  
Shmuel ben Chaim  
Mary Beth Pratt (Miriam Elisheva) 
HaRav Shlomo ben Rut
Kitty Nagy  
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. 
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, we are aiming to have every Oneg sponsored. 
To reserve your Oneg, please email Renee
or call her at 602-369-7667.
Be part of the Jewish presence in the 2019 Pride March. See the flier for details and registration. Sunday, April 7, 9:30 a.m. meetup, 10:00 parade.
Exhibits at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center
April 7, 2019-August 27, 2019: "Mid-Century Phoenix"

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

Kabbalat Shabbat begins on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.      
Apr. 12, 26  
May 10  
(6:30 p.m.) - with YEP! presentation 
June 14 
Torah Talks are held Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon; locations vary. If you would like to host, by providing a light snack, please let Ellen Lerman know. 
Apr. 6
May 4  
Break for summer  
  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.   
Apr. 14, 28
May 5, 19



Monday, Mar. 25
Women's Night Out

Tuesday, Mar. 26
Men of Kehillah (MOK)

Friday, Apr. 6
Torah Talk

Friday, Apr. 12
Kabbalat Shabbat with Dr. Earl Sharfman Congregational Service Award presentation
Sunday, Apr. 14
Movie Time
Monday, Apr. 15
Book Group  
Friday, Apr. 19
First night of Passover  
Tuesday, Apr. 23
Community Seder 
Sunday, Apr. 28
Sunday Schmooze
Saturday, May 4
Torah Talk
Sunday, May 5
Sunday Schmooze
Friday, May 10
Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:30 p.m., with YEP! presentation 
Sunday, May 19
Sunday Schmooze
Movie Time
Monday, May 27
Trip to Israel begins

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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
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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 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 
Paul Lavin,
  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   
602-369-7667    |
5858 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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