May 13-19, 2019 / Iyar 5779
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THIS WEEK______________________________________
  YEP!  
  Sunday, May 19
  9:30-11:00 a.m. (early release time) 
   
  This is our final YEP! session for this school year. We invite YEP! parents to join us on the patio from 9:30-10:00 a.m. for food and drinks, provided by the Kirschenbaum family. Our teachers want to have some time with your children before you join all of us in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m. for our 2nd Annual YEP! Q & A with Rabbi Sharfman. Each student has been given the opportunity to write a question they want to ask Rabbi Sharfman. You won't want to miss this! Dismissal will be at approximately 11:00 am. Please let Renee know if your family will not be able to attend.
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  Sunday, May 19
  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.  
UPCOMING______________________________________
Monday, May 20
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 May meeting, we'll discuss The Healing of America, by T.R. Reid. Please click to RSVP and for location information. To get on the Book Group mailing list, please email Sherry.
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KABBALAT SHABBAT
Friday, June 14
7:30 p.m.   
 
 
 
Please join us for our last Kabbalat Shabbat before we take a brief break for summer.  
Please bring your food and toiletry donations for Mom's Pantry and women4women tempe.    

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
MAY BIRTHDAYS and ANNIVERSARIES
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Happy Anniversary!   wedding-rings.jpg
 
May 27 - Annette and Greg Sarrazine
PHOTO ALBUM
Congratulations, Paulette!
 
 
Congratulations to Paulette Fraenkel, Kehillah's Social Action chair, on receiving the Geri Morgan Volunteer Award from Paradise Valley Unified School District.
 
Paulette is donating the $100 award to Kehillah's Social Action Fund.  
 
Paulette wrote on Facebook:  
"I am accepting this award on behalf of everyone that has contributed to Congregation Kehillah's Social Action/Justice projects! I am happy to share with all of you."  
 
Thank you, Paulette, for enabling Kehillah members to practice tikkun olam through your work with PVUSC and so many other social action projects through the years.

SOCIAL ACTION

Thank you to all who donated to our Mothers Day jewelry drive, and to those who continue to donate to women4women tempe and Mom's Pantry.                                                                     ~ Paulette  
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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 all 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!
OUR KEHILLAH FAMILY
Mazel tov to . . .
Amy and Bob Bessen, whose son, Dr. Jeffrey Bessen, has earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University.
Paulette Fraenkel , on receiving Paradise Valley Unified School District's Geri Morgan Volunteer Award, for her work on behalf of Arrowhead Elementary School. See the Photo Album section, above. 
Irma Gottlieb , on her 99th birthday. Irma would like to share this message:  
Thank you to my Kehillah family for helping me celebrate my 99th birthday.  
You helped make it very special.  
We send prayers of healing to . . .
Marion Krepcio 
Reva Bayla bat Masha
Miriam bat Yetta and Theodore 
Joanne Donnelly
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) 
HaRav Shlomo ben Rut  
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. 
  
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATIONS
Social Action Fund
Leona Goldfarb, in honor of Irma Gottlieb's 99th birthday  
 
Oneg & Hospitality Fund
Leona Goldfarb, in honor of Marsha Joffe's birthday  
 
General Fund
Ellen and Elliott Lerman, for Yizkor 
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 
Bookplates  
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.
OF INTEREST ELSEWHERE
Visit www.foothillscaringcorps.com to find out about volunteer opportunities, or call 480-488-1105. The next volunteer orientation is June 13 , at 9:00 a.m.
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.  
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KABBALAT SHABBAT  
and B'nai Mitzvah  

Kabbalat Shabbat begins on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  
 
June 14 
TORAH TALK
   
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
 
YEP!  
  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.   
 
May 19 early release: 
9:30-11:00 a.m.  

IN EVERY ISSUE

QUICK-LOOK CALENDAR      
 
       
 
 
 
Sunday, May 19
YEP!  
Movie Time
 
Sunday, May 20
Book Group
 
Monday, May 27
Trip to Israel begins
 
Friday, June 14
Kabbalat Shabbat

  
    
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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 
phoks1@hotmail.com.   
 
 
 
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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,                
  Administrator

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  
  Projects
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
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