Congregation Kehillah

Kehillah means “Community” – A Dynamite synagogue in the Desert

Kabbalat Shabbat

Welcome Shabbat with our Kehillah (community)


Our Youth Education Program aka YEP!,
is fun and creative education for K – 8th grades

Check out High Holy Days schedule on the High Holy Days page!

Yup! It is time to register for YEP! Our school year begins on Sunday, August 21st at 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Please visit the YEP page for more details.




Rabbi Sharfman is leading a trip to Israel right after Sukkot/Simchat Torah, October 23-November 7! This trip features a fabulous itinerary and small group.

Visit the Fabulous Trip to Israel website, where you’ll find details, including registration information. Have questions? Email us at [email protected].



  • Please let us know once you have registered.
  • CK members receive a $200 discount; all travelers receive a discount of 5% when paying balance by check.
  • Don’t book flights until talking with Rabbi.
  • What you see here is a skeletal outline of the itinerary. Once registered, we will provide you with more details.
  • Details of the itinerary are subject to change, as always and COVID protocols likely will also change.
  • Insurance is very important! If you have any pre-existing conditions, insurance must be taken out within 21 days of registering.




Carefree and Cave Creek sees dynamic Jewish growth. Congregation Kehillah is part of it!

Did you know?

Happy secular New Year! As you plan out your year and how to best allocate your money and donations, we complied a list of “Did You Know” for other ways to donate and support YOUR Kehillah.

Congregation Kehillah can accept donations of stock?

The Jewish Community Foundation Of Greater Phoenix will receive gifts of stock on behalf of Congregation Kehillah, sell it upon receipt and transfer the net proceeds. Contribution acknowledgment, for tax purposes, will come from the Jewish Community Foundation. Make the transfer arrangements with your broker and notify both the Jewish Community Foundation and Kehillah with the name of the stock and number of shares that you are donating so we and they can be on the lookout for it. Here is the contact information for The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 202, Scottsdale, AZ 85254;Phone: (480) 699-1717; Fax: (480) 699-1807; Email: [email protected]. Please note: this is meant as good faith information for members of Congregation Kehillah and is not TAX or legal advice.

Congregation Kehillah can accept a gift through your IRA-qualified charitable distribution (QCD)?

If you are 70 ½ years or older and born before July 1,1949 or 72 years or older and born July 1, 1949 or later, you can transfer funds from your IRA or other qualified retirement plans directly to a qualified charitable organization, such as Congregation Kehillah. This type of contribution, known as a QCD, can be a very tax beneficial means of charitable giving. This gift distribution counts toward the Minimum Required Distribution (MDR). Your Financial Adviser can advise you of the accounts that qualify and arrange for the QCD distribution. Please note: this is meant as good faith information for members of Congregation Kehillah and is not TAX or legal advice.

Purchasing your final resting place (plots) at Mt. Sinai Cemetery benefits Congregation Kehillah?

Mt. Sinai Cemetery,  24210 N 68th St, Phoenix, AZ 85054, will make a donation to Kehillah once they receive payment in full. By creating an advance plan, you will reduce the number of decisions your family members must make during a stressful time. Preplanning a funeral service helps remove the guesswork and the strain, allowing loved ones to focus on their grief. Schedule time to talk with Rabbi Sharfman about how to begin the process.

AmazonSmile will make a donation to Kehillah for most items purchased from them?

If you make purchases through Amazon, please use, and select Congregation Kehillah as your charity. It’s simple, costs you nothing, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to Kehillah.

That Facebook allows you to set up a personal Fundraiser with 100% of donations coming directly to Congregation Kehillah?

Several congregants have already used this feature to collect donations for their birthdays. Need help? Contact Renee, [email protected].

Our Rabbi is in the news!
The Arizona Diamondbacks draft the first Orthodox Jewish player!
Read the article in the Jewish News here

Rabbi participated in a Podcast with the Uncle of our congregant, Eryn Cohen. With Eryn’s permission, here is part of the introduction she posted on Facebook:

For any of my friends who are interested in learning more about Hannukah,  you should give this a listen. My uncle David does a podcast around common assumptions about topics. This week he interviewed my Rabbi on the topic of Hannukah. She is so eloquent and thorough and they cover a lot of common questions that my non Jewish friends and family may have. It is funny and heartwarming and very educational. I’m very appreciative of the acceptance from my family on my conversion to Judaism. Take a listen and enjoy.

The Don’t Assume Podcast

Episode 11 – Chanukah




The Congregation Kehillah Mission

The purpose of Congregation Kehillah is to provide a “Community” for Jews and their spouses/partners and families to come together for purposes of fostering their Jewish identity, living Jewishly, pursuing social justice and engaging in learning, all within a nurturing environment, more personal than institutional, designed to promote spirituality, camaraderie and respect for the needs of others.


Here are great ways to support Kehillah 

When shopping on Amazon, you can easily sign up for this and chose Congregation Kehillah as your charity. It’s simple, costs nothing and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to Kehillah. Click on the link to get started!

Normally, we’d invite you to celebrate with an Oneg.  But while we’re currently not gathering, and you are (we hope!) spending most of your time at home, remember to use Amazon Smile when you buy on Amazon.


Upcoming Services and Events

Please join us at our services and events!


Tzedakah – charitable contributions, are what help us to fulfill our mission.
Please consider making a donation today.



Mailing Address
Congregation Kehillah
21001 N Tatum Blvd, Suite 1630 #439
Phoenix, AZ 85050

Physical Address
Congregation Kehillah
5858 E Dynamite Blvd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

(602) 369-7667

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