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




Our Families with Young Children (FYC) program is gearing up with Sippy Cup Shabbats, new activities, puzzles, and play sets for little ones to use during services so that families will be able to join in, and catered and delivered Shabbat dinners to welcome new babies and care for tired parents. If you have young children or grandchildren, or have friends with young children, we would love them to be part of our Kehillah and want to make it warm and welcoming. Please contact Rabbinical Student/FYC Program Director Erica Erman (at [email protected]) for more information! 


Jewish News, a 75-year-old newspaper and magazine publisher has finalized its 6th annual Readers’ Choice Nominations for 2023. Kehillah has been nominated as one of the BEST:  

Education category – scroll down to the bottom and choose Hebrew School and then we are the last one in the drop down menu

Kids/Teens/Family category – scroll down to the bottom and choose Young Adult programing – CKYA is the 3rd one listed on the drop down menu

Religious Life category – Alternative shabbat – we are the 5th one listed in the drop down menu

Religious Life category – Family friendly shabbat service – we are the 10th one listed on the drop down menu

Please remember to hit Save and Go to next until you get to the end of the survey where you will need to provide your name, email and phone number, then please hit Send Vote.

Please vote for us!!!

Starting today all our members, friends, family, and fans can head to  and start voting for Congregation Kehillah in each category.

Please share this  with your family and friends and help Kehillah be listed as one of the BEST in each of the above mentioned categories!

Thank you for your continued support of CK!!!



Dear TOK! and parents,

We are excited to announce that our teen initiative at Congregation Kehillah will take a new format in the Spring, led by our young professional staff, Madeline and Mat Sherman. We know that our teens are very focused on making the most of their high school experience to prepare for college, and we want to support them by helping them make connections to alumni and mentors from colleges. Keep reading for more details about this exciting new fellowship program!!

Level up in 2023 with the TOK! College Prep Fellowship, where you will create your college dream list, explore majors, meet professionals in your career field of choice, experience Jewish life on a college campus, learn tips to ace the application, + get matched with your own personal mentor. 



·  4 Classroom Sessions meet on Sundays 9:30am-11:45pm at Congregation Kehillah

o February 5

o March 5

o April 2

o May 7

·  2 Field trips to Hillel and career panel event- Dates TBD based on teens’ schedules

·  2 Mentor Meetings- Based on the mentor/teens schedules once assigned 

Fee: There is no fee for this program. Donations are graciously accepted to the Education Fund. 

Applications: Teens must apply! Applications close on Sunday, January 15th, so apply here now!  A detailed syllabus is attached which includes our staff bios and class topics. 

Questions? Email Madeline and Mat at or text at 602-686-3010. 


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.

 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].




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.


Upcoming Services and Events

Please join us at our services and events!

Upcoming 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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