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




Jewish News

We’re in the Jewish News again!


Click here to read the article about how schools and synagogues adapt Purim celebrations to Zoom.

Rabbi participated on March 17th on a Soft Spirituality session.  If you are interesting in seeing the recording from this session, please email the Temple .at [email protected]

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





Rabbi Sharfman and Congregation Kehillah in the Jewish News:

Congregants prepare for very different High Holy Days services:

“It’s realizing that online looks different and feels different,” said Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman of Congregation Kehillah. “This is true of High Holy Days services, it’s true of Shabbat services, it’s true of our classes, of our religious schools and of Jewish life in general.”

To read the entire article, click here.

In a second article:

Congregants renew synagogue memberships and seek meaning in uncertain times.

Rabbi Sharfman was quoted as indicating our congregation is on track for membership renewal.

“We have been very active and very responsive, and so that’s why I’m not surprised that our membership is consistent,” said Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman. She’s seen people donate more and renew their membership at higher dues levels than she expected, and “I think it’s out of a sense of connection. We’ve worked really hard and diligently because we have a tremendous sense of community in our congregation for each other.”

To read the entire article, click here.

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!

Upcoming Events


    May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  2. Emelia Merritt Bat Mitzvah

    May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    May 10 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    May 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  5. YEP!

    May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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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