CONGREGATION KEHILLAH — High Holy Days 2019/5780

The High Holy Days truly can be ‘Days of Awe’ in which we are given the gift of time to reflect on who we have become and who we choose to be; and to connect and reconnect with God, the community, our loved ones and ourselves.

SELICHOT Our Selichot program is Saturday September 21st – If you are unfamiliar with Selichot, it’s a perfect prelude to the High Holy Days season, designed to prepare us intellectually, emotionally and spiritually for the High Holy Days. There are refreshments at 6:30 p.m., Havdalah at 7:00 p.m. followed by the always interactive and interesting Selichot program.


Sunday, September 29th, 7:30 pm (one service for the entire congregation)

Monday, September 30th, 8:45 am – Early Service for our families with YEP! students in grades 2 – 8. This is not a children’s service, but a service for families.

Monday, September 30th, 10:45 am Main Service                                                        


Tuesday, October 8th, 7:30 pm – (one service for the entire congregation)

Wednesday, October 9th, 8:45 am Early Service for our families with YEP! students in grades 2 – 8. This is not a children’s service, but a service for families.

Wednesday, October 9th, 10:45 am – Main Service

Afternoon Service/Yizkor/Neilah/Havdalah:

Wednesday, October 9th, 3:00 pm

 Break the Fast:

Wednesday, October 9th  immediately following Havdalah (Sponsorship opportunities available; please contact Renee; reservations requested September 29th; [email protected])

Parking for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Services:  This year we are requesting all able-bodied congregants to park at Coolwater Christian Church, 28181 N 56th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85266 which is on the SE corner of 56th St and Dynamite (less than a ¼ mile from the synagogue.) Entrance to the parking lot is on 56th St south of Dynamite We will have shuttles to drive you and your family to and from services. Due to the traffic and speed on Dynamite, we ask that you please don’t try to walk and crossover Dynamite. The spaces in the synagogue parking lot will be for those who are elderly or mobility challenged as well as those who were asked to arrive early to volunteer at services. If you have a have a loved one who needs to be dropped off, please do so and then park across the street at Coolwater Christian Church. Thank you for your cooperation. 


When a Kehillah member told us he wanted to wish congregants a Happy New Year but “would rather support Kehillah than Hallmark,” our holiday email greeting tradition was born! This year, we’ll share your holiday greetings with over 300 Kehillah email readers and friends in a special greetings email, which will be sent out the week before Rosh Hashanah. While your financial support of Kehillah is always welcome, enabling Kehillah to grow and to support your own unique Jewish journey, donations made at the High Holy Days hold an especially joyous place in our tradition of tzedakah.

We hope you’ll participate!


For Members:

Kehillah members receive tickets for the High Holy Days as part of their membership. If you wish to purchase a ticket for a family member, Click here

For Non-Members:

This year we are not selling tickets to non-members who are not related to a current member.

If you are not currently a member, we invite you to join Congregation Kehillah.

  • We offer complimentary tickets for young adults up to age 36
    • A donation of at least $36 to help cover our costs is requested.
  • Free for active military members or students



Memorial CandleThe Kehillah Yizkor Book is a means to remember and to honor family members or other departed loved ones. It will be distributed on Yom Kippur. A donation of $18 per name is suggested.  The Yizkor Book is open to non-members. We will be pleased to list the names of your loved ones.

You may pay online or by check. Please mail the Yizkor Book form 2019 to Congregation Kehillah.


The High Holy Days are about transformation; changing ourselves and changing our world for the better. Jewish engagement and social responsibility go hand. You can make a difference through financially supporting Kehillah in our quest to build a congregational community committed to teaching and living these values. Click here for more information about the many important funds. Please consider supporting the work of Congregation Kehillah by mailing a check or making an online payment.

Financial hardship?

We welcome you with open arms.

Call Congregation Kehillah at 602-369-7667  or email [email protected] to discuss alternate arrangements. You will be treated with respect and discretion.