kehillah

Pronunciations

kehillah (keh-HEE-luh)
kehillah (keh-hee-LAH)

Definitions

  • n. "A Jewish community." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "Kiddush this morning is sponsored by several members of the kehillah."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish

Etymology

  • Heb קהילה kehilá, Yiddish קהילה kehíle

    • Who Uses This

      • Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      kehilla

Notes

  • Often used in more formal settings, such as when a synagogue represents itself in writing

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