n. "A Jewish community." (JPS)
"Kiddush this morning is sponsored by several members of the kehillah."
Languages of Origin
- Textual Hebrew
Heb קהילה kehilá, Yiddish קהילה kehíle
- Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
- North America
- The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
- The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).
Who Uses This
Often used in more formal settings, such as when a synagogue represents itself in writing
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