kehillah

Alternative Spellings

kehilla

Definitions

  • "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).

Notes

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

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