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