Kehillat VeAhavta


.... was founded in Zichron Yaakov in 2003 by eight families seeking a welcoming, egalitarian synagogue. The Kehilla was fortunate to have Rabbi Elisha Wolfin (ordained in 2001) as one of its founding members.  Beginning with a Purim celebration and Friday night services, the Kehillah grew in the number of families involved and range of activities. Today the Kehilla is comprised by a number of circles and groups, among them 220 households that pay annual dues, and 120 families celebrating their Bar/t Mitzvah every year.



If possible, let us know you will be visiting so we can welcome you.




The underlying approach to participants in Kehillat Veahavta is… "Veahavta!" – i.e., a deep mutual respect and acceptance.  At Kehillat Veahavta we celebrate Judaism in a traditional manner, with a commitment to Halacha in the spirit of the Masorti Movement, while maintaining egalitarianism, and a non-judgmental approach. 

We look forward to seeing you here soon!




*All Shavuot events are open to the public, free of charge*


Erev Shavuot: Motzei Shabbat - June 8th

"Who Moved My Cheese?"

9.30pm Wine, cheese, pastries, cheesecake and coffee

10pm Festive opening and songs for Shavuot

10.15-11pm Sessions 1 & 2 in ENGLISH
1) Karen Fruchtman - "Judaism and Zionism, imposed?"
2) Tamar Peleg - "Ruth's Internal Story"

11pm Hot chocolate for the soul
(Break for cake!)

11.15pm Session 3 in ENGLISH
3) Avigayil Teumim - A Change I Didn't Know I Could Make

[There will also be a study session for teens with NOAM]

Shavuot: Sunday, June 9th
8:30am Shacharit with Hallel, reading of the Ten Commandments, Yizkor, mussaf & kiddush.

18:00 Megilat Ruth - Sharona and Shlomo Maital invite everyone to their home for
seudah shlishit, the third meal, and a reading of Megillat Rut (the Book of Ruth)
Address: 21 Reuven St. (corner house) 





Community Calendar! 
Check here for upcoming events, classes & Shabbat Limmud / Torah reading! 





Find us with WAZE


Hashmura 1

Mercaz Mischari (Commercial Center)

Second floor, Rooms 317-322

Plenty of parking downstairs


Tel:  04-629-1180


Rabbi Elisha: 050-378-2541 


The Masorti Movement is committed to a pluralistic, egalitarian, and democratic vision of Zionism. Masorti represents a “third” way. Not secular Judaism. Not ultra-Orthodoxy. But a Jewish life that integrates secular beliefs. Halakhah with inclusion and egalitarianism. Tradition that recognizes the realities of today’s world. Masorti engages tens of thousands of Israelis each year, young and old, native born as well as olim from around the globe.
Contact The Kehilla
דג כדגכ
1 HaShmura Street, Zichron Yaakov | Tel: 04-6291180