Kehila (a community in Hebrew) is a non-profit association of members, independently established in 2012 by Israelis living in the Netherlands, who teamed up to create a joint framework for cultural, social and educational activities in the Hebrew language. Kehila is based on its members’ active participation and involvement in the spirit of pluralism and cooperation.
All of Kehila’s activities are organized and carried out by the members, who thereby give substance and meaning to the framework provided by the community. As of today, 60 families are members of our community.
The educational activities of Kehila primarily consist of a biweekly Hebrew Sunday school. The school provides to our community’s children pluralistic Jewish and democratic education. It endows them with universal and humanistic values, while nurturing leadership and social-environmental responsibility, all in an open-minded approach and with a curriculum that encourages tolerance and multiculturalism.
Kehila’s cultural and social activities for families and for adults include gatherings on Jewish holidays, lectures, trips and various other events that foster a sense of belonging while dealing with matters that are close to the members’ hearts.
The ongoing management of our community is entrusted to a board whose members serve on a voluntary basis and receive no compensation for their services. All members of the community are entitled to elect and be elected to the board.
Kehila welcomes anyone who identifies with its aims and spirit and is interested in taking part in the various activities. All members pay annual membership fees to cover expenses.