Kehilla means community and that is exactly what The Kehilla is: a warm community that inspires growth.
Founded in 2009, The Kehilla in Sandy Springs is home to a diverse congregation where everyone is welcomed and accepted for who they are, whatever their level of Jewish observance. The Kehilla is also not a complacent congregation; we believe that everyone wants to grow. This includes many young couples and new families who have been attracted by the many benefits of Jewish life in Sandy Springs as well as the opportunity to learn and grow with a community of peers.
Shabbat services include a joyous Carlebach style Kabbalat Shabbat with singing and dancing. On Shabbat day, services are followed by a full kiddush lunch, so congregants can stay to eat, chat, sing, and enjoy their Shabbat meal together. Many congregants return to shul Shabbat afternoon for a sit-down seudah shlishit and interactive parsha class. Every Shabbat ends with a community havdalah service.
Classes at The Kehilla cater to all levels of learning, ranging from introductory classes to advanced halacha and gemara shiurim. Classes are available on topics in halacha, musar, chassidus, history, philosophy, and more.
Regular events include weeknight dinner classes, community Friday night dinners, and weekend social events. Active men’s and women’s clubs also hold regular events. Since many of our congregants are new parents, programming for children and parents is growing along with our congregation. On Shabbat, babysitting is available for small children as well as Shabbat programming for older children.