Kehilla

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Not to be confused with "Kehila" a village in Estonia.

Kehilla (Hebrew: קהילה) meaning a "congregation" may refer to:

  • Qahal, a theocratic organisational structure in ancient Israelite society, and a quasi-governmental authority in Jewish communities of the Middle Ages.
  • Kehilla (modern) (pl. Kehillot), the elected local communal (secular as well as religious) Jewish structure in Central and Eastern Europe (Poland's Second Republic, the Baltic States, Ukrainian People's Republic) during the interwar period (1918–1940)
  • Kahal, name of a moshav agricultural community in northern Israel
  • Tuvei Ha-Ir - means "good [people of] the city" who were leaders of any given Jewish community and arguably had the most communal responsibility. For example, they constantly provided financial help to the community. In return they had the most privileges when it came to important decisions.