kehillah

[ Sephardic Hebrew kuh-hee-lah; Ashkenazic Hebrew kuh-hil-uh ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew kə hiˈlɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew kəˈhɪl ə /

noun, plural ke·hil·loth, ke·hil·lot, ke·hil·los [Sephardic Hebrew kuh-hee-lawt; Ashkenazic Hebrew kuh-hil-oht, -ohs]. /Sephardic Hebrew kə hiˈlɔt; Ashkenazic Hebrew kəˈhɪl oʊt, -oʊs/.

the organization of the Jewish population of a community that deals with charities and other communal affairs.

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Origin of kehillah

First recorded in 1880–85, kehillah is from the Hebrew word qəhillāh community
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