The Kehillah was established in 1982 by Rabbi Harvey J. Winokur, and member, Alan Abrams. We are proud to be celebrating our 30th year anniversary as a congregation in 2012!
Story of Temple Kehillat Chaim: The Making of a Kehillah
Interview with Rabbi Winokur reprinted from the January 2012 Kol Kehillah
It’s the spring of 1982 and the population of Atlanta is booming. Imagine this if you can, people are actually moving outside of the perimeter to live. There’s a young Rabbi, assistant Rabbi at another local area synagogue, who envisions Atlanta’s immense growth with opportunity and potential. This story, like so many other Jewish stories, involves dinner at a Chinese Restaurant, a meal complete with dreaming, planning and thoughts to the future.
Read more of the story>> January 2012 Kol Kehillah
Pictured: Rabbi Winokur with Alan Abrams, 1984.
We have been at our current location since 1987. Though we are located in the heart of historic Roswell, our Temple includes members from Norcross to Acworth, and Gainesville to Sandy Springs. To handle our congregational growth, a 15,000 square foot addition was constructed in 1997 to house classrooms, a library, preschool and social hall. In 2004, we completed renovations on our award winning sanctuary, chapel, lobby and landscaping. Our phenomenal stained glass windows, found in the sanctuary as well as the chapel, were created by Atlanta artist Flora Rosefsky.
Click through to view photos from our 1997 renovation
Last Updated: February 17, 2012 (RSH)