Kehilat Yonatan is an independent Reform congregation in Hod Hasharon, an expanding residential town some 15 kms. north of Tel Aviv.
Established in 2001 as a registered charitable organization, our congregation is named in memory of Yonatan Boyden z"l, who served in an elite parachute regiment and was killed in 1993 while on active service in southern Lebanon.
Kehilat Yonatan holds regular Shabbat and festival services in a welcoming, egalitarian family atmosphere and places special emphasis upon the needs of the young. Our congregation sponsors a Social Justice Committee and also organizes educational, cultural and social activities.
Kehilat Yonatan established the Sharon Centre for Jewish Studies, which is a Beit Midrash for Jewish learning. The Centre sponsors exciting lecture series on Jewish themes, which are delivered by the foremost exponents in their fields. The programmes have been very well received by the public at large in the Sharon region.
Our congregation plans to sponsor major additional spiritual and academic programmes on Jewish themes in the future.
An application has recently been lodged with Hod Hasharon city hall for the granting of land for us to build a synagogue, community centre and Jewish academy. We hope to sign contracts shortly.
We hope you share our vision and will join our young, expanding community.
Our rabbi, Rabbi Michael Boyden, will be happy to assist and advise you on all matters, including those related to Bar/Batmitzvah ceremonies, weddings, funerals, memorial services and programmes for conversion to Judaism.