(noun) The localgoverningbody of a formerEuropeanJewishcommunity administering religious,legal and communalaffairs.
Use "kahal" in a sentence
"Vayak'hel begins by telling how Moses assembled the people to command them on the observance of Shabbat and the making of the Sanctuary; this act of assembly gives the Parshah its name (vayak'hel means "and he assembled" and is a form of the word kahal, "congregation")."
"Women could not be elected as parnasim or to any other kahal office."
"In the New Testament it is the translation of the Greek word ecclesia, which is synonymous with the Hebrew kahal of the Old"