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When local author Marcia Fine writes historical fiction, she immerses herself in the characters to the point of dreaming about them. Her desk is scattered with notebooks full of facts about textiles, foods, geography and clothing of the time period she’s writing about. “It has to be accurate,” she says.
“I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus."
Ceramist Susan Beiner’s work has been exhibited in China, France, the Netherlands and across the nation, but it took some persuading to get her to exhibit her creations at Temple Solel’s latest Art Showcase.
Valley Beit Midrash is partnering with the Jewish Book Council to present a discussion on Edgar M. Bronfman’s last book, “Why Be Jewish?” with Ruth Andrew Allenson, the book’s editor, and Adam R. Bronfman, president of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N. 64th St., Scottsdale. The program will begin with networking and light appetizers.
Temple Chai will present “Cantor’s Concert: Celebrating Our Musical Legacy” 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix.
“The Loveliness of Air,” an electroacoustic original composition based upon selected poetry and prose of children under the age of 15 who were victims of the Terezin Nazi concentration camp, will be performed 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the Arizona State University Kerr Cultural Center, 6110 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
“Albatross,” a high-octane, adventure story, comes to Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, March 16-26.
Cantor Baruch Koritan will sing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and a variety of Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino songs at a cantorial concert at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City.
The “Inspired by Israel” video contest has started its 10-day period of online voting to determine which 10 video entrants will move on to the final phase of the contest and be evaluated by an elite panel of judges.
Between the challah bake, the Shabbat Project and conferences in Washington, D.C., it's been a busy week.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.