SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
Selichot services: 1 a.m., Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 875 N. McClintock Drive, Chandler. Join us as we start the High Holiday season with a spiritual journey through the Selichot service. For more information, go to chabadcenter.com.
A Very 'Seinfeld' Selichot: 7:15 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Prepare for the High Holidays with a spiritual wake-up call. Join Rabbi Arthur Lavinsky as we watch a “very Jewish” episode of “Seinfeld.” The program will be followed by refreshments and then Selichot services conducted by Cantor Jonathan Angress. For more information, contact Alicia at 602-944-3359, ext. 113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
Friendship Circle kickoff event: 5:30-7:30 p.m., 2110 E. Lincoln Drive, Phoenix. Teens are invited to learn how they can volunteer to help their community. For more information, contact Leah at email@example.com.
Rosh Hashanah celebration: 12:30 p.m., Whole Foods Market, 4701 N. 20 St., Phoenix. Young families are invited to join Young Jewish Professionals Phoenix and PJ Library at Whole Foods Market as we enjoy Rosh Hashanah activities, foods and fun. PJ Library will host a craft project and story time while Cantor Jonathan Angress will lead us in singing some fun songs. RSVP with Alicia Moskowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org; text 786-554-0193 on the day of the event with any questions.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 19
Let’s Appreciate Art: 11 a.m.-noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Docents from the Phoenix Art Museum will talk about conceptual artist Cornelia Parker's 'Monuments, Memories and Movies.' For more information, contact Harriet at 480-481-7033 or email@example.com.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 23
Dessert in the Desert: 7 p.m., Mountain Gate Apts. Clubhouse, 4602 E. Paradise Village Parkway, Phoenix. Bring a dessert or appetizer. Meet Cactus ORT members, get information about upcoming events and programs. Bring item for mini auction that night. Open to all members and prospective members. RSVP to Ellen at 602-953-9307.
Walk the Plank Kids Night Out: 6-10 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. All sailors and pirates, maybe even a few mermaids, are invited to come dressed and ready to set sail! The fun includes a treasure hunt, cookie decorating and Capture the Flag. Dinner and snacks are provided. Our movie is “Peter Pan.” Members: $10; guests: $20. Information and registration at 480-634-4949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meetings, Lectures & Classes
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 THROUGH MAY
Adult b’nai mitzvah classes: 9-11 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. For people ages 14 and up who have never had a bar or bat mitzvah. The class will be taught by Dov Giloni and AbbieElison. There will be a fee of $150 for TBS members and $250 for non-members. Contact 623-977-3240.
MONDAY, SEPT. 18
Let’s Retire$: 11 a.m.-noon, Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Join David Cohn, retired business owner and investment banker, as he shares his wealth of knowledge for finding your passion in giving back and planning for a rewarding retirement. For more information, contact Harriet at 480-481-7033 or email@example.com.
SUNDAYS, SEPT. 17 THROUGH MAY 6
Training Wheels: 9:30-11 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101 Ave., Sun City. Training Wheels welcomes parents and their children and features activities, crafts and stories celebrating Jewish holidays, traditions and the Jewish world. It is for families with children ages 2-1/2 to 5 years. The cost is $135 per family for nine once-a-month classes. Contact the Bureau of Jewish Education at 480-634-8050.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 19
Let’s Knit: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Share the pleasure of knitting and crocheting. Help others with projects and patterns. Can’t knit? We’ll teach you. No reservations required. For more information, contact Harriet at 480-481-7033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENDS SEPT. 30
‘Love & Marriage: The Cultural Evolution of Jewish Weddings from 1912 to 2016’: Arizona Jewish Historical Society at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Gallery hours: noon-3 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday and by appointment. Admission: $5 donation. For more information, go to azhjs.org or call 602-241-7870.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
MAKOR movie night: 8 p.m., MAKOR, 13402 N.Scottsdale Road, Suite A120, Scottsdale. Monthly movie series features a lineup of movies telling the Jewish story from historical to modern-day Israel. Film: “The Gatekeepers.” June-September. For more information, contact email@example.com.
‘The Believer’: 3 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom of East Valley, 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. The film is based on the story of a KKK member in the 1960s who is revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter. The film starts the East Valley JCC’s movie series. Free.
‘Swim Team’: 12:30-3 p.m., Studio Movie Grill, 15515 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. The documentary chronicles the struggles and triumphs among adults with autism spectrum disorder while demonstrating the power of inclusion. Free. RSVP: http://bit.ly/2ildFnF.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 17
Red Rocks Music Festival at AZJHS: 3 p.m., Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Enjoy Tempest to the Silver Age. Tickets: $25; $18 for AZJHS members. Organized by Red Rocks Music Festival. For tickets and information, go to redrocksmusicfestival.com.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 27
Rhythm and Rhyme: This community choir is seeking adults over the age of 50 to join its sophomore season. The choir was founded last year by Gail Glazer, who focuses on creating a friendly environment that also works on music fundamentals such as pitch, tune and range. Wednesday evenings starting Sept. 27. For more information, contact Glazer at 301-440-3303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.