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Posted: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 9:43 am

Events

Sunday, April 15

Yom Hashoah Service: 2 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N 101st Ave., Sun City. Temple Beth Shalom and the Area Ministerial Association, will hold a ceremony to observe Yom Hashoah, the Jewish day to commemorate the 6 million Jews who died in the Holocaust.

Happy Birthday Israel ECC Celebration: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday with fun activities, cookie decorating and more. Members, free; guests, $5 per family of up to four; $2 per additional person. Information and registration: 480-659-7769 or earlychildhood@vosjcc.org

Saturday, April 21

Gesher’s Special Needs Community Dance: 7-10:30 p.m., Ina Levine Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Calling all cowpokes to join Gesher Disability Resources for a Western-theme dance in partnership with Project Jewish Love and Our Jewish Generation. Open and accessible for all. For ages 18 and older. Cost is $5 and free for caregivers RSVP to jacquelyn@gesherdr.org or call 480-629-5343. Visit gesherdr.org to register online.

Sunday, April 22

April in Paris Gala: 5 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. The gala honors Charlotte Adelman, originally from Paris who survived the Holocaust and relocated to this country. Tickets are $175 per person and include a cocktail hour, gourmet dinner, dancing, raffles and a silent auction. Register at bit.ly/becgala2018 or contact Alicia Moskowitz at 602-944-3359, ext. 113, or amoskowitz@bethelphoenix.com.

Sounds of Spring: 3 p.m., Beth Ami Temple (located inside Palo Cristi Church), 3535 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley. The Rice Brothers, a pair of young, internationally acclaimed musicians, headlines the annual concert. The siblings, talented in playing both piano and cello, will perform an hour-long program. Tickets are $25 each. Information: Donna Horwitz, 602-997-5623 or azhorwitzs@cox.net

Meetings, Lectures & Classes

Ongoing

Third Sunday of Every Month| Scottsdale Post 210 of the Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America: 10 a.m., with refreshments served at 9:30 a.m. Arizona State Veterans Home, 4141 N.S. Herrera Way, Phoenix. The post will have its last meetings of the year on May 6 and June 3. Information: 602-218-0353

Friday, April 13

Speakers Series at The J - A Frank Memoir of Survival: 1-2 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Author of “The Hooker’s Daughter,” Dale Stanton shares from her frank memoir of survival. Member cost is $5; guests, $10. For information and to register, contact Cheryl Blumenthal at 480-481-7024 or cherylb@vosjcc.org.

Sunday, April 15

Book Club Series: 7 p.m., private residence. Join Valley Beit Midrash for the second installment of its Book Club Series. For this discussion, we will read “Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: Essays by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel” in preparation for our 2018 closing event. Suggested donation is $18. Register: bit.ly/2IQYGuS

Café Kehillah: 8:45 a.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Stick around after dropping off the kids or grab a bite after minyan. All proceeds benefit our USY Youth Group. Information: Nanci Siegel Manson, 602-944-3359, ext. 123.

Hebrew 102: 12:30 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Improve your Hebrew fluency and literacy skills. Information: Alicia, 602-944-3359, ext. 113, or amoskowitz@bethelphoenix.com

“The Secret File on Novelist Philip Roth”: 10:30 a.m., Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. Brian Goodman, an assistant professor in ASU’s English department will speak about a secret file on novelist Philip Roth. All are welcome to attend. RSVP: Edie Bradt, 480-991-7414

Monday, April 16

Forgotten Mourners: 7 p.m., Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. Author of “Faith Unravels: A Rabbi’s Struggle With Grief and God,” Rabbi Daniel Greyber recalls being a forgotten mourner. Suggested donation is $18. Register: bit.ly/2ug4hHV

“Sisterhood Luncheon Fashion Of The Ages - What We Wore”: 12 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Presented by the Temple Beth Shalom Sisterhood, “What We Wore” is a collection that covers women’s clothing from 1700-1970. Lunch will be served. Cost is $15 per person. Make your reservations to the Temple office, 623-977-3240.

Tuesday, April 17

Solel Book Club Meeting: 6 p.m., Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. The group discusses “My Own Words” by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This is the last meeting before summer hiatus.

Wednesday, April 18

Mahj Meetup: 1 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Play mahjongg with all levels of players. Everyone is welcome. Snacks are provided. Information: Nanci, 602-944-3359, ext. 123, or nsiegelmanson@bethelphoenix.com

Crypto-Jews: 2-4 p.m., Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona. There will be a video and talk on Hidden or Crypto Jews who fled from Spain to Portugal as a result of the Inquisition. Information: JCSVV, (928) 204-1286

Thursday, April 19

Lunch and Learn: 11:30 a.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Come explore the Book of Psalms. Come when you are available. Cost is $5 for lunch. Contact Nanci at 602-944-3359, ext. 123, or nsiegelmanson@bethelphoenix.com to RSVP.

Discussion with the Rabbi: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Join Rabbi Levi Levertov for a discussion on an issue relevant to Judaism in contemporary society. Free. Information: Chani, 602-492-7670 or chani@sosaz.org.

Let’s Eat: Mature Mavens Dinner: 5 p.m. Make new friends as you meet for dinner and socialize. Dinner is separate checks. Contact Bunnye at 602-371-3744 for our current schedule of restaurants and reserve your place.

Sunday, April 22

“Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: The Life and Thought of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel”: 7 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. The 2018 Hammerman Family Lecture Professor Susannah Heschel speaks about the remarkable life of her father. Valley Beit Midrash’s last lecture of the season. Suggested donation is $18. Register: bit.ly/2DQPR0n

Blanket Boosters: 9 a.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Join our volunteer knitting and crocheting group. Beginners are welcome. Information: Sandy, 602-684-2606 or ssandy6807@gmail.com

Hebrew 101: 12:30 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Learn to read Hebrew with instructor Wendy Rozov and other adult learners.

Tuesday, April 24

Crisis and Response Training: 6-8:30 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Jewish Family & Children’s Service hosts this event for professionals and paraprofessionals from Jewish faith-based organizations. Free, but registration required: jfcsaz.org/JCRT or 602-567-8334 no later than April 20.

Wednesday, April 25

“The Facts and Myths of Credit: Keys to Building and Maintaining Good Credit”: 7-8:30 p.m., Beth Joseph Congregation, 515 Bethany Home Road, Phoenix. Emily Schwartz from MidFirst Bank speaks about credit and spending and saving ideas. Rabbi Yisroel Isaacs gives a short lesson on credit and Judaism’s take on spending and saving. RSVP: RSVP: bit.ly/2HelpAT

Book Club: 1:15 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. The group discusses “The Weight of Ink” by Rachel Kadish. Refreshments will be provided. Information: Nanci Siegel Manson, nsiegelmanson@bethelphoenix.com or 602-944-3359, ext. 123

Thursday, April 26

Book Group: 2 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Author Paul Boorstin leads the discussion of his novel, “David and the Philistine Woman.” RSVP: Marci Beliak, mbeliak@templechai.combit.ly/2HelpAT

Monday, April 30

“Raising Caring, Confident, Capable Children”: 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Temple Solel Social Hall, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. These free one-hour workshops provide you with 10 strategies you can implement to increase your child’s ability to adapt to stressors.

Seniors

Tuesdays, April 17 & 24

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. No reservations required. Information: Harriet, 480-481-7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Wellness

Friday, Apr. 13

Sunrise Yoga: 5:30 a.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Class is held outside in the east amphitheater. Dress appropriately and bring water. Free for members. Information: 480-481-7090 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org

Monday, April 23

Cactus ORT: 7 p.m., Mountain Gate Apartments’ Clubhouse, 4602 E. Paradise Village Parkway North, Phoenix. Dermatologist Dr. Randi Rubenzik discusses signs of skin cancer and what is new in dermatology. The event is free and all are welcome. Questions: Ellen, 602-953-9307

Wednesday, April 25

“Personal Advocacy in our Healthcare System Today”: 12-2 p.m., Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona. Strategies and resources that allow seniors to be in charge of their long-term care. No charge. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch. Beverages available. Information: JCSVV, (928) 204-1286

Family

Saturday, April 14

J Movie Stars Kids Night Out: 6-10 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Kids are the stars of this night. The movie “Sing!’ will be screened. Cost for members is $10; guests, $20. Price per child. Information and registration: 480-634-4949 or youth@vosjcc.org

Sunday, April 15

Talkin’ Tamarack: 5:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Tamarack Camps, a Jewish overnight camp in Michigan, will be in Arizona to share information about Tamarack. For more information and to RSVP, email Camp Director Lee Trepeck at trepeck@tamarackcamps.com or Andrea Kravets at andrea@kravets.net.

Monday, April 16

Valley Jewish Teen Programs 101: 7-9 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Seventh-11th graders can learn about teen programs in the Valley and beyond for grades eighth-12th. Registration: Debbie, 602-316-2578 or debberkowitz@cox.net

Shabbat

Friday, April 13

Family Shabbat - Happy Birthday Israel Dinner: 6:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday. Cost for families of up to four members is $60 for members; $75 for guests; $18 per additional family member; $20 per individual. Registration: 480-634-4949 or youth@vosjcc.org

Saturday, April 21

Simchat Shabbat: 12-1 p.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale. Join Gesher Disability Resources for our monthly Simchat Shabbat service. All are welcome. Reservations are not required but appreciated. RSVP: 480-629-5343 or jacquelyn@gesherdr.org

Arts

Thursday, April 19

Yom Ha’atzmaut: 6:30 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Live guitar music with Gal Drimmer and Erez Kessler. Cost is $7 for individuals and $20 for families. Register: bit.ly/2pAACoj

Sunday, April 29

Multi-Faith Concert: 7 p.m., 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. The Jewish Community Relations Council's concert features a Muslim, Jewish, Mormon and African American choir. Information: Karolyn@jcrphx.org

Exhibits

Open Tuesdays and Wednesdays

People Behind a Young State: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Enjoy the EVJCC’s new art exhibit in honor of Israel’s 70th anniversary. Held in partnership with Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People. Suggested donation is $18.

Ongoing

“We Remember - Extraordinary Stories Of Holocaust Survivors”: Visiting hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-3 p.m.; first and third Fridays, 6-9 p.m.; and by appointment. Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Admission is $5. AZJHS members, students, Holocaust survivors and active military get in free. To arrange a tour, contact Jeffrey Schnesnol at jschesnol@azjhs.org. The exhibit runs through May 1. JN

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