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Posted: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 10:37 am

Events

SUNDAY, AUG. 6

Splash pad with Schmooze Young Families: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. For couples in their 20s-40s with young children. RSVP: surveymonkey.com/r/YF2JQJ2

SUNDAY, AUG. 13

Open house: 10 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. For new and prospective members. Meet Sharon Kaplan, director of the congregation’s K-7 religious school. Refreshments will be served. 623-977-3240 or templebethshalomaz.org

Open house: 11 a.m. Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. Meet the board of directors, get information about membership, the religious school and more. Light snacks will be served. 480-897-3636 or tbsev.org

SUNDAY, AUG. 20

Fall program launch party: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. The J celebrates its 15th birthday with a fall program launch birthday bash. 480-483-7121

SUNDAY, AUG. 27

‘Rabbi’s Retirement Rhapsody’: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. Dinner and concert honoring Rabbi Ken Leitner, who will be moving to Israel. Cost is $54 before Aug. 18, $72 by Aug. 23. Reservations required: tbsev.org, 480-897-3636 or info@tbsev.org

Meetings, Lectures & Classes

TUESDAY, AUG. 8

Torah Tuesdays: 12:30 p.m., MAKOR, 13402 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite A120, Scottsdale. A class for ages 50-plus on contemporary issues through a Jewish lens. office@mymakor.org

THURSDAY, AUG. 10

Lecture about United Hatzalah of Israel: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona. Guest speaker: Gary Friedson, an American-born medic, will share his stories about United Hatzalah, a network of more than 3,500 volunteer EMTs, paramedics, doctors and nurses who respond to medical emergencies in under three minutes nationwide. 928-204-1286

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16

Mahj Meetup: 1-3:30 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. All levels welcome. Nanci, 602-944-3359, ext. 123, or nsiegelmanson@bethelphoenix.com

SATURDAY, AUG. 19

Lecture: 10 a.m., Desert Caballeros Western Museum, 21 N. Frontier St., Wickenburg. Jewish News contributor Dan Fellner, a travel writer, six-time Fulbright fellow and a faculty associate at Arizona State University, will present “Break the Arizona Heat: A Virtual Journey to Four Cold-Weather Travel Destinations,” a lecture about chilly and off-the-beaten-path travel destinations. Free (lecture attendance includes free admission for the day). westernmuseum.org

TUESDAY, AUG. 22

EVJCC annual meeting: 6 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Learn about highlights from the past year and about new programs for the upcoming yea. Light refreshments will be provided. Reservations by Aug. 11: bit.ly/evjccmtg

Jewish Sisterhood at Arizona State University meet and greet: 8 p.m., on ASU’s Tempe campus. For location, email Yael, jsistersasu@gmail.com

TUESDAY, AUG. 29

Enneagram Workshop: 1-5 p.m., Jewish Family & Children’s Service Aleinu at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. The workshop examines the nine Enneagram strategies or types that help identify patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving. Four continuing education units are offered. Cost: $36. Register by Aug. 25: bit.ly/Aleinu829

Singles

SUNDAY, AUG. 6

Valley Jewish Singles brunch: 11:30 a.m., New York Bagels & Bialys, 10320 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. For Jewish singles ages 50-plus. Reservations required: valleyjewishsingles@cox.net

Seniors

THURSDAY, AUG. 24

Ice cream social for seniors: 1:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Free, but reservations required: janet.arnold@jfcsaz.org

Shabbat

FRIDAY, AUG. 11

Prospective new member Shabbat and open house: 6 p.m. nosh, 6:30 p.m. service, Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr at Shadow Rock Church, 12861 N. Eighth Ave., Phoenix. A Shabbat dinner follows the service; bring a vegetarian main dish and Merkaz will provide the salad, drinks and dessert. merkaz@congregationmerkaz.org or 480-414-5213

Twilight service: 5:30 p.m., Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation, Sun Lakes Chapel, 9240 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. North. sljc.org

SATURDAY, AUG. 12

Interactive prayer service: 11 a.m., MAKOR, 13402 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite A120, Scottsdale. office@mymakor.org

FRIDAY, AUG. 18

Family Shabbat service and dinner: 6-8 p.m., the third Friday of every month, at Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. Short Kabbalat Shabbat service with Carlebach melodies followed by Shabbat dinner. No charge for service, dinner is $7 adults, $4 children up to age 12 or $18 per family. Reservations: tbsev.org/donations-and-payments//shabbat-dinners

Carlebach Kabbalat Shabbat and dinner: 6:30 p.m., Young Israel of Phoenix, 6232 N. Seventh St., #107, Phoenix. Cost: $18 adults, $13 children. Reservations by Aug. 14: 602-265-8888

SUNDAY, AUG. 25

Welcome Back Wine & Cheese and Kabbalat Shabbat: 6:45 p.m. wine and cheese for adults and Shabbat activity for children Congregation Kehillah at its newly renovated home at 5858 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek. Prospective members are asked to make reservations by Aug. 18 at info@congregationkehillah.org

Books

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9

Book Club: 6:30 p.m. Congregation Beth Tefillah’s Eshet Chayil Group at a private home in Scottsdale. Book: “Here I Am” by Jonathan Safran Foer. For address, contact Andrea, andrea@bethtefillahaz.org

Exhibits

THROUGH SEPTEMBER

‘Love & Marriage: The Cultural Evolution of Jewish Weddings from 1912 to 2016’: 2 p.m., 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. azhjs.org or 602-241-7870

Film

FRIDAY, AUG. 4

‘Free Men’: 10:30 a.m., Desert Foothills Library, 38443 N. Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek. Drama about an Algerian émigré who joins the French Resistance in World War II due to a friendship with a Jewish man.

SUNDAY, AUG. 6

‘Wonder Woman’ discussion: 6:30-7:30 p.m. The Women’s Jewish Learning Center at The New Shul, 7825 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale. A discussion about the blockbuster film and its implications for today’s women and their sons and daughters. Free, but reservations are required: surveymonkey.com/r/T7C8LLT

SUNDAY, AUG. 20

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: “Son of Saul.” June-September. office@mymakor.org

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. office@mymakor.org

Music

THURSDAYS, AUG. 10, 24, 31 and SEPT. 7

History of Jewish Music class: 1 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Listen to the classics and discover forgotten melodies with Cantor Jonathan Angress. Free, can attend any or all classes. No registration required. Alicia, 602-944-3359, ext. 113 or amoskowitz@bethelphoenix.com

SUNDAY, AUG. 13

‘Klezmania II’: 2 p.m., Arizona Jewish Historical Society at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Yale Strom performing with the Rural Street Klezmer Band. Tickets: $18, $10 AZJHS members. azjhs.org

Wellness

SUNDAY, AUG. 20

Blood drive: 8 a.m.-noon, Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Donate blood at the United Blood Services’ Bloodmobile. Make an appointment at bloodhero.com (sponsor code: BECongregation) or call Lori, 602-499-3467

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