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Posted: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 10:48 am

Events

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. The Reform congregation will also have information available about its Limud/religious school. 480-414-5213 or merkaz@congregationmerkaz.org

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

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, templebethshalomaz.org

Open house: 11 a.m.-1 p.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, youth programs, the TBS Sisterhood and Men’s Club. 480-897-3636, tbsev.org

Open house-camp: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90 St., Scottsdale. Family and friends are invited to spend the morning at Or Tzion’s new location. RSVP: tinyurl.com/camportzion

Open house back-to-school party-Limudim Educational Center: 9:45-11:45 a.m. Play Factory at Desert Ridge, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. 38-1335, Phoenix. bethtefillahaz.org

Open house: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Hillel ASU, 1012 S. Mill Ave., Tempe. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., enjoy a family brunch. From 1-5 p.m. pick up your collegel survival swag bag. RSVP: madeline@hillelasu.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 that includes fitness demos, children’s activities, prizes and specials. 480-483-7121

Breakfast with Rabbil Tracee Rosen: 10 a.m. Beth Emeth Congregation, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West. Meet new Rabbi Tracee Rosen, catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. Reservation, 623-584-7210.

First Day of Talmud Torah Open House: 9 a.m. Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Families are invited to a first-day orientation. Join your student for morning prayers and then join the other families for a nosh and orientation. 602.944.3359, ext. 123 or nsiegelmanson@bethelphoenix.com

FRIDAY AUG. 25

Prospective Member Wine & Cheese & Open House, Kabbalat Shabbat and Oneg: 6:45 p.m. wine and cheese for adults and activities for school aged children; 7:30 p.m. Kabbalat Shabbat. Visit us in our new home located at 5858 E. Dynamite Blvd., Cave Creek. Please RSVP to Renee by Aug. 18. info@congregationkehillah.org

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. Leitner has served the Conservative congregation since 2012. Cost is $54 before Aug. 18; $72 by Aug. 23. Reservations required: tbsev.org, 480-897-3636, info@tbsev.org

Fourth Anniversary Community BBQ: 5-6:30 p.m., Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 875 N. McClintock Drive, Chandler. Learn about programs and meet the staff. Parents and children are welcome. RSVP at 480-855-4333 or visit chabadcenter.com

Teen Graffiti: 6-7:30 p.m. Chabad of the East Valley, 875 N. McClintock Drive, Chandler. Teens will be painting a large board with inspiring messages to the world. RSVP: rabbi.t@chabadcenter.com or text 347-241-7089.

FRIDAY SEPT. 8

New and prospective member open house and Shabbat service: 6-9:30 p.m., Beth Ami Temple, located inside Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley. New and current members can meet Beth Ami’s new clergy, Rabbi Allison Lawton and Cantorial Soloist Michael Robbins. RSVP to Bobbi Lazarus, 602-956-0805, bethamitemple@hotmail.com

Meetings, Lectures & Classes

SUNDAY AUG. 13

Blanket Boosters: 9 a,m, Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Join our volunteer knitting and crocheting group. Beginners are welcome. Sandy, 602-249-3778, ssandy6807@gmail.com

Men’s Club Meeting: 9:30 a.m. Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Join our Men’s Club for their planning meeting. Men’s Club meets on the second Sunday of the month after minyan.

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. 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 four chilly and off-the-beaten-path travel destinations. His lecture will feature the beauty and culture of Greenland, Spitsbergen, Iceland and the Yukon Territory. Fellner has visited more than 120 countries and published more than 75 travel articles in newspapers and magazines around the world, including Jewish News. 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 year, as well as see the renovations after repairs were made after the recent flood in the building. 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 at 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. Presented by Renee Siegel, MA, LISAC, NCGC-II, BACC, LMT, HHP. Four continuing education units are offered. Cost: $36. Register by Aug. 25: bit.ly/Aleinu829

Seniors

TUESDAY, AUG. 15

Let’s Knit: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Share the pleasure of knitting and crocheting. Help others with projects and patterns. No reservations required. Contact Harriet, 480-481-7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org

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

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.

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.

Music

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

THURSDAY, AUG, 24

History of Jewish Music: 1 p.m., Beth El Congregation 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, Listen to the classics and discover forgotten melodies as you learn about the history of Jewish music with Cantor Jonathan Angress. Information: 602-944-3359, ext. 113 or amoskowitz@bethelphoenix.com

Wellness

TUESDAY, AUG. 15

Parkinson’s PWR!Moves 1: 12-1p.m. Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. This entry-level class features tailored exercises that target motor- and non-motor PD symptoms and improve functional movement. Free to J members; $5 for non-members. Registration: 480-481-7090 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org

THURSDAY, AUG. 17

Parkinson’s PWR!Moves 3: 12-1p.m. Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. For a more advanced workout with instructor-guided exercise stations to improve cardio, strength, agility, coordination and balance. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet on their own with or without a cane or walker. Free to J members; $5 for non-members. Registration: 480-481-7090 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org

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 at 602-499-3467.

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