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Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 10:30 am



‘A Silenced Legacy — Honoring the Music and the Musicians’: Tickets are on sale for the Violins of Hope chamber concert. The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m., Tues., Feb. 26, 2019, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Ticket information:

Friday, Nov. 9

‘Documenting History Through Art’: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Workshops, discussions, tours of David Labkovski Project, including a 10 a.m. screening of ‘Robbery of the Heart”’ documentary. Information: 480-897-0588.

Sunday Nov. 11 

Opening reception, lecture: 5-7 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Topic: ‘Documenting History Through Art from the Jerusalem of Lithuania to the Gulags of Siberia to Israel and America: The Life and Journey of the Art and Artist, David Labkovski.’ Speaker is Leora Raikin, executive director of the David Labkovski Project. Free. 4 Information: 480-897-0588.

On the Cutting Edge of Today’s Jewish Woman – A Women’s Symposium: 9:55 a.m., Ina Levine JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. The Bureau of Jewish Education in partnership with the Center for Jewish Studies at ASU, Hadassah Valley of the Sun, National Council of Jewish Women, the Valley of the Sun JCC and Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix host this event. Register: or 480-634-8050

Nov. 12-15

‘Documenting History Through Art’ exhibit: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Artwork by David Labkovski, whose paintings and sketches depict Jewish life in Eastern Europe before, during and after the Holocaust. Available for individual and group tours with a reservation. 480-897-0588.



Mahjong Mondays: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Every Monday except on Jewish or legal holidays. You are invited to come and play; no RSVP is necessary. This free program is intended for players with prior experience.

Third Tuesday of each month

Study and Lunch with the Rabbi: noon, Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Join Rabbi Moss for an hour of Torah study. Bring your own lunch.

First & Third Wednesdays of the month

Mahj Meetup: 1-3:30 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Bring your card and join us for a friendly game of mahjong. All skill levels are welcome including beginners. There is no charge and snacks are provided. Information: or 602-944-3359

Sunday, Nov. 11 

Healing Handiwork: 1-4 p.m., Private home. Contact Nona at or 602-326-8851 for more information on the group. No charge.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

‘How to Raise a Responsible, Resilient Child’: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N. 64th St., Scottsdale. Presented by Jewish Family & Children’s Service Aleinu Program, Dr. Larry F. Waldman will be speaking on the six basic principles of effective behavior management. The event is open to the public. Cost is $25 per person. Information:

Terrific Tuesdays: 10-11:30 a.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Ages 55-plus. Suggested donation is $4. Information: 480-897-0588 or

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Generations After: 11 a.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Speaker: Judi Gyori Missel. Topic: ‘Jewish Genealogy: Searching for Family.’ A docent-led tour of the David Labkovski exhibit will follow the speaker. Reservations required: 480-897-0588.

Thursday, Nov. 15

People of the Book Group: 2 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Join us to meet author Marcia Fine, who will lead the discussion on her book ‘The Hidden Ones.’ RSVP to

Book Discussion: 7 p.m., Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. AZJHS Executive Director Lawrence Bell will lead a discussion on the book ‘An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler’ by Peter Fritzsche. Free. Call 602-241-7870 or email to RSVP.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Sunday Funday lock-in: 6:30 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Children in grades 3-9 are invited to the lock-in, which will include glow-in-the-dark games, pizza dinner, movie night, a waffle bar and more. Cost is $35 per child. Reservations required: 480-897-0588 or


Friday, Nov. 9

Young Professionals Shabbat Dinner: Services at 6 p.m., dinner at 7:15 p.m., Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90 St., Phoenix. Join young professionals in our community for an engaging experience to celebrate Shabbat. Singles and couples welcome. Cost is $18 per person for members; $20 per person for non-members. RSVP: 

Veterans Shabbat Service: 6 p.m., Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. The Men’s Club is hosting a Shabbat service for veterans/ Light oneg to follow.

Friday, Nov. 16

Shabbat: At a north Scottsdale location. Following a Shabbat service, Desert Foothills Jewish Community Asssociation will present Tom La Gravinesse in a program entitled ‘Welcome to Las Vegas.’ Tom’s a multifaceted performer, comedian and singing impressionist. Admission is free.  Dues are $60 per year.  Information: 480-664-8847.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Simchat Shabbat: noon-1p.m., Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale. Join Gesher Disability Resources for our monthly special needs Shabbat service. Simchat Shabbat is a free and joyous service where all are welcome. RSVP: 480-629-5343 or



Fridays, Ongoing

Taste of Shabbat with Nurit Avigdor: 11:30 a.m.-noon, The Palazzo, 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. Open to the community. Contact JFCS Senior Center for questions at 602-943-2198.



Sunday, Nov. 11

Young Israel of Phoenix Movie Night: 7 p.m., Young Israel of Phoenix, 6232 N. 7th St., Phoenix. Screening of the film ‘The Women’s Balcony.’ Free and open to the oublic. RSVP:

Monday, Nov. 12

BNC (Brandeis) Roz Fischer Concert & Conversation: 1-2:45 p.m., Palo Cristi Church, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley. Enjoy the operatic voices of mezzo soprano Katherine Beck and baritone Jarrett Logan Porter, accompanied by pianist Michael Lewis. They will perform famous arias. Cost is $7 at the door. Information: Joan Sitver, 602-971-0012

Wednesday, Nov. 14

‘G.I. Jews’: 7 p.m., Arizona Jewish Historical Society, Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. This film tells the profound and remarkable story of the 550,000 Jewish Americans who served their country in World War II. Like all Americans, they fought against fascism, but they also waged a more personal fight — to save their brethren in Europe. Jewish servicemen were also among the first to assist the survivors of the Nazi concentration camps liberated by American troops. After years of struggle, these soldiers emerged transformed, more powerfully American and more deeply Jewish, determined to continue the fight for equality and tolerance at home. Reservations are required. To attend, please RVSP to or call 602-241-7870.

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