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Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017 9:35 am

Events

FRIDAY, JAN. 13, 2017

Brandeis University on Wheels breakfast and presentation: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Embassy Suites Scottsdale, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road. Topic: “The American Musical From its Roots in the 19th Century to Hamilton,” featuring Ryan McKittrick, assistant professor of theater arts at Brandeis University. Cost: $43 ($28 tax deductible). Info: (440) 503-3339 or bncphxreg@gmail.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 15

Program launch open house: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Fitness demonstrations and grand opening of the VOSJCC’s recently renovated weight room. Also children’s activities and special deals. vosjcc.org.

THURSDAY, JAN. 19

NowGen happy hour: 6-8 p.m. Linger Longer Lounge, 6522 N. 16th St., Phoenix. For young professionals ages 21-45. Register: jewishphoenix.org/happyhourjan.

Tree of Life Award Dinner: 6 p.m. at The Camby, 2401 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. Jewish National Fund honors Dr. Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University; and Ann and Ted Zinman receive the Golden Branch Award. Cost: $350. Register: jnf.org/aztol17 or 480-447-8100, ext. 932.

FRIDAY, JAN. 20

Prayer Lab: 5:30 p.m. nosh; 6:15 p.m. service, Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. templechai.com, 602-971-1234.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21

Beth Shalom Winter Gala: at the Briarwood Country Club, 20800 N. 135th Ave., Sun City West. Honors the service of Temple Beth Shalom clergy: Rabbi Shelly Moss and Cantor Baruch Koritan. Includes a gourmet dinner, dancing and a program. Tickets: $60. Reserve by Jan. 9. 623-977-3240.

SUNDAY, JAN. 22

Camp fair: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Local and national camps. Day camps and sleep-over camps. 480-634-4949 or youth@vosjcc.org.

Beth El Early Childhood Center Alumni Hoedown: 4:30 p.m. 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Includes barbecue buffet, auction and country music. Cost: $54 adults-only. Sponsorships and auction donations are appreciated. Register by Jan. 12: Ros Slovin rslovin@bethelphoenix.com or 602-944-2464.

Yeshiva High School of Arizona Bike-a-thon fundraiser: at Mountain View Park, 8625 E. Mountain View Road, Scottsdale, along Greenbelt Trail. Five different courses: 67-mile at 7:30 a.m.; 35-mile at 10 a.m.; 24-mile at 10:30 a.m.; 10-mile Boys’ at 11 a.m.; 2.5-mile Family at 11:15 a.m. Free barbecue. Register or sponsor: azyeshiva.org.

Meetings & Lectures

SUNDAY, JAN. 8

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions: 3 p.m. at Sun Lakes Chapel Center, 9240 E. Sun Lakes Blvd. Speaker: Shahar Edry, Arizona regional director of the Israeli-American Council. Topic: “BDS: Is it a Realistic Threat to the Survival of Israel?” Free. Info: Michael Cohen, mwcohen000@gmail.com.

Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group: 1-3 p.m. Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Speaker: Emily Garber. Subject: “Jewish Genealogy Best Practices: Back to the Basics.” emilyhgarber@gmail.com.

MONDAY, JAN. 9

 

Informational meeting for Maccabi Games: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. The meeting is for parents to learn more about the games. The 2017 Maccabi Games are for ages 13-16 and will be held in Birmingham, Alabama from July 30-Aug. 4. 480-481-7016 or sports@vosjcc.org.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11

Clara D. Stander Chapter of Jewish Women International: Noon lunch, 1 p.m. meeting at a private residence. Meeting and brown bag lunch. (Formerly Greater Phoenix Chapter.) Refreshments will be served. Reservations: 602-944-3455 or aceinstructor@cox.net.

THURSDAY, JAN. 12

JFCS Aleinu ‘Emotional Intelligence’ workshop: 2-5 p.m. Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Led by Marcia Reynolds, Psy.D., Master Certified Coach, will teach participants how to recognize their feelings and those of others, and how to motivate themselves and manage emotions. Cost: $25 includes dessert. Register: jfcs.org/ei or 480-694-8377.

FRIDAY, JAN. 20

Artist and art professionals symposium: 6:30-9 p.m. at Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. “Can Artists and Their Art Practices Affect Social Change?” azjhs.org or 602-241-7870.

SUNDAY, JAN. 22

Financial adviser talk: 9:30 a.m. Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Temple Beth Shalom Brotherhood presents financial adviser Wayne Stutzer. Includes pancake breakfast. Cost: $5. Reservations: 623-977-3240 by Jan. 11.

TUESDAY, JAN. 24

Orientation session for Congregation Kehillah Israel trip: 5 p.m. Trip to Israel, led by Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman, a former Israel tour guide, is May 1-14. Call for location. 602-369-7667 or info@congregationkehillah.org.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25

NCSY informational session: 7 p.m. Jewish Student Union at a private home in Scottsdale. Speaker: Elliot Tanzman, director of NCSY summer recruitment. Topic: NCSY summer programs, with a focus on TJJ, The Jerusalem Journey. Register: summer.ncsy.org. Shmuli Josephson, Arizona director of JSU and NCSY, shmuli@dojsu.org.

MONDAY, JAN. 30

Camp information night: 7-8:30 p.m. Friendly Pines Camp at Marriot Courtyard Scottsdale Salt River, 5201 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. Speaker: Kevin Nissen, director of Friendly Pines Camp in Prescott. Friendlypines.com or (928) 445-2128.

Seniors

TUESDAY, JAN. 3

Terrific Tuesdays: 10-11:30 a.m. East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Ages 55-plus. $4 donation requested. Adrian, aandiben@aol.com or 480-897-0588.

FRIDAY

Taste of Shabbat: 11:45 a.m. with Pat Bruner in the Cinema Room at JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment, 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. Recite traditional blessings over the candles, wine and challah while offering prayers. 602-943-2198.

Shabbat

FRIDAY, JAN. 6

Prayer Lab Shabbat: 5:30 p.m. nosh, 6:15 p.m. service, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Special guest: Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism. 602-971-1234.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7

Service with special guest: 9:30 a.m. Temple Emanuel of Tempe, 5801 S. Rural Road. Special guest: Rabbi Rick Jacobs, president of the Union for Reform Judaism. With Temple Solel. 480-838-1414.

Simchat Shabbat: noon. Council for Jews With Special Needs at Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale. Shabbat service for adults with special needs and their families. Free. Registration appreciated: 480-629-5343 or debby@cjsn.org.

FRIDAY, JAN. 20

Shabbat service and entertainment: 7 p.m. Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association, at the Talon and Raptor rooms, Grayhawk Community Center, 7940 E. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Jazz performance by Delphine Cortez with Joel Robin and sons. First attendance is free. Membership is $60 year. Arlene, 480-585-4437.

Singles

SUNDAY, JAN. 8

Singles Meet and Mingle: 10-11:30 a.m. Project Jewish Love at Coffee Plantation, Village at Shea, 7366 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 101. For Jewish singles ages 40-plus. projectjewishlove.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 15

Theater event: Jewish Singles of the Valley will attend the “Pay What You Can” performance of Arizona Theatre Company’s performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Herberger Theater Center. For ages 40-plus. Minimum donation: $10. Details: singles@centurylink.net.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18

Singles Meet and Mingle: 6-8 p.m., Project Jewish Love at Tanzy at Scottsdale Quarter, 15257 N. Scottsdale Road, #220, Scottsdale. For Jewish singles ages 40-plus. projectjewishlove.com.

Art

THURSDAY, JAN. 12

Itzhak Perlman: 7:30 p.m. Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa. Tickets: $50-90. mesaartscenter.com.

THROUGH JAN. 21

Art exhibit: at Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Featuring local artist Beth Ames Swartz, “Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World).” Presented by the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. azjhs.org or 602-241-7870.

THROUGH FEB. 12

‘Ceramic Costumes of Biblical Figures’: by artist Miriam Mladinov. Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum at Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale. 480-951-0323.

Books

THURSDAY, JAN. 19

Discussion Group: 7 p.m. Arizona Jewish Historical Society at Cutler‑Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. “Jewish Humor” by Joseph Telushkin. Discussion led by Mark Sendrow, M.A. Free. Register: LBell@azjhs.org or 602-241-7870

Film

TUESDAY, JAN. 10

‘When Comedy Went to School:’ 7 p.m. Arizona Jewish Historical Society at Cutler‑Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Free screening. Register: LBell@azjhs.org or 602-241-7870. SOLD OUT.

Music

THROUGH JAN. 8

Red Rocks Music Festival-Winter Chamber Music Institute: Concerts and Classes: Faculty concert: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7.; Student concert: 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. Glendale Community College, Performing Arts Center, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale. Students from leading music institutions will attend. Jan. 3-8, Faculty will provide daily coaching and master-classes. redrocksmusicfestival.com.

MONDAY, JAN. 9

Concert & Conversation: 1 p.m. at Palo Cristi Church, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley. Professional string trio: Susan Fishman, pianist; Dana Pasley, violinist and Fred Chao, cellist will entertain and answer questions. Presented by Brandeis National Committee. Refreshments. Cost: $5. joansitver@aol.com or 602-971-0012.

THURSDAY, JAN. 12

Rob Kapilow: What Makes It Great?: 7:30 p.m. Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Mozart’s “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” (“A Little Serenade”). Tickets: $38.50. MIM.org or 480-478-6000.

Photography

SUNDAY, JAN. 15

Reception and talk featuring photographer Kit Cassak: 10:30 a.m., Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. Free. 480-991-7414.

Theater

THURSDAY, JAN. 12

‘Life In A Jar: The Irena Sendler Project:’ 6:30-8 p.m. Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. Sponsored by East Valley JCC, Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival and City of Chandler. Cost: $10; $5 student (up to 25 years old). Tickets: hastj@evjcc.org or 480-897-0588.

Wellness

FRIDAY, JAN. 6

‘Reducing the Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease’: 10-11 a.m. Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. First part of two-part series on Alzheimer’s disease with Dr. Marwan Sabbath. Lecture and booksigning of “The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook.” Co-sponsored by Barrow Neurological Institute and Belmont Village Senior Living Community. Reservations: (877) 728-5414.

SUNDAY, JAN. 8

Men of Emanuel blood drive: 8 a.m.-noon. Temple Emanuel of Tempe, 5801 S. Rural Road. United Blood Services Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot. Register at bloodhero.com using TempleEmanuel as sponsor code.

FRIDAY, JAN. 13

‘Advances in Research: Hope for Future Treatments’: 1 p.m. Belmont Village Senior Living Community, 13850 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale. Second part of two-part series on Alzheimer’s disease with Dr. Marwan Sabbath. Co-sponsored by Barrow Neurological Institute and the Valley of the Sun JCC. Reservations: (877) 728-5414.

 

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