Events

Saturday, Dec. 2

‘New York State of Mind’: 6:30 p.m., Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Stroll down the streets of New York before enjoying a Broadway-style show. Cost is $150 per person. For information and to register, visit vosjcc.org/newyork.

2017 Heritage Award Gala: 6:30 p.m., Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St. Phoenix. The Arizona Jewish Historical Society will be honoring Susan and Mark Sendrow, and Nancy and Stu Siefer. Tickets: $200. Sponsorship opportunities available. Visit azjhs.org for more information.

Sunday, Dec. 3.

Syrian dinner: 4-7 p.m. Help a needy Syrian refugee family by attending a delicious Syrian dinner for men, women and children 12 and up. Vegetarian options. Information: marciaheller@gmail.com or bit.ly/2joaY5Z.

Sip and Shop: 6-9 p.m., Chabad of the East Valley, 875 N. McClintock Drive, Chandler. Enjoy a night of wine and shopping. Presented by the Chandler Jewish Preschool PTA. Admission is $10. Information: 480-855-4333.

Family Fun Day: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Hosted by the Phoenix Cancer Support Network and The J. Cost is $10 per person. Children 4 and under are free. Register at igfn.us/f/jqmj7 or text keyword funday to 91999 for tickets.

Monday, Dec. 4

An Evening of the Liturgical Poetry of the Sephardic World: 7 p.m., Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. An intimate exploration of beautiful piyutim and music from Spain, North Africa and the Middle East. Suggested donation is $18. Register: bit.ly/2AQEiGo.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Donor Appreciation and Awards Brunch: 10 a.m., Pardes Jewish Day School, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Keynote speaker is William Daroff of the Jewish Federations of North America. Register: bit.ly/2iWERqR.

Meetings, Lectures & Classes

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. Information: 602-218-0353.

Friday, Dec. 1

‘Crypto Jews in America’: 7:30 p.m., Beth Ami Temple, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive (located inside Palo Cristi Church), Paradise Valley. Rabbi Yosef Garcia will discuss Crypto-Jews and the part they play in America today. Free, but reservations required: 602-956-0805 or bethamitemple@hotmail.com.

Saturday, Dec. 2

Junior Congregation: 10:30 a.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. This family-friendly service is led by Talmud Torah students. All ages welcome with their parents. Information: Nanci, 602-944-3359, ext. 123, or nsiegelmanson@bethelphoenix.com.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Hebrew 101: 2:30 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Learn to read Hebrew through exploration of the prayer book. Information: Alicia, 602-944-3359, ext. 113, or amoskowitz@bethelphoenix.com.

Mondays, Dec. 4 & 18

Living through Loss: 4:30-6 p.m., Small Sanctuary at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. No charge, but donations are welcome.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

'Spiritual Speed Bumps’: 8 to 9 p.m., The Scottsdale Torah Center, 13402 N. Scottsdale Road, #B140, Scottsdale. Rabbi Ariel Shoshan addresses some of the challenges facing growth-oriented Jews today. Information: info@ahavastorah.org.

Tuesdays, Dec. 5 & 12

Read Hebrew America: 12-1 p.m., Phoenix Community Kollel, 6516 N. Seventh St., Phoenix. The Read Hebrew America course is an ideal way to learn how to follow services. Register: programming@aztorah.com or 602-433-0300, ext. 101.

'Jewish Wisdom on Actualizing Your Unique Life Potential': 7-8:30 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. This two-part class will be taught by Rabbi Pinchas Allouche. Suggested donation is $18. Register: bit.ly/2zGSPX3.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

My Voice in Israel: 7 p.m., Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. Tremayne Smith, who is an Evangelical Christian, helped defeat a proposal at George Washington University to support the BDS movement. RSVP to Leila Nouri at lnouri@jnf.org or 480-447-8100, ext. 932.

Wednesdays, Dec. 6 and 20

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

Thursday, Dec. 7

JFCS Memory Care Café: 10-11:30 a.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. A stimulating, interactive program geared toward those who have memory loss and their care partners. No charge. Open to the community. RSVP to Kathy Rood at 602-452-4627 or kathy.rood@jfcsaz.org.

Sunday, Dec. 10

Healing Handiwork: 1-4 p.m., House at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Create Jewish handicrafts, healthy meals and items of comfort for congregants. Contact Nona at nona.siegel@gmail.com or 602-326-8851. No charge.

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

Beth El Men’s Club Meeting: 9:30 a.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Join the Beth El Men’s Club for their monthly planning meeting. Contact Bob Freedman at robert.freedman@mail.com or 623-518-2365.

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.

Monday, Dec. 11

The Jewish Responses to Sexual Harassment in Society and the Workplace: 7 p.m., Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. A panel will discuss this issue from legal, social and Jewish perspectives. Suggested donation: $18.

Caring for our Loved Ones — A Jewish Support and Resource Group for Families and Caregivers: 7 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. No charge, but donations welcome.

Seniors

Mondays, Dec. 4, 11

Readers’ Theatre: 10-11:30 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom and JCC of the NW Valley, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Cost is $50. Register at jfcsaz.org/creativeaging.

Tuesday, Dec. 5

Readers’ Theatre: 10-11:30 a.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Cost is $50. Register at jfcsaz.org/creativeaging.

Thursday, Dec. 7

Storytelling: 10 a.m.-noon, Temple Beth Shalom and JCC of the NW Valley, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Cost is $60. Register at jfcsaz.org/creativeaging.

Readers’ Theatre: 10 a.m.-noon, Temple Beth Shalom and JCC of the NW Valley, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Cost is $50. Register at jfcsaz.org/creativeaging.

Thursdays, Dec. 7-Jan. 11

Senior Chorus: 10-11:30 a.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Cost is $80. Register at jfcsaz.org/creativeaging.

Shabbat

Friday, Dec. 1

Shabbat Dinner: 4:45 p.m., 2110 E. Lincoln Drive, Phoenix. The Shabbat Dinner is open to Jewish seniors and their families and to Smile On Seniors volunteers and their families. Suggested minimum donation is $5. You can pre-donate at event.sosaz.org.

Wellness

Tuesdays, Dec. 5, 12, 19 & 26

Hope for Today: 3:30–4:30 p.m., House at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Spiritual program of recovery for those who suffer from the debilitating effects of chronic pain and chronic illness. Contact: cpa-az@cox.net. No charge.

Wednesdays, Dec. 6 & 20

JACS — Support Group for Jewish Alcoholics, Addicts, and their Friends and Family: 7:30 p.m., Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, second-floor conference room. Information: jacsarizona@gmail.com. No charge.

Exhibits

Ongoing

‘Tikkun Olam — Repairing the World: Engaging a New Generation’: 12-3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; 6-9 p.m., first and third Fridays; group tours and other hours by appointment. Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Free. Information: azjhs.org.

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