Bialystok to Broadway

Featured event

Saturday, Feb. 1

From Bialystok to Broadway: 7 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. A performance by Cantor Baruch Koritan and other members of the Phoenix Opera, featuring music from Tim Pan Alley to the Golden Age of Broadway and modern music theater of Sondheim, Berstein and more. Reception to follow. Tickets: $20 advance purchase, $25 at the door. To purchase tickets, call 623-977-3240.

 

Events

Saturday, Jan. 25

5th Annual Doggie Street Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Adopt-a-thon for dogs, cats, parrots and rabbits. Enjoy music, food, vet tips, special guests and pet products and services. Free admission. Dogs welcome. For more information, visit doggiestreetfestival.org

Sunday, Jan. 26

Jewish Meditation Retreat: 10 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Led by Rabbi Sarah Leah Grafstein, Rabbi Brian Yosef Schachter-Brooks and Melinda Ribner. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org.

Cirque de Pardes: 5:30 p.m., The Clayton House, 3719 N. 75th St., Scottsdale. Gala benefiting Pardes Jewish Day School, with cocktails, food, a silent auction and a live auction. $175 per person. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit pardesschool.org/pardes-gala-2020

Wednesday, Jan. 29

28th Annual Educators’ Conference on the Holocaust: 4:15 p.m., Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. A day for teachers in Arizona schools to learn about the Holocaust with a focus on Holocaust by Bullets, the mass execution of Jews by Nazi mobile units in eastern Europe. Keynote speaker: Todd Hennessy, director of the Colorado Holocaust Educators. For more information, visit bjephoenix.org/events.

Sunday, Feb. 2

Big Game Catering: Miracle Mile Deli, 4433 N. 16th St., Phoenix. Order catering from Miracle Mile Deli for 10 or more people for Super Bowl Sunday and receive a free cookie platter. For catering options, visit miraclemiledeli.com/catering.

Friday-Sunday, Feb. 7-9

30th Annual Phoenix Chinese Week Festival: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Margaret T. Hance Park East, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix. Presented by Phoenix Sister Cities, Inc. and the Phoenix Chinese Week Committee. A festival featuring dragon and lion dances, martial arts, cultural performances and demonstrations, children’s activities, mahjong, a Chinese costume photo booth, Chinese cuisine, a beer garden and more. Free. For more information, visit PhoenixChineseWeek.org.

Monday, Feb. 10

Sisterhood Card Party: 10 a.m. Sponsored by Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood. Play Mahjong, Canasta, Bridge and Scrabble, with a gift basket raffle and bake sale. Cost: $35, lunch buffet included. For reservations or more information, contact Geri at 480-305-0123.

13th Anniversary Gala: Legacy of Learning: 6:30-9 p.m., Phoenix Art Museum, 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 13th Anniversary Gala for the Shearim Torah High School for Girls. Honoree: Mr. Yehoshua Bedrick. Parents of the Year: Rabbi Jordan and Mrs. Risa Brumer. $125 per person. RSVP by January 31. For more information, visit shearimhighschool.org/events.

 

Meetings, Lectures & Classes

Mondays

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. No RSVP is necessary. This free program is intended for players with prior experience. Be sure to bring a current mahjong card and a set if you have one. For more information, visit evjcc.org or call 480-897-0588

Crystal Bridge at The J: 12:30-3 p.m., Martin Pear JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Duplicate bridge with light refreshments served all day. Director: Maddy Bloom. Sanctioned Game 0-499 Masters Points. Cost: $10. For more information, contact Harriet Colan at 480-481-7033 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Tuesdays

Hope for Today: 3:30-4:30 p.m., Temple Chai Small Sanctuary, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Spiritual program of recovery for those who suffer from the debilitating effects of chronic pain and chronic illness, based on the Twelve Steps of AA. For more information, contact cpa-az@cox.net.

Wednesdays

‘The Valley News’: 10-11:30 a.m., Martin Pear JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. The class focuses on current events and is led by Dr. Michael Epner. No registration required.

Third Thursday of Every Month

Mature Mavens Dinner: 5-7 p.m. For current schedule of restaurants or to reserve a seat, call Bunnye at 602-371-3744.

Third Sunday of every month

Jewish War Veterans: 10 a.m., Arizona State Veterans Home, 4141 N. S. Herrera Way, Phoenix. Scottsdale Post 210 welcomes all Jewish veterans to its monthly meetings. Refreshments served at 9:30 a.m. Call 602-256-0658 for more information. 

Sunday, Jan. 26

Phoenix Jewish Genealogy Group: ‘A’ My name is Alice - What’s in a Name?: 1 p.m., The New Shul, 7825 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale. Dr. Jannette Silverman presents “‘A’ My Name is Alice - What’s in a Name?,” a discussion focused on the mysteries of first names. Learn research techniques and tools for performing an exhaustive search of genealogy records. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit azjhs.org/genealogy.html.

Monday, Jan. 27

Cactus ORT: 1 p.m., Mountain Gate Apartments Clubhouse, 4602 E. Paradise Village Parkway N., Phoenix. “Elder Law Contracts and Concerns” presented by Marsha Goodman, certified elder law attorney. Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, contact Ellen at 602-953-9307. 

Honoring the Heart and Wisdom of the Feminine: 1-2 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. From the midst of assimilation and even thoughts of converting to Christianity, Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) affirmed Jewish religious practice and Torah-study as addressing an individual’s most urgent existential questions. Speaker: Melinda Ribner, founder and director of “Kabbalah of the Heart” and Beit Miriam. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org.

Kabbalah of Love and Intimacy: Enjoying the Dance of the Masculine and Feminine: 7-8:30 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom of the West Valley, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Learn how Kabbalistic teachings on the nature of masculine and feminine along with meditation and dyad exercises add joy and passion to intimate relationships. Speaker: Melinda Ribner, founder and director of “Kabbalah of the Heart” and Beit Miriam. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org

Jews & Immigration: History & Moral Obligation: 7 p.m., Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. In the 1920s, many Jews, along with others targeted by immigration restrictions, entered the United States in violation of the law with the aid of smugglers or forged documents. Learn about the history of Jewish immigration and how it can inform the current events. Speaker: Dr. Libby Garland, ASU Jewish Studies 2020 Albert & Liese Eckstein scholar-in-residence. Free. To register, visit jewishstudies.asu.edu/eckstein.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Spirituality @ the EVJCC: 10-11:30 a.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Phyllis Avalon Rosh, Ph.D. speaks about shame and shame reduction. Suggested donation: $4. To register, email adrian@evjcc.org

Systems of Confinement & The Dignities of Freedom: 1-2 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Explore Jewish texts and leading secular philosophers on the topic of confinement and freedom. Discuss difficult ethical questions regarding the commonalities between industrial prisons and factory farms. Speaker: Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org

A Look at Mental Health and Childhood Trauma: The Darrell Hammond Story: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Martin Pear JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. A screening of the documentary “Cracked Up,” which tells the story of Saturday Night Live comedian Darrell Hammond. Marriage and family therapists from the Mederi Group will be available to answer questions after the screening. For more information, visit vosjcc.org/programs

Thursdays, Jan. 30-March 5

Story Telling with Kim Porter: 10 a.m.-noon, Temple Beth Shalom & JCC of the Northwest Valley, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Exercises facilitated by writer Kim Porter to explore and craft stories and learn performance skills. Eight week session. Cost: $100. To register, visit jfcsaz.org/creativeaging. For more information, contact Janet Rees at 480-599-7198 or janet.rees@jfcsaz.org.

Thursday, Jan. 30

The Book of Judges: Anarchy & Activism: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Beth Emeth Synagogue, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West. The least known of the major books of the Bible, we explore a time in Israel’s history filled with unlikely heroes & disturbing stories. Four sessions, no long-term commitment required. Admission: Free for members, $10/session for non-members. For more information, call 623-584-7210 or email bethemethaz@gmail.com

Speaker Series: 11 a.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Dr. Sidney Starkman speaks about his humanitarian work locally and abroad. Cost: $20. Registration required. To register, visit evjcc.org/open-beit-midrash.

The Untold Story of the Lehman Family and its Aid to Refugees: 1933-1945: 1-2 p.m., Jewish Worship Group of the West Valley, 14783 W. Grand Ave., Surprise. Speaker: Karen S. Franklin, director of The Judaica Museum of The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale and director of the Family Research Program at the Leo Baeck Institute.. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org.

Tracing Ancestors in Eastern Europe: Strategies and Examples: 7-8:30 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Speaker: Karen S. Franklin, director of The Judaica Museum of The Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale and director of the Family Research Program at the Leo Baeck Institute. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org.’

Friday, Jan. 31

Be a Mensch: Making an Emotional Connection to the Holocaust: 10 a.m.-noon, Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Hear from Dr. Alexander White, local Holocaust survivor and author of “Be a Mensch.” Free, limited seating available. To RSVP, email afusco@azjhs.org.

The Academy Awards Preview: 1-2 p.m., Martin Pear JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Director and actor Gary Zaro discusses the top Oscar nominees. Tickets: $10 for members, $15 for guests. For more information, visit vosjcc.org/programs.

Sunday, Feb. 2

Valley Jewish Singles Brunch: Noon, Chompie’s, 4550 E. Cactus Road, Phoenix. Ages 50-plus. Reservations required: valleyjewishsingles@cox.net

Monday, Feb. 3

Marc Chagall and the Artists of the Soviet Yiddish Theater: 1-2 p.m., Beth Emeth Congregation of the West Valley, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West. Speaker: Jeffrey Veidlinger, the Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org

The Holocaust Before Hitler: 7-8:30 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Speaker: Jeffrey Veidlinger, the Joseph Brodsky Collegiate Professor of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan and director of the Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

19th-21st Century Immigration Stories: From Tribalism to Oneness: 7-8:30 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Ed Iwata, Ettie Zilber, and Eddie Chavez Calderon of Valley Beit Midrash. Facilitated by Rabbi Mari Chernow. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org.

Thursday, Feb. 6

Inheriting Trauma: Genocide as a Case in Point: 

6:30-8:30 p.m., Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Janice Friebaum, M.A., M.S., daughter of a Holocaust survivor and published author, will present the topic of transgenerational trauma and its present-day relevance to individuals, communities, and larger political issues. For more information, email hbbphx2020@gmail.com or visit holocaustbybulletsaz.com

Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show that Defined a Television Era: 7-8:30 p.m., Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. Speaker: Saul Austerlitz. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org.

Sunday, Feb. 9

Israeli Movie Series: 3 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Screening of “Remember Baghdad,” a documentary about the untold story Iraqi Jews, Iraq’s first wave of refugees. Suggested donation: $5. For more information call 480-897-0588 or email events@evjcc.org.  

Monday, Feb. 10

Dirty Jews: Gender and Vulgarity in Jewish Comedy: 1-2 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Speaker: Shaina Hammerman. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org

Bro-Mitzvahs: The Black-Jewish Dialogue on TV: 7-8:30 p.m., Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. Speaker: Shaina Hammerman. Suggested donation: $18. Register at VBMTorah.org.

 

Family

Mondays

Breakfast Babies: 9-10:30 a.m., The Brunch Café, 15507 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale. A fun-filled morning gathering for parents and grandparents with babies or toddlers. Complimentary coffee and a chocolate-covered strawberry with the purchase of any meal. Includes a story time picture book reading. Call 480-398-7174 or visit brunchcafe.com for more information.

Baby dance classes: 9:15-9:45 a.m., Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 15801 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. For babies who are walking up to age 2 ½. This baby dance class is a fun introduction to music, movement and dancing. Babies will dance to the music while using all kinds of different props and toys. Parent/grandparent participation is required. Free. Advanced registration not required, limited to first 20 children who arrive. Call 602-992-5790 or visit arizonasunrays.com for more information.

Thursdays

Baby dance classes: 9:30-10 a.m., Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 15801 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. For babies who are walking up to age 2 ½. This baby dance class is a fun introduction to music, movement and dancing. Babies will dance to the music while using all kinds of different props and toys. Parent/grandparent participation is required. Free. Advanced registration not required, limited to first 20 children who arrive. Call 602-992-5790 or visit arizonasunrays.com for more information.

Mondays and Wednesdays

Baby gym classes: 9-9:30 a.m., Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 15801 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. Parents (and grandparents) are invited to bring in their babies, ages 6 months to 18 months. This parent-child class uses tumbling mats, balance beams, parallel bars and trampolines. Work on strength, balancing and coordination with your baby. Free. This is a “drop in” class; advanced registration is not required. Call 602-992-5790 or visit arizonasunrays.com for more information.

Wednesdays and Fridays

Baby gym classes: 9:30-10 a.m., Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, 3923 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. Parents (and grandparents) are invited to bring in their babies, ages 6 months to 18 months. This parent-child class uses tumbling mats, balance beams, parallel bars and trampolines. Work on strength, balancing and coordination with your baby. Free. This is a “drop in” class; advanced registration is not required. Call 602-992-5790 or visit arizonasunrays.com for more information.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Open House and Pancake Breakfast: 9:30-11:30 a.m., East Valley JCC Early Childhood Learning Center, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Free, reservations required. To register, email pam@evjcc.org.

Thursdays and Sundays, Feb.9-April 26

The Little Mermaid Jr. rehearsals: 4:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, 1-3:30 p.m. on Sundays, Thunderbird Adventist Academy, 7410 E. Sutton Drive, Scottsdale. Professional musical theatre staff teach acting technique, choreography and singing for a complete theatrical production with performances on April 23, 25 and 26. Led by Brenda and Ken Goodenberger. Open to grades K-12. Register by Feb. 8, spaces limited. Cost: $300 for members of the Martin Pear JCC, $350 for non-members. To register, visit vosjcc.org/littlemermaidjr.

 

Shabbat

First Friday of every month

First Fridays: 6:30-8 p.m., Beth Emeth Synagogue, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West. Begins Nov. 1. Traditional Friday night services with a twist; each month a special aspect, theme or prayer from the Shabbat evening liturgy is focused on. Questions about the service, and Jewish prayer in general, will be answered to help each person. No fee, open to everyone, Jewish and non-Jewish alike. For beginners and experienced members. For more information, call 623-584-7210 or email bethemethaz@gmail.com

First Saturday of every month

Kavana Café: 8:45 a.m., Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. This is an informal opportunity to learn with Rabbi Micah Caplan prior to Saturday-morning services. A light breakfast will be served. For more information, visit congregationortzion.org or call 480-342-8858.

Every Saturday

Torah Express: Noon, Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. On Shabbat mornings, during the congregation’s Kiddush lunch, join Rabbi Micah Caplan and other Jewish professionals and teachers from the community for an in-depth study of the Torah portion of the week. No RSVP required. For more information, visit congregationortzion.org or call 480-342-8858.

 

Seniors

Tuesdays

Duende: 11 a.m.-noon, Center for Senior Enrichment at The Palazzo, 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. A creative aging Flamenco class for older adults, geared toward the absolute beginner student with little to no experience with flamenco dance. Participants also practice hand clapping and sing the songs that accompany the dancing. Taught by Angela Ramirez. Free. To RSVP, email carol.goldstein@jfcsaz.org or call 602-943-2198.

Wednesdays

Painting with Nancy: 9:30 a.m., Center for Senior Enrichment at The Palazzo, 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. Free. For more information, call 602-943-2198.

 Yiddish Club with Arnie: 1 p.m., Center for Senior Enrichment at The Palazzo, 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. Free. For more information, call 602-943-2198.

Fridays

Taste of Shabbat: 11 a.m., Center for Senior Enrichment at The Palazzo, 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. Free. For more information, call 602-943-2198.

Mondays, Jan. 27-Feb. 17

Belly Dance for Fun with Michelle Dionisio: 10-11 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom & JCC of the Northwest Valley, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Learn belly dancing and veil work with music from Greece, Turkey and Egypt. Six week session. Cost: $45. To register, visit jfcsaz.org/creativeaging. For more information, contact Janet Rees at 480-599-7198 or janet.rees@jfcsaz.org

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Celebrating Early Arizona Women Artists, Writers, Photographers and Songsters: 1 p.m., Center for Senior Enrichment at The Palazzo, 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. A presentation on early Arizona women who used art to document their communities and their circumstances. Speaker: Jan Cleere. No charge. To RSVP, email carol.goldstein@jfcsaz.org or call 602-943-2198.

Tuesday, Feb. 4

From Paris to Pittsburgh: The Movie: 10:30 a.m., Center for Senior Enrichment at The Palazzo, 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. A screening of “From Paris to Pittsburgh,” which documents the efforts of cities to combat climate change. Led by Shelly Gordon from Osher Life Long Learning at Arizona State University. Free. For more information, call 602-943-2198.

I Speak, You Speak, We all Speak Shakespeare: 1 p.m., Center for Senior Enrichment at The Palazzo, 6250 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix. A monthly class by members of the Southwest Shakespeare company. Learn about Shakespeare through textual discussion, historical trivia and group play using original practices. Free. For more information, call 602-943-2198.

 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Sunday, Jan. 26

Holocaust by Bullets Exhibition Opening: 1-4:30 p.m., Burton Barr Central Library, 1221 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Exhibition tours followed by a lecture at 3 p.m. by Dr. Wendy Lower, “Atrocity Photography in the Holocaust by Bullets: The Ravine and Resistance.” To register, visit hbbopeningatburtonbarr.eventbrite.com. For more information, email hbbphx2020@gmail.com or visit holocaustbybulletsaz.com

Voices Silenced: Piano Music of Composers Killed in the Holocaust: 4 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. ASU Professor Hannah Creviston performs piano music of composers killed in the Holocaust. Cost: $10. To register, visit evjcc.org/voices-silenced.

Monday, Jan. 27

Das Ghetto and the Final Solution: 11 a.m., Perry Library, 1965 E. Queen Creek Road, Gilbert. Special International Holocaust Remembrance presentation by artist Helen Weisman. “Das Ghetto and the Final Solution” is a collection of paintings depicting a timeline of Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust. Free. For more information, call 602-652-3000.

Holocaust Remembrance Day Concert: 6:30 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. A concert by guitarist Carlo Fierens, who will perform music of Castelnuovo-Tedesco (I895 to 1968) who was forced to flee Italy because of fascism. Mr. Fierens will be joined by Cantor Jonathan Angress and Pianist Daniel Kurek. In addition, Beth El congregant Arnie Wininger will recount how he survived the Holocaust while hiding in Italy. Organized by Beth El Congregation and the Italian Cultural institute of Los Angeles, under the auspices of the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles. For more information, call Alicia Moskowitz at 602-944-3359, ext. 109.  

Holocaust and History in Europe & the New World: An Evening with David Treuer: 7 p.m., Prochnow Auditorium, 307 W. Dupont Ave., Flagstaff. Speaker: David Treuer, professor of English at the University of Southern California and author of “The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present.” Free and open to the public. For more information, email melissa.cohen@nau.edu.

Wednesdays, Feb. 5-19

Heroes of the Holocaust: 4:30-7 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. A three-part workshop that will examine the non-Jews who risked their lives to try to help and save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. Taught by Marty Brounstein. Series cost: $40. To register, visit evjcc.org/holocaustworkshop.

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Generations After Descendants Forum: Teaching Students in Germany about the Holocaust: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Speaker: Dr. Ettie Zilber, who was born in a displaced persons camp in Germany and recently returned to Germany to teach German youth in four schools about the Holocaust. Refreshments will be served. Reservations required. To register, call 480-897-0588.

 

Arts

Saturday-Monday, Jan. 25-27

15th Annual Jewish Film Festival: 6:30 p.m., Beth Emeth Congregation, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West. Screening of “Fiddler: Miracle of Miracles” on Saturday, “The Second Time Around” on Sunday, and “93Queen” on Monday. Ticket series: $27. Single tickets: $10. At the door: $12. Sunday only: Italian buffet at 4:30 p.m., $18 with purchase of movie ticket. For more information, call 623-584-7210.

Sunday, Jan. 26

Trip to the Phoenix Symphony — Cirque Cinderella: Noon, Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams St., Phoenix. Join the Martin Pear JCC for a tour of the Orpheum Theatre and a presentation by Gabe Kovach followed by a 2 p.m. performance of “Cirque Cinderella” by The Phoenix Symphony. Tickets: $40 for members, $50 for guests. For more information, visit vosjcc.org/programs

Tuesday, Feb. 4

Documentary Film Screening: 7 p.m., Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Screening of the documentary “Road to Babi Yar,” which documents the events of the first 100 days of the occupation of Ukraine, during which the Nazis, with the participation of local residents, began killing Jews directly in their places of residence. Sponsored by Susan and Ira Feldman. Free. To RSVP, call 602-241-7870 or email lbell@azjhs.org

Monday, Feb. 10

Brandeis Concert: 1:00 pm, Palo Cristi Church, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley. Brandeis National Committee presents the fourth & final concert of the BNC Roz Fischer Concert & Conversation series. American-Armenian Pianist Tavit Tashjian will perform Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata as part of a love-themed Valentine’s Day solo recital. Admission: $7 at the door, no reservations required Refreshments provided. For more information, contact Joan Sitver at 602-818-4264 or joansitver@aol.com. JN

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