Events

Saturday, Sept. 15

Red Rocks Music Fest: 7:30 p.m., Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. The program “In My Father’s Footsteps” will be performed by pianist Sandra Shapiro. Tickets are $28. For AZJHS member discounts email redrocksmusic@gmail.com. Information: redrocksmusicfestival.com

Sunday, Oct. 14

“Love Always! Lenny”: 7 p.m., Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. A tribute concert for composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein in collaboration with the Phoenix Opera Company. The concert will feature Temple Solel cantorial soloist Todd Herzog, Rabbi Emily Langowitz and members of the Opera Company. It will be narrated by Gail Dubinbaum, an Opera Company founder, who worked directly with Bernstein as a young soprano. Tickets range from $10-$50. For more information, call 480-991-7414. To buy tickets, visit tickets @ templesolel.org/events.

Ongoing

“A Silenced Legacy — Honoring the Music and the Musicians”: Tickets are now 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: bit.ly/2KZFoIG

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. You are invited to come and play; no RSVP is necessary. This free program is intended for players with prior experience.

Friday & Saturday, Sept. 14-15

Faith Community Nursing Course: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Duet, 10000 N. 31st Ave., Suite D200, Phoenix. Twice a year, Duet: Partners in Health & Aging, trains faith community nurses through the Foundations of Faith Community Nursing Course. Information: polley@duetaz.org or 602-274-5022

Sunday, Sept. 16

Ladles of Love: 9 a.m.-noon, East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Volunteers prepare kosher meals to deliver to homebound individuals. Drivers also needed. To sign up, visit bit.ly/Ladles2018.

Sunday Funday: 1:30-4 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Children in grades kindergarten-ninth are invited to “Camp Rewind,” an afternoon that revisits all the best activities of Camp Rimon’s summer. Games, crafts and other activities. The cost is $10 and includes a pizza lunch. Reservations: Andre, 480-897-0588 or andre@evjcc.org

Monday, Sept. 17

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

Tfillah Class: What, Why and When?: 6:30-8 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, N. Dobson Road, Chandler. Jewish by birth or by choice? Want to understand what you say when you pray? This is the class. Classes run from Sept. 17-May 2019. Cost is $500. Register: ruti.keren@tbsev.org

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Terrific Tuesdays: 10-11:30 a.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Israel advocate Jake Bennett will present “Alternatives to the Two-State Solution in Israel.” For 55-plus. Suggested donation is $4. Information: 480-897-0588 or adrian@evjcc.org

Sunday, Sept. 23

Devorah Hadassah lunch meeting: 11:30 a.m., Stone and Vine, 1035 W. Queen Creek Road, Suite 103, Chandler. Financial adviser Jake Bennett of Edward Jones will be the guest speaker. Information: Ruth Kovac, 480-361-9065

Sunday, Sept. 23

Healing Handiwork: 1 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. No charge. Contact Nona at nona.siegel@gmail.com or 602-326-8851 for more information on the group.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Hope for Today: 3:30 p.m., 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. Based on the 12 Steps of AA. No charge. Contact: cpa-az@cox.net.

Terrific Tuesdays: 9:30-11:30 a.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. There will be a screening of the film “Hava Nagila,” followed by a discussion led by Jerry Millman. For ages 55-plus. Suggested donation is $4. Information: 480-897-0588 or adrian@evjcc.org

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Sukkot Make It/Take It: 3-4:30 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Join the Early Childhood Learning Center in making Sukkot decorations, reading stories, singing songs and decorating cookies. Free and open to the community. Information: 480-897-0588

Thursday, Sept. 27

A Sukkot Gathering for Single Young Professionals (20s/30s): 7 p.m., a private home in Phoenix (address provided upon RSVP). No cost, but donations will be accepted for future programming. RSVP: randijablin@gmail.com

Friday, Sept. 28

Na’amat USA-Mitzvah Chapter meeting: 12:30 p.m. in the sukkah at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Kosher pizza, salad and a drink will be available for $13. Reservations required by Sept. 20. Information: 480-279-6567 or sueb1223@gmail.com

Friday, Oct. 19

“Architecture in the Desert”: 7 p.m., Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association will have a Shabbat service at a north Scottsdale location. The service will be followed by a presentation by Jacques R. Giard, a professor of design at ASU. The program will cover how the fauna of the desert — anthropods, reptiles, birds and mammals — build shelters and how we can learn from them. Dues are $60 per year. Information: 480-664-8847

Sunday, Oct. 20

Intermediate Hebrew Class: 6:30-8 p.m., Temple Beth Shalom, N. Dobson Road, Chandler. Classes start Oct. 20 through May 2019. Cost is $500. Register: ruti.keren@tbsev.org

Family

Thursdays beginning Sept. 6

Jewish Baby University: 6:30-9 p.m., Temple Chai, 4645 E, Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Presented by the Bureau of Jewish education, Jewish Baby University helps soon-to-be-parents with issues such as delivery, care for newborns and mothers and selecting a pediatrician. Plus, learn the Jewish rituals and traditions associated with: childbirth, newborns and Jewish parenting. Interfaith couples are encouraged to attend. Information: lindaf@bjephoenix.org or 480-634-8050

Shabbat

Saturday, Sept. 29

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

Seniors

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.

Film

Thursday, Sept. 20

“There Are Jews Here — Jewish Life in Small-Town America”: 7p.m., Arizona Jewish Historical Society, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. AZJHS will screen a documentary about Jews in far-flung parts of the U.S. Free. RSVP: 602-241-7870 or lbell@azjhs.org

Friday, Sept. 21

“Shalom Y’all”: 7 p.m., north Scottsdale location. After the Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association’s Shabbat service, there will be a screening of the film “Shalom Y’all,” a documentary about a third-generation Southern Jew from New Orleans in search of his cultural roots. Dues are $60 per year. Information: Andrea, 480-664-8847

Exhibits

Open Tuesdays & Wednesdays

“People Behind a Young State”: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Enjoy the EVJCC’s new art exhibit of photos honoring Israel’s 70th anniversary. Held in partnership with Beit Hatfutsot, The Museum of the Jewish People. Suggested donation is $18.

Extended through Sept. 23

“Israel at 70: The Diverse Faces of Israel, Photography by Joel Zolondek”: Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. Hosted by the Arizona Jewish Historical Society. For information and exhibit hours, email jschesnol@azjhs.org. JN

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