Events

May 25-June 13

“The Diary of Anne Frank”: Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. This legendary play is produced by the Arizona Theatre Company. Information and tickets: bit.ly/2rcHB7w

Sunday, June 10

Israel Scouts Caravan: 11 a.m., Temple Beth Shalom, 12202 N. 101st Ave., Sun City. Come enjoy this group of highly talented Israeli teens who travel throughout the U.S. and Canada bringing Israeli culture and a message of friendship through song and dance. The performance is free and open to all ages. Information: 623-977-3240

Cactus ORT 26th Annual Luncheon and Live and Silent Auction: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Embassy Suites Hotel Resort, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Cost is $39 for three-course luncheon and auction admission. Reservations a must. RSVP: Ellen, 602-953-9307

Monday, June 11

Israel Scouts Caravan: 7 p.m., Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. Come enjoy this group of highly talented Israeli teens who travel throughout the U.S. and Canada bringing Israeli culture and a message of friendship through song and dance. The performance is free and open to all ages. Information: 480-216-4280

Tuesday, June 12

Israel Scouts Caravan: 7 p.m., Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N. 90th St., Scottsdale. Come enjoy this group of highly talented Israeli teens who travel throughout the U.S. and Canada bringing Israeli culture and a message of friendship through song and dance. The performance is free and open to all ages.

Wednesdays, June-August

Uncorked & Unwined!: 4-7:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Relax poolside with some libations and BBQ available for purchase from milk + honey, while the kids enjoy the splash pad. Music adds to the fun. The event is free; just check in at the membership desk.

Wednesday, June 13 and every Second Wednesday of the month

Knitting for a Purpose: 1 p.m., Temple Solel, 6805 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley. The Ladies of Knitting for a Purpose make baby hats, crib blankets, children’s hats, lap blankets and chemo hats for children with cancer at Pima Indian Hospital Nursery, Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Hadassah Hospital in Israel. Information: Arlene, abonime1@cox.net

Saturday, June 16

Midnight World Cup: 8 p.m.-2 a.m., Tempe Sports Complex, 8403 S. Hardy Drive, Tempe. Watch the East Valley JCC-sponsored Team Israel Adult Men’s and Co-ed divisions play soccer. Cost is $25 and includes a team shirt. Information: Aaron Blau, fitbawfoto@gmail.com

Sunday, July 15

Special Needs Community Pool Party: 9:30-11 a.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Join Gesher Disability Resources for a community pool party. Grab your towel and spend the morning swimming with friends. Stick around after for Jcation Staycation. All are welcome. RSVP: jacquelyn@gesherdr.org

Meetings, Lectures & Classes

Tuesday, June 12

Culture & Learning Adults Program: 10:30 a.m., Atria Senior Living, 14500 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale. Hosted by the Valley of Sun JCC, the program will feature singer/entertainer Tom LaGravinese. The event also includes a kosher-style lunch at 11:40 a.m. The cost for J members is $5. The cost for guests is $8. Information: 480-481-7024, cherylb@vosjcc.org

Wednesday, June 13

CBT Book Club: 6:30 p.m., at the home of Linda Benaderet, 6166 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. The book “All Other Nights” by Dara Horn will be discussed. RSVP: Linda, 602-999-5232, phxlindy@gmail.com

Thursdays, June 14, 21, 28

Open Beit Midrash-Jewish Life and Learning: 9 a.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Information: 480-897-0588, events@evjcc.org

Thursday, June 14

Ancient Judaism: 2-4 p.m., Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadow Lark, Sedona. Paul Friedman will look at Flavius Josephus’ historical writings, and a Jewish view of Jesus. Information: 928 204-1286, jcsvv.org

Wednesdays, June 20, July 18

Mahj Meetup: 1-3:30 p.m., Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix. Play mahjong with all levels of players. Everyone is welcome. Bring your Mahjong League card and a set if you have one. Snacks are provided. Information: Nanci, 602-944-3359, ext. 123, nsiegelmanson@bethelphoenix.com

Shabbat

Saturday, June 9 & Aug. 18

Simchat Shabbat: Noon-1 p.m., Temple Emanuel of Tempe, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe. Join Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council for Jews With Special Needs) for our monthly special needs service. Simchat Shabbat is a free and joyous service where all are welcome. Kiddush lunch will follow the service. Reservations for Simchat Shabbat are not required but appreciated. RSVP: 480-629-5343, jacquelyn@gesherdr.org

Family

Every Sunday in June & July

Jcation Staycation Summer Splash Series: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Grab your towel and spend the day with family and friends at The J. Enjoy two sparkling pools, a splash pad, Club Splash for kids, music, kids’ activities, a rock wall, a new theme each week and more. Everyone welcome. Members and children under 2 get in free. Adult guests pay $5. Information: vosjcc.org/summersplash

May 29-Aug. 3

Shemesh Camp at The J: Valley of the Sun JCC, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Register at vosjcc.org/shemeshsummer2018.

Camp Rimon Gadol: Camp days are 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; extended care available 7-9 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Camp Rimon Gadol is designated for grades kindergarten through ninth. Register: camp@evjcc.org

Camp Rimon Katan: Camp days are 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; extended care available 7-9 a.m. and 3:30-6 p.m., East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. Weekly signups available. Campers’ days start with a camp-wide welcome, camp songs and continue with playing games, making art, music, sensory play, scientific discovery, cooking and exciting weekly themes. Camp Rimon Katan is for those children ages 2-pre-kindergarten. Register: camp@evjcc.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.

Arts

Sunday, June 10

“Dough”: 3-5 p.m., Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, 3400 N. Dobson Road, Chandler. Part of the East Valley JCC’s Movie Series, “Dough” is about an old Jewish baker (Jonathan Pryce) who sees his struggling business boom when his young apprentice (Jerome Holder) accidentally drops marijuana into the dough. Free admission. Donations appreciated. Information: 480-897-0588, events@evjcc.org

Exhibits

Open Tuesdays and 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.

Through Aug. 21

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

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