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In its early days in the 1950s, the preschool program at Beth El Congregation was called the “Gan,” with hundreds of young children blossoming under its nurturing attention. It has evolved over the years into the Beth El Early Childhood Center and Preschool, caring for children from infanthood to age of 4.
Wendy Zierler will present “Reel Theology: What we can learn about Moses’ leadership and the word of God from ‘The King’s Speech’ ” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix.
Rabbi Miriam Margles will lead a workshop about “Transforming Fear: Embodied Practice” at a Valley Beit Midrash lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix. Margles is an artist, educator and activist who has been serving as the rabbi of the Danforth Jewish Circle in Toronto since 2010. She integrates encounters with Jewish text, spiritual practice, community building and exploration in movement, voice and writing. She is co-founder of Encounter (encounterprograms.org), dedicated to strengthening the capacity of the Jewish people to be constructive agents of change in transforming the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The Phoenix Community Kollel is offering a four-week Partners in Torah Program for Women.
Beth El Congregation will offer a 10-week Hebrew class for adults 12:30-2 p.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 8.
In honor of former Israeli President Shimon Peres’ life, legacy and commitment to Israel and the Jewish people, the Hillel Jewish Student Center at Arizona State University and Jewish Arizonans on Campus (JAC) held a photo-essay contest this semester for college students with the theme, “Dreaming Big.”
I remember walking into my Chabad house on campus, on the day it changed my life, like it was yesterday.
Between the challah bake, the Shabbat Project and conferences in Washington, D.C., it's been a busy week.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.