Women's event looks at activism, philanthropy and volunteering

The Women's Philanthropy fall event, with a theme of "Think Globally, Act Locally," will feature Susan Stern, who was named by the White House this year to chair the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She will discuss making a difference through philanthropy, volunteering and activism. Carey Pena, anchorwoman and investigative reporter of KTVK-Channel 3, will be the emcee.

The women's event will be held 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Cost is $18, which includes dessert. Guests are asked to bring a nonperishable Rosh Hashana food item for the Kivel Campus of Care Food Pantry. Register online by Sept. 19 at jewishphoenix.org or call 480-634-4900. For further details, email womenhsphilanthropy@jewishphoenix.org.

EVJCC Shabbat, parents' night out

The East Valley JCC will hold a family Shabbat dinner 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16. The preschool classes will perform special Shabbat songs. Families should bring a dairy or pareve dinner, and the EVJCC will provide dessert and drinks.

The center will also have a Parents' Night Out 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. JCC staffers will lead an evening of crafts, movies and games. Cost before Sept. 14 is $22 for the first child, $12 for each additional child. The EVJCC is located at 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. For reservations, call 480-897-0588 or visit evjcc.org.

'Healers, hucksters & heroes'

Dr. Robert Kravetz will speak about "Arizona Territorial Medicine: Healers, Hucksters & Heroes, Medicine in the Arizona Territory," 7:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix. The free lecture is part of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society's Centennial Lecture Series. Call 602-241-7870 to reserve a seat.

Kehillah of AZ plans trip to Israel

Kehillah of Arizona will host a 14-day trip to Israel Feb. 19-March 4, 2012, led by Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman, who once worked as a licensed Israel tour guide. An informational meeting about the trip will be held 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at a private home. Contact Ceil Siegel, 480-367-9072 or ceiltravel@cox.net.

- Leisah Woldoff

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