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Chabad of Arizona will celebrate 40 years at its anniversary dinner and silent auction 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road.
Both a childhood friend of and stepsister to Anne Frank, Eva Schloss will be speaking at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Camelback Golf Club, 7847 N. Mockingbird Lane, Scottsdale.
The Speaker Series of Beth Ami Temple will host an evening with Chrysalis President & CEO Patricia Klahr, who will speak about domestic abuse in Jewish homes, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Beth Ami Temple, located inside Palo Cristi Church, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix will present Ehud Barak, the 10th prime minister of Israel, at a MEGA Israel event on Wednesday, March 1, at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale.
Technologist, storyteller and longtime genealogist Tammy Hepps will present “The Ancestor Deep-Dive: How You Can Find Out Everything There Possibly is to Know About Your Ancestor,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix.
Congregation Kehillah’s spiritual leader Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman, a board member of the Arizona Faith Network and the Arizona Board of Rabbis, will moderate a discussion titled “Finding the Silver Lining: A Jewish Perspective on Moving Forward in a New Political World” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Pueblo Norte Senior Community, 7090 E. Mescal St., Scottsdale.
The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley is sponsoring a series of four multimedia workshops on Spanish Jews and the Inquisition. The workshops will be conducted by educator and synagogue member Kohavah Benatar and held at the synagogue, 100 Meadowlark Drive, on Route 179.
“The Afterlife: Exploring the Soul’s Journey in This World and the Next” is the topic of a Jewish University of Scottsdale lecture presented by Rabbi Pinchas Allouche 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
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.