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“What is the Biggest Challenge/Opportunity for the Jewish People in Our Time?” is the topic of a Valley Beit Midrash panel discussion 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, The New Shul, 7825 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale.
Richard Kasper, president and CEO of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, will be the featured speaker at Beth Ami Temple’s Speaker Series, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, at Beth Ami Temple, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix will hold a 2016 Pearl Society Donor Appreciation Event 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at The New Shul, 7825 E. Paradise Lane, Scottsdale.
Congregation Beth Israel Chanen Preschool will host its seventh annual Chanukah Carnival 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale.
Rabbi Alicia Magal of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley will lead a free Mussar workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the JCSVV, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona.
The Phoenix Suns Jewish Community Night will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, at Talking Stick Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.
“The Afterlife: An Exploration of the Soul’s Journey in this World and in the Next,” a lecture by Rabbi Pinchas Allouche, will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Jewish Community Center of Scottsdale, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road.
Chabad of Fountain Hills will host a talk given by World War II spy Marthe Cohn, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at Fountain Hills Learning Center, 1600 Palisades Blvd., Fountain Hills.
Tickets are now available for the Bureau of Jewish Education’s 2017 Passages lecture series, which begins Jan. 15.
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.