Ahavas Torah moves: Ahavas Torah: The Scottsdale Torah Center moves into its new home at 13402 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite B-150, this week. The 4,800-square-foot facility includes offices, classrooms, four bathrooms and a kitchen.

The congregation will host a community melave malka to celebrate its new home, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. The guest speaker is Gary Torgow of Detroit, who is chairman of Talmer Bancorp, president of The Sterling Group and president of Yeshiva Beth Yehuda and its flagship Partners in Torah.

He will speak about “The Pew Imperative: Our Moment to Shine.”

The event is sponsored by Mel and Miriam Bottner. Catering will be by La Bella, and the suggested donation is $10. 

Email info@ahavastorah.org.

Federation, Moishe House collaborate on Shabbat dinners: The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix NOWGen department and Moishe House Phoenix are partnering to offer more kosher Shabbat dinners to Jewish young adults in the Greater Phoenix area. The federation recently announced that one of its priority areas for 2015 is to engage Jewish young adults in their 20s-40s, which it calls the NOWGen demographic, and this is part of that initiative.

The first dinner will be held Friday, Jan. 30, and will be an Israel-themed Shabbat. Past Birthright participants will be invited. 

For more information, contact Erin Searle, the federation’s director of NOWGen Programs, esearle@jewishphoenix.org.


Tu b’Shevat seder for singles: A Tu b’Shevat seder for Jewish singles of all ages and backgrounds will be held 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at the Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 875 N. McClintock Drive, Chandler. Tu b’Shevat, the New Year of the Trees, falls on Feb. 4 this year and begins on the evening of Feb. 3.

The free seder, hosted by Chulent West, will include the customary four cups of wine and traditional Tu b’Shevat seder foods, a discussion of the holiday’s customs and a full dinner. Volunteers are requested to help cook on Feb. 1, and a carpool may be arranged. To attend, contact Hershl, 602-710-5007 or Hershl49@aol.com.

VOSJCC hosts Tu b’Shevat program: Families are invited to decorate pots for Tu b’Shevat, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Cost is $5 per child for members, $10 for nonmembers. 


The correct dates for the Congregation Kehillah “Experience Israel” tour are Oct. 26-Nov. 8 (“Take the trip of a lifetime,” Jewish News, Jan. 16).

Cantor Rebekah Mirsky is a former cantor at Congregation Kehillah; Susan Colin is the synagogue’s current cantorial soloist (“Limmud AZ: Cultural offerings, ‘Off the Beaten Track’ sessions,” Jewish News, Jan. 16).