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Jan
11
Thu
JFCS – CREATIVE AGING CLASSES SENIOR CHORUS @ Temple Chai
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am

SENIOR CHORUS –

THURSDAYS – 10 – 11:30 am Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28, Jan. 4 & 11 (12 weeks)

Performance Sunday, Jan. 14 Temple Chai 4645 E. Marilyn Road Phoenix, AZ  85032

$80.

Senior Chorus – Join with us as we create a group not only to have fun singing, but also to help “spread sunshine.” This group will build a repertoire of Broadway, Standards, Rock & Roll and more with plans to provide musical joy around the Valley.

Teacher: Dan Kurek, who has an extensive background in opera performance himself, and who has served as musical director for theatres throughout the Valley, as well as being the choir director at Temple Chai for 8 years.

Beth Emeth Congregation Sisterhood @ Beth Emet Congrgation of the West Valley
Jan 11 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

Beth Emeth Congregation – Sisterhood will be sponsoring a LUNCHEON/GAME DAY with fabulous food which includes coffee, tea and dessert on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 11:30 am. The cost will be $10.00 per person.
PAID RESERVATIONS ONLY – Deadline is January 5, 2018. Check payable to Beth Emeth Sisterhood. Please send check to Beth Emeth Sisterhood, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West, AZ. 85375 Attn: Game Day.
If paying for more than one person, please list names on a separate sheet. For information and reservations, please call 623-584-7210 weekdays between 9 am to 1 pm.

Parkinson’s PWR!Circuit 3TM @ Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This class includes PWR!Moves 1 & 2TM  movements for a more advanced workout with instructor-guided exercise stations to improve cardio, strength, agility, coordination and balance. Participants must be able to walk 150 feet on their own with or without a cane or walker.  Free to J members; $5 for non-members. Information and registration: 480.481.7090 or healthandfitness@vosjcc.org.

Tucson International Jewish Film Festival 2018 @ Tucson Jewish Community Center
Jan 11 @ 7:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 12:00 pm

The Tucson International Jewish Film Festival (TIJFF)  promotes independent, international film and its capacity to promote Jewish culture and celebrate cultural diversity.

January 11-21, 2018 

The 27th annual festival will bring 21 outstanding Jewish films from around the globe to local screens.
More than 3,000 festival attendees support and inspire this robust arts community.
The TIJFF is proud to be one of the longest-running Jewish film festivals in the country and one of the longest-running film festivals in Arizona.

More information: https://www.tucsonjcc.org/programs/arts/tucson-jewish-film-festival/

Or call 520-299-3000.

Sunday, January 7 3:00 PM HAROLD & LILLIAN SaddleBrooke
Thursday, January 11 7:00 PM SHELTER The Loft Cinema
Friday, January 12 1:00 PM CHALLAH RISING IN THE DESERT The J Ballroom
Saturday, January 13 7:30 PM HARMONIA The J Ballroom
Sunday, January 14 1:00 PM MONKEY BUSINESS: THE ADVENTURES OF CURIOUS GEORGE’S CREATORS The J Ballroom
3:30 PM FANNY’S JOURNEY The J Ballroom
7:00 PM THE ESSENTIAL LINK The J Ballroom
Monday, January 15 1:00 PM HAROLD & LILLIAN The J Ballroom
3:30 PM MR. PREDICTABLE The J Ballroom
7:00 PM AN ACT OF DEFIANCE The J Ballroom
Tuesday, January 16 5:00 PM BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY w/ PAGEANT FOR SURVIVORS The J Ballroom
7:30 PM THE FREEDOM TO MARRY The J Ballroom
Wednesday, January 17 5:00 PM THE GUYS NEXT DOOR The J Ballroom
7:30 PM THE CHILDREN OF CHANCE w/ BANK ROBBERY The J Ballroom
Thursday, January 18 1:00 PM ORIENTED The J Ballroom
5:00 PM TICKLING GIANTS The UA Hillel
Friday, January 19 1:00 PM 1945 The J Ballroom
Saturday, January 20 7:30 PM ON THE WATERFRONT
Presented in partnership with the Tucson Desert Song Festival
The J Ballroom
 Sunday, January 21  10:30 AM CLOSING BRUNCH
11:30 AM MONSIEUR MAYONNAISE The J Ballroom

Ticket Prices:

Season Pass $118
6 Pack $45
General Admission $9
Discounted GA $8
Opening Night $10
Closing Brunch $18

Tucson Jewish Community Center
3800 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718

 

Jan
12
Fri
Mommy & Me Rock Shabbat at Temple Kol Ami @ Temple Kol Ami Early Childhood Center
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us every Friday morning for a fun and interactive, parent-child class at Temple Kol Ami’s Early Childhood Center. Mommy & Me Rock Shabbat is a wonderful opportunity for parents and tots to have fun and spend quality time together in a warm Jewish environment.

Mommy & Me Rock Shabbat is open to all moms and their children ages infant to 2 years.

More than just a play group or social event, this teacher-led class offers a wealth of opportunities for moms to connect and share experiences with each other while their children learn and grow.

Typical Mommy & Me activities include:

  • Jewish themes & songs
  • Music & movement
  • Arts & crafts
  • Interactive, developmentally-appropriate Tot Shabbat

Come meet other moms while kids learn about group dynamics and prepare for pre-school.

Mommy & Me classes are just $5 per class (or $35 for a 10 class pass) for Temple Kol Ami members.

Non-members pay $10 per class (or $75 for a 10 class pass).

For registration or more information, please contact Temple Kol Ami Early Childhood Center at 480-951-5825. You may also feel free to email tkaecc@templekolami.org.

About the Teacher: Highly-experienced educator Rachel Schneider (our Rabbi’s wife!) leads Mommy & Me each week. Rachel has been teaching for nearly 20 years. She has taught preschool through 12th grade, most recently at Pardes in Scottsdale. She holds two master’s degrees: one from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and one from the University of Southern California. Rachel and her husband, Rabbi Jeremy Schneider, have four children ages 8, 6, 2, and 4 months old.

“Biblical Breakthroughs” with Rabbi Israel Becker @ Southwest Torah Institute
Jan 12 @ 11:45 pm – Jan 13 @ 1:00 pm

Biblical Breakthroughs returning Friday, January 5th. Get a “Life Lift” every Friday at noon! Join Rabbi Becker for stimulating and provocative discussions that bring the Torah alive. After attending Biblical Breakthroughs, your week will never be the same. Contact Rabbi Becker at 520-747-7780 for more information. The program is free and open to all men and women in the Tucson Jewish community.

Jan
13
Sat
Men’s Mishnah Class Saturdays @ Congregation Chofetz Chayim
Jan 13 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Learn the Mishnah every morning with Rabbi Israel Becker: Monday-Friday 6:15 AM, Shabbos 8:15 AM, Sundays and Major Secular Holidays 7:15 AM.

Camp Shabbat @ Congregation Bet Shalom
Jan 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Camp Shabbat for ages 6-10 years at Congregation Bet Shalom, 3881 E. River Road, Tucson  from 11 am-1 pm. A wonderful, fun, learning experience with Israeli teens. Free. No RSVP required. For more information, call 520-577-1171 or rabbi@cbsaz.org.

Jan
14
Sun
“The 40-Day Challenge” – Make Happiness Happen with Esther Becker (Series 3) @ Southwest Torah Institute/Women's Academy of Jewish Studies
Jan 14 @ 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Jewish wisdom teaches that it takes 40 days to form a habit. The same is true for molding character and how we look at life. In six 45 minute sessions with Esther Becker held on Sunday mornings at 10:30am, “The 40-day Challenge” is an ongoing series providing women with an engaging systematic approach to successfully integrate positive life enhancing attitudes. Our newest program “Make Happiness Happen” begins on Sunday, January 7th. The program is free and open to all women in the Tucson Jewish community.

Community-wide Jewish Camp Fair @ Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
Jan 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Get a first glimpse of all of the Shemesh Summer Day Camp fun ahead and learn about Jewish sleep-away camps throughout the country. Register at 480.659.7769 or earlychildhood@vosjcc.org.

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