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Feb
3
Sun
Amnon Weinstein, The Man Behind the Music, Photography Exhibit by Daniel Levin, MFA @ Arizona Jewish Historical Society
Feb 3 @ 10:30 am – Mar 26 @ 4:30 pm

Amnon Weinstein, The Man Behind the Music, Photography Exhibit by Daniel Levin, MFA – Free Event
Feb. 3-Mar. 26 | Arizona Jewish Historical Society, Phoenix
Exhibit Hours: Monday-Friday | 10:30am-4:30pm
• Featuring images of Amnon Weinstein, the man behind Violins of Hope, from his workshop in Tel Aviv, Israel, as he lovingly restores and gives new voice to these stringed instruments that survived the Holocaust.
• Photographed by Daniel Levin, a renowned portrait photographer and artist

Feb
26
Tue
Violins of Hope Exhibition – Free Event @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – Mar 24 @ 5:00 pm

Violins of Hope Exhibition – Free Event
Feb. 26-Mar.24 | Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Exhibit Hours: Sunday-Monday | 10am-5pm

  • After 7 decades of silence, these violins give voices to the horrors of the Holocaust.
  • Docent led tours and school field trips are available.
Mar
24
Sun
Little Scientists STEAM Series @ Pardes Jewish Day School
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join Pardes Jewish Day School and PJ LIbrary for fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities as well as storytime. For ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. RSVP to pardesschool.org.

Dec. 9: Chanukah Creations

Jan. 13: Tu B’Shevat Treasures

March 24: Bursting with Bubbles

May 19: Water Wonderland

Community-wide Purim Carnival @ Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
Mar 24 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

A family friendly day of fun with super hero-themed costume parade, carnival rides, bouncies, games, Tot and Teen Zones  and more! Presented by Flader Wealth Consulting Group-RBC Wealth Management. Everyone welcome! Admission is free. For information, VIP options and discounts on rides and attractions, visit vosjcc.org/purim2019.

Purim Carnival @ Temple Emanuel of Tempe
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Purim carnival with petting zoo, carnival games, Klezmer band, bounce house, food and more.

Come in costume!

Echoes from Theresienstadt -Ticketed Event @ Steele Indian School Park, Memorial Hall
Mar 24 @ 2:00 pm

Echoes from Theresienstadt -Ticketed Event

Mar. 24, 2pm | Steele Indian School Park, Memorial Hall, Phoenix

  • The Arizona Opera will perform selections from Brundibar, a children’s opera originally performed by the children of Theresienstadt and the Phoenix Boys Choir will perform I Never Saw Another Butterfly, poetry set to music, with a Violins of Hope finale.
  • I Never Saw Another Butterfly is based on poems written by Jewish children imprisoned in Theresienstadt. It serves as both a dramatic reminder of the Holocaust as well as a remembrance for these children, most of whose lives were extinguished soon after their poetry was written.
  • Brundibár is a children’s opera by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása with a libretto by Adolf Hoffmeister, originally performed by the children of Theresienstadt concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia. Realizing the propagandistic potential of this enormously popular artistic endeavor, the Nazis arranged a special new staging of Brundibár for the propaganda film Theresienstadt and the same production was performed for the inspection of Terezín by the International Red Cross in September 1944. This would be the last of the fifty-five performances in the Terezín ghetto; two weeks later, transportation of artists to Auschwitz and other destinations East began, silencing the most popular theatrical production in Terezín.
Airness @ The Phoenix Theatre Company
Mar 24 @ 3:00 pm

A newbie to the world of competitive air guitar, Nina thinks it’ll be a cinch to take home a win. Spoiler alert: It’s definitely not. The air guitar community is tight-knit and die-hard, but they decide to pitch in and teach Nina the ins and outs of their craft. With the help of Shreddy, Golden Thunder, and Facebender, Nina learns that there’s much more to this art form than just playing pretend. She’ll have to go all in and let go of her inhibitions.

Hope of Shanghai @ Arizona Science Center
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm

Hope of Shanghai – Ticketed Event

Mar. 24, 6pm |Arizona Science Center Planetarium, Phoenix

  • Xiang Gao’s exclusive preview of a multi-media production based on stories of the Shanghai Jewish Refugees during the Holocaust.
  • Chinese American Xiang (Sean) Gao is one of the most successful musicians of his generation. He is the founding Artistic Director of the Master Players Concert Series & Festival at the University of Delaware (UD). Xiang is also the UD Trustees Distinguished Professor of Music who enjoys an international career as a concerto and recital soloist, chamber musician, composer, arranger, producer and promoter of classical, world and jazz music worldwide.
Men’s Mishnah Class Sundays @ Congregation Chofetz Chayim
Mar 24 @ 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm

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.

Mar
25
Mon
Men’s Mishnah Class Mon-Fri @ Congregation Chofetz Chayim
Mar 25 @ 6:15 am – 7:15 am

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

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