John Coleman: Past/Present/Future @ Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West
Sep 17 2016 @ 9:30 am – May 31 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Images of American Indians infused with the history and mythology of the American West have made John Coleman one of the nation’s most highly regarded contemporary artists. This exhibition, made possible by Frankie and Howard Alper, provides an unparalleled opportunity to examine the career of this pioneering painter, sculptor and influential teacher. It includes creations in charcoal, graphite, oil and bronze, plus some works in progress. Coleman is an award-winning member of the Cowboy Artists of America, a Fellow Member of the National Sculpture Society and a Signature Member of the California Art Club.


Museum Hours: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Closed Monday

Mommy & Me Rock Shabbat at Temple Kol Ami @ Temple Kol Ami Early Childhood Center
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join us every Friday morning starting September 16, 2016 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

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.

Passover Fun Super Sunday at The J @ Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Passover Fun Super Sunday at The J at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 10 am- 2 pm. PJ Library joins us in time for Passover. Read stories as a family and children make holiday-related crafts, including their very own afikomen bag. Free and open to the community. 480-634-4949 or

Herberger Theatre Lunchtime Theatre
Mar 26 @ 11:30 am

Herberger Theatre Lunchtime Theatre performance of “Coupled: A Relationship Revue.” Doors open at 11:40 am with “first in” having seating priorities. After the performance, walk across the street to the restaurant called 11:30. $10.00 includes a $4.00 donation to Hadassah. For more information contact Carol Fink,

Special Needs Community Seder @ The New Shul
Mar 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come join CJSN for a very special Passover. We will be hosting a special Needs Community Seder luncheon – Led by Rabbi Elana Kanter from the New Shul.

Open and accessible for all with specialty Haggadahs provided!

TSO Free Concert for Kids @ Tucson Jewish Community Center
Mar 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Friends of Israel, SLJC @ Sun Lakes Chapel Center
Mar 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Rabbi Michael Beyo, CEO of the EVJCC will present “Is Israel a Jewish State or a state of Jews?”. The Jewish fabric of Israel is a patchwork of numerous factions from many cultures and all corners of the earth. Meeting the needs of all these groups and their interactions results in complicated challenges for the State of Israel. Is Jewish pluralism in Israel achievable? Refreshment will be served and there will be no solicitations.

L’Dor V’Dor Golden Gala @ Beth El Congregation
Mar 26 @ 5:30 pm

L’Dor V’Dor Golden Gala at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix at 5:30 pm. Honors Dr. Leon and Evelyn Zeitzer and the 50th anniversary of their building on Glendale Ave. For additional information, contact Anne Schafer at 602-944-3359.

Cong. Anshei Israel Parent-Tot Class @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Open to the public, this FREE weekly class for children 9- to 24-months in age and their parent(s) is a great way to meet other parents, exchange experiences, and provide an opportunity for the children to play together and engage in age-appropriate activities. Facilitated by Gabby Erbst, various experts from different fields of child development and child-care will visit to share their expertise and provide opportunities for discussions. Feel free to bring your friends; it’s open to everyone! (PLEASE NOTE: We have a mandatory vaccination policy.)

LECTURE-SERIES AT BETH EMETH CONGREGATION – MARCH @ Beth Emet Congrgation of the West Valley
Mar 28 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Over ninety people, both Jews and Christians, attended each of the six lectures of Rabbi Leo M Abrami, MAHL, in January. We are pleased to inform you that his mini-courses will continue on March 14, 21 and 28.
9:30-10:30 am,  A Study of the Most Controversial Book of the Hebrew Bible, Ecclesiastes (Kohelet)
10:30-11:30 am, The Spiritual Convictions of Albert Einstein, Elie Wiesel and Shimon Peres,Three Nobel Prize Laureates
The lectures are free but you are requested to register by calling the office at (623) 584-7210 (a donation of $15 for all the lectures is suggested).
They will be held at Beth Emeth Congregation, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd. Sun City West.
All are welcome.

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