Kristallnacht Show @ Tucson Jewish Community Center
Nov 2 – Dec 10 all-day

As we commemorate the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass, which took place on November 9, 1938, we are proud to display, “New Works from Broken Glass” presented by different artists in the Tucson community. The show is presented in partnership with the Sonoran Glass School.

Tiles With Style @ Tucson Jewish Community Center
Nov 12 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tiles with Style

Mondays, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

June 18 through July 23                                                                          August 13-Oct.1  (No Class 9/3 or 9/24)
Oct. 15– Nov. 26

Make colorful mosaic tiles of varied shapes and sizes, and use them to fill a wall niche, to make wall decorations or a sculptural tile for your garden, or to cover a table or backsplash. Learn techniques for writing on tiles with fluid glazing or carving. No previous clay experience necessary, all skill levels welcome. Six, two-hour sessions with Instructor Gerrie Young.

Instructor: Gerrie Young
$105/ $85 members
Perlman Art Studio

Men’s Mishnah Class Mon-Fri @ Congregation Chofetz Chayim
Nov 13 @ 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.

Sit & Knit @ Valley of the Sun JCC
Nov 13 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Share the pleasure of knitting and crocheting.  Help others with projects and patterns.  Can’t knit?  We’ll teach you.  No reservations required.

Men’s Mishnah Class Mon-Fri @ Congregation Chofetz Chayim
Nov 14 @ 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.

Jewish Study Group: Nosh & Knowledge @ Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center
Nov 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Explore a variety of non-political Jewish topics, including people, history, current events, laws, culture, humor, food and Israel.  Each participant reads a section of a select article, which is followed by spirited discussion.  No extensive knowledge of Judaism is required.  Free.  Information and registration: Bob Kalish, 602.375.3660 or

Could My Idea be a MOVIE? @ Tucson Jewish Community Center
Nov 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Do you have a great idea that might make a terrific book, movie or TV show?  Find out what it takes to evaluate the commercial viability of your idea.  Learn to do develop the pitch.  What do you need to do to get the idea ready to present?  How do you create a compelling “logline” to propose to a producer?  Learn the tools needed and format for pitching an idea to Hollywood.  What are the Ten Criteria for evaluating whether an idea is viable and marketable?  This class consists of workshopping your ideas, getting feedback, revising your pitch and watching video clips.

Presenter:  Genie Joseph, PhD

Genie is an award-winning filmmaker and former CEO of Hawaii Movie Studios.  She is President of Independent Film Arizona and a screenplay judge at a prestigious International screenwriting contest where she reads over 100 scripts a year.  She has heard hundreds of pitches for TV, Film, and books.  She is a published author and an award-winning screenwriter with five produced movies.  She has been teaching Introduction to Motion Pictures and Television at Chaminade University in Honolulu since 2003 and teaches film appreciation at the Jewish Community Center in Tucson.  She is currently listening to pitches for TV ideas that can be shot in Tucson with Southern Arizona Video Productions.

Remarkable Jewish People From the Ancient World to Modern Times @ Tucson Jewish Community Center
Nov 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This class will focus on lives and achievements of Jewish people in the variety of endeavors: religion and philosophy, science, politics and entertainment . The instructor, Roza Simkhovich is a dynamic and engaging speaker. She will provide you with fascinating information, intellectual stimulation and will excite you with a joy of learning. She is an educator with more than 30 years of experience. Taught at U of A for 23 years, and also variety of classes in Russian and Jewish History and Culture for a number of adult education programs in Tucson.

Instructor: Roza Simkhovich

USHMM Presents “What Were We Watching?” @ Arizona State University, Old Main
Nov 14 @ 7:00 pm


The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum presents “What Were We Watching? Americans’ Responses to Nazism through Cinema, Radio, and Media” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 7 pm at Arizona State University, Old Main, 400 E. Tyler Mall in Tempe. The program is co-presented with Arizona State University.

Panelists will discuss how Hollywood and leaders in entertainment and government battled for the hearts and minds of Americans. They include Daniel Greene, curator of USHMM’s Americans and the Holocaust exhibition; Kevin Sandler, associate professor in the Film and Media Studies Program at ASU and editor, Reading the Rabbit: Explorations in Warner Bros. Animation. Mi-Ai Parrish, Sue Clark-Johnson professor for Media Innovation and Leadership at ASU and former Arizona Republic publisher will be the moderator.

“This program helps us to understand how Americans were being informed and educated about the Nazi threat during the 1930s and 40s through the variety of different mediums available at that time,” said Marla Abraham, the museum’s Western regional director. “It’s important to know the depths of influence that the entertainment industry and political leaders had in creating awareness to Nazism and the threat to European Jews during World War II.”

Program is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required at

Men’s Mishnah Class Mon-Fri @ Congregation Chofetz Chayim
Nov 15 @ 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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