October 2017 Calendar


Through Oct. 15

Mamma Mia! at the Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix at 7:30 pm Wed-Sun with 2 pm matinees on Sat & Sun. A mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! Cleverly told through the songs of ABBA. phoenixtheatre.com.

Through Nov. 11

Hedwig and the Angry Inch at the Phoenix Theatre, 100 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix at 8 pm Wed-Sun with 3 pm matinees on Sat & Sun. A modern masterpiece with an electrifying glam-rock score and high-voltage performances, this show is thrillingly progressive and thoroughly entertaining! phoenixtheatre.com.

Oct. 3

Want a Healthy Brain? It’s All in the Lifestyle! Jewish Family & Children’s Service presents Dr. Paul Bendheim in a fascinating and practical workshop on creating and maintaining a healthy brain, from 2-5 pm at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Participants may also gain up to three Continuing Education Credits. Cost to attend is $25. Registration is available on line at jfcsaz.org/brain or by contacting Jayne Plotkin at 602-567-8334 or Jayne.plotkin@jfcsaz.org

Oct. 6

Connections of Hope: An Evening to Celebrate Arizona’s Youth. See page 15

Oct. 7

Bar Crawl with Schmooze. Join Schmooze Singles & Couples (30s & 40s) for a bar crawl across Old Town Scottsdale.  Meet at 8 pm at Bevvy, 4420 N. Saddlebag Trail #100, Scottsdale. For additional details including route, live updates, and to RSVP, visit Facebook.com/azschmooze.

Oct. 9

Sukkah in the Sculpture Garden at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road, Tucson from noon-1 pm. All are invited to join Jennifer Selco in a discussion about the value of hachnasat orchim (welcoming guests) and the ushpizin, special guests we invite into our sukkah each day of the holiday. Bring your own dairy/vegetarian lunch or purchase lunch from the Café at The J. 520-299-3000 ext. 106 or tucsonjcc.org.

Oct. 10

Celebrating Felix Mendelssohn and Fanny Mendelssohn. See page 74

Oct. 15

Putting Your Best Foot Forward Performance with Ballet Tucson at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Road, Tucson from 2-3 pm. Experience creative movement, basic ballet and life skills in a fun afternoon with Ballet Tucson’s Professional Dancers and Staff. Great for the whole family – Ballet Tucson Artists will lead and inspire young and old alike to create their own “Art That Moves” in the Tucson J’s Sculpture Garden. $7-$12. 520-299-3000 or tucsonjcc.org.

Oct. 16

Brandeis National Committee-Arizona Speaker Series at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 12:30-2 pm. Meet an author who is either from Arizona, resides in Arizona, or uses Arizona as a locale for their books. Register with Merrill Kalman at 480-296-3355 or visit vosjcc.org.

Oct. 18

Chai Tech – Start-Up Stars & Networking at the US Bank Bldg. 31st Floor at 101 N. First Ave., Phoenix at 5:30 pm. Join the Chai Tech of the Jewish Federation’s Business & Professionals Group for an informative panel discussion on start-ups featuring Networking Phoenix Founder Gelie Akhenblit, Gift Card Zen Founder Aaron Dragushan and Trusona & 41st Parameter Founder Ori Eisen. Moderated by Scott Weiss of Weiss Brown. $18 professionals, $10 students. Includes appetizers and cocktails. Register by Oct. 16 at jewishphoenix.org/startup.

Oct. 19

The Power of You: Personal Empowerment as a Patient at Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 7-9 pm. Dr. Linda Benaderet and two guests share information and inspiration about breast cancer awareness. The evening continues with laughter, togetherness and gratitude. $18 includes dessert – dietary laws observed. Register at jewishphoenix.org/thepowerofyou.

Oct. 19-22

Ghosts & Goblins & Witches, Oh My!  See page 80.

Oct. 20

Belle Latchman Community Service Award Application Deadline. See page 80.

Oct. 22

Movie Screening. The National Council of Jewish Women Arizona Section is inviting the community to a special screening of a powerful new documentary: “Birthright: A War Story” on at 2:10 pm at Harkins Shea 14 Theater, 7354 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale. Tickets are on sale now at harkinstheater.com. For more information, contact president1893@ncjwaz.org.

Gesher Disability Resources Matinee Movie at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 2:30-4:30 pm. Join Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council for Jews With Special Needs) for an indoor movie on the BIG screen! Join us for snacks, fun, a family friendly matinee movie and to meet new friends! Open to the whole community! 480-629-5343 or cjsn.org

Oct. 24

J Nutrition Shopping Tour at Whole Foods – Paradise Valley, 10810 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix from 4-5 pm. Join Valley of the Sun JCC clinical nutritionist Christi Christiaens for a shopping tour of Whole Foods and learn the advantages of eating organic, whole foods. In each department, she will explain how to pick the best choices and the health benefits of each food, sweetener, herb and more! Recipe sampling included. Free and open to everyone, but space is limited. Register at vosjcc.org/healthyeating.

Oct. 25

Mahjong. See page 56.

Oct. 26

Great AZ Challah Bake at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale at 6:45 pm. Shabbat preparation Challah bake at The J. Free. For more information and to register call 602-469-1606 or visit shabbatprojectaz.com.

Oct. 29

Fall Festival Block Party at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from 1-4 pm. Free. Pumpkin spice and everything nice. Fall inspired beverages, bobbing for apples, s’mores and more!  Everyone welcome! 480-481-7030 or vosjcc.org.

Nov. 1

Annual Women for Israel Luncheon.  See page 81.

Nov. 5

“Impossible Dreamers” film and discussion with the filmmaker. See page ???

Nov. 6

The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on the Unknown. See page ???

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