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.
Experience a very special exhibition of botanical art glass at Butterfly Wonderland by resident artist, Newt Grover. Newt has created beautiful glass floral and foliage art. Included with admission.
Shemesh Fall Break Camp at The J
Oct. 8-12 | 9am-3pm, AM and PM Care available
Valley of the Sun JCC – 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
No school, no worries. We got fun-filled days of sports, swimming, arts, games and more! Grades K-4. For pricing and additional information, visit vosjcc.org/shemeshcamps.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to create your art for the big stage? Would you like to come together with other creative spirits and produce a work of Jewish Art?
Just imagine collaborating to create a theme where you contribute both your art: musician, writer, visual artist or dancer, etc., as a ‘solo’ journey, and as a fusion of all the arts combined, culminating in a momentous, performance.
If you want to bring your art to the next level, this is the class for you! Note: Some of you may not want to perform, but may choose to create work, performed by others, in your group. This is perfectly acceptable!
Instructor: Debra Levasseur-Lottman/Presenter, Choreographer-Performer/Dance Educator B.A., Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago & MFA, In Studio, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
On Thursdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 29, the EVJCC’s Open Beit Midrash hosts a speaker series featuring community leaders speaking on a variety of topics. The presentation starts at 11 a.m. and is followed by a kosher lunch.
Speakers and topics
Oct. 4: Karolyn Benger, “Justice in Judaism”
Oct. 11: Andrew Gibbs from Hillel at ASU: “How Campuses Do Advocate for Israel”
Oct. 18: Jake Bennett: “Ingathering of the Exiles: The Many Faces of Israel”
Oct. 25: Rabbi Michael Beyo of the EVJCC: “Was Christopher Columbus Jewish?”
Nov. 1: Rabbi Irwin Wiener: “Mystical Nature of Humans”
Nov. 8: Andrea Cohen of the Jewish Community Foundation: “It’s Not the Amount, It’s the Process”
Nov. 15: No Open Beit Midrash
Nov. 29: Andre Ivory of the EVJCC: “The Battle Over the Book of Isaiah”
Explore Nature through the art of tracking. Discover some of the basics of tracking by identifying feline, canine, and other mammal tracks. Hear how biologists, naturalists, and citizen scientists are using wildlife tracking to assist in conservation efforts around Tucson.
An absolutely hilarious new comedy that’s anything but neighborly! High-powered lawyer Pablo and wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, are working toward the American dream. They move into a well-to-do, mostly white neighborhood in our nation’s capital. A delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out, laugh-out-loud comic border dispute, exploring what is an otherwise hot-button issue through a refreshing comedic lens.
Native Gardens (Phoenix)
Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein’s breakout musical comes to life onstage at Phoenix Theatre. When Tony falls for Maria, it seems like love could conquer all…until their rival gangs go to war. They’ll risk everything to be together, and they may have to.
Five-time Tony Award® winner and winner of Best Musical, Fun Home is Alison Bechdel’s coming-of-age journey of self-discovery. Middle-aged cartoonist Alison is joined by two younger versions of herself from pivotal times in her life. They lead us through her dysfunctional childhood, her coming-out, and her father’s death, shortly after his own coming-out. A story of reflection, bittersweet memories, and the moments of pure joy that shine through the darkness, Fun Home is a one-of-a-kind musical experience.
Matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 3 pm.