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Nov
18
Fri
Schmooze: The Return of ShabbatLuck (Shabbat potluck) @ Temple Chai
Nov 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

It’s back!  After a several year hiatus, Schmooze is proud to bring the Phoenix area a large ShabbatLuck (Shabbat potluck dinner) event in North Phoenix (at Temple Chai) for an evening of food, friends, and fun. Please read the details and RSVP at http://evite.me/VvRrJZWPCb. Please also sign up for an item to bring on the event wall.

Feel free to join Temple Chai (Reform) for its Shabbat service at 6:15 PM with other ShabbatLuck members. We will mix and mingle in one of the social halls after the service around 7:30 PM with dinner served around 7:50 PM. If you are unable to join us for services, you can still show up for the dinner. If you do attend the services, feel free to drop off potluck items first.

You can also check out the periodic updates on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1814486558789166.

We hope you can join us on November 18th for this Schmooze (30s & 40s) event!

Dec
3
Sat
4th Annual Chess and Science Festival & All-Girls Tournament – 2016 @ Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our 4th ANNUAL CHESS AND SCIENCE FESTIVAL & ALL-GIRLS TOURNAMENT is scheduled for Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

FESTIVAL IS OPEN FOR ALL!
Special Flandrau reduced admission: Adult $5, Child $3
THE EVENT INCLUDES:
 ALL-GIRLS CHESS TOURNAMENT IN 3 SECTIONS (OPEN, U800 & U400). USCF RATED. Entry Fee – please see details on events4chess.com
 VARIOUS CHESS ACTIVITIES
 MANY SCIENCE EXHIBITS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS
 MUSEUM ADMISSION
 LASER SHOWS
 … AND MUCH MORE!

ORGANIZATION, SUPPORT AND SPONSORSHIP COMES FROM:
 3-TIME US WOMEN’S CHESS CHAMPION – WGM ANJELINA BELAKOVSKAIA
 BELAKOVSKAIA CHESS ACADEMY PARENTS
 FLANDRAU SCIENCE CENTER AND PLANETARIUM
 Numerous Tucson companies and organizations, including the University of Arizona,
College of Science and Math Department
 UNITED STATES CHESS FEDERATION

Our Mission: To organize a special and memorable event that will have a long lasting positive influence on participants, parents and observers, through promoting girls’ self-esteem, confidence, and ability to compete in intellectual areas and achieve great success in chess and beyond – including math, science, finance, business and life!

Info: www.ChessandScienceFestival.com (520) 370-0700 Anjelina@gmail.com
ALL-GIRLS tournament registration – events4chess.com
SPONSORSHIP – please support our event!!! You can donate by check, volunteer, set-up exhibits and more – we welcome all the help!

Apr
23
Sun
Shalom in Every Home: The Role of Spirituality in a Healthy Household @ Jewish Community Center
Apr 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sacred time and emotional fullness can help promote meaningful and long-term family health. Enjoy an interactive and reflective conversation about bringing family closer together through age-old practices such as transforming a dining room table into an altar to create shared family spirituality. Speaker Avraham Alpert is the spiritual leader of Congregation Bet Shalom in Tucson and is in his final year of rabbinical seminary at the Academy for Jewish Religion in Los Angeles after serving as a hazzan for more than 18 years. He leads services and officiates a full range of life cycle events, counsels people in need, trains students of all ages, coordinates lay-leaders, develops programs, and teaches creative classes.

This is one of two April lectures in the Shalom in Every Home Healthy Family Lecture Series sponsored by Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona and the LEAH program, which is funded by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.

Apr
30
Sun
Shalom in Every Home: Nourishing Love & Happiness–Mindfulness Techniques & Relationship Health @ Jewish Community Center
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Incorporating the practice of mindfulness into our lives has a positive impact on our individual well-being. This discussion will focus on the use of mindfulness in couples counseling and specific skills that increase gratitude and compassion in interpersonal relationships. Shari Goettel, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Tucson. As a trainer and presenter, Shari draws from her background in Imago Relationship Therapy and Encounter-Centered Couples Therapy, as well her mentors and Buddhist psychology. Shari creates a rich learning space for people to explore new ideas, beliefs and habits.

This is one of two April lectures in the Shalom in Every Home Healthy Family Lecture Series sponsored by Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona and the LEAH program, which is funded by the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona.

May
19
Fri
Schmooze’s ShabbatLuck (Shabbat Potluck Dinner) @ Congregation Beth Israel
May 19 @ 6:15 pm – 9:30 pm

By popular demand, Schmooze is excited to bring you another ShabbatLuck event (Shabbat potluck dinner), this time in North Phoenix at Congregation Beth Israel.  Please read the details and RSVP at http://evite.me/FdDxHFptRv for an evening of food, friends, and fun.  Please also sign up for an item to bring on the event wall.

Feel free to join Congregation Beth Israel (Reform) for its Shabbat service at 6:15 PM with other ShabbatLuck and AVIV of Arizona members. We will mix and mingle in the Museum after the service around 7:30 PM with dinner served around 7:50 PM. If you are unable to join us for services, you can still show up for the dinner. If you do attend the services, feel free to drop off potluck items first.

Again, please read details, RSVP, and sign up to bring something at http://evite.me/FdDxHFptRv.

We hope you can join us on May 19 for this Schmooze (30s & 40s) & AVIV of Arizona event!

Jun
3
Sat
Schmooze/AVIV Pool Party and BBQ @ Central Phoenix (location to be e-mailed to those who RSVP)
Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join Schmooze to celebrate the start to summer with a pool party and a BBQ on Saturday, June 3. The event will be hosted at a private home near Central Avenue and Thomas Road. Note that we will not be having children in attendance at this event due to no fencing around the pool. This event is in partnership with AVIV of Arizona (http://www.avivaz.com). While there is no cost to attend, participants are asked to bring something to grill or a side dish. Schmooze and AVIV will provide burger buns, some side dishes, soft drinks, and water.

Parking information and a specific address will be e-mailed to everyone who RSVP’s through the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/527X3TP.

We look forward to introducing you to other singles and couples in their 30s & 40s as well as to our AVIV of Arizona friends for this fun-filled afternoon/evening!

Jun
4
Sun
Splash Pad with Schmooze Young Families @ Scottsdale Quarter Splash Pad
Jun 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

For the Summer, Schmooze Young Families (20s-40s) is making a monthly stop at different Phoenix area splash pads for some nice cool fun outdoors! We’re kicking this off in June with a visit to the fun splash pad at the Scottsdale Quarter. Be on the lookout for the Schmooze sign to gather with other Schmooze members.

You can find more details and RSVP (to let us know if we should be on the lookout for you) through the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/170019726860078).

Jun
11
Sun
Father’s Day Crafts with Schmooze @ Temple Chai
Jun 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Calling Moms, Dads, and children! Join Schmooze Young Families for a fun and crafty afternoon celebrating dads! We will be making and decorating stained wood picture frames perfect for Father’s Day gifts. The cost is $10 (per picture frame) and includes all the supplies. You can pay with cash at the event. Light refreshments will be served. Join us June 11 from 12-2 pm. Please RSVP by e-mailing lisahvos@gmail.com.

Jan
13
Sun
Klezmer Music Festival @ East Valley JCC
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The East Valley JCC in Chandler will present its first Klezmer Fest in January 2019, which features two community events.

 

The screening of the documentary “The Last Klezmer: Leopold Kozlowski, His Life and Music,” followed by a musical performance by the film’s director and Klezmer expert Yale Strom, will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10 at Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler.

 

A Klezmer Music Festival will take place noon-5 p.m. at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler. The event will feature musical performances by Yale Strom, the Rural Street Klezmer Band and Jerusafunk.

 

The music festival will also include a Yiddish experience, with genealogy workshops, Yiddish poetry readings and songs, lectures and crafts. There will also be children’s activities, such as inflatables, face-painting and a petting zoo, as well as a Kosher Jewish Food Experience.

Tickets for the Jan. 10 event are $15. Tickets for the Klezmer Music Festival on Jan. 13 are $15, adults, $5 children up to age 12.

 

To purchase tickets, visit evjcc.org/klezmerfest or call 480-897-0588. Group tickets are available for $12 each for groups of 12 or more.

Aug
17
Sat
Red Rocks Music Festival @ Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm

Piazzolla- the Genius of Tango
Elmira Darvarova, Grammy Award Nominated Concert Violinist, Howard Wall, French Horn, New York Philharmonic and Thomas Weaver, Concert Pianist.

Tickets: General Admission: $36, Child, (under 14) admission: $14.

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