Calendar

Sep
12
Mon
Cong. Anshei Israel Women’s Study Group @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Sep 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Rabbi Robert Eisen leads these monthly group sessions using The Five Books of Miriam: A Woman’s Commentary on the Torah as the core for discussion. Topics can be interesting, insightful & inspiring. No charge to attend. Bring your own dairy lunch; beverages & dessert provided.

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
8th Annual JFCS of Southern Arizona Celebration of Caring honoring KATHRYN UNGER @ Tucson Country Club
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 8:15 pm

Please join us in honoring Kathryn Unger for her community leadership, and more than two decades of support for JFCS of Southern Arizona.

With a passion for “Tikkun Olam” (repairing the world) and “Tzedakah” (acts of kindness and justice), Kathy has selflessly dedicated her time and energy to support Jewish organizations, and the under-served diverse populations of our community. She is the Past Chair of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Board of Directors, and has served on the Boards of Directors of JFCS of Southern Arizona and the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona.

The speaker for the event is CNN analyst and author David Gregory, a sought-after speaker on politics, world affairs, and now faith since the release of his book “How’s Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey.” Over the last 25 years, David Gregory’s career in journalism has taken him across the country and around the world. He is a CNN political analyst, and host of his podcast which features interviews with newsmakers and thought leaders. During his 20 years at NBC News, David served as the moderator of Meet the Press for six years, and was chief White House correspondent during the presidency of George W. Bush. In his book, David writes about his life and quest to deepen his faith.

The emcee is Stella Inger, an Anchor with KGUN 9 in Tucson.

Event steering committee members include:

Barbara Befferman Danes
Heather Caine, Chair
Fred Fruchthendler
Carole Levi
Eric Mellan
Jill Rosenzweig
Betty Anne Sarver
Liz Weiner-Schulman

Apr
5
Thu
Expresso Yourself: Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Creative Aging Program’s April Memory Café to JFCS Senior Chorus @ Beth El Congregation
Apr 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is pleased to announce its April Memory Café will feature an interactive sing-along with the JFCS Senior Chorus, The Sunshine Singers, at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Avenue in Phoenix on Thursday, April 5, 2018 from 10 to 11:30 am.

The Sunshine Singers, who are part of the Creative Aging program of JFCS, have been rehearsing together for several months, led by the talented Daniel Kurek.

The Café is a meeting place for those with changes in their thinking or memory, mild cognitive impairment or dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease or a related disorder, along with their care partners.  Offered on the first Thursday of the month, each Café has a new theme and includes meaningful, fun activities to engage the participants and stimulate their minds and bodies. Socialization is a key component to the cafés, as they are meant to be a place to relax, meet others and have fun in a nurturing and accepting environment.

Apr
24
Tue
Jewish Family & Children’s Service to Host Jewish Crisis & Response Team Training @ Temple Chai
Apr 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is hosting a crisis and response training for professionals and paraprofessionals from Jewish faith-based organizations. The training will take place at Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85032 on Tuesday, April 24 from 6 – 8:30 pm. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.

When a crisis occurs in the Phoenix Jewish community, these trained volunteers will be available to offer immediate support services to help those impacted cope with the aftermath of the crisis.

This three-hour training will give participants the opportunity to enhance their crisis intervention skills and gives the volunteers additional insight into the challenges faced by the community in the wake of a crisis situation.

Participants will leave the training with the skills to provide culturally sensitive responses to those in crisis, including those that have been victims of a hate crime, as well as a deeper understanding of how people heal through EMDR therapy.

The training session will be presented by Ira Dressner, Ph.D., LCSW, EMDR Consultant and Trainer, and Liana Dressner, MSW, LCSW, EMDR Consultant. Ira Dressner graduated from the Maxwell School of Public Affairs with a MPA and Ph.D. He has been a psychotherapist and counselor for 26 years and specializes in trauma. Liana Dressner graduated with her bachelor’s in social work and Master’s in Social Work from New York University.

Nov
5
Mon
Parent-Tot Class @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Nov 5 @ 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.)

Nov
19
Mon
Parent-Tot Class @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Nov 19 @ 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.)

Nov
26
Mon
Parent-Tot Class @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Nov 26 @ 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.)

Dec
16
Sun
A Sunday of Laughs with comedian Peter Fogel @ East Valley JCC
Dec 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Comedian Peter J. Fogel has worked or appeared on more than 20 television shows and has performed on cruise ships and at comedy clubs, performing arts centers and Las Vegas theaters. He is currently the national touring star of “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy.”

(Two shows: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.)

A Sunday of Laughs with comedian Peter Fogel @ East Valley JCC
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Comedian Peter J. Fogel has worked or appeared on more than 20 television shows and has performed on cruise ships and at comedy clubs, performing arts centers and Las Vegas theaters. He is currently the national touring star of “My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy.”

(Two shows: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.)

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