Calendar

Apr
3
Sun
Information Fair for Jewish Seniors, Families & Friends @ Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging
Apr 3 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Come to the 1st Annual Information Fair for Seniors, Families, and Friends. presented by Select Care Managers, in conjunction with the Senior Task Force, at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging on April 3. Find answers to your questions about making relevant decisions regarding life changes, financial and legal information, and services and agencies that can connect you with Jewish resources that will lead to aging with grace. Pre-registration encouraged.

Apr
6
Wed
Seder Heder: Adult Studies Kollel & Haroset Tasting @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Apr 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Participate in three rotating “mini” classes, followed by haroset tasting. (Each 20-minute class taught only once.)

  • Rabbi Robert Eisen presents “Korech: The Hillel Sandwich… The Seder as a Remembrance of the Temple”
  • Cantorial Soloist NIchole Chorney presents “Transforming Your Seder into a Song”
  • Rabbi Ruven Barkan presents “The Moss Hagaddah: An Artistic Midrashic Exploration”

Admission: One box of matza per family for the “Matza & More” Passover Food Drive. Please RSVP by Apr. 1.

Apr
17
Sun
Passover Family Workshop & Chocolate Seder at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Apr 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The community is invited to learn about the messages of Passover through activities, foods & a decadent chocolate seder. No charge to attend, but RSVP needed by Apr. 12 to Rabbi Ruven Barkan.

Apr
23
Sat
Second Night Passover Seder at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Participate in one of Judaism’s most beautiful and meaningful festivals. Share great dialogue, family participation; supervised children’s play; traditional dinner by Handmaker Catering. CAI Members: adult $45; child $30; Non-members: adult $55; child $40; College & military $37. Reservations due by Apr. 18. Seating is limited.

Aug
14
Sun
Belakovskaia Chess Academy for Children – Fall 2016 Semester @ Tucson Jewish Community Center
Aug 14 @ 12:00 pm

WELCOME TO BELAKOVSKAIA CHESS ACADEMY – a Unique Fast-Learning Chess Program for Children in the Southwest U.S.

THE UNIQUE TRAINING PROGRAM IS DESIGNED BY ANJELINA BELAKOVSKAIA – A 3-TIME U.S. WOMEN’S CHESS CHAMPION, WOMAN INTERNATIONAL GRANDMASTER, WORLD CHAMPION AMONG STUDENTS (USSR TEAM) AND LEADER OF THE US OLYMPIC CHESS TEAM

My philosophy is to challenge kids through fast pace, very creative, yet highly organized and logical experience, that broadens their horizons, amazes them at what they are capable of and sets them off to explore and compete.

My goal is to help students develop critical thinking skills that they can utilize on the chess board and beyond, simultaneously preparing them to the States and National competitions.

Chess and Academic Achievements: Numerous studies have proven the benefit of chess in boosting academic achievements – http://www.psmcd.net/otherfiles/BenefitsOfChessInEdScreen2.pdf – and I strongly believe in it from my own experience – most of my students are taking Advanced Math, Reading and other subjects.

Schedule: 16 Weeks –
FALL 1 (8 weeks): Aug 14, 21, 28, Sep 4, 11, 18, 25, Oct 2
Break (1 week)
FALL 2 (8 weeks): Oct 16, 23, 30, Nov 6, 13, 20, __, Dec 4, 11

Each class is limited to 10 students.

OUR PHOTO ALBUMS & MEDIA COVERAGE:
1st Individual and Family Team Chess Tournament in Tucson
PBS / Arizona Public Media (05/27/2014): “US Chess Champion: Game Can Expand Kids Skills
UA@Work: “National Champion Teaches Students How Business Is Like Chess
Chess and Science Festival and All-Girls Chess Tournament at Flandrau Science Center – video
Find updates at: https://www.facebook.com/BelakovskaiaChessAcademy

Sep
7
Wed
Adult Education Kollel (Class): “Finding Our Way into the New Year” @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

September 7: Rabbi Robert Eisen presents “The Testament of Abraham”

September 14: Rabbi Ruven Barkan presents “Teshuva and The 12 Steps”

September 21: Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny presents “Nusah: The Melody Which Gives Meaning”

3-week series $18 per person PLUS food donation for the Community Food Bank. Please bring item(s) to class. RSVP required by Sept. 2.

Sep
14
Wed
Adult Education Kollel (Class): “Finding Our Way into the New Year” @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

September 7: Rabbi Robert Eisen presents “The Testament of Abraham”

September 14: Rabbi Ruven Barkan presents “Teshuva and The 12 Steps”

September 21: Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny presents “Nusah: The Melody Which Gives Meaning”

3-week series $18 per person PLUS food donation for the Community Food Bank. Please bring item(s) to class. RSVP required by Sept. 2.

Sep
21
Wed
Adult Education Kollel (Class): “Finding Our Way into the New Year” @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

September 7: Rabbi Robert Eisen presents “The Testament of Abraham”

September 14: Rabbi Ruven Barkan presents “Teshuva and The 12 Steps”

September 21: Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny presents “Nusah: The Melody Which Gives Meaning”

3-week series $18 per person PLUS food donation for the Community Food Bank. Please bring item(s) to class. RSVP required by Sept. 2.

Feb
12
Tue
Fresh Perspective: Supporting Jews With Special Needs @ Congregation Or Tzion
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Special Needs” – “Disability” – “Inclusion” – so many ways to describe individuals in our community who have differences. Come hear what those words mean to a mother of a young adult, a disability agency, and an individual. Rabbi Nate Crane will moderate a panel through which these speakers can tell their stories sharing what support means to them in both the secular and Jewish communities. Learn how best to help in various situations and get involved in a way that makes sense to you.
Panelists Amy DL Hummell of Gesher Disability Resources, Sharon Landay, and Barton. Facilitated by Rabbi Crane of Congregation Or Tzion and Hagigah.

 

 

 

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