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Oct
18
Fri
Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Oct 18 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

We’ll welcome Shabbat with rhythm — pick up a percussive instrument and get into the ruach (spirit) — movement and song, followed by Shabbat dinner in CAI’s sukkah, and Open Lounge in the Linda Roy Youth Center with games and fun! Dinner $25 per family (two adults & up to 4 children) for CAI members; guest family $30; adults (13+) $10 per person. RSVP needed for dinner only by Oct. 16.

Oct
20
Sun
CBS Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Sam Cohon @ Congregation Beit Simcha
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

A comprehensive introduction to Jewish concepts, texts, theology, history, calendar, holidays, life-cycle events and culture taught in an interactive and participatory style by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon.

Learn the basics of Judaism, and explore the central books of Jewish tradition, including the Torah, Prophets, Writings, Mishna, Gemara, Midrash, Codes and Liturgy.

This Congregation Beit Simch class is a required course for all who are considering converting to Judaism.
Available by phone and online video in realtime.  Introductory Judaism begins January 20th and continues through May 19th, then resumes September 8th through December 15th.

Oct
21
Mon
Simhat Torah Dinner & Celebration at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Oct 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Simhat Torah Dinner & Celebration at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Bring the whole family! You’re invited to enjoy dinner of salmon & fish sticks; pasta bar with choice of tomato, alfredo & pesto sauces; salad; fresh fruit; and Hershey bars for dessert in CAI’s sukkah with “Simcha” Sangria for adults and lemonade for the kids; followed at 6:13pm by a joyous Hakafot with Israeli dancing with the Torah, & a guided tour from Creation to Mt. Sinai as the Torah is completely unrolled to encircle all who attend, followed with delicious ice cream bar, coffee & tea. The celebration is free; dinner including alcohol – CAI Members: adults $10; kids (2+) $5; guests: adults $15; kids (2+) $10. Please RSVP by Oct. 16.

Oct
22
Tue
Community Simhat Torah Celebration & Lunch at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Community Simhat Torah Celebration & Lunch at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Come and continue the celebration with another round of dancing and Torah!
• 9:00am – The service begins in the Epstein Chapel for adults. Along with our regular service, family activities including:
• 9:30am – A family celebration with singing & dancing for children will be held in the Cantor Falkow Lounge.
• 10:00am – Hakafot -The Sifrey Torah are taken out of the Ark, & the children parade behind, then go up on the Bimah & are blessed in the Epstein Chapel.
• 10:30am – In the Rabbi Breger Hall, one of our new shinshinim, Shay, will join us for a creative Torah presentation, followed by our “Triple Bar” lunch: salad, potato and ice cream “bars” with all the fixin’s! The celebration & lunch are free; however, RSVP is required for lunch by Oct. 16.

Northwest Weekly Needlers Group @ The Ruth & Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life
Oct 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Do you love knitting or crocheting?

Join the Needlers Group as we work on tzedakah projects to donate throughout our community.

Every Tuesday from 1:00 – 3:00pm at The Ruth & Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life.

Call (520) 505-4161 for more information.

Oct
23
Wed
Lisa Ungar Holocaust Education Workshop: Teaching Partisan Resistance
Oct 23 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
25
Fri
Gallery Chat: Actions of Faith & Conscience in the Desert @ Jewish History Museum
Oct 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, October 25th at 11:00am for a Gallery Chat with Steve Saltonstall & John Hoelter, volunteers with Humane Borders, speaking about acts of conscience and faith in the Sonoran Desert.

Hoelter and Saltonstall will describe their efforts to aid refugees making the perilous journey on foot across the Sonoran Desert from death by dehydration and exposure. They will discuss the religious and political aspects of their work, including the universal need for compassion, and how institutional and systemic oppression continues impact attitudes and lives.

Stephen Lee Saltonstall is a volunteer water truck driver with the Tucson-based humanitarian organization Humane Borders. He is a mostly retired lawyer who concentrated on criminal defense work for indigent and low-income people, including a successful challenge to the now-defunct Massachusetts death penalty law, and cases for environmental groups and the American Civil Liberties Union.

John D. Hoelter is a third-generation, mostly retired Lutheran Pastor and was a Chaplain for Carondelet Hospice in Tucson. John has been a volunteer water truck driver for Humane Borders for more than a decade. He serves as a member of its Board of Directors.

 

 

Oct
27
Sun
Blessing of the Pets at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Oct 27 @ 11:35 am – 12:05 pm
Blessing of the Pets at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Our lives would not be the same without our pets! They are such a part of our lives: a presence in our homes and in our hearts; companions in times of joy and comfort in times of pain. Everyone is welcome to join us – with your pet(s) safely leashed or caged – for a brief service to recognize how important our pets are to us.

CBS Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Sam Cohon @ Congregation Beit Simcha
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

A comprehensive introduction to Jewish concepts, texts, theology, history, calendar, holidays, life-cycle events and culture taught in an interactive and participatory style by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon.

Learn the basics of Judaism, and explore the central books of Jewish tradition, including the Torah, Prophets, Writings, Mishna, Gemara, Midrash, Codes and Liturgy.

This Congregation Beit Simch class is a required course for all who are considering converting to Judaism.
Available by phone and online video in realtime.  Introductory Judaism begins January 20th and continues through May 19th, then resumes September 8th through December 15th.

The Ruth & Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life Open House & Dedication @ The Ruth & Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE

Open House and Building Dedication

for the new

Ruth & Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life

home of the Northwest Division of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona

Sunday, October 27, 2019

1-3pm

180 W Magee Rd., Suite 140

Be our guest | Open to all

Please RSVP to www.jfsa.org/olsoncenteropenhouse

or call (520) 505-4161