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Dec
21
Fri
Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Dec 21 @ 5:45 pm – 8:30 pm
Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

With our families, we welcome Shabbat with rhythm, movement, ruach (spirit) and song. Then we’ll share Shabbat dinner, followed by 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 a must by Dec. 17.

Jan
11
Fri
Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shai Held at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Jan 11 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shai Held at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

CAI’s Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shai Held
Friday, Jan. 11 – Saturday, Jan. 12

Rabbi Dr. Shai Held – theologian, scholar, and educator – is President, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar in New York City, where he also directs the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas. Previously, he served for six years as Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York City, and taught both theology and Halakhah at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also served as Director of Education at Harvard Hillel. A 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, Rabbi Held has been named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential rabbis in America. He holds a doctorate in religion from Harvard; his main academic interests are in modern Jewish and Christian thought, in biblical theology, and in the history of Zionism. Dr. Held’s visit will include a Shabbat dinner* and presentation, and delivering the Shabbat morning D’var Torah and an afternoon presentation on Saturday.

*RSVP & fee required by Jan. 7 for Shabbat dinner only.
CAI members: adults $18, children $12; guests: adults $22, children $15. ($5 more pp after Jan. 7). To RSVP for Shabbat dinner, click here.

Friday, Jan. 11
5:45pm          Mincha & Kabbalat Shabbat Service
6:45pm          Shabbat Dinner*
7:45pm          Rabbi Dr. Shai Held presents, “The Gifts of God Flow Through You: How Grace, Gratitude and Generosity Form the Heart of Jewish Spirituality”

Saturday, Jan. 12
9:00am          Shabbat Service; Rabbi Dr. Shai Held presents the D’var Torah, “Waiting for God”
3:45pm          Rabbi Dr. Shai Held presents, “Compassion and the Heart of Jewish Spirituality”
4:45pm          Mincha, followed at 5:15pm by Seudah Shlesheet (Third Meal), Ma’ariv and Havdallah

Jan
12
Sat
Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shai Held at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Jan 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shai Held at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

CAI’s Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shai Held
Friday, Jan. 11 – Saturday, Jan. 12

Rabbi Dr. Shai Held – theologian, scholar, and educator – is President, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar in New York City, where he also directs the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas. Previously, he served for six years as Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York City, and taught both theology and Halakhah at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also served as Director of Education at Harvard Hillel. A 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, Rabbi Held has been named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential rabbis in America. He holds a doctorate in religion from Harvard; his main academic interests are in modern Jewish and Christian thought, in biblical theology, and in the history of Zionism. Dr. Held’s visit will include delivering the Shabbat morning D’var Torah and an afternoon presentation on Saturday.

Saturday, Jan. 12
9:00am          Shabbat Service; Rabbi Dr. Shai Held presents the D’var Torah, “Waiting for God”
3:45pm          Rabbi Dr. Shai Held presents, “Compassion and the Heart of Jewish Spirituality”
4:45pm          Mincha, followed at 5:15pm by Seudah Shlesheet (Third Meal), Ma’ariv and Havdallah

Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shai Held at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Jan 12 @ 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shai Held at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

CAI’s Scholar-in-Residence Rabbi Dr. Shai Held
Friday, Jan. 11 – Saturday, Jan. 12

Rabbi Dr. Shai Held – theologian, scholar, and educator – is President, Dean, and Chair in Jewish Thought at Mechon Hadar in New York City, where he also directs the Center for Jewish Leadership and Ideas. Previously, he served for six years as Scholar-in-Residence at Kehilat Hadar in New York City, and taught both theology and Halakhah at the Jewish Theological Seminary. He also served as Director of Education at Harvard Hillel. A 2011 recipient of the prestigious Covenant Award for excellence in Jewish education, Rabbi Held has been named multiple times to Newsweek’s list of the 50 most influential rabbis in America. He holds a doctorate in religion from Harvard; his main academic interests are in modern Jewish and Christian thought, in biblical theology, and in the history of Zionism. Dr. Held’s visit will conclude this afternoon.

Saturday, Jan. 12
3:45pm          Rabbi Dr. Shai Held presents, “Compassion and the Heart of Jewish Spirituality”
4:45pm          Mincha, followed at 5:15pm by Seudah Shlesheet (Third Meal), Ma’ariv and Havdallah

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

For each family that brings a Jewish family who has not experienced these services and/or dinners with us before, we’ll cover the cost of dinner for the host family and their guests! At this service, we welcome Shabbat with rhythm, movement, ruach and song. Then we share Shabbat dinner, followed by Open Lounge in the Linda Roy Youth Center with games and fun. Let us share the spirit of SHABBAT and help others live their Judaism together… with us.

RSVP needed for dinner only by Jan. 14.
“BOGO” Price: Bring a Jewish family who have not experienced this Shabbat dinner, both families FREE.
Otherwise: Dinner $25 per family (two adults & up to 4 children) for CAI members; guest family $30; adults (13+) $10 per person.

Jan
27
Sun
Prayerbook Boot Camp at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Jan 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
Prayerbook Boot Camp at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Learn about the form and function of our SHABBAT Morning Service. We’ll look at the structure of the service, as well as the meaning (“intention”) of the more significant sections. There is a reason why we refer to our prayerbook as a SIDDUR (which means “order”) … and that “reason” was never meant to be a secret. Join us and turn all those things you find yourself wondering about into a greater sense of wonder!