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Dec
16
Sun
Knife Skills & Classic Soups with Chef Tom Kressler Italian Cooking Class @ Tucson Jewish Community Center
Dec 16 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn knife skills with Italian cuisine expert Chef Tom Kressler. He will show you how to make several classic soups with your new knife skills as well.

Dec
20
Thu
Northwest Community Dining Out @ Noble Hops
Dec 20 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Thursday, December 20

12:30-2:00pm

Come and share a meal, make new friends and mingle with your fellow Northwest Tucsonans. Singles, couples, families and children welcome! Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 18 to www.jfsa.org/noblehops. Participants will purchase their own fare and we’ll enjoy it together.

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.

Dec
25
Tue
CAI’s Skate Party @ Skate Country
Dec 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
CAI's Skate Party @ Skate Country | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Everyone is welcome to join us for a fun day of roller skating …  We’ll have thrills (and a few spills!), laughs and snacks. “Skate-mates” available for those who need a little stability on the rink.

Entrance fee: $5 per person all ages (skaters and non-skaters) includes skate rental, “Skate-mate” (if needed) & light refreshments. (Limited snacks for sale at concession stand). RSVP required by Dec. 19.

Jan
6
Sun
CAI Men’s Club Breakfast Meeting @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Jan 6 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
CAI Men's Club Breakfast Meeting @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

All are welcome to share Jewish experiences, anecdotes & vignettes as part of “Roots of My Judaism.”
Enjoy our delicious breakfast buffet. There is no charge for Men’s Club members; guests are always welcome for $4.

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
13
Sun
“Challah Make & Take” Mishpacha (Family) Program at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Jan 13 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
"Challah Make & Take" Mishpacha (Family) Program at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

All ages are welcome to learn how to make challah like a pro! Make and take your very own challah to bake at home and create a beautiful challah cover while we wait for the dough to rise. Event includes lunch. $6.13 per person. RSVP by Jan. 8.

Mishpacha Programs are specially designed for families with children, but everyone is welcome! Join us on a Jewish journey of making friends, building community, learning about Judaism and family fun.

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
20
Sun
13th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
13th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Everyone is welcome to participate! Check-in begins at 9:00am, with play beginning at 9:30am sharp, followed by lunch at 12:30pm. Play resumes at 1:30pm, with prizes awarded at 3:30pm. $36 entry fee includes lunch, game and prizes for the top three scorers, plus each round winner gets a prize. All proceeds benefit CAI’s United Synagogue Youth. Registration & payment required by Jan. 13 (no walk-ins allowed). Questions? Call Rosie at 906-6947.

Participants are asked to bring NEW underwear and/or socks, or gently-used sweatshirts and sweatpants for women at Sister Jose Women’s Center. The Center provides unaccompanied homeless women with a stable and safe environment to recuperate from the daily struggle of homelessness and extreme poverty. Please bring items with you the day of the tournament.

Tu B’Shevat Seder at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel
Jan 20 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Tu B’Shevat Seder at CAI @ Congregation Anshei Israel | Tucson | Arizona | United States

Celebrate the “new year” for trees. Enjoy fresh and dried fruits, seeds and juices grown on trees; includes dairy dinner (tuna salad, chips, challah rolls) & dessert, and each attendee will take home a parsley seedling for use on Passover!

No charge; however reservations are required by Jan. 16.