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.
Thursday, December 20
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.