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February 2019

Shards: Putting the Pieces Together – A one-man show

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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"Shards" is a one man show that I wrote. It is the story of my aliyah to Israel and my grandparents immigration from Europe to the United States at the…

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Telling our Own Stories/Creating Our Own Memories: How Stories From Torah Enlighten the Past and Guide the Future

February 24 @ 3:00 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States

In this study session/workshop, we will have a chance to examine the telling and re-telling of stories from our tradition. We will also better understand how our telling of stories-sacred…

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Women’s Voices in the Talmud

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N 90th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 United States
$18

In general, only men issue halakhic statements in the Talmud. But women appear often in anecdotes about how the law was carried out. A close reading of some short anecdotes…

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The Moral Obligation to Speak Out in the Face of Wrongdoing

February 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
$18

A wonderful sugya in Bavli Shabbat (54b-55a) takes up the question of what to do when one sees people misbehaving, whether they are government officials or neighbors, whether they are…

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March 2019

Thou Shalt Be a Mensch: The Jewish Line Between Law and Ethics

March 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Jewish Community Foundation, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd #202
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
$18

In perhaps no other religious tradition does Law hold more central place than it does in Judaism. In their founding code, The Mishnah, the rabbis mapped out a system of…

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The Torah of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N 90th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 United States
$18

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of our great American heroes, was a uniquely gifted orator. His speeches are breathtaking performances, by any standard. But heard through Jewish ears, they…

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A Father’s Story: My Fight for Justice Against Iranian Terror

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
$18

This is the story of one brave father’s determination to bring his daughter’s murderers to justice through the American justice system. Stephen M. Flatow says he was “just a real…

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Why Now, Why Here: Anti-Semitism in America

March 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
$18

This presentation with power point focuses on the recent and rapid rise in anti-Semitism and seeks to explain why this is happening. ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: From June of 2006 until…

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The Jewish Community in 2050

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
$18

This program analyzes what is happening demographically, religiously and culturally to American Jewry. There is also a power point in connection with this presentation. ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: From June of…

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A Land of Two Peoples: Martin Buber and Bi-nationalism in Palestine

March 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Beth Emeth Congregation of the West Valley, 13702 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ 85375 United States
$18

Most today remember Martin Buber for his collections of Hasidic tales, as well has his dialogical philosophy of I and Thou. However, Buber was also an active and concerned member…

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