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February 2020

Trapped in German Occupied Eastern Europe: Collaboration and Resistance

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burton Barr Library, 1221 N. Central Ave
phoenix, AZ 85004
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Lecture by Dr. Kimberly Allar and Dr. Yan Mann, Clinical Assistant Professors of History, Co-Directors of the World War II Studies online MA degree, Arizona State University. This presentation offers…

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Tikkun Olam Together Spa Day with Friendship Circle

February 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tikkun Olam Together provides cultural learning and togetherness opportunities for mothers and their daughters’ grades 6-10 as they work to improve the world – Tikkun Olam. It is an initiative…

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BJE Passages: A Beautiful Place

February 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N 90th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 United States
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$18

A musical presentation by composer, Craig Bohmler, A Beautiful Place is how the International Red Cross inspector described Terezin in his report after visiting the concentration camp in June 1944.…

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Allyship as Spiritual Practice

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$18

ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Being an ally can sometimes feel awkward and unsustainable. How might we see allyship as part of a restorative religion that is nourishing? We will explore models of change…

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Gender and Clothing

February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N 90th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE:  Purim is a story about the shift from living with a hidden identity to coming out as truly oneself. What might it teach us about the role…

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Commemorating the Crimes of Ordinary Men: The 75th Anniversary of the End of WWII

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Burton Barr Library, 1221 N. Central Ave
phoenix, AZ 85004
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Three short lectures by ASU faculty including: Dr. Kimberly Allar, Clinical Assistant Professor of History speaking on "Who were the Perpetrators? Auschwitz and Holocaust by Bullets." Professor Tobias Harper discussing…

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March 2020

Violence, Morality and Megillat Esther

March 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N 56th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85253 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: The book of Esther concludes with a paroxysm of violence perpetrated by the Jews of Persia against their Persian attackers. Over the centuries many have been troubled by…

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Twas the Best of Times, ‘Twas the Worst of Times: Antisemitism, Israel and the Politics of Resentment on the Campus Today

March 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N 90th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85260 United States
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$18

ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Is it as bad as we’ve been led to believe?  How has the increasing support for the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment initiative effected campus climate and attitudes…

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Emergent Judaism: How an Ancient Tradition Gets New Ideas

March 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Congregation Beth Emeth (west valley), 13702 W Meeker Blvd
Sun City West, AZ 85375
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$18

ABOUT THIS LECTURE: The paradox within any tradition is that it is supposed to be old, venerable and stable and yet, in order to stay alive and relevant, it needs to…

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Ecological Justice and Judaism: A Deep Shift in Consciousness

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: In order to confront the pressing contemporary issues of climate crisis, mass extinction, insecure and unjust food systems and more, we need more than technical fixes. Science can…

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