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Temple Chai

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4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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January 2018

What is a Jewish Response to Factory Farming?

January 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Professor Aaron Gross How can Jewish community and Jewish teachings help us better respond to the factory farm systems that now produce the majority of animal products consumed in Israel,…

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February 2018

Senior Chorus Rehearsals Presented By JFCS’ Creative Aging Program

February 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 3, 2018

Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$100

Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s (JFCS) January class registration is now open. Starting the week of January 22, the JFCS Creative Aging program will be offering a number of participatory…

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VBM Event

February 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Learning with VBM

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Jewish Megatrends: Charting the Course of the American Jewish Future

February 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   Rabbi Dr. Sid Schwarz The American Jewish community is riddled with doubts about the viability of…

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Voice Lessons Presented By JFCS’ Creative Aging Program

February 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until March 14, 2018

Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$60

Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s (JFCS) January class registration is now open. Starting the week of January 22, the JFCS Creative Aging program will be offering a number of participatory…

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March 2018

Transcending the Great Right-Left Divide in Israel Through Spirituality

March 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Rabbi Sam Intrator In closely examining our ancient Spiritual Origins in Israel, a very contemporary Jewish perspective emerges that transcends the current great Right-Left Political and Spiritual divide. Through our…

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Neo-Hasidism and the Theology of Halakhah: The Duties of Intimacy and the Law of the Heart

March 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Rabbi Dr. Ariel Evan Mayse Together we will seek a Neo-Hasidic theology of halakhah — an understanding of sacred deeds and the divine command that can redress the challenges of modernity and…

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How to Re-Claim The Spiritual Meaning of Your Child’s Bar or Bat Mitzvah

March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin The bar and bat mitzvah is the most popular American Jewish life-cycle ceremony. But, it has also been the victim of its own success. How can we…

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April 2018

Senior Chorus Rehearsals Presented by JFCS’ Creative Aging Program

April 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until May 3, 2018

Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$100

Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s (JFCS) January class registration is now open. Starting the week of January 22, the JFCS Creative Aging program will be offering a number of participatory…

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Jewish Breast Cancer Support Group

April 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, repeating until August 20, 2018

Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Support Group for Jewish Women who have struggled or are struggling with breast cancer disease, its treatment, and the physical and spiritual challenges it presents. Sponsor: Shalom Center, Temple Chai…

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Interfaith Community Panel

April 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   The 3 Biggest Contributions My Faith Can Make to American Society Today & the 3 Biggest…

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Jewish Women of Phoenix Breast Cancer Support Group

April 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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For the remaining year dates will be- April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Supporting Jewish women in their Journey through all stages of Breast Cancer- including treatment, recovery and the physical and spiritual challenges along the way

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LAST LECTURE OF THE SEASON – Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: The Life and Thought of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel

April 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   2018 Hammerman Family Lecture Professor Heschel will speak about the remarkable life of her father, Rabbi…

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Jewish Family & Children’s Service to Host Jewish Crisis & Response Team Training

April 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Jewish Family & Children’s Service is hosting a crisis and response training for professionals and paraprofessionals from Jewish faith-based organizations. The training will take place at Temple Chai, 4645 E…

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May 2018

Secular Education in Hasidic Yeshivas: Why We Should All Care

May 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   Join us for a talk with Naftuli Moster, Executive Director of Yaffed, about secular education in…

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Inclusiveness as a Religious Value: Sephardic Rabbinic Response to a Major Challenge of Modernity

May 3, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   Professor Zvi Zohar Discord and schism based on the perceived need for communal uniformity have been…

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June 2018

Navigating Change and Tradition: A Case Study

June 5, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Rabbi Herzl Hefter

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July 2018

From Punishment to Compassion

July 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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The time leading up to Tisha B’av and its aftermath, leading ultimately to Rosh HaShana, demands an almost instantaneous move from extreme sadness, grief and anger to joy and happiness…

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August 2018

Book Launch ~ Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary

August 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Please join Valley Beit Midrash as we celebrate the launch of Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz’s latest book, Pirkei Avot: A Social Justice Commentary. Pirkei Avot is the urtext of Jewish practical wisdom.…

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A Restoration of All Things—An Intra-Faith Introduction to Mormon History & Theology

August 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Join Valley Beit Midrash for an “off-Broadway” review of the Mormons.  Learn the fundamentals of Mormon beliefs from a speaker who has experienced the Mormon faith as a missionary in a…

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September 2018

NCJW AZ Meeting with Guest Speaker Civia Tamarkin, “The New War on Reproductive Justice”

September 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Join us as we examine "The New War on Reproductive Justice": How Can We Fight Back? with guest speaker Civia Tamarkin at the September meeting of NCJW AZ (National Council…

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October 2018

OPENING LECTURE OF THE SEASON – Wise Aging: Getting Good at Getting Older!

October 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Occasionally, we meet an older person we admire and think: “I want to be like her when I grow up. I want to be wise, joyful, grateful, compassionate, patient, funny,…

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Who Gave You Permission? The Memoir of a Child Sexual-Abuse Survivor Who Fought Back

October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Manny Waks was raised in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish family, the second oldest of 17 children. As an adolescent he was sexually abused at the religious school across the road from…

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Iran is Closer Than You Think: The ‘Iranian’ Talmud

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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As its very name indicates, the Talmud Bavli was produced in Babylonia in the centuries following the compilation of the Mishnah. But politically and culturally speaking, Talmudic Babylonia was actually…

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Jewish Social Justice: What Type of Courage Do We Need Today?

October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Social justice is imbued in Jewish thought. Indeed, We learn that no less than thirty-six times throughout the Torah, we are commanded to love and protect the stranger, the refugee,…

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About Economy and Sustenance: Judaism, Society, and Economics

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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The economic forces are among the strongest forces at play in human society. In every purchase, sale, commercial viewed and even in the reading of these lines lies an economic…

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Saving Seeds: A Revived Historical Jewish Agricultural Settlement in New Jersey Takes on Climate Change

October 29, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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This lecture will describe the efforts of the Alliance Community Reboot (ACRe) organization to rebuild a Jewish community farm on the land where the Alliance Colony was founded in 1882…

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November 2018

Mussar and Film: Movies That Help Us Grow!

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Movies are not simply entertainments. They also can serve as vehicles for self-discovery. Rabbi Cohen identifies films that have something important to say about the human condition and that contain nuggets of wisdom…

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The Story of Five Hasidic Dynasties in America

November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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The lecture and slide show will explore the remarkable resurrection of Hasidism in America and its capacity for maintaining the charismatic authority of its dynastic leadership, often via struggle and…

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Justifying Israel’s Wars in Jewish Law: Challenges and Solutions

November 19, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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While Israel’s wars have a been a challenge for all Jews who support Israel, they have presented unique challenges for religious Zionists who adhere to Jewish law. Jewish law developed…

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NCJW AZ Monthly Meeting & Round Table Discussion on Domestic Violence

November 27, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Domestic Violence: The Untold Story of Abused Women. Learn to recognize the signs and why victims stay with their abusers. Find out what's being done to help stamp out domestic…

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How Important is a Jewish Education?

November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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When it comes to local education, the Greater Phoenix Jewish community has a limited, though great, amount of options at every stage of learning. But to what extent should we…

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December 2018

Pepper, Silk and Ivory—Exotic Jews of China, Japan and India

December 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
$18

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: After his ordination as a rabbi, Marvin Tokayer served as United States Air Force Chaplain in Japan. Upon discharge he returned to Tokyo to serve for eight…

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January 2019

Existentialist Messianism

January 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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***REGISTRATION CLOSED. WALK UPS WELCOME!***     Martin Buber ended a 1909 lecture he gave in Prague with a parable suggesting that each of us is responsible for bringing the…

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Messillat Yesharim- Reading Classical Texts with a Contemporary Philosophic Lens

January 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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**REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS CLOSED. WALK-UPS WELCOME!**   The most difficult task in reading classical texts is that of translation. Not from one language to another, but from one…

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Lighting the Way in a Dark World: The Tzaddik &The Bodhisattva

January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: We will compare texts and practices of two ancient traditions—Judaism and Tibetan Buddhism—through the most esteemed personification of each path. In Judaism, it is the Tzaddik (righteous person)…

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Jewish Literacy: The Importance of the Page

January 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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The Jews are often called “The People of Book” (or alternatively, “The Prosen People”), but how obsessed are Jews with the written word? In this panel, we will explore the…

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February 2019

Rebbe Nachman on Joy and Suffering

February 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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We all encounter suffering — our own and that of loved ones, colleagues, and strangers. We want to support people and find meaning, both in moments of great joy and…

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Discovering God in the Natural World: Insights from Kabbalah and Hasidism

February 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Divine sparks beneath the surface of the mundane. Nature as a window onto the divine mystery. Wilderness as the audible song of revelation. Like their counterparts in other spiritual traditions,…

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AZ MusicFest Violins of Hope Chamber Concert

February 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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March 2019

Music and the Holocaust: Musical Stolpersteine and Recovered Music from the Holocaust

March 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Dr. Alexandra Birch is a researcher and violinist who finds and performs lost music from the Holocaust in Europe and the former USSR. Join Dr. Birch as…

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Illustrating the Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel

March 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS EVENT: In “Illustrating the Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel…Or: Everything I Needed To Know About the Haggadah I Learned From Batman,” veteran comic book creator and editor Jordan B. Gorfinkel (aka…

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Jewish Power and Jewish Vulnerability in the Age of Trump

March 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THE LECTURE:  Professor Beinart will help explain the very different visions that left and right-leaning Jews have about Trump, Israel and anti-Semitism. He will also explain how they emerge from…

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April 2019

Interrupting the Bible: Five Tools to Reinvent the Jewish Story

April 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Can Monotheism’s oldest storytelling ritual bridge the growing gap between modern generations and our ancient legacies? Join master teacher and performer Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, founder and spiritual leader of Lab/Shul…

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May 2019

Yom Hazikaron – Memorial ceremony for Israel’s Fallen Soldiers

May 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Community memorial ceremony for Israel's fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism

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The Book of Jonah: A Rebellious Prophet We Can Relate To

May 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: We read the story of Jonah every Yom Kippur but have we studied it in depth yet? In this session, participants will read the Book of Jonah…

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Understanding Human Suffering: Theological, Moral, & Spiritual Explorations

May 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: How might we spiritually respond to our own pain and suffering? How might we morally respond to the pain and suffering of others? In this session, Rabbi…

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June 2019

Shabbos in Somalia: Reflections on Judaism and the Global South

June 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Rabbi Micha Odenheimer covered stories and crises in Africa and Asia for Haaretz, the Washington Post and others, beginning with the Ethiopian aliyah in 1991 and continuing…

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Reflections on the Conflict, Anti-Zionism, and American Jews.

June 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Micha, a rabbi and writer, who has lived in Israel for the past 32 years, will share snapshots from his personal experience as an Israeli, an American…

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“Tikkun Olam”: Exploring the Concept of Repairing the World Throughout Jewish Intellectual History!

June 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE:  Tikkun Olam (repairing the world) is a concept often invoked but rarely understood. It turns out that the phrase was used throughout Jewish history over the last two…

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July 2019

Immigrant Rights in the Bible & Talmud

July 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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**REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. WALK-UPS WELCOME**   ABOUT THIS LECTURE: In this fascinating class, Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz and Eddie Chavez Calderon will approach the contemporary conversation about…

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August 2019

Wisdom from Reb Zalman: Embracing the Jewish Spirit

August 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Rabbi Dr. Zalman Schachter-Shalomi lived a calling to reach and touch people in deeply spiritual, supportive, and Jewishly profound ways. He developed effective approaches to bridging science…

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Are Jewish Law & Jewish Values Separate Philosophical Systems?

August 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Is following the law enough?

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The Mitzvah of Tokhecha (Reproof) and the Ethics of Protest

August 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE:   ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Garth Silberstein received his rabbinic ordination from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in 2016. Previously he had also studied at the Pardes Institute for…

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September 2019

VBM OPENING EVENT – Time to Change? Jewish Identity for the 21st Century – First Sherman Minkoff Memorial Lecture

September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Dr. Erica Brown is an associate professor of curriculum and pedagogy at The George Washington University and the director of its Mayberg Center for…

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Zionism 3.0. What Is It, and Why Is It Important?

September 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Join us for a presentation and community conversation about the future of the relationship between Israel and Diaspora Jewry. In this session, we will discuss the need to…

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Contextualizing Antisemitism on College Campuses

September 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Antisemitism is experiencing a resurgence worldwide and in the U.S. But what are Jewish students experiencing on American college campuses? This lecture provides an historical context for…

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Hey Doc – How’s My Immune System Doing?

September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Dr. Shai Shen-Orr, Technion Professor and Director of Multidisciplinary Systems Immunology & Precision Medicine Lab, will discuss how advances in technology are bringing scientists at the Technion closer to reliably…

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Film Screening: True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality

September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Join Valley Beit Midrash and Arizona Jews for Justice as we present a screening of True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality.   ABOUT THE FILM: For more than three decades, Alabama…

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BJE’s JEWISH BABY UNIVERSITY for Expectant Parents

September 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$135.00

JEWISH BABY UNIVERSITY is an innovative program designed for expectant parents to help them prepare both physically and spiritually for the birth of their child. Parents-to-be learn LaMaze instruction, medical…

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October 2019

Letters from the Dead: Three Ancient Texts Discovered by Archaeologists

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: In this presentation, we will examine, read, and discuss three short Hebrew texts written in the ancient Hebrew alphabet.  They are all dated by the archaeological context within…

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The Hero is a Harlot: A Conversation about The Book of Joshua’s Most Intriguing Character

October 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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“A Class Series on the Prophetic Books”

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The Prophetess: A Modern Story About Rachel, An American Teen Called to Join a Secret Community of Jewish Prophets

October 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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  ABOUT THIS EVENT: The Prophetess tells a modern story about Rachel, an American teenage girl called to join a secret community of Jewish prophets. The story weaves Jewish tradition,…

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November 2019

There Is No Them: There Is Only Us

November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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A community conversation on substance abuse and mental health. Addiction impacts the Jewish Community - We must overcome Shame, Blame, and Judgement. *Jewish perspectives on addiction, mental health, and recovery.…

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What Is Spirituality? Is It Relevant in 2019?

November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS PANEL EVENT: We live in an age where “spirituality” is often used as an alternative to faith. As the world continues to become more secular, we should ask: how…

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Rabbi Google: Jewish Law, the Internet, and the Power of Online Torah

November 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THE LECTURE:   ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  Dr. Liz Shayne is a student in the four-year program at Yeshivat Maharat, the first program in the United States to ordain women as…

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Was The Golem Jewish? Robots, Artificial Intelligence, and Jewish Identity

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE:   ABOUT THIS SPEAKER:   LM

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Jewish Women of Phoenix Breast Cancer Support Group

November 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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For the remaining year dates will be- April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Supporting Jewish women in their Journey through all stages of Breast Cancer- including treatment, recovery and the physical and spiritual challenges along the way

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NCJW AZ General Meeting: “Voter and Election Issues in Arizona” Arizona Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs

November 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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All are welcome to attend National Council of Jewish Women Arizona's November general meeting with Secretary of State, Katie Hobbs focusing on "Voter and Election Issues in Arizona". There is…

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Luther was an Anti-Semite – What Does That Mean For Us?  

November 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$18

ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Martin Luther shaped western culture. He also contributed to antisemitism, eventually inspiring the Third Reich. Is there another way of dealing with this issue than simply condemning Luther?…

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December 2019

Facing Antisemitism: How Should We Respond?

December 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$18

ABOUT THIS PANEL EVENT: Despite efforts to combat its deleterious effects on society, the scourge of anti-Semitism has gained more prominence in the last several years than at any time following…

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The Torah Case for Reparations

December 9, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE:   ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein is the Director of the Justice Fellowship in Chicago, where he also works as Educational Consultant for the Jewish Council…

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There’s a Riot Goin’ On”: Violence in Rabbinic Thought

December 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE:   ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Aryeh Bernstein   LM

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Jewish Women of Phoenix Breast Cancer Support Group

December 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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For the remaining year dates will be- April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Supporting Jewish women in their Journey through all stages of Breast Cancer- including treatment, recovery and the physical and spiritual challenges along the way

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Who Guarantors the Guarantor? How Bankruptcy Law in Halacha Reveals the Essence of the Jewish People

December 17, 2019 @ 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: ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Chaim (Ian) Pear, a Rabbi, lawyer and social activist living in Jerusalem, is the founder of Shir Hadash, a popular Jerusalem based Synagogue, Educational…

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A Poetic Mythology for our Age of Anger?  The Furious Emergence of Gods, Devils, and Human Beings in Kabbalah and its Lesson for Today

December 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Dr. Nathaniel Berman

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January 2020

Obligation as the Human Condition

January 15, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
$18

REGISTRATION CLOSED, WALK UPS WELCOME: ABOUT THIS LECTURE: In the classical Jewish tradition, to be Jewish is to be born into a covenant and the mitzvot. In this workshop, we…

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Jewish Women of Phoenix Breast Cancer Support Group

January 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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For the remaining year dates will be- April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Supporting Jewish women in their Journey through all stages of Breast Cancer- including treatment, recovery and the physical and spiritual challenges along the way

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Collective Sin and Vicarious Atonement in Rabbinic Martyrology

January 22, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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REGISTRATION CLOSED, WALK UPS WELCOME- ABOUT THIS LECTURE: What makes Jews different from Christians, and Christians different from Jews? What elements (if any) made Jewish and Christian identities irreconcilable with…

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Blood on the Floor: Depictions of Violence in Synagogue Mosaics from Roman Palestine

January 22, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: The ongoing excavations in the fifth-century synagogue at Huqoq in lower Galilee have revealed a series of impressive floor mosaics. Several of the panels employ martial or violent…

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Jewish Meditation Retreat

January 26, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$50

REGISTRATION CLOSED, WALK UPS WELCOME Session 1: Mindy Ribner- 1:00-2:15 PM- Soul Learning: An Experiential Meditation Workshop For Healing, Self Discover, and Spiritual Revelation! Be guided in a variety of Jewish…

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Honoring the Heart and Wisdom of the Feminine

January 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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REGISTRATION CLOSED, WALK UPS WELCOME-ABOUT THIS EVENT: From the midst of assimilation and even thoughts of converting to Christianity, Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) affirmed Jewish religious practice and Torah-study as addressing an…

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Systems of Confinement & The Dignities of Freedom

January 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. WALK-UPS WELCOME     ABOUT THIS EVENT: Many understand that killing a human or animal is wrong. Many also know that physical torture of…

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Tracing Ancestors in Eastern Europe: Strategies and Examples

January 30, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: This lecture offers Jewish genealogy basics and tips, strategies for research, and a review of useful genealogy web sites.   ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Director of Family Research…

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February 2020

The Holocaust Before Hitler: The Pogroms of the Russian Civil War

February 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE:   ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Professor Jeffrey Veidlinger

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19th-21st Century Immigration Stories: From Tribalism to Oneness

February 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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About This Panel Event: The history of Jewish immigration to America is the history of a community’s successful escape from persecution and alienation. With an increasingly hostile tone taken towards immigrants…

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Immortal Melodies: Songs of Remembrance and Hope

February 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
$50

ABOUT THIS EVENT: Be renewed and hear the sweet sounds of memory. Join Valley Beit Midrash and Arizona Jews for Justice for a night of song, remembrance, and hope. ABOUT…

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Dirty Jews: Gender and Vulgarity in Jewish Comedy

February 10, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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REGISTRATION CLOSED, WALK UPS WELCOME- ABOUT THIS LECTURE: In the past two decades, American comedy has been animated by a cohort of raunchy “sex comics” like Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, Rachel…

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Revolutionary Love

February 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$18

ABOUT THIS LECTURE:   ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Rabbi Michael Lerner, Ph.D., is a leading author, public intellectual, and spiritual leader.  He is the founder and Editor of Tikkun Magazine, the world’s most widely…

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Jewish Women of Phoenix Breast Cancer Support Group

February 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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For the remaining year dates will be- April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Supporting Jewish women in their Journey through all stages of Breast Cancer- including treatment, recovery and the physical and spiritual challenges along the way

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A Divorce Coach’s Guide to Staying Married

February 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Jennifer Hurvitz is known for her no-nonsense approach to dating after divorce. She’s a relationship coach, best-selling author, and host of the Doing Divorce…

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Allyship as Spiritual Practice

February 24, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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REGISTRATION CLOSED, WALK UPS WELCOME- 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…

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March 2020

Jewish Women of Phoenix Breast Cancer Support Group

March 16, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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For the remaining year dates will be- April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Supporting Jewish women in their Journey through all stages of Breast Cancer- including treatment, recovery and the physical and spiritual challenges along the way

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POSTPONED: Neo Chassidut: What Makes it Chassidut and What Makes it Neo?

March 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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DUE TO COVID-19 CONCERNS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED       ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Chassidut began in the 18th century with the teachings of Rabbi Yisrael ben Eliezer also known…

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POSTPONED: The Soul of A Stranger. Reading God and Torah from A Transgender Perspective

March 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY CONCERNS, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED   ABOUT THIS LECTURE: ABOUT THIS SPEAKER: Joy Ladin is the author of eleven books, including 2018’s The Soul of the…

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CANCELED! CLOSING EVENT: “Unlikely Partners for Peace: An Israeli Settler & Palestinian Activist Team up to Foster Painful Hope!”

March 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$18

We regret to inform the community that this event has been canceled due to Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger’s concerns over the COVID-19 outbreak in Israel. Due to this concern, he has…

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April 2020

Jewish Women of Phoenix Breast Cancer Support Group

April 20, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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For the remaining year dates will be- April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Supporting Jewish women in their Journey through all stages of Breast Cancer- including treatment, recovery and the physical and spiritual challenges along the way

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May 2020

POSTPONED: Who Owns the Western Wall?

May 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
$18

ABOUT THIS LECTURE: Women of the Wall, a 31-year old feminist organization in Israel. WOW’s mission is to achieve equality for women and religious pluralism at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Yochi…

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Jewish Women of Phoenix Breast Cancer Support Group

May 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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For the remaining year dates will be- April 16, May 21, June 18, July 16, Aug 20, Sept 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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Supporting Jewish women in their Journey through all stages of Breast Cancer- including treatment, recovery and the physical and spiritual challenges along the way

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October 2020

Valley Beit Midrash Fall Keynote Event

October 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032 United States
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$18

Valley Beit Midrash's presents its Fall Keynote

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