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Temple Kol Ami

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15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
(480) 951-9660 www.templekolami.org

October 2017

Becoming a Mindful Soul in a Mindbending World

October 15, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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$18

Rabbi Sherre Hirsch As we live in a world that moves even faster, our ability to become present for ourselves and others becomes even more difficult. Join Rabbi Hirsch for…

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December 2017

Does Judaism Teach that Anti-Semitism is Universal and Inevitable?

December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   At least for the last 1000 years Judaism has been teaching that, as we say in the…

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January 2018

Musar at a Time of War

January 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Dr. Geoffrey Claussen  How can the wisdom of the Jewish tradition guide our judgments about the morality of warfare? This session will explore how the practice of musar, an introspective…

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February 2018

Extreme Measures: Finding a Better Path to the End of Life – Daytime

February 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   Join Valley Beit Midrash as we welcome Dr. Jessica Nutik Zitter for a thought provoking discussion…

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March 2018

Rabbi on The Ganges: A Jewish Hindu Encounter

March 4, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted. Rabbi Dr. Alan Brill Professor Alan Brill recently spent a sabbatical in India teaching about the little-known…

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What is the Purpose of Judaism?

March 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Community Panel Discussion There are so many different rituals, holidays, prayers, & community events. But what is their ultimate purpose? What binds us all together as Jews in our journeys…

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Righteous Gentiles of the Hebrew Bible: Ancient Models for Sacred Relationships

March 22, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Rabbi Jeffrey Salkin Jewish history is more than “they hated us; they tried to kill us; we won; let’s eat!” We deserve to meet gentiles in Jewish history who were…

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May 2018

The Rabbi and the Sheikh: A Tale of an Inter-Faith Quest and a Human Relationship in 18th Century Damascus

May 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   Professor Zvi Zohar An amazing account, published in 1842 by a leading Sephardic rabbi of Jerusalem,…

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October 2018

Unequal Justice? Jew/Non-Jew Distinctions in Civil and Criminal Halakha

October 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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One of our basic democratic principles is that everyone deserves equal treatment under the law. In religious law, however, there tends to be a privileging of those who are members…

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Kabbala and Consciousness

October 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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This lecture will be on the dynamics of practical Kabbala as a growth system creating consciousness in the realm of the intellect, the emotions, and in concrete action. It will…

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November 2018

The Peace and Violence of Judaism: From the Bible to Modern Zionism

November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Religion is fraught with ambiguity when it comes to peace and violence. There are texts in every major religious tradition that foster violence toward outsiders alongside those that foster peace…

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December 2018

Jewish Identity and Justice

December 17, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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***REGISTRATION CLOSED. WALK UPS WELCOME!***   Rooted in the week’s Parsha, we will explore the text through lenses of Jewish Identity, Community and Justice. *Note: This event begins at 2pm…

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January 2019

Etrog: How a Chinese Fruit Became a Jewish Symbol

January 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Every year before the holiday of Sukkot, Jews all around the world purchase an etrog—a lemon-like fruit—to participate in the holiday ritual. In this book, David Z. Moster tracks the…

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Charity in the Talmud: Religious Feelings and Macroeconomics

January 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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***REGISTRATION CLOSED. WALK UPS WELCOME*** The Talmud expresses its values and commitments through law and legal institutions. But legal rules and bureaucracy sometimes develop into static entities that stifle individual…

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Does Christianity Matter for Judaism — and Vice Versa?

January 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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What can Christians learn from Judaism, and what can Jews learn from Christianity? What do we have to gain from inter-religious dialogue, and what challenges can such conversations pose? To…

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February 2019

Withholding/Withdrawing Treatment of the Terminally Ill

February 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Pikuach Nefesh (saving a life), as well as kavod haBriyot (human dignity), are central principles in Jewish law. With 20th-21st century medical advancements, the possibility of taking measures to extend…

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

February 23, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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March 2019

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

March 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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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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The Jewish Community in 2050

March 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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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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The Art of Charity: What Does it Mean to Really Give?

March 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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Charity is an essential part of the Jewish approach to a fulfilled life. We are often asked to give some of our income to charitable causes, community support programs, and…

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April 2019

Social Justice, Mitzvah, and God Then and Now: The writing of R. Arnold Jacob Wolf z”l

April 2, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N 64th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85254 United States
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“What we cannot believe is that God is a revolutionary. So long as we act by our lights we shall act poorly, because our insights are really self-interest and our…

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