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Temple Solel

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6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
(480) 991-7414 www.templesolel.org

November 2017

The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on the Unknown

November 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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$18

Estelle Frankel   Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   Jewish mystics teach that God, the Torah, and the human soul are each comprised…

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Chutzpah & High Heels: The Search for Love and Identity in the Holy Land – Daytime

November 9, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 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 Jessica Sara Fishman for a thought provoking discussion on…

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Rav Shmuly at Taste of Limmud

November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz will present one of three sessions at Taste of Limmud, a one-night mini Limmud event that will give you a feel for what is to come…

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Emerging Challenges & Opportunities for Our Local Jewish Community!

November 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   The Greater Phoenix Jewish community is dynamic and growing. With each passing year, new challenges and…

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January 2018

Why Are There No Reform or Conservative Sephardic Movements

January 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   Rabbi Haim Ovadia The different cultures and religious approaches of Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews are products…

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February 2018

VBM Event

February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Learning with VBM

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Judaism, Justice, and Holiness

February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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  Registration for this event is now closed. Walks ups will be accepted.   Rabbi Dr. Sid Schwarz Rabbi Sid’s groundbreaking book, Judaism and Justice: The Jewish Passion to Repair…

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March 2018

The Radical and Modern Approach of Ishbitz Hasidic Thought

March 8, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Rabbi Sam Intrator We will explore a few major themes that show how the Ishbitzer Rebbe’s ideas, while rooted in traditional sources, are radical departures from traditional interpretations. This unique…

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The Jewish Story? Inclusion, Exclusion, and the Jewish ‘Other’ Within

March 12, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Professor Aaron Hahn Tapper Jews and non-Jews frequently speak about “the Jews” as if they are a single, cohesive, interconnected group. But whether in their previous incarnations as Hebrews, Israelites,…

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The Soul in Jewish Mysticism: Opening the Heart to the Inner Life

March 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Rabbi Dr. Ariel Evan Mayse Jewish mysticism, and Hasidism in particular, may be described as an inward journey filled with longing for an immediate encounter with the Divine. Key to…

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October 2018

What Does a Jewish Community Really Look Like?

October 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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The Torah teaches that people are not meant to go through this world alone. Yet, too often, we struggle to engage with a definition of a “Jewish establishment” because of…

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Making Enemies into Friends

October 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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This lecture will be an articulation of the Torah’s mandates toward encountering our enemies and transforming them into friends, including the exception for the category of Amalek, and the reasons…

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Sacred and Sustainable Space: Ancient Agriculture and Innovative Judaism

October 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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This lecture will offer insight into how Jewish community farms have become a site for North American Jews to enact their values, express their Jewish identities, and reconnect with agricultural…

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November 2018

Taste of Limmud

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Taste of a Limmud is an evening event "Taste" of what Limmud has to offer. This event will be held at Temple Solel in Paradise Valley Sponsor: Limmud AZ

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December 2018

A Community of ‘Others’: Jews, Peoplehood, and Justice

December 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Together we will explore the multi-layered complexities of social identities and what it means for Jewish communities to be inclusive, exclusive, and expansive. ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Ilana Kaufman is a…

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January 2019

Maimonides on Who Wrote the Torah

January 9, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Maimonides says in his Commentary on the Mishnah and his Mishneh Torah that Moses wrote every word of the Torah at the dictation of God. But Maimonides also says that…

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The Talmud: A Biography

January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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The Babylonian Talmud, a postbiblical Jewish text that is part scripture and part commentary, is an unlikely bestseller. Written in a hybrid of Hebrew and Aramaic, it is often ambiguous…

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February 2019

Is the Human Being Divine? Soul and Body in Jewish Mystical Thought

February 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Influential kabbalists argued that the soul is the essence of a person and that the soul is a direct emanation from God. So can we claim that there is a…

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Einstein and the Rabbi: Searching for the Soul

February 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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A bestselling author and rabbi’s profoundly affecting exploration of the meaning and purpose of the soul, inspired by the famous correspondence between Albert Einstein and a grieving rabbi. “A human…

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March 2019

Why Now, Why Here: Anti-Semitism in America

March 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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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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What Would God’s Economy Look Like?

March 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Jewish thinkers commonly argue that the Torah is meant to provide a complete, all-pervasive guide to Jewish life. And yet, for much of Jewish history, even while halakha could regulate…

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April 2019

Eating Ethically: Religion and Science for a Better Diet

April 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Few activities are as essential to human flourishing as eating, and fewer still are as ethically fraught. Eating well is particularly confusing. We live amid excess, faced with conflicting recommendations,…

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Jewish Thought in Three Acts: Creation, Revelation, Redemption

April 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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How do we ask our most serious questions about the meaning of life and our place in the world? According to tradition, we look through our three primary stories of…

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May 2019

A Flag is Born

May 8, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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$10.00

Join us May 8th for a performance of A Flag is Born in honor of Israel's 71th Birthday. The play originally opened September 5, 1946 at the Alvin Ailey Theatre.…

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Judaism and Reproductive Justice: Reframing the Jewish Conversation on Abortion from Torah to Today.

May 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: In this class we will explore the continuing dialogue within Judaism around issues of reproductive health, specifically focusing on abortion. We’ll take a look at the classic…

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August 2019

Jewish National Fund and Temple Solel Presents: A Community Event The Arava Institute A Model of Coexistence Around Environmental Sustainability

August 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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The Arava Institute A Model of Coexistence Around Environmental Sustainability A leading environmental and research program in Israel, the Arava Institute is comprised of a student body of Jordanians, Palestinians,…

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The Arava Institute

August 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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Jewish National Fund and Temple Solel invite you to attend The Arava Institute: A Model of Coexistence Around Environmental Sustainability. With support from Jewish National Fund, the Arava Institute advances…

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September 2019

From Chassidic Rabbi to Trans Activist

September 19, 2019 @ 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: The story of a girl, raised as a boy in the Hasidic world, ordained as a Rabbi, then left and came out as a Trans-Women. This session…

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November 2019

From Bialystok to Broadway

November 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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From Bialystok to Broadway, How Jewish composers have contributed to the Great White Way. Join Temple Solel of Paradise Valley for another wonderful partnership with the Phoenix Opera Company. The…

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The Many Faces of Jerusalem

November 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: 2017 marked 50 years to the Six-day War and going back to the old city of Jerusalem and the Jewish holy sites. The talk takes an in-depth…

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Building a Shared Society for Jewish and Arab Citizens of Israel

November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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We are partnerting with Northern Arizona University to bring Mohammad Darawshe, Director of Center for Jewish-Arab Center for Peace at Givat Haviva in Israel (http://www.givathaviva.org/index.php) to Temple Solel on November…

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All Jews are Jews by Birth: Are Jews a Faith Community?

November 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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ABOUT THIS LECTURE: A person born as a Jew remains a Jew, however s/he behaves. Surprisingly, this is stated in the Talmud only with regard to one kind of Jew:…

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December 2019

Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing the Alliance in the 1960s

December 3, 2019 @ 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:   Professor Dollinger’s most recent book, Black Power, Jewish Politics: Reinventing The Alliance In The 1960s,  takes a new and different look at Jewish involvement in the civil…

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January 2020

Who is a Jew? On Identity, Peoplehood, & Conversion!

January 23 @ 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:   ABOUT THIS SPEAKER:  Dr. David Ellenson, Ph.D., Chancellor Emeritus of HUC-JIR, served as Interim President (May 10, 2018 – March 31, 2019) after the death of Rabbi…

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February 2020

Lessons from 53 Years of Social Justice Activism

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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REGISTRATION CLOSED, WALK UPS WELCOME. 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…

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March 2020

What Might Jewish History Teach Us About The Jewish Future?

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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REGISTRATION CLOSED, WALK UPS WELCOME: About This Panel Event: Jewish history is filled with tragedy and triumph. But how do we learn from the extensive wealth of the Jewish past…

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POSTPONED: 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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An Intergenerational Women’s Seder

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 United States
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“You Shall Tell It to Your Daughter” led by Rabbi Emily Langowitz Enjoy a Salmon, Charoset and Potato Kugel Dinner Early registration by March 17. Late registration begins March 18.…

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