JEWISH CULTURES SHUK
Jewish Culture Shuk Sunday, November 15, 2015, 6.15–10.00 pm, at Tucson Hebrew Academy, 3888 East River Road. Learning led by CBS’s Hazzan Avi Alpert and by Rabbi Bennett Blum, a member of CBS. $10.00. For more information, visit jewishtucson.org.
ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK
One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: From Dictatorship to Dictatorship, a series of four lectures by Roza Simkhovich, member of CBS and former Senior Lecturer, Russian & Slavic Studies, University of Arizona, on modern Russian history from the Stalinist era to the current Putin regime. At the JCC, Thursdays, November 5–December 3, 6.30–8.00 pm, $24 for a JCC member; $30 for a non-member.
ONLY A FEW SEATS AVAILABLE FOR CBS’S SOLIDARITY MISSION TO ISRAEL, DECEMBER 2015
Only a few seats are available for the CBS Solidarity Mission to Israel in December 2015. Contact Hazzan Avi Alpert now at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for this special tour.
RABBI ABRAHAM JOSHUA HESCHEL, THE GREATEST JEWISH THINKER OF THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY
Led by Lynn Saul, all classes meet the second Wednesday evening of the month from
7.00—8.30 pmat Congregation Bet Shalom, 3881 East River Road, Tucson. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. For more information, email Lynn at email@example.com.
October 14, 2015—A sweet introduction to Heschel: “Every Word Has Power” video of Heschel’s early poetry set to music and sung by Basya Schecter, of “Pharoah’s Daughter,” including interviews with Susannah Heschel, Peter Geffen, Shai Held and Edward Kaplan.
November 11, 2015—Heschel speaks for himself: video, 1973 interview of Heschel by Carl Stern on NBC “Eternal Light” program.
December 9, 2015—“The Sabbath,” the most beautiful book ever on Judaism. (Yes, this is the fourth night of Chanukah; gelt will be distributed!)
January 13, 2016—“God in Search of Man,” Heschel’s book on his radical concept of God.
February 10, 2016—“The Prophets,” Heschel’s first book—his revision and translation of his dissertation—examines who the Hebrew prophets were in relation to God.
March 9, 2016—“Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity,” his daughter Susannah Heschel’s collection of his essays on social justice.
April 13, 2016—“The Heavenly Torah,” Heschel’s masterpiece, analyzing the Talmudic opposition of Rabbi Ishmael and Rabbi Akiva in their interpretations of God’s relationship to the Jewish people.
Short excerpts from each book for discussion at the December-April classes will be available. Class participants are encouraged to get some of the books and read them more fully before class. A complete bibliography will be distributed at the first class and will be available by email and at subsequent classes. No previous knowledge or experience necessary!
ALL-TUCSON DINNER AT CBS FOR VISITING SENIOR ISRAELI FIRST RESPONDERS
October 22, 2015 at 5.30 pmat Congregation Bet Shalom. $30 a person.
Register at www.cbsaz.org or call CBS at 520.577.1171. Adults only.
The Greater Tucson Fire Foundation (GTFF), in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, Weintraub Israel Center and the Jewish Community Foundation, will host a 10-day visit to Tucson for four senior representatives from Israeli emergency response agencies, October 18-29, 2015. This visit is a coordinated follow-up to the 2013 visit to Israel by seven Tucson area firefighters that studied Israeli best practices in response to mass casualty and terrorism events. That visit resulted in significant changes in multi-agency terrorism awareness and training, regional cooperation in training and response procedures, as well as emergency medical response triage protocols.