Community Happenings

VWomen's Symposium, November 5.
The Bureau of Jewish Education presents its annual Women's Symposium, a day of education opportunities ranging from entrepreneurship to communication to healthy eating habits. Any woman is invited to attend. Date: Sunday, November 5, Time: 8:30 am to 1 pm. Cost: $48. More info available at

Jewish Music Fest, Sunday, November 5, from 4-8 pm:
Gather, rejoice, sing, dance, celebrate, unite at the Valley’s premier celebration of Jewish music, culture and community! The 5th annual Desert Gathering Jewish Music Fest is an outdoor concert event designed to have the spiritual power of music create a stronger sense of Jewish identity, connection and pride in our shared culture and heritage. This year’s featured performers are Nefesh Mountain, Chava Mirel and Todd Herzog, as well as lots of local talent. There will be delicious Kosher food offerings for all and activities for kids. Open to all ages and all denominations. Tickets available in advance or at the door. More information at
$5 General admission; $20 Family 5-pack of tickets; $75 VIP experience ticket (catered meal and drinks, valet parking, seating tent, souvenir gift bag, and meet and greet with the musical talent).

11th Annual Wear your Ramah T-shirt Day on Thursday, November 9!

Join Ramahniks around the globe for Shabbat Across Ramah on Friday, November 10! Welcome in the spirit of Shabbat by hosting or attending a Ramah-style Shabbat dinner in your home community. We had 2,500 participants in over 30 cities worldwide last year. Be counted and let’s include even more Ramahniks and friends this year!

Show off your Ramah pride by wearing your favorite Ramah gear. Join the Facebook event and help spread the word. Post pictures of you and your friends decked out in your Ramah gear and tag @reshetramah!

Jewish Federation of North America General Assembly in Los Angeles, 
November 12 – 14 2018

 “The GA” brings together Jewish Federation & Jewish community volunteer leaders and professionals from across the continent, and those engaged in the business of Jewish philanthropy from around the globe. Rabbi David Wolpe is a confirmed speaker and it is rumored that one of the plenaries will feature "celebrities and their rabbis" (the GA co-chairs are Julie and Marc Platt who have serval close ties to Hollywood and Broadway!) Learn more at: or contact

LimmudAZ presents TASTE OF LIMMUD, November 16, 7:00 pm, a mini-opportunity to create your own Jewish adventure, just like at Limmud AZ, but shorter! The evening will feature a talk by special guest speaker Rabbi Daniel Cohen, speaking on “Creating a Life of Legacy.” Plus, attendees will get to pick from three special presentations! The evening includes a sweet dessert reception. Please sign up to join us on Thursday, November 16, 7pm at Temple Solel:


Airline ticket subsidy available

Subsidized tickets available to parents of IDF Lone Soldiers.
Nefesh B’Nefesh and EL AL Israel Airlines are partnering to offer partially subsidized plane tickets between any EL AL gateway city in North America and Israel for parents of Lone Soldiers. The tickets will be allocated to families whose financial limitations prevent them from otherwise reuniting. Click here for info   

Sun, October 22 2017 2 Cheshvan 5778