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The Jewish University of Scottsdale Meetup has been created in loving memory of Naftali Frenkel, Gil-ad Shaar & Eyal Yifrach, for the purpose of Jewish spiritual growth, through Rabbi Pinchas Allouche's compelling lecture series.

The goal of our Meetup group is to create a very engaged, vibrant Jewish learning community, while enriching our individual spiritual lives. We warmly welcome you, whether you are a member of a congregation or are unaffiliated. This is a great place to meet new people, and find profound connection with others. Welcome to all!

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Rabbi Allouche: A Symphony of Songs/Violins of Hope

Congregation Beth Tefillah


Hi Everyone! Join us for our February Meetup: Monday, February 25th, 2019 from 7:00-9:00pm, THE NEW BETH TEFILLAH SYNAGOGUE BUILDING.....6529 E. Shea Blvd. PLEASE PARK IN THE CHAPARRAL CHURCH PARKING LOT THAT IS WEST OF THE SYNAGOGUE. We warmly welcome you, whether you are a member of a congregation or are unaffiliated. Our Meetups are great opportunities to find Jewish answers to some of the most important issues in your life, and to meet new friends in our vibrant Jewish community! Here is the backdrop for this upcoming Meetup: The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix will be hosting the “Violins of Hope Project” here in the Valley, at various venues in February and March. “Violins of Hope” tells the remarkable stories of violins played by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust. Today, these instruments not only serve as powerful reminders of an unimaginable experience, but also reinforce key lessons of tolerance, inclusion and diversity that are pertinent now as well as for future generations. Israeli violin maker, Amnon Weinstein, has devoted the last 20 years to locating and restoring the violins of the Holocaust, as a tribute to those who were lost, including his own relatives. He has restored over 60 violins as a way to reclaim his lost heritage, give a voice to the victims and reinforce positive messages of hope and harmony. The “Violins of Hope” have been played in concert halls and exhibited in museums throughout the world. They have been featured in books, print, film and television. They will be on display at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. Jewish University of Scottsdale is privileged to be a part of this Project! Rabbi Allouche will present, “A Symphony of Songs….. Stories of Survivors and Their Music”. In addition, there will be a short performance by musicians including Michele Adler Cohen, who is a concert pianist, piano teacher, and CBT congregant. Rabbi Allouche is a well respected and deeply loved rabbi, a sought-after lecturer, and an author of many essays on the Jewish faith, mysticism and social-criticism. Throughout the year, he will speak on a multitude of compelling topics that are of significant interest to us as individuals, and as a Jewish community. He is the head Rabbi at Congregation Beth Tefillah in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he resides with his wife and nine children. Besides his impressive academic pedigree, he is richly-cultural, having lived in France, where he was born, South Africa, Israel and Italy. He is fluent in English, Hebrew, French and Italian. He received his rabbinic ordination in Milan, Italy in 1999. In March, 2013, Rabbi Allouche was listed in “The Forward” as “One of America's 36 Most Inspiring Rabbis - Who Are Shaping 21st Century Judaism." The cost for this event is $10.00 cash at the door. PLEASE RSVP at: http://www.meetup.com/Jewish_University_of_Scottsdale/ Grab some friends to join you...we look forward to seeing you there! Thank you! Amy Volunteer Director/Meetup Organizer

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Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus


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