From Rabbi Abrams:
On Feb. 16 I have been invited to lead a discussion after viewing the film “Disobedience,” which is part of the Phoenix Jewish Film Festival. It will be shown 3 times. My presentation will be at the Harkins Arrowhead Theater in Peoria at 7:00 on Sunday the 16th of Feb. This is a true story of Sousa Mendes who was the Portugal Consul in France during the Nazi onslaught. He personally wrote visas for 30,000 people who were fleeing the Nazis, many of whom were Jewish. His story is one of courage and moral convictions against all the odds. It is a story that needs to be told and known and well worth your time and attention, especially since Janice Friebaum will be speaking on children of survivors at the Temple on Feb. 7. The film will also be shown on Feb. 12 in Scottsdales and on the 19th in Chandler.
From Blossom Osofsky, President of the Congregation:
Here we are in February now. Our next service is on February 7, and we have a special guest Janice Friebaum speaking about second generation survivors of the Holocaust. Please come and bring friends and family.
Friday, February 7, 7:30 p.m. with Rabbi Abrams and Cantorial Soloist Pam Beitman
Guest speaker: Janice Friebaum
Oneg hosts: Vicki and Steve Hoffman, Susan and Bernie Pollack,Isabel Meth and Mort Bloom
Shamas: Jerry Mittleman and Blossom Osofsky
Friday, February 21,7:30 p.m. with Rabbi Abrams and Cantorial Soloist Pam Beitman
Oneg hosts: Sara House, Joy Goldman, Nancy and Bob Unferth
Shamas: Steve Hertzfeld and Donna Horwitz
Janice Friebaum, Holocaust Educator, to speak
Janice Friebaum, professional Holocaust educator and survivor advocate, will speak at Friday night services on February 7, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on the experience and impacts of being raised by Holocaust survivor parents.
Ms. Friebaum, daughter of a Holocaust survivor, holds a Masters degree in Jewish and Holocaust studies. She has interviewed dozens of survivors, including the Shoah Visual History Project, and has served on the Boards of Holocaust organizations in Washington State, Florida and Arizona. She has served as executive director of a Holocaust education organization and worked for and served as consultant to Jewish Federations , community planning and Holocaust survivor issues. She has spoken extensively to students in high school and colleges and at professional conferences. She is currently conducting a Senior Services Study for the Jewish Community Association of Greater Phoenix and recently created Generations After, a group for children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors in greater Phoenix.
FEBRUARY 22, 2014 3-5 p.m., at Beth Ami Temple
Join us to hear our very own Professor Sallie Terman speak on “American Gangsters of the early years of America”. Hear about Arnold Rothstein and his boys, Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky and others. $12.00 for single, $20.00 for a couple. For Reservations/Tickets: Contact Donna Horwitz or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance Tickets to the Temple Fundraiser
To avoid crowding at the door you may purchase advance tickets to Sallie Terman’s lecture on Jewish Gangsters to be held at Palo Cristi Church,. Please contact Donna Horwitz email@example.com. Light refreshments will be served following the lecture.
Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
February 9 – 23, 2014
Harkins Camelview 5, 7001 E. Highland Ave., Scottsdale
Harkins Chandler Crossroads 12, 2980 E. German Rd, Chandler
Harkins Arrowhead 18, 16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Ctr. Dr., Peoria
$11 for adults ($12 at the door)
$ 6 for students (ID required, 25 yrs and under)
For information about tickets, ticket packages or group discounts:
Oneg Shabbat Hosts Needed for Beth Ami Temple Services
Hosts still needed for March 14 and May 2, 2014.
Celebrate a birthday, anniversary, baby naming, etc., etc.
Please call Elyssa Schneider if one of these dates works for you. Thanks.
Arizona Jewish Historical Society
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
122 E. Culver St,
“A Letter in the Scroll”
by Rabbi JonathanSacks
Discussion led by Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, Valley Beit Midrash
Thursday, February 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Screening of “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy”
Opportunity to go to the Grace Museum of American in Cave Creek
Nancy Unferth is forming a group to go to the museum on March 4th or 6th at 1:00. (which date to be determined shortly). If you missed the opportunity to go last time and would like to have an opportunity to see this remarkable and unusual museum, please let her know. You can only see this museum in a group with a guide.it costs $10.00 for a 2 hour guided tour through America’s history with beautiful chronological walk in dioramas. There are golf carts which you can ride in the wide halls. There is a stop to have refreshments and walk out on to a balcony looking over the desert. If you are interested, email Nancy Unferth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call. We can arrange car pools to get out there.
The next Fresser’s Dinner will be at 6:00pm on the 5th of February at the Village Tavern, 8787 North Scottsdale Road. Please respond to Adrianne and/or Mel Selbst by an e-mail <email@example.com> or by calling. Fresser’s always meet on the first Wednesday of every month. Mark your calendars in advance so you can join us.
The Temple Torah Study Group has had to change the date for our next session. It will be on Sunday, March 2nd from 2 until 4 at the home of Sara House. We will be finishing up Samuel One from the Tanakh chapters 20 to 31 which will end that story. After recapping those chapters. we will have a freewheeling discussion. R.s.v.p. to Sara email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or Arlene Freedberg before Feb. 24th.
The Cultural Committee has arranged for a forty-five minute private guided tour of the Heard Museum Highlights Tour, including the Georgia O’Keefe Showing, with or without lunch at the Museum Restaurant following the tour. The date is February 11, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. The cost is $12.50 per person, payable at the door (lunch is separate). For reservations or questions, contact Donna Horwitz email@example.com.
Beth Ami temple gratefully acknowledges the following donations:
Arnie Schwartz in memory of Ruth Schwartz, wife
in memory of Max Schwartz, father
in memory of Ethel Rubin, mother-in-law
Sara House in memory of Phyllis House, mother-in-law
Rothbergs in memory of Sally and Charles Rothberg,
in memory of Mary and Harry Medovy
Mittelmans in memory of Rosilyn Unferth, mother of Nancy
birthday wishes to: Mel Selbst
Pollacks in memory of Norbert Pollack, father of Bernie
Announcements? Additions? Adjustments? Please contact Susan Pollack at <Susan.Pollack@cox.net> with “Beth Ami” in the subject line or call.
See memborship directory for phone numbers.