Two Beth Ami Temple couples enjoyed a lovely stroll at Papago Park on a beautiful Phoenix winter afternoon.
The glorious blue sky in the photo says it all!
Members of the Beth Ami Culture Group toured the Philip Curtis: The New Deal and American Regionalism exhibit at the Phoenix Art Museum on Tuesday, February 13th. Philip Curtis was a locally renown artist who became director of the Phoenix Art Center in 1937, which evolved into the Phoenix Art Museum in 1959.
The tour was greatly enhanced by the knowledge and enthusiasm of our spectacular docent. Following the tour, most of the members stayed for a delicious lunch in the museum’s Palette restaurant.
Our group in front of Butterfly artwork at Phoenix Art Museum
Members listening to our remarkable docent
Six members of the Beth Ami Culture Group toured the Tikkun Olam II exhibit at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, home of the Arizona Jewish Historical Society, on Thursday, January 11th.
Tikkun Olam is a Jewish concept defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or repair the world. The exhibit consisted of beautiful and thoughtful contemporary art by four exceptional local artists to raise the awareness of the need to repair the world of its imperfections and not stand idly by when another person is endangered or an issue of concern requires human intervention.
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Fourteen members of our Culture Group attended the fabulous Pompeii: The Exhibition display at the Arizona Science Center on Tuesday, December 12, 2017. More than 200 precious artifacts were included in the exhibition.
The catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius on August 24, 79 C.E., froze the Roman city of Pompeii in time by burying everything in its path for more than 1700 years. Ironically, the same debris and ash that destroyed the city also preserved it.
Following our tour of the exhibition, most of our group met at Alexi’s Italian restaurant for a delicious lunch and chitchat.
A hearty group of BAT Strollers tackled a new route at the Brown’s Ranch trail-head in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve of north Scottsdale. Arnie S, Bernie A, Carol, Paul, Harriet, and Terry followed Jan and Steve Hertzfeld into the wilds of north Scottsdale on a beautiful warm December day. All felt accomplished after a 5+ mile stroll.
Beth Ami Strollers Bobbie Lazarus, Gerry Zack, Bernie Aaronson, Carol Sinai and others joined Jan Hertzfeld for a walk for Mental Health in the 13th annual NAMI Arizona walk at the Arizona Capital, the morning of October 21st.
This was the 5th year that the BAT strollers have joined the walk. It was a beautiful day with hundreds of others completing either a 1.5 or the 3 mile loop.
Mental disease that has touched millions with an estimated 1 in 4 American families needing to deal with severe brain disorders.
Our society is greatly impacted by mental illness and this disenfranchised segment of our society. A large segment of our homeless population is afflicted, as are many of our co-worker and friends (which you might not be aware of), to name just a couple of areas.
Thank you Beth Ami Strollers for helping to bring awareness to this life-long disease.
Jan and Steve Hertzfeld do a wonderful job of planning and organizing hikes throughout the valley. The hikes vary from easy strolls to mild hikes depending on the members and the specific hike. The scenery varies from majestic cactis, unusual rock formations, city lakes and to beautiful fields of flowers. It is a great way to experience the out of doors and make friends.
Sat October 17th was beautiful day for a stroll in downtown Phoenix by the Arizona State capital brought out Beth Ami members, Rabbi Art and Claire Abrams, Janet Goodsitt, Donna Horwitz, Arnie Schwartz, Stu Meckler, Jan and Steve Hertzfeld to bring awareness to Mental Health in Arizona as the annual NAMI walk.