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Tu BShevat Winetasting Seder Rodeo Shabbat 2016 Credit Joe Steiner
Join us for our Tu B'Shevat Winetasting Seder, Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm. Followed by the Fred, Gertrude & Bernard Rosen Sabbath of Song - Shabbat Shirah. Click here to sign up.
Rodeo Shabbat Cookout Dinner will be on Friday, February 24, 2017 at 6:00 pm. Kosher hamburgers, veggie burgers, and sides. Men's Club Rodeo Shabbat Service will follow at 7:30 pm.


5777 Sunday Salons

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Sunday, February 19, from 2 - 4 pm 

Morgen Hartford, MSW,
Director, Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Arizona
Introduction to aging and Alzheimer’s 

All Sunday Salons are free & open to the public!

Click here! for details and let us know you're coming!

Upcoming Salons:

Sunday, March 19, from 2 - 4 pm - Rabbi Batsheva Appel, Southern Jewry

Sunday, April 16, from 2 - 4 pm - Visit to the Jewish History Museum/Holocaust History Center

Sunday, May 21, from 2 - 4 pm - Michael B. Schwartz, "My Development as a Jewish Artist"

Sunday, June 25, from 2 - 4 pm - Nature Photography in the Sonoran Desert - Dr. Kevan Schlamowitz




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Emanu-El debuting ‘Hebrew@Home’ remote learning" - article in the Arizona Jewish Post about our new Kurn Religious School Program

"A New Worship: Armon Bizman" - article in the Tucson Weekly about Downtown Shabbat

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Weekly Torah Talk:

Song to the Violent God

Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

“God (YHVH) is a man of war!  YHVH is His Name!”  -- Exodus 15:3

The Torah portion of B’Shalach is justly famous for two reasons.  First, it tells the great tale of the crossing of the yam suf, the Sea or Reeds (or perhaps the Red Sea itself) and the redemption of the people of Israel from destruction at the hands of Pharaoh’s army.  Second, after the crossing, Moses and the people of Israel sing the magnificent Az Yashir Moshe, Moses’s Song, about their salvation through divine action.  B’Shalach is always chanted on Shabbat Shirah, the Sabbath of Song, and it is celebrated with special musical services in virtually every Reform and Progressive synagogue in the world.

The story itself couldn’t be much more familiar, not only from the Torah text itself and every Passover Seder you have ever attended, but from the arts.  The Exodus is featured in paintings, novels, and poems, and there have been a variety of mediocre film interpretations, ranging from “The Ten Commandments” to “The Prince of Egypt” to last year’s “Exodus: Gods and Kings.”  Still, the story is worth hearing yet again. Read More.


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Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon’s Sermon Vayeitzei 5777:

For Argument’s Sake

Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon
December 9, 2016

The noise we have been hearing in the past few weeks about a rising tide of Anti-Semitism right here in America is disturbing.  The thing about Anti-Semitism is that just when you think it has receded from view and is no longer a serious problem in one sector of society or one nation in the world, it comes back…  and there is now increasing concern that Anti-Semitism is making strong inroads here in the United States.

The new American Jewish concern about heightened degrees of Anti-Semitism comes as a result of some of the very ugly themes of the recent presidential election campaign, particularly the focus it brought to what is called the Alt-Right movement, and the alternative—that is, fake—news that some of its elements have spawned.  There were a number of instances during the presidential campaign and its immediate aftermath of anti-Semitic chants, of reporters blasted with anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi harangues, of commercials that hinted at Nazi-era slurs about Jewish control of world finance or the media, and other disturbing incidents that we haven’t seen in America in many years.   Read More.

Temple Times

NewsletterThe February, 2017 issue of the Temple Times is now available!  Read more about what's going on in our synagogue and community. Read about us... upcoming events and this month's happenings.

Media Gallery

gallery Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue. Our Hannukah celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!

WATCH Rabbi Cohon at the Tucson Vigil in Response to the Orlando Attack

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