Programs

Throughout the year, a wide variety of social, cultural, educational and religious programs, as well as special events are planned to appeal to the broad range of interests of Congregation Anshei Israel's membership and the community.

The following programs are slated for our 2016-17 calendar.

2016
June
5 Yom Yerushalayim Program
  11

Tikkun Leil Shavuot: A Guide to the Evening of Shavuot

  17 Family Shabbat Service & Dinner
July 10 thru August 7

Summer Film Series

  22 Traditional Community Shabbat Dinner
  31 Blood Donor Drive with the American Red Cross
August 5 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner
  19 "Rhythm and Ruach" Family Shabbat Service & Dinner
  21

Welcome Back Party & Open House

September 2 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner
  7, 14 & 21

Adult Education Kollel: The High Holy Days

  16 “Rhythm and Ruach” Family Shabbat Service & Dinner
  24 Selihot Program & Service
  25 Kever Avot Memorial Service
  30

Shabbat Under the Stars

October 7 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner
  9

Tashlich at the Park

  16 Community Sukkot Dinner
  21 "Rhythm & Ruach" Family Shabbat Service & Dinner
  24

Simhat Torah Dinner & Celebration

  25 Simhat Torah Celebration & Lunch
  30 Blessing of the Pets

November

4 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner
  11-12

Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Eliezer Diamond

  18 "Rhythm & Ruach" Family Shabbat Service & Dinner
  22 Sigd: An Ethiopian Jewish Celebration
December 2

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

  11 Mishpachah (Family) Program: Hanukkah Cards & Crafts with Handmaker
  16 Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner
  18

Pre-Hanukkah Family Party

Adult Education Kollel

  25 Congregational Bowling Party
  28

Community Hanukkah Party

2017
January
15 11th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament
  18+ Parenting with Love and Logic Techniques
  20 Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner
  22 Blood Donor Drive with the American Red Cross
February 1, 8 & 15

4th Annual "The Wisdom of Jewish Tucson"

  3

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

  5 CAI Super Bowl Party
A Mishpacha (Family) Program
  10 Tu B’Shevat Seder & Shabbat Dinner Experience
  11 Shabbat Shira
  11 “Live Your Shabbat”!
Shabbat Immersion Program
  17 Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner
  26 NEW! Hamentaschen for Hunger

March

8

Adult Education Kollel: Purim

  3

Tot Shabbat / Preschool-Kindergarten Service & Dinner

  11 Traditional Megillah Reading
7:07pm in the Epstein Chapel with Ma’ariv
  12

Traditional Megillah Reading
7:00am in the Epstein Chapel with Minyan

  12

Purim Carnival, "Frozen" Spiel & Lunch

  15

Poland Trip Information Meeting

  17 Shabbat Under the Stars/Family Shabbat Dinner
  20-24 Usborne Book Fair
  31 Shabbat Under the Stars

April

7

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner, service 5:45pm; dinner 6:15pm
Special Kabbalat Shabbat Service for young families to welcome the Sabbath with stories and songs, followed by kid-friendly Shabbat dinner. $25 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children). Additional adults $10 per person. Please RSVP by Apr. 3 to Kim.

  9 Passover Family Workshop / Adult Education Kollel (see below)
All youth and their families are invited to join us for “All Four Children: Everyone Has a Place at the Table.” We’ll begin with Minyan at 9:00am. While students are learning the songs of the Seder, parents may join Rabbi Eisen 9:30-10:30am for “Building a Seder (see below). At 10:30am, parents will join their children by grade level to explore the deeper meaning of the prayers of the seder, followed by Pam Schuller, who will talk about her experience of inclusion in the Jewish community. There is no charge to attend, but please RSVP by April 5 to Kim.
  9 Adult Education Kollel: Passover
As part of our Passover Family Workshop, while students are learning the songs of the Seder, parents may join Rabbi Robert Eisen for “Building a Seder.” What are the basic building blocks which go into a Seder? What are some of the things we can do to enhance our experience? How can we have a meaningful and FUN time? No charge to attend, but please RSVP by April 5 to Michelle.
Following the kollel, parents may rejoin their children for the remainder of the Passover Family Workshop (see above).
  11 Second Night Passover Seder
  21 Family Israel Night Shabbat Service & Dinner
May 2 Israeli Music Concert w/CAI's Adult & Youth Choirs
  5 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

 

15

CAI's 86th Annual Meeting & Awards Fiesta

  19

Family Shabbat Service & Dinner

  24 Yom Yerushalayim Program
  30 Shavuot Service, Dinner & Tikkun Leil Shavuot
June 2

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

New programs are always in development. If you are interested in attending any event at CAI,
or would like more information about an event, please contact Debra Lytle.