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 2017-18 calendar.

Current Month

2017
June
2 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner
  16

Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner

July 7

Traditional Community Shabbat Dinner

  9 thru August 6 Summer Film Series
  23 thru August 27 "The History of Israel" Adult Education Class
  30 Blood Donor Drive with the American Red Cross
August 4 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner
  18 Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner
  23 thru Sept. 6

Adult Education Kollel: "The High Holy Days"

September 1 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner
  10

Lynne Falkow-Strauss Courtyard & Foyer Dedication and
Welcome Back Party

  15 "Shabbat Under the Stars" Family Shabbat Experience
Service & Dinner
  16 Selihot Program & Service
  17 Kever Avot Memorial Service
  24

Tashlich at the Park

October 1 Community Sukkah Build
  4 Community Sukkot Dinner
  6

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner (in the sukkah)

  12

Simhat Torah Dinner & Celebration

  13 Simhat Torah Celebration & Lunch
  15 Blessing of the Pets
  16-20

Scholastic Book Fair

  20 Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner
  27 "Shabbat Under the Stars" Service

November

3 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner
  5 Mishpachah (Family) Program: Create a Piece of Peace
  10-11

Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Hartley Lachter

  17 Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner
December 1

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

  10 Mishpachah (Family) Program:
Make Hanukkah Cards with Handmaker Residents
  10 "Latkes & Vodkas" Adult Hanukkah Party
  15 Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner
  17

Hanukkah Workshop and Maccabiah and
Hanukkah Adult Education Kollel

  19 "8 Nights, 8 Lights" Hanukkah Party
  25

Congregational Bowling Party

2018
January
7 Blood Donor Drive with the American Red Cross
  13 Mishpachah (Family) Program
Havdallah Under the Stars & Digital Scavenger Hunt
  14 12th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament
  19 Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner
  21

CAI Comedy Night at Laffs

  26 Carlebach-style Shabbat Service, 5:45pm
As part of Shabbat Shira (The Shabbat of Song), join us for a spirited and engaging participatory service with melodies by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, one of the most influential composers of Jewish music in the 20th century.
  27 Shabbat Shira "The Sabbath of Song", 9:00am
Come learn new melodies at this musical Shabbat featuring CAI’s Adult and Youth Choirs (all K-6th Grade Religious School students will participate) directed by Cantorial Soloist Nichole Chorny during a special “Sermon-in-Song.” Throughout the service you will hear some new melodies to familiar prayers, and explore some of the varied repertoire of our heritage. Come sing with us!
February 2

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner, service 5:45pm; dinner 6:15pm
This month’s special Kabbalat Shabbat Service for young families to welcome the Sabbath with stories and songs is hosted by our 3-year-olds’ class Maccabim, and will be followed by a kid-friendly Shabbat dinner. $25 per family (2 adults & up to 4 children). Additional adults $10 per person. RSVP by Jan. 29 to Kim.

  4

Tu B’Shevat in the Park

  7, 14 & 21 5th Annual "The Wisdom of Jewish Tucson"
  16 Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner
  18 2nd Annual "Hamentaschen for Hunger"
  28 Purim Pandemonium, 5:00pm
includes the “WHOLE” Megillah at 6:13pm

March

1

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

  2

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

  4 Mishpachah (Family) Program
  9

"Shabbat Under the Stars" Service

  16

Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner

  21

Seder Heder Adult Education Class

  25 Passover Family Workshop (AM) & Passover Painting Party (PM)
  29 Sweet Tomatoes "Fun-raiser"
  31 Second Night Passover Seder

April

13

"Shabbat Under the Stars" Service

  20 Mishpachah Program
May 3 Lag B'Omer Picnic & Concert
  4

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

 

13

Yom Yerushalayim Program

  14

CAI's 87th Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration

  18 Family Shabbat Experience Service & Dinner
  19 Shavuot Service, Dinner & Tikkun Leil Shavuot
  27 thru June 9 Poland/Israel Trip with Rabbi Eisen
June 1

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

  15 Family 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.