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.

5 Yom Yerushalayim Program, 7:00pm

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

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, 8:00pm
The evening includes a wine, cheese and dessert reception; Havdallah program “Areshet S’fateinu … May the Words of our Lips … Translating Prayer into Song”; the changing of the Torah covers and a moment to honor our Minyan; followed by the opening service to the High Holy Days, Selihot, at 10:00pm. No charge; however, reservations are requested by Sept. 19. Call Debra at 745-5550, ext. 242.
  25 Kever Avot Memorial Service10:30 am
at Evergreen Cemetery, Anshei Israel Section

Even if your loved ones are not buried in CAI’s Cemetery, you are encouraged to participate in the service and pay your respects to your dearly departed. The 30-minute service includes a special booklet of prayers.

Shabbat Under the Stars

October 7 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

Tashlich at the Park

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

Simhat Torah Dinner & Celebration

  25 Simhat Torah Celebration & Lunch
  30 Blessing of the Pets


4 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

Scholar-in-Residence Dr. Eliezer Diamond

  18 Family Shabbat Service & Dinner
December 2

Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

  11 Mishpacha (Family) Program
  16 Family Shabbat Service & Dinner

Hanukkah Family Workshop / Adult Education Kollel

  25 Congregational Bowling Party

Community Hanukkah Party

15 11th Annual Mah Jongg Tournament
  20 Family Shabbat Service & Dinner
February 1, 8 & 15

The Wisdom of Jewish Tucson

  3 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner
  5 Mishpacha (Family) Program
  10 Tu B'Shevat Seder
  11 Shabbat Shira
  17 Family Shabbat Service & Dinner
  26 Hamentaschen for Hunger


1 & 8

Adult Education Kollel: Purim


Tot Shabbat / Preschool-Kindergarten Service & Dinner

  11 & 12 Traditional Megillah Readings

Creative Megillah Reading / Purim Carnival

  17 Family Shabbat Service & Dinner / Shabbat Under the Stars
  31 Shabbat Under the Stars



Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner

  9 Passover Family Workshop / Adult Education Kollel
  11 Second Night Passover Seder
  21 Family Shabbat Service & Dinner
May 2 Yom Ha'atzmaut Concert
  5 Tot Shabbat Service & Dinner



CAI's 86th Annual Meeting


Family Shabbat Service & Dinner

  30 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.