Introduction to Judaism - Temple Chai, Phoenix, AZ

- PT
19 Elul 5783 to 8 Tevet 5784
4546 E. Marilyn Rd , Phoenix, AZ 85032
This is a multi-access event

Learn the fundamentals of Jewish thought and practice. This multi-session course is designed for interfaith couples, individuals considering conversion, and Jews looking for an adult-level introduction. 

Rabbi Bonnie Koppell and rabbis from local reform synagogues will be teaching the course.

A Shabbat morning with a Simchah Torah Service and a Kabbalat Shabbat

Torah Portion

Nitzavim - Vayeilech

Deuteronomy 29:9–30:20, 31:1–30
23 Elul 5783
Haftarah: Isaiah 61:10-63:9
Selichot is observed

You stand this day, all of you, before the Eternal your God--you tribal heads, you elders, and you officials, all of the men of Israel, you children, you women, even the stranger within your camp, from woodchopper to water drawer… - Deuteronomy 29:9-10

Moses went and spoke these things to all Israel. He said to them: "I am now one hundred and twenty years old, I can no longer be active. Moreover, the Eternal has said to me, 'You shall not go across yonder Jordan.'" - Deuteronomy 31:1-2


Selichot Services

23 Elul 5783 to 23 Elul 5783

For many Jews, the High Holiday season begins with Rosh HaShanah and the start of the new month of Tishrei. Jewish tradition, however, teaches that the preceding month of Elul is a time of soul-searching and reflection to prepare oneself for the magnitude of the Days of Awe. It is during this time that we observe Selichot (also spelled s'lichot).


Reading Hebrew Prayers (Cohort 2023-4) - Union for Reform Judaism

- ET
27 Elul 5783 to 10 Heshvan 5784
This is a virtual event

Gain comfort and fluency reading Shabbat prayers in Hebrew in this new six-session course from the Union for Reform Judaism. Explore the meaning of the prayers, learn key Hebrew prayer vocabulary, and hear common prayer melodies.  

Participants should already be familiar with the sounds and shapes of the Hebrew aleph


Rosh HaShanah

29 Elul 5783 to 2 Tishri 5784

Rosh HaShanah is the Jewish New Year, a time of prayer, self-reflection, and repentance.