Thursday, 17 Tevet 5778 / January 4, 2018
Temple Life and Upcoming Events

In memory of:
Marcia Jubinville - mother of Donna Mahler
Mona Ehrenreich - sister in law of Joan Lipson

We pray for the refuah shleimah (healing) of:
Edy Fish
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Registration for The Solel Preschool 2018-2019

January 2 - Enrollment begins for Temple Solel MEMBERS in good standing
January 10 - Enrollment begins for CURRENTLY ENROLLED preschool families 
January 17 - Enrollment begins for NEW preschool families
Click here for forms, or visit :
For your reference, here is the 2018-19 School Year Calendar:
Mitzvah Day is designed to engage the entire family in performing mitzvot to a variety of local charities throughout the Phoenix community. Your good work will have a significant and meaningful effect, and will have a positive impact on your family.
Art @ Solel
The Nancijoy Weissman ART SHOWCASE exhibit opened December 1 in the North Hallway Gallery with her stylized paintings in acrylics. An informal Meet-the-Artist reception will be held on Sunday morning, January 7 at 10:30 am in the Social Hall. Most paintings are for sale with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the temple’s art
scholarship initiative. 
The Ten Greatest Archaeological
Discoveries in the Holy Land

Cancelled (due to weather)
Tuesdays, January 9, 16, and 23
7:00-8:30 pm
In this course, we'll see how poetry has 
always been a part of the Jewish literary
toolbox. From the Bible, to medieval Spain, 
to modern day Israel, poetry has served as a 
way for Jews to express themselves, integrate
into other cultures, and reflect on Jewish identity. 

Free for Member, $18 for nonmembers

RSVP to Lauren at
Solel Study Group
January 10, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Temple Solel Library
RSVP to Lauren Kaiser,
Downtown Study Group
January 10, 2017
12:00-1:00 pm
Engelman Berger, P.C. in Phoenix
RSVP to Scott Cohen,
Knitting for a Purpose
January 10
1:00-3:00 pm
What a great way to spend an afternoon doing a mitzvah. Please bring your crochet hooks or knitting needles and we supply friendly ladies, refreshments, room, and yarn. 
Questions? Contact Arlene Bonime at or 480.391.1645.
Guest Speaker
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Rabbi David Fox Sandmel, Director of Interreligious Engagement for the Anti-Defamation League, will be speaking from the bimah at our Friday evening Erev Shabbat services on January 12 at
6:15 pm. Rabbi Sandmel, a lifelong bridge-builder between faith communities, will draw from our biblical Exodus story in his sermon entitled, “The Power of Truth and Speaking Truth to Power.” Please join us!
Rosh Chodesh
Thursday, January 18, 6:00 pm
Rabbi Langowitz presents "Sh'vat"
Please bring at dairy potluck item to share.

Contact Marilyn Carson at for questions or
more information.
Connections Dinner Group
Come to our Connections dinner group on Friday, January 19 immediately following Friday night services. We will be dining at Pei Wei Asian Diner at The Shops at Gainey Ranch (8787 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale AZ 85253). Socialize and connect with members of the temple community in a casual atmosphere. RSVPs are recommended and appreciated but ALL are welcome to join us for fun, lively discussions and a delicious meal.

Saralee Rahm, 480.990.3724,
Diana Turk, 602.296.5445,
Bill Brandt, 602.290.4458, .
RSVP to Alissa at to get the address for Adults Night Out House Concert

  Explore a modern take on Jewish life. Engage with Jewish values and spirituality.
This course is for
everyone interested in learning more about
Judaism and its traditions.
Taught by Rabbi Emily Langowitz
Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm
 January 24 through May 23, 2018
at Temple Solel in Paradise Valley

More information and registration:
Empty Nesters Dinner
Saturday, February 3
5:30 pm

Reply to and she will provide the address.
Please let her know if you would like to provide an entrée, salad, side dish, appetizer or dessert.
RSVP by January 26

Congrats to Evelyn Woldman!
She won the Tamara Baskin
tzedakah box!
January at a Glance

January 7 8:00 am Early Hebrew
January 7 8:30 am Bistro
January 7 9:30 am Raker Religious School
January 7 10:30 am Mazel Tots
January 7 10:30 am Art @ Solel Artist's Reception: Nancijoy Weissman
January 7 12:00 pm Dr. Richard Freund, The Ten Greatest Archaeological Discoveries in the Holy Land
January 7 12:00 pm TSTY

January 8 9:00 am Preschool Resumes
January 9 5:30 pm Men of Solel Happy Hour (offsite)
January 9 7:00 pm Adult Education - Exploring Jewish Poetry

January 10 12:00 pm Downtown Study Group
January 10 12:00 pm Solel Study Group
January 10 1:00 pm Knitting for a Purpose

January 12 6:15 pm Rabbi Sandmel speaking from the bimah

January 15 Office and Preschool Closed

January 16 7:00 pm Adult Education - Exploring Jewish Poetry
January 16 7:00 pm VBM

January 17 1:30 pm Yiddish Club

January 18 6:00 pm Rosh Chodesh
January 18 7:00 pm Movie Club

January 19 7:30 pm Connections Dinner (off-site)

January 21 8:30 am Bistro
January 21 9:30 am Raker Religious School
January 21 10:00 am Intentional Parenting
January 21 10:30 am Book Club Presentation

January 22-26 Preschool Book Fair Week

January 23 7:00 pm Adult Education - Exploring Jewish Poetry

January 26 5:30 pm Pajama Tot Shabbat
January 26 6:15 pm Shabbat Shira with Alan Goodis

January 28 8:00 am Early Hebrew
January 28 8:30 am Bistro
January 28 9:30 am Raker Religious School
January 28 10:00 am Intentional Parenting
January 28 12:00 pm TSTY Hosts Alan Goodis

January 30 7:00 pm VBM

January 31 7:00 pm Education Committee Meeting

January Tzedakah
Saving Amy is a Spirit-led community that empowers the marginalized transitioning out of the homeless shelter by transforming lives through spiritual mentoring, teaching life skills, educational advancement, and financial stability through employment .
Jewish Family & Children’s Service is offering a new and expanded session of Creative Aging classes. Creative Aging is a national initiative based on studies showing that older adults live longer and better if they are actively involved in the Arts. The movement is aimed at fostering an understanding of the vital relationship between creative expression and quality of life for older adults. All classes are open to adults 60 or older. Registration fees vary. Registration is available on the JFCS website:

Please click here for a calendar of events.
Come learn about JCC Maccabi Sports Camp and get some free FROYO! Brent Osborne, our Camp Program Director, will be on site to talk about all the exciting things happening at JMSC this upcoming summer and answer any questions you may have. 

Sunday, January 14th at 7:00 pm at
Yogurtini-Rmcf-Scottsdale (13610 N Scottsdale Road). 
Hosted by a wonderful camp parent, David Spierer, you have a chance to get a real parent's perspective on what camp is about. Contact  
for more event details or to RSVP.