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SAMUEL COHON Ritual items
A Note from Rabbi Cohon to Temple Emanu-El on the Outrage in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend
Taste of Judaism is starting this month. A free class about Jewish spirituality, values, and community. Classes available in multiple locations, including Green Valley. The class is free, but registration is required. Call (520) 327-4501 to register today.
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Summer is here and so is our popular Chardonnay Shabbat!
Chardonnay Shabbat through August 25, 2017!
5:00 pm Wine & Cheese Pre-Oneg
5:45 pm Chardonnay Shabbat Services



Upcoming AEA Classes

5778 Sunday Salons

Curated by Dr. Richard Brodesky

All Sunday Salons are free & open to the public! Please register here or call (520) 327-4501 so that we know that you will be joining us.

Judaism is dynamic, varied, and all-encompassing. The Sunday Salon Series is a vehicle to touch on many diverse aspects of our religion. These free programs are created to support our congregants’ interests, current developments in the Jewish world, and the Jewish liturgical cycle. They are open to members and non-members alike. As this series is continually evolving, please consult the weekly email, the Temple Times, flyers, or our office for particulars each month. Judaism is dynamic, varied, and all-encompassing.

Sundays, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

August 27 -- Project Elul: Preparing for the High Holy Days through Contemplation

September 17 -- Mishkan HaNefesh: Changes and Innovations - New Prayer Book for the Holy Days


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Weekly Torah Talk:

How Should We Live?

Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon

...This big question—what does God ask of you?—and Ekev’s answer begin a series of statements in Jewish tradition, attempts to distill from our large moral storehouse just what the essence, the ikar of Jewish ethics really is.  What is it that God wants?  What is the true standard we need to uphold to be considered morally good?....Read More.


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Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon’s Sermon On Ekev 5777:

Morality and the Dalai Lama

Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon
August 11, 2017

...Prominent on anyone’s list of such luminaries is the 14th Dalai Lama.  He has been the religious leader of his people, Tibetan Buddhists, for nearly 80 years, and has represented both their aspirations for freedom and the common humanity in each one of us throughout his long career.  Many words of praise have been written about him—it is almost incidental that he is a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate—but most telling is that with all the accolades he has received for his wisdom, sagacity, learning, and courage, he is warm, charming, funny, and self-deprecating.  He embodies for Buddhists the supremely important value of compassion, which he demonstrates with grace and generosity to us all. Read More.

Temple Times

NewsletterThe August, 2017 issue of the Temple Times is now available!  Read more about what's going on in our synagogue and community. Read about us... upcoming events and this month's happenings.

Media Gallery

gallery Take a look at different events, occasions, and ‘happenings’ here at our synagogue. Our Hannukah celebrations, Tikkun Olam, simchas and special occasions!

WATCH Rabbi Cohon at the Tucson Vigil in Response to the Orlando Attack

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Aug.22.2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Aug.22.2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
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Every service held in the Rubin Family Sanctuary is now streamed live! Click here to join a stream in progress, see our schedule of broadcasts, or view a previously recorded service.