Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation news

Rabbi Irwin Wiener leading services

Rabbi Irwin Wiener leading services

The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation (SLJC) is an established reform congregation that meets at the Sun Lakes Chapel on the second Friday of the month from September through June. In July and August, a rabbinic led Twilight Service is held in the Sun Lakes Chapel at 5:30 p.m. Services are a great opportunity to meet new people, connect with Judaism and learn. New attendees are invited to be introduced at the service, and members of the congregation connect with these attendees. Oneg Shabbats are held immediately after our services at Sun Lakes Country Club from September through June. Everyone is invited to attend. The services and Onegs are a great place to meet members, ask questions and learn more about our congregation.

November 10, 7:30 p.m. – Shabbat Service

Veteran’s Day (honoring our local veterans) and Thanksgiving

December 8, 7:30 p.m. – Shabbat Service

Hanukkah Candle Lighting

SLJC is an active congregation with members of all ages who come from various communities across the world. Tradition and prayer are woven into our services by Rabbi Wiener. Our Cantor Ronda Polesky’s beautiful voice makes the services beautiful to listen to, and our choir, under the direction of Lana Oyer, makes our services memorable. Join us on the dates below to partake of these services.

Fall Adult Education Classes with the Rabbi:

Once again, Rabbi Wiener will be leading our congregation in a series of inspiring adult classes this fall. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear and learn first-hand information that will bring thoughtful information to everyone. You will come away with a feeling of fulfillment and inspiration.

ALL are welcome: Please make a quick call to G. Dante at 480-802-1832 to reserve a place for you and your friends. We look forward to hearing from you.

Choose both or one. Each class will be held every Tuesday as follows:

1. Session One – October 3, 10 and 17 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

“Coping with illness, and understanding losses in our lives.” As time moves on, we encounter issues that cause us pain, both physically and mentally. Our aches seem to be more frequent. Our friends and family leave us bereft. Together we will explore opportunities to learn how to deal with adversities that affect our quality of life.

2. Session Two –December 5, 12 and 19 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

“Torah study.” Learning the various interpretations of Scripture to better understand their meaning for today as they affect our lives. Torah is a living expression of hope, faith and even human failings that are brought together to teach about being human even as we strive to be more. We will explore Torah, the Prophets and the Talmud to better understand how all of Scripture evolved over time.

SLJC has a wide range of activities, including an active Sisterhood and Men’s Club, a Friends of Israel Committee, an adult education program and Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs both for adults and youngsters. Opportunities abound to become involved in the SLJC community in many ways. For more information, please see our website,

Save the date: March 31, 2018. This Passover SLJC invites you to share Second Seder with your congregation, family and friends on March 31, 2018, at Palo Verde Country Club. More details to follow!