Tag: Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

The Lessons We Learn

Rabbi Irwin Wiener, D.D., Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation The Scriptures are filled with anecdotes describing acts of one human being toward another to enhance our values and encourage humanities’ call for good. There are so many ways to accomplish benevolence and consideration. Hopefully, during our journey, and particularly at this time of frustration, we will…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation News and Events

Joyce Spartonos The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation (SLJC) is continuing to follow the path of caution in relation to its services and related programs. This means that for the near future at least, SLJC will still be relying on virtual technology rather than in-person meetings for all its activities. One of the benefits coming out…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Summer Update

Joyce Spartonos As of this writing, the Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation has not made a final decision as to when in-person services will begin but, for now, will continue with at least a streamed service for July. Summer services are always abbreviated, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and generally lasting less than an hour. This will…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

Joyce Spartonos As June comes upon us, Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation will make the decision of whether or not to continue services virtually or in person as we continue to navigate back into some sort of normalcy. Thank goodness for our wonderful Rabbi, Irwin Wiener, who continues to deliver weekly email messages of hope and…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood Plans Luncheon

Esther Spear The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood’s annual paid-up Membership Appreciation Luncheon will take place on March 19, 2020, in the Chapel Center at noon instead of 1 p.m. This will be a catered, sit-down lunch that is free if you have already paid your annual Sisterhood dues. It’s not too late to join.…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation

Joyce Spartonos, Publicity The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation, or as we often refer to ourselves as SLJC, is prepared for a fantastic month of March. Our service will take place on Friday, March 13, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel in Sun Lakes. This is the month we honor our glorious choir and its director…

Ecumenical Program Open to All

Geri Gould, President, Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation On Tuesday, March 24, you are invited to attend the concluding panel, entitled Life Cycle Rituals. The dynamic and informative first panel dealt with cultural and religious rituals surrounding birth, coming of age, and marriage. This final panel will offer explanations of rituals surrounding death and beliefs about…

Kibbutzim in Israel, Then and Now

Kibbutz Sasa 1949

Michael Cohen, MD Friends of Israel, SLJC presents Susan Bondy. She has lectured nationally on Israel, Kibbutzim, and the Dead Sea Scrolls and investing. She is currently Chairman of the Israeli American Council – Arizona. The word Kibbutz means “gathering” in Hebrew and refers to the communal settlements in Israel that began well before the…

Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Services Feb. 14

Joyce Spartonos, Publicity The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation, as always, would be delighted to have you join us for services on Friday, Feb. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Chapel in Sun Lakes. Under the esteemed leadership of our wonderful Rabbi, Irwin Wiener, we’ll be celebrating Tu BiShvat, The New Year of the Trees. While…