This Weekend: Kever Avot, Kosher housewares, Jewish Olympics

Here are some programs/events happening this weekend.

Kever Avot services: Sunday, Sept. 23

It it is customary to visit the graves of loved ones between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. For a list of services at cemeteries throughout the Valley, see this Valley View listing from our Sept. 14 issue.

Kosher housewares sale: Sunday, Sept. 23

10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at Ohr Hatorah Congregation. The sale will offer a variety of items designed specifically for the kosher cook, with nothing costing more than $20. The sale is sponsored by the PTO of Torah Day School of Phoenix, TheKosherCook.com and Center of Town in Lakewood, N.J. All proceeds will go toward building the library at Torah Day School of Phoenix.

Jewish Olympic Odyssey : Sunday, Sept. 23

Herb Weinberg of Colorado gives a presentation about Jewish Olympic history starting with the first modern Olympic Games held in Athens in 1896. Before his retirement, Weinberg covered 14 Olympic games, both summer and winter, for several publications, starting in 1972 in Munich.

The free event is sponsored by the Jerry and Harryette David Foundation and is presented by the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center’s Koach Maccabi Club. The event features popcorn and refreshments and an introduction of former JCC Maccabi players.

The program is 1-3 p.m. at the Valley of the Sun JCC. To register, call 480-483-7121.

Yoga and Teshuvah : Sunday, Sept. 23

In this pre-Yom Kippur workshop, yoga instructor Marjorie Abramson and Rabbi Elana Kanter weave together Jewish text study and yoga practice on the theme of teshuva, heightening one’s awareness in order to grow and change. The event, co-sponsored by the Jewish Community Association, will be held at 1 p.m. at the Valley of the Sun JCC. Cost is $10. Register here.

Candlelighting is at 6:08 p.m.

Shabbat Shalom!

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