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Sacred Waters: Learning Opportunity for the Southwest Jewish Community

Sacred Waters: October 11 &12, 2014
Registration is Now Open!
Sacred Waters will explore the unique relationship we have as Jews to water:
religiously, spiritually, geographically here in the Southwest, and geopolitically in the Middle East. 

Register Today:
Full Program - $55
Mikveh Monologues & Reception ONLY - $36 (NFTY/Students - $18)
Day of Learning (with lunch) with Anita Diamant ONLY - $30

Saturday, October 11: The Mikveh Monologues at 7pm at Temple Chai in Phoenix

The evening will begin with a Havdalah ceremony followed by a presentation of the Mikveh Monologues. The Mikveh Monologues (© 2008 Mayyim Hayyim) was created in 2004-2005 by internationally acclaimed author Anita Diamant and director Janet Buchwald. The play is based on interviews with men, women and children who marked a personal life transition by immersing in a mikveh.

Following the play there will be the chance to mingle at a dessert reception in the Temple Chai community sukkah.

Sunday, October 12:  Day of Learning from 8am to 4:00pm at Congregation Beth Israel in Scottsdale

Anita Diamant
Anita Diamant


From the sacred to the practical, from the living waters of the Torah to the living waters of the southwest deserts, come learn and study with top experts in Judaism, in Torah and in water conservation. The keynote speaker for the Day of Learning is Anita Diamant, best-selling author of "The Red Tent" and a prime mover behind Mayyim Hayyim, the renown Living Waters Community Mikveh in Massachusetts.

Featured expert speakers include Rabbi Sam Cohon, Temple Emanu-El, Tucson; Alan Dulaney, Water Policy Administrator, City of Peoria; Warren Gorowitz, Vice President, Ewing Irrigation; Professor Joshua Holo, Ph.D., Dean, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles; Rabbi Shelly Moss, Ph.D., Temple Beth Shalom, Sun City; Rabbi Dean Shapiro, Temple Emanu-El, Tempe; Cantor Jamie Shpall, Congregation Beth Israel, Scottsdale; and Leeann Yacuel, Water Sustainability Analyst, the Salt River Project.

The Day of Learning is at Congregation Beth Israel in Scottsdale, home of the Stein Family Community Mikveh - The only Reform community mikveh in Arizona. Come learn about the mikveh and the sacred, life-giving waters that nourish the landscape, the gardens, the animals, our bodies and our souls.

This program is open to everyone in the Jewish Community.
If you have any questions, please contact Gabby Kozak, Congregational Network Associate, West at gkozak@urj.org.
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