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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
Day of Learning 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 4:30pm at Congregation Beth Israel in Scottsdale

Home of the Stein Family Community Mikveh (the only Reform community mikveh in Arizona), our day of learning will be hosted by Congregation Beth Israel in Scottsdale. The program will include numerous speakers who will explore our theme from many differing viewpoints. Speakers from the Reform Jewish leadership, as well as the education and business worlds will ensure that there is something to peak everyone's interest. Our keynote speaker for the Sunday event will be Anita Diamant.

 Anita Diamant

Anita Diamant is an acclaimed author and award-winning journalist. Her bestselling novel, The Red Tent, has been published in more than 25 countries. In addition to her three other novels, she has written six non-fiction guides to contemporary Jewish life, which have become classic reference books: The New Jewish Wedding, The Jewish Baby Book, Living a Jewish Life, Choosing a Jewish Life, How to Raise a Jewish Child and Saying Kaddish.

Anita Diamant is the founding president of Mayyim Hayyim: Living Waters Community Mikveh, a 21st century reinvention of the ritual bath as a place for exploring ancient traditions and enriching contemporary Jewish life. More information about Mayyim Hayyim can be found at www.mayyimhayyim.org.

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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