Thank you to Arizona Jewish Life for featuring Beth Ami Temple’s return to in-person events with our Open House on Friday, September 8th! We welcome the community to attend and see what makes this “small temple with a big heart” so special!
In these times of unprecedented need of so many people, we at Beth Ami would like to mention a small food bank that we have promoted for many years during our High Holidays: the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank ( http://pvefb.org ).
The AZ Republic newspaper recently included an article about the Paradise Valley Emergency Food Bank. To view the article, please press/click here.
Donations are greatly needed, and monetary donations can be made to the food bank through PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate.
Thank you Lovin’ Life After 50 for the fabulous article featuring Beth Ami Temple in their September 2019 issue!
For more information about Lovin’ Life After 50 and this article, please press/click here.
Rabbi Allison Lawton’s favorite holiday of the year is Purim. If you had any doubts about this fact before, consider her special outfit for our Shabbat Purim service on Friday, March 2nd:
To Rabbi Lawton’s delight, our Shabbat service included a Purim Shpiel starring some of Beth Ami Temple’s talented members:
Beth Ami Temple actors and actresses who starred in the Shpiel included Bette Nitzky, Stan Nitzky, Blossom Osofsky, Steve Hertzfeld, Susanne Zimmerman, Steve Zimmerman, Shari Brooks, Jeff Brooks, and Barry Markowitz.
Thank you Jewish News for including Rabbi Lawton’s Purim photo in its 3-9-18 issue, page 16.
During our Hanukkah/Shabbat service on December 15th, 2017, Deborah Turner of the Union for Reform Judaism presented Beth Ami Temple with our membership charter. We joined this organization earlier this year.
A nice group met for a short Tashlich ceremony on Sunday, 9-24-17, to clear out the sins of 5777 and become ready to begin 5778 with a clean slate. Harriett and Paul Finger, Arnie Schwartz, Stu Meckler and friend Edlyn, Bernie Pollock and dog Cosmo, Carol Sinai and Bernie Aronson, Maddy and Jim, and Steve and Jan Hertzfeld enjoyed the ceremony, followed by a good stroll on a beautiful day at Tempe Town Lake with a lunch on Mill Avenue.
Thank you Jewish News for mentioning Beth Ami Temple’s Tashlich ceremony in their 9-29-17 edition, page 16.
Thank you to the Jewish News for mentioning Beth Ami Temple’s new clergy and our Open House on Friday, September 8th! We welcome the community to attend and see what makes this “small temple with a big heart” so special!
Thank you Scottsdale Independent and Paradise Valley Independent newspapers for helping Beth Ami Temple introduce our new Rabbi and Cantorial Soloist at our Open House on Friday, September 8th! We welcome the community to attend and see what makes this “small temple with a big heart” so special!
Phoenix Symphony violinist Lan Qiu and his family will usher in notes of hope when they headline the annual Sounds of Spring concert at Beth Ami Temple, 3535 E. Lincoln Blvd. 3 p.m. Sunday, April 30.
Mr. Qiu, his wife Joy, and sons Ivan and Allen Pan will perform a selection of songs, ranging from baroque, classical, and romantic eras, as well as Jewish music.
Mr. Qiu has played in the Phoenix Symphony’s first violin section since 2003, and prior to that was a member of the China National Symphony Orchestra. He has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia and North America, and, after earning his American citizenship, Mr. Qiu was honored to play the National Anthem at Chase Field for the Diamondbacks in 2010.
Mrs. Qiu also is a violinist, and both sons play in youth concert groups.
The Qiu family are familiar faces at Beth Ami Temple. Mr. Qiu performs the Kol Nidre every year at Yom Kippur services at the synagogue, where the family holds membership.
“Without music, life is a journey through a desert,” Mr. Qiu says. “For us, music is all about sharing love and healing of souls, the language of the spirit and strongest form of magic.”
Mar 21st, 2016 · by Paradise Valley Independent ·
Bridging the gap between religion and spirituality, singer-song writer Todd Herzog will be the featured artist performing at Beth Ami Temple’s Spring Fundraiser on May 1.
In addition to being the much-loved and respected Cantorial Soloist at Temple Solel in Paradise Valley, Mr. Herzog is also an award-winning singer and the founder of the popular Desert Gathering Jewish Music Fest, now in its fourth year.
He has had his music and voice featured in multiple film and television shows as well as having his song “You And I” reach No. 2 on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts. Mr. Herzog has worked with top songwriters and performers, including Burt Bacharach and Dave Koz, yet he continues to impact the Jewish community both in town and beyond as traveling around the country performing his uplifting songs at services and artist-in-residence weekends, according to a press release.
The event is to be 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, at Beth Ami Temple, 3535 E. Lincoln Drive in Paradise Valley. Tickets are $25 in advanced or $30 at the door.
For further information and/or to order advance tickets,contact Donna Horwitz email@example.com or 602-997-5623 or Blossom Osofsky, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Beth Ami Temple and its programs, please visit www.bethamitemple.org.