Valley of the Sun JCC fall events, programs for all ages

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center builds connections to the Jewish community in a setting that enriches physical, mental and spiritual growth. It is located at 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd. For more information visit http://www.vosjcc.org/index.htm.

Seniors

Let’s Knit
1-3 p.m. – Tuesday, Sept. 1

Valley of the Sun JCC – 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
Join us at The J Café to share the pleasure of knitting and to help others with projects or patterns. Can’t knit? We’ll teach you. Want to try the newest knitting styles. We’ll show you how. For more information, contact Harriet at 480-483-7121 ext. 1213 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Let’s Talk Current Events Discussion Group
2-3:30 p.m. – Wednesday, Sept. 2
Valley of the Sun JCC
– 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
Bill Adler leads stimulating discussion each month on current events. Bring your ideas to share with the group. For more information, contact Harriet at 480-483-7121 ext. 1213 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Let’s Knit
1-3 p.m. – Tuesday, Sept. 15 

Valley of the Sun JCC – 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
Join us at The J Café to share the pleasure of knitting and to help others with projects or patterns. Can’t knit? We’ll teach you. Want to try the newest knitting styles. We’ll show you how. For more information, contact Harriet at 480-483-7121 ext. 1213 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Let’s Eat Mature Mavens Dinner
5 p.m. – Thursday, Sept. 17

Meet for dinner, socialize and make new friends. Dinner is separate checks. Please contact Roz Vinnik at 480.991.1625 for current schedule of restaurants and to reserve your place.

Let’s Appreciate Art
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Monday, Sept. 21

Valley of the Sun JCC – 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
Share the world of art with docents from the Phoenix Art Museum. This month, explore The Ides of March – Julius Caesar and Other Notorious Characters. For more information, contact Harriet at 480-483-7121 ext. 1213 or harrietc@vosjcc.org.

Youth

Paradise Valley School’s Out Days
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24-25
Valley of the Sun JCC
– 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
When school is out, Club J is a safe and fun place for your child to spend an enriching time with friends. Fun, quality activities, include enrichment classes, sports, art, swimming, games and more! Fees vary. For more information, contact 480-483-7121 ext. 1275 or youth@vosjcc.org.

PARDES School’s Out Days
Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 28-29
Valley of the Sun JCC
– 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
When school is out, Club J is a safe and fun place for your child to spend an enriching time with friends. Fun, quality activities, include enrichment classes, sports, art, swimming, games and more! Fees vary. For more information, contact 480-483-7121 ext. 1275 or youth@vosjcc.org.

Kids Night Out
6-10 p.m. – Saturday, Sept. 19
Valley of the Sun JCC
– 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
The J’s fun-filled kids’ nights allow parents to enjoy special time while their children have a fun with friends enjoying dinner, games, a movie and build-your-own sundaes. Grades K-5. Members: $20; Non-members: $30. For more information, contact 480-483-7121 ext. 1275 or youth@vosjcc.org.

Health

Yoga: Arm Balances 101
12–1:30 p.m. – Sunday, Sept. 20
Valley of the Sun JCC – 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
Learn to build a safe, stable foundation using alignment and take flight! Explore a variety of arm balances and address common mistakes that will allow you to catch some air! Members: $25; Non-members: $35. For more information, contact 480-483-7121 ext. 1281 or denisek@vosjcc.org.

Beat the Sugar Habit
10 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30
Valley of the Sun JCC – 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
Sugar activates the same areas of the brain as drugs. Almost all systems of the body are harmed by too much sugar. Learn how sugar effects health and how to replace the bad sugars and still satisfy a sweet tooth. Members: $25; Non-members: $35. For more information, contact 480-483-7121 ext. 1281 or denisek@vosjcc.org.

Family

Sukkot at the Lake
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Sunday, Sept. 27
Saguaro Lake
– directions provided with RSVP
Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s Israel Center for a fun family picnic with all-you-can-eat barbeque, live music, kid zone, water activities and more! Bring lawn chairs, towels and sunscreen. Cost: $10 per person. Registration is required, email shahare@vosjcc.org.

Community

Federation at Work Here and Overseas
6:30 p.m. – Wednesday, Sept. 9
East Valley JCC
– 908 E. Alma School Rd., Chandler 85224
Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix for a reception to hear from the leadership about Federation programs and new directions that will advance the development of Jewish Community both in the East Valley and Overseas. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Amanda Garcia, 480-634-4900 ext. 1202 or agarcia@jewishphoenix.org.

The Way to You – Meet the Author
7:30 p.m.– Thursday, Sept. 24  

Valley of the Sun JCC – 12701 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale 85254
Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s Israel Center for an inspirational evening. Karnit Goldwasser, author of The Way to You and wife of kidnapped Israeli soldier Ehud Goldwasser, shares her ordeal and struggle to bring her husband home. Cost: $10 per person. Registration is required, email shahare@vosjcc.org.

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