Embrace Jewish Culture and Tradition with a Welcoming, Humanistic Approach – Serving the Valley’s Cultural, Ancestral, and Spiritual Needs for 27 years
Oradam Website Purpose
We are honored to call the Cutler-Plotkin Arizona Jewish Historical Society Phoenix (Arizona Jewish Community) our home. Our services and other events will be held at 122 E. Culver Street, Phoenix 85004 (behind Burton Barr Library), where the Jewish Synagogue in Phoenix is located.
Please join us. This center was the first synagogue among the Jewish temples in Phoenix. It has been beautifully restored and modernized.
WARM UP with ORADAM
Here’s a good way to check out why Oradam website is the home for you: Come try our exciting and fun activities. Some are held in members’ homes. For activities in members’ homes, for security reasons, we respectfully request that non-members attend at least one public event (e.g., Shabbat celebration) before attending events in members’ homes. For anyone planning to attend a home-based activity, RSVP is required and these gatherings may be closed when a comfortable number of RSVPs is reached. FOR MORE DETAILS OF OUR ACTIVITIES ~ GO TO MEETUP.COM and SEARCH: ORADAM CONGREGATION.
EVENT:CZECH TORAHS – 51st Anniversary of their Rescue
DATE: Mon., Feb. 9, 2015
PLACE: AZ Jewish Historical Society
DATE: Feb. 13, 2015
EXTRA: Shabbat celebration followed by special guest speaker: Prof. Bob Fine, who will lead a conversation about “Doing Secularism in the Service of Human Dignity.”
Bob Fine grew up in congregation for humanistic judaism of Boston -Dorchester and Mattapan. Throughout his 51 year teaching career, his strongest interest was the impact of stereotype (and wishful thinking) in the fields of religion, history, sociology, human services and education. In Vermont, He helped establish the first practice of family/divorce mediation, and also worked in group settings with men who had been convicted of battering their women friends or wives. As a professor at ASU for 13 years, he divided his time between Family Studies and Studies about Jwesih Population in Arizona. Since retiring, he has written about 45 essays on his topic of interest, which were published in 2014 as “To Care Enough: Essays on Self and Society.”
Come join what’s sure to be a really lively discussion following a short Shabbat celebration and oneg.
DATE: Sun., Feb. 22, 2014
PLACE: AZJHS Admin. Bldg.
FILMS & PHILOSOPHY
NEW AT ORADAM website: We’ll be alternating films of Jewish Population in Arizona interest with workshops on Humanistic Judaism Congregation philosophy and principles.
EVENT: Film: “History of the Jews” with Simon Schama – (part 4)
DATE:Tues., Feb. 24 , 2015
EVENT: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
DATE: Sat. Feb. 28, 2015
TIME: 2:00pm-4:00pm RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
EVENT: SHABBAT DINNER
EVENT: AZJHS Humanistic Judaism Congregations
TIME: Call AZJHS for hours