Individual Tickets
Advance Purchase - $18
At the Door - $20


DNA and the Origins and Migrations of the Jewish People
Presenter: Adam Brown

Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Ina Levine JCCampus, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale

Adam Brown administers the Avotaynu DNA Project, a worldwide academic collaboration of scientists, historians, genealogists and community leaders that utilizes DNA to illuminate the origins and migrations of the Jewish People. Under the guidance of the Technion in Haifa, Israel, the Project has over 7,000 participants representing all known Jewish communities from China to Curacao. Adam is a published author and frequent lecturer on the subject of Jewish DNA and in 2017 was National Chair of the International Conference on Jewish Genealogy.


Sephardic, Mizrahi, and Persian Jews in America
Presenter: Saba Soomekh, PhD

Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Ina Levine JCCampus, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale

We are not all Ashkenazim! This is an eye-opener into fellow American Jewish ethnic groups. Professor Soomekh is the Assistant Director of Interreligious and Intercommunity Affairs at AJC-LA and a lecturer at UCLA, where she teaches Religious Studies, Middle Eastern History, and Women’s Studies courses. She is Associate Director of Research at UCLA’s Leve Center for Jewish Studies. Dr. Soomekh is the author of Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews in America; and From the Shahs to Los Angeles: Three Generations of Iranian Jewish Women between Religion and Culture.


The Fight Against the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction Movement & Laws
Presenter: Susan Tuchman, Esq.

Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Temple Chai, 4645 E Marilyn Rd, Phoenix

Susan Tuchman is Director of the Zionist Organization of America’s Center for Law and Justice. Under her leadership, the Center assists American victims of terrorism in vindicating their rights under the law, and seeks to hold terrorists and sponsors of terrorism accountable for their actions. The Center for Law and Justice fights anti-Semitism and anti-Israel bias in the media and on College campuses and safeguards the rights of the Jewish People in the US and Israel.

Kentaro Yamada

A Beautiful Place

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Congregation Or Tzion, 16415 N 90th St, Scottsdale

Professional singers and actors present a live reading of the new musical, A Beautiful Place, a moving tribute to Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, a Bauhaus-educated artist, interned at Terezin concentration camp. Terezin was deceptively called “a beautiful place” as a propaganda tool by the International Red Cross after visiting the concentration camp in June 1944. The musical tells the story of Friedel, the art teacher in Terezin, who gave comfort, hope and inspiration to hundreds of Jewish children under unimaginable conditions. Friedl and most of the children she taught did not survive the Shoah. We remember them through the remarkable power of their art and imagination. A Beautiful Place is written by Michael and Linda Grady, with music by Craig Bohmler, and lyrics by Steven Mark Kohn.

Terezin painting by Ela Weissberger

Terezin painting by Ela Weissberger

Irving Berlin: The Ultimate Jewish Immigrant
Presenter: Charles Troy with Gail Mangurten, and Alex Hoffman of Chicago’s Maxwell Street Band

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Ina Levine JCCampus, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale

Back by Popular Demand, these three performers present an amazing and memorable multimedia presentation on the music of Irving Berlin. “With a life that spanned more than 100 years and a catalogue that boasted over 1000 songs, Irving Berlin epitomised Jerome Kern's famous maxim, ‘Irving Berlin has no place in American music - he is American music.’”


American Jews and Israel
Presenter: Dr. Kenneth Levin

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Temple Solel, 6805 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley

An examination of the complicated relationship between US Jewry and the State of Israel. Dr. Kenneth Levin is a psychiatrist, historian and author of The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege. Levin is clinical instructor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and frequent commentator on the Middle East. He holds a B.A from the University of Pennsylvania, a B.A./M.A. in English language and literature from Oxford University, an M.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a PhD in history from Princeton University.


24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week
Presenter: Tiffany Shlain

Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Ina Levine JCCampus, 12701 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale

Emmy-nominated filmmaker, speaker, and Webby Awards Founder, Tiffany Shlain has received over 80 awards and distinctions for her films and work, including inclusion in the Albert Einstein Foundation’s upcoming book and initiative Genius: 100 Visions for the Future, being on NPR’s list of Best Commencement Speeches and by Newsweek as “one of the women shaping the 21st Century.” She is co-founder of 50/50 Day, Character Day and The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. Her newest project is her book, 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week , by Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books.