Temple Emanu-El's 5776 Chai Campaign
is officially under way. Please give generously.
The Chai Campaign is an annual opportunity to supply the needs of our congregation, helping us meet our commitment to provide beautiful life-cycle ceremonies, outstanding Jewish education, heartfelt worship services and music, and a caring community for our members from tots to seniors.
Our Chai Campaign "Sustaining the Spirit" initiative supplies the financial resources essential to supporting Temple's ability to provide spirituality, values, and community with authenticity and meaning. Only you can make this happen—with you, everything is possible.
It's a match! We have been challenged to meet a matching gift base of $75,000 contributed by generous sustainers of our Temple. Each dollar of your donation to the Chai Campaign will be equaled by matching funds, up to our 5775 goal of $150,000. We hope to reach this goal before the High Holy Days, allowing us to enjoy Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur with the security of knowing that our budgetary needs have been supplied for the coming year. Give to the Chai Campaign—provide life for our congregation and for Judaism!
Click here to make a donation, use the form sent, or call (520) 327-4501 and speak to Donna Beyer, Executive Director with questions.
Temple Emanu-El Presents
The Greatest Hanukkah On Earth XVII
on Sunday, December 13th at 4:30 pm
Temple Emanu-El of Tucson is delighted to host "The Greatest Hanukkah on Earth! XVII—Making Miracles" celebration Sunday, December 13th at 4:30 PM, the largest and best Hanukkah celebration in the state of Arizona. The festivities for the Jewish Festival of Lights begin with the lighting of the huge outdoor Millstone Hanukkah Menorah (candelabrum) at 225 N. Country Club Road at 4:30 PM, followed by a spectacular program of Hanukkah songs, stories, theatricals and dance, all accompanied by the Avanim Rock Band. Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon and the Temple Emanu-El Youth and Teen Choirs will be featured in Hanukkah music from around the Jewish world. The celebration is free and open to all.
At the conclusion of the celebration, everyone is invited to light his or her own menorah, creating a magnificent scene of flickering candlelight and holiday joy and meaning. (Each family is asked to bring a Hanukkah menorah and 2 candles.) Immediately following the Hanukkah celebration there will be a traditional brisket and latke (potato pancake) dinner, with special children's gifts and activities. Dinner is by reservation only and there is a charge. Call (520) 327-4501 for more information.
In addition, each of the eight nights of Hanukkah there will be a lighting ceremony at the outdoor Country Club Road menorah. The public is cordially invited. The lighting schedule is Sunday, December 6th, at 5:30 PM, and every night of Hanukkah thereafter at 5:30 PM. For more information call the Temple Emanu-El office at (520) 327-4501.
FREE and open to all! Bring your menorah and two Hanukkah candles for the finale!
The Greatest Hanukkah On Earth! is followed by dinner at 6:15 pm -- make your reservations now!
Deadline for dinner reservations is Monday, December 7th, 2015.
On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. #GivingTuesday is a special call to action to create a global day of giving that brings diverse organizations and communities around the world together to give back. #GivingTuesday runs through December 31.