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A Reform Jewish Community for all of Tucson
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For 2014: 

     July 19, 8:00 am: Mount Lemmon
     August 9, 8:00 am: Mount Lemmon
     THURSDAY, September 25, 5:00 pm: Tashlich Picnic - Reid Park
     *November 1, 8:00 am: Yetman Trail - Shabbat Morning of Spirituality
     December 13, 8:00 am:  Seven Falls

For 2015: 

     *MONDAY, January 19, 8:00 am: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March
     February 21, 5:00 pm: Sabino Canyon - Havdallah Hike & Services
     March 14, 8:00 am: Wasson Peak
     FRIDAY, April 10, 5:30 pm: Saguaro National Park East -
                         Shabbat Passover Experience in the Desert
     *April 25, 8:00 am: Bridal Wreath Falls
     May 2: Youngerman Ranch - Lag Ba'Omer Picnic & Bonfire
     June 27, 5:00 pm:  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum -
                         Havdallah Hike & Services

What better way to rejoice in God's creation than by celebrating Shabbat in the great out of doors? Temple Emanu-El's Wandering Jews Hiking Club experiences the magnificence of the Sonoran desert and the beauty of Shabbat by combining a Shabbat hike with either a Shabbat morning or a Havdallah service at least once each month.


*Saturday, November 1, 2014

We will hike the David Yetman trail to the old stone house, approximately 3 miles roundtrip. The trailhead to the Yetman Trail is at southern end of Camino de Oeste,(where it turns to dirt) approximately one half mile south of the intersection of Camino de Oeste and Gates Pass Road. The Yetman Trail is rated easy to moderate although the trail is often rocky.

Directions: please meet at 8 AM on the south side of the Pima College West Campus parking lot along Anklam Road near the "Pima College Way" light to carpool, as parking is limited at the trailhead. After the hike, participants will return to the Pima College parking lot.


*MONDAY, January 19, 2015:

The Peace March celebrating the birthday and human rights works of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. begins at 8:30 am in front of the MLK Center, located on the corner of Second Street and Mountain Avenue, on the University of Arizona campus.  The march ends at Reid Park Band Shell where events will continue from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm  There will be speeches and entertainment, food and organization vendors.  Free parking on campus and Reid Park.


*Saturday, April 25, 2015:

We'll meet at 8:00 am at the end of Speedway at the Bridal Wreath Falls trailhead -- it's in Saguaro National Park East, just south of the entrance to the Tanque Verde guest ranch; you can also park on the side of the road there. Look for the Temple Emanu-El t-shirts... we'll hike to Bridal Wreath Falls, hold Shabbat morning services there, read our mini-hike Torah, and enjoy grape juice kiddush and challah. Wear hiking boots or shoes, bring water, dress in layers, have sunscreen--all the usual stuff. It's a moderate hike, uphill for quite a while at the start, then rolling hills and a bit of picking your way into the falls area.

Bridal Wreath Hike