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Tuesdays at the J

February 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am MST

Tuesdays at the J

Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m. at the East Valley JCC

Tuesdays at the J is a group for individuals and couples ages 55-plus who meet weekly to enjoy presentations on a variety of topics. Past programs have included live musical performances by local musicians and art presentations by museum docents and artists, as well as presentations by authors and more. All sessions are free and no membership is required.  The program starts at 10 a.m. with refreshments and the presentations are 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Volunteering in Israel

Karolyn Benger discusses her recent
volunteer experience in Israel

Tuesday, Feb. 27 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Karolyn Benger is a rabbinical student at Yeshivat Maharat (2026). She was the executive director of the Phoenix Jewish Community Relations Council and executive director of the Atlanta Jewish Interest Free Loan.

She graduated from Emory University with a degree in political science, specializing in the Middle East, and studying Arab and Islamist opposition groups in Egypt. Karolyn has taught at Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Emerson College and speaks regularly about Women in Judaism, Dynamic Changes in Jewish Law, Modern Day Challenges to Halacha, and much more. Her writing has been published in the Arizona Republic, eJewish Philanthropy, Ritualwell, Blue Avocado, The Times of Israel, and Bina.

Karolyn is a board member of the Arizona Interfaith Movement and a mentor in the Women’s Leadership Institute. Karolyn is a social justice activist working with diverse community members. 


February 27
10:00 am - 11:30 am MST
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