Institute for Judaic Services and Studies calendar


Yvette Sabulsky

Join us at our next Shabbat service on April 27, 7:00 p.m. in the MVCC West Ballroom.

Services are led by Rabbi Sandy Seltzer and Cantorial Soloist Sarah Bollt, accompanied by Chris Tackett. Sharing Shabbat is a wonderful way to welcome the peace of Shabbat as a community.

An optional dinner is 5:00 p.m. in MVCC East Room prior to Shabbat services. Contact Ellie Adelman to make a reservation at [email protected] or call 818-3064.


Our Annual Meeting will be held prior to services on April 27 at 4:00 p.m. in the Cactus Room. If you’re interested in being on the board, contact Sharon Triester at 520-825-8712 or [email protected].


April’s Oneg Shabbat will honor Ellie and George Adelman’s 50th Anniversary.

Interested in sponsoring an Oneg Shabbat, contact Loraine Stillman at [email protected] or 825-6901.

Our New Accompanist – Chris Tackett

Chris is joining The Institute as our musical accompanist in April. He has a Masters from Indiana University with a varied background in music; having participated in musical theater, composed and arranged compositions for various musical venues, and worked as a music librarian and archivist. Additionally, he has been involved with many different choruses and vocal ensembles across the country, director of music at Temple Emanu-El, various Christian and Jewish organizations, and is a guest conductor and soloist for the Civic Orchestra of Tucson.

Yom Hashoah Remembrance – April 11

The Northwest division of Jewish Federation’s Yom Hashoah program will be at Splendido at Rancho Vistoso, 13500 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Bring a yahreit candle, say Kaddish with Rabbi Seltzer, and hear Berndt Wollschlaeger’s video presentation about the discovery of the truth of his Nazi father’s history and impact on his life.

Refreshments provided. Make a reservation at 520-505-4161 or [email protected] to as space is limited.

Diary of Anne Frank

Tickets are still available at the NW office for April 25, 7:00 p.m. Call office at 505-4161 to get your tickets.