Fourth Cactus Kallah planned

“Generation to Generation” is the theme for Cactus Kallah 2011, which will be held March 16-20 at Windmill Suites, Tucson.

Classes and workshops will range from “The whole Megillah: a look at words, their power and our responsibilities in a world of extremes” with Rabbi Shafir Lobb, kallah organizer since the inaugural event in 2008; to “Visual Midrashim” with Tucson artist Mordechai Colodner; to “Conversations with Biblical Women: Reclaiming the Path of the Feminine” with author and psychotherapist Mindy Ribner, director of Kabbalah of the Heart and Beit Miriam, who is internationally known for her pioneering work in Jewish meditation and spiritual healing.

The kallah will include a Kesher (Connection) program for 20- and early 30-somethings as well as a kids’ kallah.

Commuter fees (hotel room not included) are $750 for adults, $650 for ages 13-18, $550 for ages 4-12 and $300 for ages 1-3. Meals are included. A Shabbat-only option, with meals, is available for $295.

Programs open to the community free of charge include a cabaret on Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m.; a Kabbalat Shabbat service on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Shabbat morning davvening on Saturday, March 19 at 9:30 a.m.; and a Saturday night Purim celebration at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsors include Congregation Kol Simchah and the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona. For more information, visit www.cactuskallah.org.