‘Shuk’ puts myriad classes under one roof

On Sunday evening, Nov. 16, 11 local rabbis and Jewish educators will teach 11 classes on a range of topics, all under one roof. The Jewish Culture Shuk, presented by the Coalition for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Synagogue-Federation Dialogue, will take place at Tucson Hebrew Academy from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

A “shuk” is an open-air marketplace where one finds a variety of wares for sale. Instead of material goods, the Jewish Culture Shuk offers myriad classes in Jewish learning.

Topics include “Blame the Jews: The Rise, Fall and Renaissance of the Oldest Form of Racism,” “The Evolution of Israeli Music,” “What’s God Got to Do With It?” and “The Three Questions We Are Asked After Death.” Participants register for two one-hour classes. The evening will conclude with coffee and dessert. A full class listing and registration is available at www.jfsa.org.

Walk-in registration (as space permits) opens at 6:15 p.m., along with a used book sale benefitting the Tucson Association of Jewish Libraries. The cost for the evening is $10 per person. For more information, contact Suzanne Amador, 577-9393, ext. 121 or samador@jfsa.org.