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Gaza residents to talk at emergency Jewish National Fund town-hall meeting

Lifelong Gaza resident Yedidya Harush frantically describes a full day of Hamas rockets landing all around him. The former Israel Defense Forces paratrooper and representative of the Halutza communities described these latest attacks as the worst since the end of the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.

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JFCS program readies former foster children to succeed as adults

Krystal has faced some of the many challenges young adults who have aged out of foster care deal with — homelessness, pregnancy, drug abuse, mental illness and unemployment.

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Calendar - Aug. 17, 2018



A fiesta of Mexican appetizers

Zesty and delicious, Mexican appetizers are so versatile. Sautéed or roasted vegetables, cilantro, scallions, salsa, avocado, corn kernels and refried beans can be easily added or substituted for a recipe’s suggested ingredients. Because Mexican appetizers are often finger foods, they set an informal tone. Perfect for summer fun.

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Religious Life

The tension of justice in society

Parshat Shoftim, Deuteronomy 16:18–21:9

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Fall is the time for teens to reconnect

It’s back-to-school time for Valley Jewish students, which means it’s also time to reconnect with various Jewish youth groups around the Valley.

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Checking your own communication behaviors with your children

When my two brothers and I were in elementary school, our family always ate weekday dinners together. Everyone in the family had a chance to talk about problems, successes and minutia of the day. My parents insisted that if we wanted to be listened to, we had to listen to everyone else, including them. My parents created an environment conducive to sincere communication. They knew that if they wanted their children to listen to them, they needed to listen to us.

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Unite the Right fizzles

Sunday’s Unite the Right Rally in Washington was a virtual no-show for the white supremacists who sought a reprise of the torch- and weapons-carrying march that sparked violence one year ago in Charlottesville, Va. That rally, capped by the death of counter protester Heather Heyer, stunned and sickened the nation. On Sunday, the fewer than 40 who turned up in the nation’s capital were drowned out — literally and figuratively — by the thousands who took to the streets in opposition and by the rain which dispersed the crowds.

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