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Fun in the sun

More than 700 people attended the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center’s Aug. 21 pool party, celebrating the grand opening of the VOSJCC’s new aquatics center. The new center has a competition pool, an activity pool, a 2,500-square-foot splash pad with a 30-gallon splash tower and a climbing wall. To learn about the VOSJCC’s aquatics programs, visit vosjcc.org/aquatics-center.

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Coming Up

D-backs to host Jewish Community Day on Aug. 28

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, in partnership with the Jewish Tuition Organization, Council for Jews With Special Needs and the Bureau of Jewish Education, invite the Jewish community to join them on Sunday, Aug. 28, as the Arizona Diamondbacks host Jewish Community Day at Chase Field.

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Community Calendar 8-26-16

Don't miss that lecture, concert or get-together, check out our listing of Valley Jewish events for the coming weeks.

Arts & Culture

Solel showcases quilt artist

Temple Solel will kick off the upcoming season of its Art Showcase with an exhibit featuring 30 pieces of fiber art by nationally recognized fiber artist Sheila Groman.

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Wellness

Therapist offers personal transformation guidance from A to Z

“Creating a better you in 20 minutes a day...” Before you start to say change could never be that easy, Dr. Livia Spitz Steingart suggests personal transformation may be as easy as your ABCs.

Election 2016

How Mike Pence, Trump’s VP pick, supports traditional Jewish values

"Veeps: Supporters make case for major party choices" – Two partisan opinion pieces extol the merits of the major parties' vice presidential running mates.

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Business

Networking group to host ‘milestone’

Gelie Akhenblit reserved space for about 150 people when she held a launch party for  Networking Phoenix in January 2009 – more than 500 people showed up. Certainly, that showed there was a hunger for networking opportunities among entrepreneurs, business owners and professionals. Yet, who could have foreseen that by 2016 NetworkingPhoenix.com would have more than 36,000 local users registered?

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