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    This is a story about the power of letters to span both years and miles, and to unite the hearts of children and their parents when powers they can’t control force them apart.

JN's Front Page

JCF scholarships send 83 children to camp

The Jewish Community Foundation awarded 83 need-based camp scholarships totaling $57,323 for children to attend Jewish day and overnight camps this summer.  

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Coming Up

Class explores ISIS and related terms

A class that explores the narrative of the ISIS discussion and related terms, as well as reports by civilian and military national security professionals, will be held 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, and Thursday, June 30, at the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14435 R.H. Johnson Blvd.

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Community Calendar 6-24-16

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

Youth

Teens to study in Israel through JNF high school

A group of Arizona high school students left Phoenix this week to spend the summer at Jewish National Fund’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), thanks to the 2016 Schwartz-Hammer AMHSI Impact Fund and the JNF Boruchin Educational Fund.

Feature

Retirement reflections

In July, three dynamic women in the Jewish community will retire from their longtime jobs: Susan Levine, Hospice of the Valley; Sandy Reichsfeld, Jewish Family & Children’s Service; and Sharona Silverman, Deutsch Family Shalom Center at Temple Chai. All three have had exemplary careers and have inspired and helped others in countless ways. Jewish News caught up with all three to find out what their future plans are and give them an opportunity to reflect on their past accomplishments on the job.

Sports

Back from ‘Hogwarts’ of Krav Maga

At age 19, Derrek Hofrichter thought he knew how to defend himself. Then, while riding public transit in Washington, D.C., he realized just how wrong he was.

Arts

How Beatles Shabbat came together

Rabbi Dean Shapiro summed up the experience of greeting 450 people gathered to participate in the Beatles Shabbat on June 3 by telling the crowd, “Now I know how it felt to be a Beatle.” 

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Aging Today

Support for ‘unsung heroes’

The extra daylight of the summer solstice usually feels like an annual bonus. We all know intellectually that it’s the same 24-hour day, yet it’s hard to deny that with extra sunlight comes renewed energy and optimism. Unfortunately, for the family caregivers of Alzheimer patients, the longer days are more challenging and may feel in many respects like, “This was the longest day of my life.”