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Mega challah

About 300 people attended the Mega Challah Bake 4 Kids! at Chabad of Arizona on Sept. 18. The event, co-chaired by Gabi Messinger and Dede Sandler, was hosted by the Friendship Circle, Alef Bet Preschool, Temple Solel and the Valley of the Sun JCC Early Childhood Center. In addition to challah baking, the program also included entertainment, activities and crafts.

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Community Calendar 9-23-16


Coming Up

Writer’s talk focuses on personal growth

Rivka Caroline, an author, columnist, international lecturer and rebbetzin, will present “10 simple and effective tools” to promote personal growth through the lens of Kabbalah and positive psychology at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at  the Jewish Learning Center at Chabad of Scottsdale, 10213 N. Scottsdale Road.

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Heavenly Hallah gift packs deliver a holiday tradition

Rosh Hashanah is around the corner, and many of Phoenix’s Jewish families are looking forward to coming together to ring in the New Year. But if your loved ones cannot make it home for the holiday, a Tucson-based business has a way for you to send the holiday to them.


In Berlin: German Jews, Israelis aid Mideast refugees

Last summer, with the refugee crisis at its apex, millions of men, women and children fled to Europe for safe haven, encountering one closed border after another. The images of desperation and heartbreaking loss during the migrants’ perilous journeys pierced our souls. Germany was one of the few European countries that decided to accept refugees. In just months, over 1 million refugees from Syria, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan poured into Germany before the border was again closed.

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Arts & Culture

NAU students develop Bedzin exhibit

An exhibit curated by undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University’s Martin-Springer Institute – “Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Bedzin Ghetto” – is on display through Oct. 14 in the lobby of the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. An opening reception was held on Sept. 11.

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