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Watching her toddler Pyper struggle daily to eat and swallow food normally, Stephanie Stillman started to wonder if she was going crazy. She didn’t know what she was missing. She sought help i…

From delivering groceries to helping with rent, from counseling to pastoral care, the East Valley Jewish Community Center has been busy for the last nine months helping families on the frontlines of COVID-19. With Chanukah approaching, Rabbi Michael Beyo, EVJCC’s CEO wanted to take a moment …

Allie Bones, Arizona’s assistant secretary of state, had a front-row seat to 2020’s hard-fought presidential election. Arizona’s 11 electoral votes will narrowly go to Joe Biden if the votes are certified as expected — the first time a Democrat will win the state since 1996. That is one reas…


Emily Wilder landed an internship on the breaking news desk at The Arizona Republic a few months ago and hit the ground running. Despite majoring in history instead of journalism at Stanford University, two weeks into her internship, she discovered she had the instincts of a reporter when sh…

Thirty anxious students filled the Hillel at Arizona State University parking lot Nov. 4, the day after a contentious general election. They were eager to turn down the volume on politics and escape, even for a short time, into a more pleasant reality. That was the basis for Wellness Wednesd…

For decades, Cheryl Lynn Greenberg, professor of history at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, wrote and lectured widely about the historic dynamics of the political partnership between Jewish and Black people in the United States. As relations ebbed and flowed between the communities…

Jewish Free Loan, a provider of interest-free loans to Arizona’s Jewish residents, is transitioning to an unrestricted giving model with the establishment of its Founders Society.


When Steven Pressman left his long career in journalism to begin making documentary films, he never suspected that one day he would tell the controversial tale of two popes named Pius and what their actions — and inaction — had to do with the Holocaust. In 2017, he began work on “Holy Silence,” his documentary showing on PBS in November. Arizona Jewish Historical Society will stream it for…

Religious Life

The candles. The oil. The darkness. The Light. For the Jewish people, the symbols of Chanukah remind us that when times seem the bleakest, there is always an escape.


President-elect Joe Biden’s announcement of his first cabinet picks last week were pleasantly unsurprising. The selections were clear evidence of Biden’s centrist inclinations and determination to bring diversity, balance and a touch of creativity to his team. The 80 million or so Americans …

Among the most powerful and feared voices in the Middle East is that of the Kingdom of Saudi…

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Israel’s Negev desert has long attracted scientists, environmentalists and solar energy enthusiasts seeking Israel’s know-how on combating desertification. A new initiative, DeserTech, aims to transform that activity into an active networking community.

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