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32 Jewish News Sorting through books for a 1969 Brandeis Womens Book Sale are Hy Flegenheimer and Judy Silver standing Shyrle Schaffer seated left and Edith Mitchell seated right. Photos courtesy of the Pearl and Cecil Newmark Memorial Archives at the Arizona Jewish Historical Society longtime national womens organizations in the Valley include Brandeis National Com- mittee Jewish Women International and NAAMAT USA. The Valleys Jewish community also benefits from more recently developed pro- gramming by and for women. For instance the Womens Jewish Learn- ing Center founded in 2010 by Rabbi Elana Kanter provides opportunities for women of all backgrounds and Jewish affiliations to engage in deep Jewish learning and develop leadership skills. The organization based in Scottsdale has been recognized nationally in the Slingshot A Resource Guide to Jew- The women of Bnai Brith are shown here marching in support of Soviet Jews who were not allowed to practice Judaism in the Soviet Union in the early 1980s. Bnai Brith is a Jewish philanthropy dedicated to promoting Jew- ish human rights in the United States and internationally. women and sisterhood.indd 32 12216 1104 AM