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Israel Scouts come to Arizona June 11-20

The Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan. This year’s group, Caravan Noga, will be in the Valley June 11-20.

Wednesday 05/17/2017
A young woman trusts that God will provide her with a groom in the new Israeli film, ‘The Wedding Plan’
Posted: May 17, 2017

A 30-something woman is dumped by her fiancé, but she forges ahead with her wedding plans convinced that a groom will show up on the big day. Take two cups of water, add Jennifer Aniston, stir and you have the latest American romantic comedy for the big screen.

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Wednesday 05/10/2017
Local author’s first novel is based on family history and a gift to her mother
Posted: May 10, 2017

Judy Egett (J.E.) Laufer promised herself that she would complete her first novel about a pivotal event in her parents’ lives before her mother, Kati, turned 90 on May 15. Not only did Laufer complete the novel, “Choices: The True Story of One Family’s Daring Escape to Freedom,” it is officially being released on her mother’s birthday.

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Exploring the largest synagogue in Europe: the Dohány Street synagogue in Budapest
Posted: May 10, 2017

Budapest greeted me with a gorgeous sunset as I woke up, ready to explore the beautiful Hungarian capital and its historical Jewish Quarter.

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Monday 05/08/2017
NAU team publishes 'Flagstaff Jewish Lives'
Posted: May 08, 2017

A reception for the publication of a new book written by a Northern Arizona University student-faculty research team under the mentorship of the Martin-Springer Institute will be held 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at Bright Side Bookshop, 18 N. San Francisco St., Flagstaff.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Holocaust survivors’ grandchildren, equipped with vast archive, keep stories alive
Posted: May 03, 2017

Beckah Restivo is glad she attended college in Washington, D.C. One of the primary reasons is George Washington University’s proximity to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, where her fascination with Holocaust history blossomed.

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Exhibit explores 100-plus years of Jewish wedding customs
Posted: May 03, 2017

In 1912, the Jewish population in Phoenix was very small. Yet, on the day Arizona became a state, Feb. 14, 1912, the very first wedding performed was in Phoenix with a young Jewish couple, Joe Melczer and Hazel Goldberg. The ringbearer was a 3-year-old boy dressed as Cupid. The little boy’s name was Barry Goldwater.

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Wednesday 04/26/2017
Temple Chai members deliver tzedakah, supplies to Cuba’s Jewish community
Posted: April 26, 2017

"All Israel are responsible one for the other.” (BT Shevuot 39a)

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Film documents how 38 Ukrainian Jews lived in caves to escape Nazi persecution
Posted: April 26, 2017

The human will to survive can lead to unimaginable acts of endurance. The stories of Holocaust survivors attest to that. The 2013 docudrama film, “No Place on Earth,” tells another tale of endurance by chronicling the experiences of 38 Ukrainian Jews who literally went underground to escape Nazi persecution.

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