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Melissa Manchester loves “the life” of a singer-songwriter and she says so clearly on her most recent album, 2015’s “You Gotta Love the Life.” That album served as an interactive learning experience in which she taught music students at University of Southern California about “the life” as they taught her how to be an “indie” artist.
Jewish Youth Group Sports League – known as “The League” – and Team Phoenix Maccabi will host its first community kickball tournament for teens 6:45-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
The Anti-Defamation League of Arizona will honor SRP at its annual Torch of Liberty Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10. SRP is the oldest multipurpose federal reclamation project in the United States, serving central Arizona since 1903, and supports key facets of Arizona’s nonprofit community, including human service, arts and culture, civic, education and environmental initiatives. In addition to giving time to charitable organizations, SRP employees give more than $1 million per year to nonprofits.
My 10-year old daughter was helping me get ready for the upcoming holiday and offered to clean up the toy room. Later that evening she remarked to me that after cleaning it all up, the room was messy again from all the kids playing with the toys. She bemoaned the fact that she even cleaned up in the first place. I laughed, and explained to her that the same thing always happens to me, too. For example, I make delicious challah and food for Shabbos each week, and then it’s eaten all up – gone! – and I have to start all over. She smiled.
When Bill and Ina Levine moved from Brooklyn to Arizona in 1960, the Valley had a small, tightknit Jewish community with its locus in central Phoenix. “I thought it was the greatest place I’d ever seen,” said Bill Levine in a 2008 interview with the Arizona Jewish Historical Society.
The timing of Bob Dylan’s latest appearance in Phoenix – coming as it did just days after he became a Nobel laureate and played the Desert Trip dream festival in Indio, California – seemed to make for a natural chance for him to bask in his status as a living legend.
American singer and songwriter Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Artist Fred Bendheim, a Phoenix native, recently returned to his hometown for the Sept. 23 dedication of one of his sculptures on the grounds of North Central Phoenix’s Beatitudes Campus.
The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival and the Bureau of Jewish Education will co-host a free movie screening of the documentary “Bagels Over Berlin,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about the question facing French Jews as anti-Semitism continues to spark violence and fear there.