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Sedona synagogue hosts Humor Day

The Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley will hold a Humor Day on Saturday, Jan. 21.

Wednesday 01/11/2017
Author shares story of courage
Posted: January 11, 2017

At Yad Vashem — The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, there’s a special section dedicated to “The Righteous Among the Nations,” non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. Among those honored are Franciscus and Hermina Wijnakker (known as Frans and Mien), a Christian couple in the Netherlands who saved the lives of more than two-dozen Jews.

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Wednesday 01/04/2017
‘Close-knit’ groups share more than yarn
Posted: January 04, 2017

Some knit for the love of the craft, some to warm the world. Blanket Boosters does both. It’s the chesed (compassion) project of Sandy Schnell-Robbins, a member of Beth El Congregation in Phoenix, who formed the group to knit and crochet one-of-a-kind blankets to donate.

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ATC stages universal ‘Fiddler’
Posted: January 04, 2017

David Ira Goldstein says that he has wanted to stage a production of “Fiddler on the Roof” at Arizona Theatre Company for a long time and that the theater company’s 50th anniversary season has provided the occasion to do it. As the theater’s artistic director, he doesn’t direct every play, but he is directing “Fiddler.”

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Beth Emeth hosts West Valley Jewish film fest
Posted: January 04, 2017

The 12th annual West Valley Jewish Film Festival will run Jan. 28-30 at Beth Emeth Congregation, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West.

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Lecture imparts wisdom from film
Posted: January 04, 2017

Wendy Zierler will present “Reel Theology: What we can learn about Moses’ leadership and the word of God from ‘The King’s Speech’ ” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix.

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Wednesday 12/28/2016
Solel showcase features members’ artistic skills
Posted: December 28, 2016

Kit Cassak has always loved taking photographs, but it wasn’t until she retired as a teacher and executive administrative assistant that she began taking her photography to a new level.

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Anat Cohen to perform at The Nash
Posted: December 28, 2016

Clarinetist Anat Cohen and guitarist Howard Alden will present a night of jazz at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at The Nash, 110 E. Roosevelt Road, Phoenix.

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Wednesday 12/21/2016
Hanukkah art contest
Posted: December 21, 2016

Jewish News received hundreds of submissions for this year’s Hanukkah art contest. Thank you to all the synagogues and schools who spread the word and to all the young artists who participated. The winning piece, featured on the cover of this issue, is by Rachel Milrad, 8, a student at Torah Day School of Phoenix. On these pages are some of the other beautiful submissions we received and others can be found on our website, jewishaz.com.

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