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‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary

NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial?

Wednesday 02/22/2017
Fine Art Expo is a family affair
Posted: February 22, 2017

Many of Lee Goldstein’s paintings have gone to the dogs. Goldstein, an acrylic artist who is showing her works at the prestigious Arizona Fine Art Expo in north Scottsdale, uses various dog breeds as models. Her exhibit, titled “Canine Expressionism,” includes a painting of Namaste, a yellow Labrador Retriever creating a “self-portrait.”

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Tuesday 02/14/2017
Genocide exhibit opens at SCC
Posted: February 14, 2017

An exhibit that covers three 20th-century genocides is open to the public and runs through April 27 at Scottsdale Community College (SCC). The exhibit ushers in the fifth annual Genocide Awareness Week, which will take place from April 17 to 22 at SCC.

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BJE presents evening of comedy with Benji Lovitt
Posted: February 14, 2017

Benji Lovitt, a stand-up comic who lives in Israel, will present “A Delightful Evening of Laughter” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

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Jewish Actresses of Arizona (JAAZ) to present musical
Posted: February 14, 2017

Jewish Actresses of Arizona (JAAZ), an all-girls theater group for Jewish girls ages 10 through high school, will present “A Little Princess: The Musical” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the John Paul Theater at Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix.

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Try not to cry during this Oscar-nominated film about a Holocaust survivor and his violin
Posted: February 14, 2017

Filmmaker Kahane Cooperman hasn’t written an Oscars acceptance speech yet, but she likely will before the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28.

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Wednesday 02/08/2017
Creative aging classes continue
Posted: February 08, 2017

Jewish Family & Children’s Service is offering a second session of Creative Aging classes – participatory arts classes for boomers and other seniors – Feb. 27-April 3. The classes are planned as three six-week sessions at four different locations around the Valley. Arts disciplines include dance, readers’ theater, vocal music and storytelling.

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Valley couple visits Cuba synagogues
Posted: February 08, 2017

A Phoenix dentist and her husband recently traveled to two cities in Cuba for 10 days to learn about the Jewish community in each location.

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Wednesday 02/01/2017
Ethiopian-Israeli teen delivers message of diversity
Posted: February 01, 2017

Leah Avuno, who was born in Ethiopia, delivered a message about the importance of self-acceptance and the diversity that exists in Israel, where she now lives, in an address hosted Jan. 25 at the Hillel Jewish Student Center on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.

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