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Author Jan Krulick-Belin at Judaica museum, Mesa libraries

Author Jan Krulick-Belin of Phoenix will be featured in an author showcase 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at Congregation Beth Israel’s Sylvia Plotkin Judaica Museum, 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale.

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Film

Jewish film festival turns 21

The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) is back for the 21st year, featuring 18 feature-length films and seven short films, making it the biggest festival to date.

Music

Jewish film festival turns 21

The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) is back for the 21st year, featuring 18 feature-length films and seven short films, making it the biggest festival to date.

Visual Arts

Solel showcase features members’ artistic skills

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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Get Connected

Programs match different ages, stages

Whether you are new to town or entering a new phase in your life, the Valley’s Jewish community offers many ways to get involved.

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Wednesday 09/20/2017
Annual music fest finds new home
Posted: September 20, 2017

After four years at Steele Indian School Park in downtown Phoenix, the Desert Gathering Jewish Music Fest is moving to the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Scottsdale.

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Wednesday 09/13/2017
A look at the Jewish justices at the highest court
Posted: September 13, 2017

Who was the first president with the courage to nominate a Jew for a Supreme Court vacancy? And who was the potential nominee?

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Wednesday 08/30/2017
It’s time for a digital detox
Posted: August 30, 2017

Raise your right hand (put your smartphone down first) and repeat after me: “I am ready for a digital detox.”

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Wednesday 08/23/2017
A trip to Portugal reveals the lives of the hidden Jews
Posted: August 23, 2017

Were there still Jews in Portugal after the Inquisition in 1536 wiped them out? How did some survive? Where did they live? How did they keep their faith alive?

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Wednesday 08/16/2017
Valley Beit Midrash’s upcoming season features 65-plus programs
Posted: August 16, 2017

Valley Beit Midrash has released the schedule for its 2017-2018 learning series, which includes film screenings, lectures, classes, a concert, panel discussions, a book talk series and a tour of a Hindu temple.

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Director gives behind-the-scenes look at Yiddish-language film ‘Menashe’
Posted: August 16, 2017

“Menashe” is an insightful and moving portrait set within Brooklyn’s Chasidic community and is the first full-length film in Yiddish to hit the big screen in 70 years. The story behind the film is just as engaging.

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
Israel’s national library launches online database of Jewish manuscripts
Posted: August 09, 2017

The National Library of Israel (NLI) has launched a massive online database of centuries-old Jewish manuscripts from across the world.

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Wednesday 07/26/2017
Moscow’s Jewish museum aims to right past wrongs
Posted: July 26, 2017

It’s been open fewer than five years, but the venue already has been labeled by some as the most important Jewish cultural site in all of Europe.

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AJHS brings Yale Strom for 'Klezmania'
Posted: July 26, 2017

The Arizona Jewish Historical Society’s Summer Music series holds its second concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 13, with “Klezmania” at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix.

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