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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 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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‘Menashe’ presents a rare, authentic on-screen depiction of Chasidic Judaism
Posted: July 26, 2017

In “Menashe,” which is set to open in Phoenix in August, director Joshua Weinstein has delicately crafted a work that emanates a rarely seen authenticity, tenderness and depth sadly lacking in other mainstream films about Chasidic Jews and their communities.

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Fighting brain drain: great summer reads for kids
Posted: July 26, 2017

During the summer, children like to forget anything that reminds them of school. But keeping your children intellectually engaged can prevent the so-called “summer slide” when they head back into the classroom.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
AJHS launches Summer Music Series
Posted: July 12, 2017

The Arizona Jewish Historical Society’s Summer Music series makes its debut 2-4 p.m., Sunday, July 16, with “A Tour of Jewish Europe Through Classical Music Starring Chris and Johnny Rice” at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix, in the Lewkowitz Sanctuary.

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What did Israel’s ancient kings wear? Textile discovery provides ‘hints’
Posted: July 12, 2017

A newly published study may lend unprecedented insights into the wardrobe of Israel’s ancient kings.

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