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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 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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What's happening: Feb. 3 calendar
Posted: February 01, 2017

Here are the listings from the Feb. 3 issue:

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Wednesday 01/25/2017
East Valley Chabad presents ‘Pop Art Rabbi’
Posted: January 25, 2017

Chabad of the East Valley will present “Chasidic Pop Art – with the Pop Art Rabbi, “ featuring Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life 875 N. McClintock Drive, Chandler.

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Author Jan Krulick-Belin at Judaica museum, Mesa libraries
Posted: January 25, 2017

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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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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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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‘Life in a Jar’ highlights hero
Posted: December 21, 2016

A play chronicling the story of a Polish Catholic woman who risked her life to save 2,500 Jewish children during World War II is coming to Arizona for the first time.

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Wednesday 12/14/2016
Jewish story behind ‘Falsettos’
Posted: December 14, 2016

NEW YORK — The opening number in the Broadway musical “Falsettos” – currently on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre – is called “Four Jews in a Room Bitching.”

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Tuesday 12/06/2016
Kirk Douglas to celebrate his 100th birthday in star-studded Beverly Hills bash
Posted: December 06, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Kirk Douglas — actor, director, producer, author, philanthropist and Torah student — is celebrating his 100th birthday on Friday, and there is a special treat in store for the centenarian.

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