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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 06/21/2017
Young Scottsdale resident set to meld art and business
Posted: June 21, 2017

Amid Scottsdale’s high summer temperatures, Gabby Loeff, 18, is just as feverishly embracing her commissioned artwork as a way to help pay for college tuition.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Free PBS documentary series returns to Chandler Public Library
Posted: June 14, 2017

Chandler’s Downtown Public Library is presenting its free annual documentary film series, “Get Reel,” this summer from 6:30-8 p.m. on Wednesdays through July 12. The films will be screened in the Copper Room on the second floor of the Downtown Library located at 22 S. Delaware St.

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Phoenix Art Museum brings Israeli doc to film festival
Posted: June 14, 2017

The theme of the Phoenix Art Museum’s 2017 Contemporary Forum Summer Film Festival is “Why Can’t We Live Together?” The film series presents a broad range of films that resonate with current events.

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New Israeli film explores Holocaust survivors’ secrets and family trauma
Posted: June 14, 2017

Israeli filmmaker Avi Nesher views himself as a psychiatrist for the State of Israel.

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Monday 06/12/2017
‘Wonder Woman,’ big-name concerts upstage cultural boycott of Israel
Posted: June 12, 2017

As Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” film heads toward $400 million in earnings after debuting in early June, and numerous big-name musical acts line up to perform in Israel this summer, the influence of the BDS movement’s cultural boycott of the Jewish state appears to be waning.

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
New book traces history of Flagstaff’s Jewish community before and after WWII
Posted: June 07, 2017

A new book, “Flagstaff Jewish Lives During and After the Holocaust and World War II,” offers a look at the city’s Jewish community from the 1930s to the 1950s. The book was researched and written by Bjorn Krondorfer, director of the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University (NAU), and a group of NAU students turned historical sleuths. The book was released on May 11 at a launch party at Flagstaff’s Bright Side Bookstore. Jewish News spoke to Krondofer about the difficulties and surprises he and his team experienced as they pieced together this history of Flagstaff’s Jewish community. -Janet Perez

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Thursday 06/01/2017
Zionist pioneer Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s passport goes up for auction
Posted: June 01, 2017

How much would you pay for a Zionist icon’s passport? The question will be answered next month when J. Greenstein & Company, an auction house specializing in antique Judaica items, takes bids for the passport of Ze’ev Jabotinsky.

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Flagstaff synagogue launches cultural programming with concert
Posted: June 01, 2017

Flagstaff’s Congregation Lev Shalom is launching its cultural programming series this summer with a performance by world-renowned pianist David Syme.

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Wednesday 05/24/2017
CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Bravo’s Andy Cohen team up for a night of conversation
Posted: May 24, 2017

One is known for his hard-hitting interviews with national and world leaders. The other is known for bringing us “The Real Housewives.” One thing they do share are the same initials.

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