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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 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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Wednesday 07/05/2017
Distributor thrilled by Israeli film’s unexpected U.S. success
Posted: July 05, 2017

The Israeli film “The Women’s Balcony,” which is set in a traditional Orthodox community in Jerusalem, has become an unexpected box office hit both in Israel and the United States.

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New book goes behind the scenes of Chasidic musical heritage with anecdotes and memories
Posted: July 05, 2017

You don’t need to be a scholar of Jewish music to enjoy Velvel Pasternak’s new book, “Behind the Music: Stories, Anecdotes, Articles & Reflections.” You just need to be someone who wants to learn about the adventures of the author, a man who has done more than anyone else in our time to discover, record and transmit the treasures of Chasidic music.

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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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