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New Ken Burns film spotlights little-known Holocaust rescuers

In 1940, as he was being transported to safety in the lower deck of a ship, the Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger asked Waitstill Sharp why the American Unitarian minister had bothered to rescue him from the Nazis.


Book teaches an easy lesson in miracles

Are you looking for a children’s book home run? Rabbi Jason Bonder hits one out of the ballpark with his newly published children’s book, “Miracles Like You and Me.”

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Accent coach teaches Portman to sound Israeli

While making the film “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” Natalie Portman had to put her palm in front of her mouth, repeat Hebrew words and feel how the air hit her skin.

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Red Rocks festival returns

The 16th annual Red Rocks Music Festival will be held Aug. 26-Sept. 4 in Phoenix and Sedona.

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Visual Arts

Solel showcases quilt artist

Temple Solel will kick off the upcoming season of its Art Showcase with an exhibit featuring 30 pieces of fiber art by nationally recognized fiber artist Sheila Groman.

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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 10/19/2016
Pop songstress still lives ‘the life’
Posted: October 19, 2016

Melissa Manchester loves “the life” of a singer-songwriter and she says so clearly on her most recent album, 2015’s “You Gotta Love the Life.” That album served as an interactive learning experience in which she taught music students at University of Southern California about “the life” as they taught her how to be an “indie” artist.

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Monday 10/17/2016
How does it feel? Dylan show gives no hint of Nobel's impact
Posted: October 17, 2016

The timing of Bob Dylan’s latest appearance in Phoenix – coming as it did just days after he became a Nobel laureate and played the Desert Trip dream festival in Indio, California – seemed to make for a natural chance for him to bask in his status as a living legend.

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Wednesday 10/12/2016
Sculpture marks artist’s homecoming
Posted: October 12, 2016

Artist Fred Bendheim, a Phoenix native, recently returned to his hometown for the Sept. 23 dedication of one of his sculptures on the grounds of North Central Phoenix’s Beatitudes Campus.

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‘Bagels Over Berlin’ celebrates Jewish veterans
Posted: October 12, 2016

The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival and the Bureau of Jewish Education will co-host a free movie screening of the documentary “Bagels Over Berlin,” 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

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Wednesday 10/05/2016
Rock Star (of David): Rick Recht
Posted: October 05, 2016

Rick Recht didn’t get named one of Time Magazine’s “10 Stars of the New Jewish Music” without changing the status quo of song in a significant and meaningful way.

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Friday 09/30/2016
College radio host to release second charity CD
Updated: October 04, 2016 - 9:21 pm

Melanie Rogoff, host of Euromerica Radio, a pop/dance radio show at Arizona State University, has released the second volume of a music CD for charity that features 24 artists from around the world. The CD, priced at $12, is titled “Euromerica and Friends: Volume 2” and became available as of Sept. 15 at euromericaradio.bandcamp.com. Proceeds will benefit Parkinson’s disease research.

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Wednesday 09/28/2016
Shalom Y’all: Joe Buchanan
Posted: September 28, 2016

With everything being bigger in Texas, so is the need to find one’s place in the community. Houston-based singer-songwriter Joe Buchanan used his own special style of music – Americana with a Jewish soul – to find his faith and place in Judaism. 

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AZJHS hosts Beth Ames Swartz exhibit
Posted: September 28, 2016

A retrospective exhibit of local artist Beth Ames Swartz, “Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World),” will be presented by the Arizona Jewish Historical Society (AZJHS) Oct. 16 through Jan. 21, 2017.

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
NAU students develop Bedzin exhibit
Posted: September 21, 2016

An exhibit curated by undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University’s Martin-Springer Institute – “Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Bedzin Ghetto” – is on display through Oct. 14 in the lobby of the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. An opening reception was held on Sept. 11.

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