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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 07/25/2018
New meaning in old story
Posted: July 25, 2018

Not long ago, in an antiques shop, I found a February 1937 issue of “National Geographic” that featured Berlin. It portrayed a city thriving under Nazi rule, with photos of streets festooned with swastika flags, Hitler’s birthday parade and children smiling in front of swastika-draped buildings.

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Wednesday 07/18/2018
New film raises questions for Jewish agency
Posted: July 18, 2018

Imagine it’s your first day of college and, as you walk toward your dorm, students smile at you, greet you fondly, hug you and welcome you back, even though you’ve never been here before. Sounds like a Twilight Zone episode, right?

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Israeli debut film ‘The Cakemaker’ explores grief, love
Posted: July 18, 2018

When Ofir Raul Graizer set out to make “The Cakemaker,” nobody wanted to support it at first.

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Wednesday 07/11/2018
Author Turns ‘The Opposite’ Into Success
Posted: July 11, 2018

“Banging My Head Against the Wall”

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Wednesday 06/27/2018
8 great summer reading picks
Posted: June 27, 2018

For book lovers, the summer is the perfect time to sit back and relax — after applying sunscreen, of course — and read beneath the sun.

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Wednesday 05/30/2018
Jewish filmmaker turns camera on her own personal tragedy
Posted: May 30, 2018

“Is ‘The Tale’ HBO’s Most Controversial Movie Ever?”

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Wednesday 05/23/2018
New documentaries examine Itzhak Perlman, RBG
Posted: May 23, 2018

Temperamentally, they are as different as night and day.

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New photography exhibit highlights Israel’s diversity
Posted: May 23, 2018

On Monday, the Arizona Jewish Historical Society held the public opening for “Israel at 70: The Diverse Faces of Israel,” a solo exhibit of photography by Joel Zolondek, a Jewish News contributor. Marty Haberer, CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, and Vicki Cabot, a former Jewish News reporter and editor, served as guest speakers.

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Wednesday 02/14/2018
Arizona Musicfest commemorates Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday
Posted: February 14, 2018

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein, the legendary Jewish American conductor and composer, Arizona Musicfest’s presents “Beethoven & Bernstein.”

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