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Acclaimed violinist and his family to perform at Beth Ami Temple

Music, not words, is how Lan Qui expresses a love of God that transcends all faiths.

Monday 04/10/2017
Only Jewish museum in Arab world celebrates 20th anniversary
Posted: April 10, 2017

W    henever we travel, my wife, Stephanie, always makes sure we seek out Jewish historical sites to explore and study. She retired as history teacher, but never let her thirst for knowledge run dry. An old synagogue in Berlin. The Jewish quarter in Prague (on Passover no less). She always knows just where to look.

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Wednesday 02/01/2017
Baby boomers, undeterred, will travel often in 2017
Posted: February 01, 2017

Everyone loves a vacation and, according to data collected by AARP, most baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – said they will take at least one vacation in 2017, and on average, five.

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Vegan Birthright trip takes flight in August
Posted: February 01, 2017

For the first time in its nearly two-decade long history of sending young Jewish adults to Israel for a free 10-day immersive cultural experience, Birthright Israel: Mayanot will be offering a trip specializing in the vegan diet and lifestyle.

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Wednesday 11/23/2016
Exploring Germany close up
Posted: November 23, 2016

I was alone walking around town on my first day in Berlin. Will anyone be willing to help me out if I get lost? Would there be a harshness to the people I encountered? Will anyone have a sense of humor? Would I see swastikas on the walls of buildings?

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Wednesday 11/16/2016
Boise offers robust Jewish community with a fascinating history
Posted: November 16, 2016

Sometimes you’ll find the most splendid synagogues in the places you least expect.

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Wednesday 11/09/2016
Returning to my Romanian roots
Posted: November 09, 2016

It all started with a Marshall Memorial Fellowship dinner in Phoenix last October, an event that always inspires me. But this year proved to be especially auspicious.

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Wednesday 11/02/2016
How a Kristallnacht testimony changed my life
Posted: November 02, 2016

My first exposure to the Holocaust came sitting around my grandparents’ dinner table as a young boy in Sioux City, Iowa. There were family stories of hiding from the Nazis before the war, Kristallnacht and escaping Germany. There were stories of relatives being sent to places with ominous sounding names. I became familiar with names like Westerbork, Auschwitz and Sobibor long before I made my bar mitzvah.

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Wednesday 10/19/2016
Teens invited to join kickball tournament set for Nov. 5
Posted: October 19, 2016

Jewish Youth Group Sports League – known as “The League” – and Team Phoenix Maccabi will host its first community kickball tournament for teens 6:45-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

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