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Holocaust survivor Eva Schloss said she did not speak about her experiences enduring persecution of the Nazis until her stepfather, Otto Frank, passed away. She said that for 40 years, “I didn’t talk to my family or to anybody for that matter.” 

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This year, I had the honor of shepherding 12 Arizona members of Chabad’s CTeen of the East Valley to New York. There, they joined thousands of teens from around the world to celebrate Jewish unity and pride at the 11th annual CTeen International Shabbaton. 

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You can never be too careful. With that thought in mind, Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus Director of Security Jimmy Wasson is working with Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, other Jewish community organizations and local law enforcement to introduce a new community-wide initiative to a…

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Comic books may be known for superheroes and genre fiction, but former DC Comics editor Jordan Gorfinkle is working to prove that the medium can also tell some of the most powerful stories in the Torah with his “The Passover Haggadah Graphic Novel.” 

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Following a meeting in which domestic violence was the main topic of discussion, members of the Arizona section of the National Council of Jewish Women are mobilizing to volunteer for and be champions of the Sojourner Center.

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A single violin displayed in a corner of the room was visible from the entrance to the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center one Sunday in early February. The occasion was an exhibit by photographer Daniel Levin about Amnon Weinstein, the luthier behind the Violins of Hope project, which res…

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J Teen Connect AZ’s website, JTeenConnectAZ.org, is up and running with the hopes that it will increase teens’ community engagement while deepening their Jewish roots during their high school years. 

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For Jennifer Kaplan, the owner and founder of Evolve PR and Marketing, the ability to network and build  relationships is paramount to her success.

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Activist and former astronaut Mark Kelly is running to be the standard-bearer for the Democratic Party in the 2020 special election to fill the seat of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain.

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Ed Asner is known for such roles as Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler-Moore Show” and Carl Fredrickson in the Pixar film “Up.” Lately, however, he’s been working to use his name and legacy to offer support for the families of differently abled individuals and help them develop their own self-conf…

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A congregation can exist without a building and it can exist without a rabbi, but it cannot exist without a Torah, according to Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon of Congregation Beit Simcha in Tucson. 

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The Jewish Genetic Diseases Center of Greater Phoenix has changed its name to the Minkoff Center for Jewish Genetics, while simultaneously introducing a new BRCA screening program for Arizona Jews to better understand potential hereditary cancer risks.  

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Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix has been allocating money to the Jewish Agency for Israel as a whole for years, but a need to reconnect with the Israeli people has propelled Federation to begin giving money to a specific Jewish Agency program, this one for youths.

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After much searching and interviewing, the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) has chosen Paul Rockower as its new executive director.

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This year, Beth El Congregation’s older Talmud Torah students are learning about the Holocaust firsthand by interviewing our community’s survivors. This special program was created to enrich the curriculum of our Talmud Torah students, while increasing their awareness of the Holocaust and an…

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Every day, from 5 to 7 a.m., Michael Epner wakes up and reads 25 newspapers. Ever since he was a child, the retired pediatrician has been obsessed with current events, and now he uses that obsession to teach other like-minded retirees about what is happening in America and around the world. 

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For the past two decades, Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein has restored dozens of violins from the Holocaust. Each one tells a story of someone silenced. 

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Phoenix resident Zachary Friedman is one of the thousands of federal employees who are heading back to work after being furloughed during the recent — and longest ever — federal government shutdown. Last week, President Donald Trump reached a temporary deal with congressional leaders to reop…

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As a scientist, Minneapolis native Alejandra Dashe likes to dig deep and search for the reasons why things are they way they are. She gets the opportunity to do just that by teaching biology and anthropology at the Paradise Valley Community College. 

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Debbie Berkowitz remembers her former husband, Jeff, as a loud, opinionated New Jerseyite who loved all sports but had a particular passion for coaching youth league basketball at the Valley of the Sun JCC (The J). Sadly, Marfan syndrome prematurely ended that passion in 2006, when Jeff died…

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While many Jewish women around the country decided not to take part in Saturday’s Women’s March in Washington, D.C., a number of Jewish women in the Greater Phoenix area did participate in the third annual Women’s March Phoenix, which is not affiliated with the national Women’s March organization.

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A Scottsdale rabbi has received a prestigious title from the Association of Reform Jewish Educators. Temple Kol Ami Rabbi Jeremy Schneider now holds the title of Reform Jewish Educator (RJE).

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