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The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix (JCF) celebrated the first year of its Life & Legacy program at a Sept. 22 celebration in Scottsdale that also honored 19 new Endowment Book of Life signers.
A new entity called The Jewish Connection of Phoenix (JCX) provides mothers from the Greater Phoenix community with inspirational trips to Israel in partnership with the Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP). The JCX, founded by Rabbi Eli and Shoshana Putney, also offers Jewish educational and social programs following the trip to Israel, for the participants and their families.
At its High Holiday services this year, Temple Havurat Emet in Chandler will hold a special ritual for one of its members, Holocaust survivor Irving Berk.
Beth Emeth Congregation invites the community to a free community service for Rosh Hashanah at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, and for Yom Kippur at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 13702 W. Meeker Blvd. Sun City West.
Schmooze Young Families (ages 20s-40s) will share Rosh Hashanah treats – apples and honey – at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Cactus Park, 7202 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale.
Tomchei Shabbos of Phoenix, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides food to needy families for Shabbat and the High Holidays, is seeking help from the public for these families.
Congregation Lev Shalom, formerly Heichal Baoranim/Temple in the Pines, in Flagstaff, will install Rabbi Mindie Snyder on Oct. 21.
Limmud AZ is looking for presenters to teach at Limmud AZ who exemplify the Limmud value that everyone is a teacher and a learner. Presenter proposals are being accepted until Oct. 10.
Here is a recap of Jewish News in the Valley over the past year.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about the question facing French Jews as anti-Semitism continues to spark violence and fear there.