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Top journalist discusses his faith at Federation MEGA event

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s MEGA event, which kicks off the organization’s 2018 annual campaign, offered star power and honored some leading members of the Valley’s Jewish community.

Wednesday 02/21/2018
Lawyer-inventor parnters with nonprofit Gompers
Posted: February 21, 2018

Lawyer Craig Olschansky was faced with a choice and didn’t like any of his options.

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Kosher food pantry opens
Posted: February 21, 2018

In Arizona, one in six people struggles with food insecurity, according to the Arizonans Preventing Hunger Action Plan 2017. Yecheskel Friedman, co-founder and president of Ezras Cholim of Phoenix (ECP), is quick to point out that this number includes many members of the Jewish community. This is one of the reasons ECP opened the Kosher Food Pantry last week, a kosher food bank available to the community five days a week.

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Chabad youth group to bake 11 pound hamantashen
Posted: February 21, 2018

In keeping with the spirit of Purim, perhaps the most irreverent of Jewish holidays, the Chabad of the East Valley’s CTeen program is going to bake what it is dubbing “America’s Largest Hamantash” on Feb. 27. Though Jewish News was unable to confirm if the hamantashen will be the largest in the U.S., with an estimated cooked weight of at least 11 pounds, it’s safe to say it will be one huge pastry.

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Anthem synagogue outgrows its space, moves services to Hampton Inn
Posted: February 21, 2018

The salmon-accented Hampton Inn Phoenix/Anthem might seem like an odd place to find a religious service. But once a month the hotel — approximately 30 miles north of downtown Phoenix and skirting the edge of the open desert — undergoes a transformation, as an otherwise innocuous meeting room becomes the sanctuary for the North Valley Jewish Community Association (NVJCA).

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BJE educates teachers about the Holocaust in changing times
Posted: February 21, 2018

For decades, a critical component of teaching about the horrors of the Holocaust has been bringing students face to face with survivors.

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Wednesday 02/14/2018
Out & About - Feb. 16, 2018
Posted: February 14, 2018

This Community page features photos of community members around the Valley and the world. Submit photos and details each week to photos@jewishaz.com by 10 a.m. Monday.

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Calendar - Feb. 16, 2018
Posted: February 14, 2018

Events

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Looking for love: challenges, opportunities for single Jews in the Valley
Posted: February 14, 2018

Whether you are swiping through profiles on your phone or trying to make conversation at an event, being single and Jewish in the Valley can be tough, especially this time of year.

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Israel advocates mobilize to defend Arizona’s anti-BDS law
Posted: February 14, 2018

During the last few years, more than 20 U.S. states have targeted the BDS movement with legislation. But some groups have argued that anti-BDS legislation violates the Constitution. In a first, a Kansas federal judge recently agreed, issuing a preliminary injunction against an anti-BDS law in that state.

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