The Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation is holding two interfaith panel events that will bring together representatives of five faith traditions to discuss celebrations of life cycle events.
Shortly before the Department of Justice filed notice last August that it would seek the death penalty against the alleged murderer at the Tree of Life building in Pittsburgh, two of the congregations attacked in the massacre — New Light and Dor Hadash — sent letters imploring U.S. Attorney …
On Sunday, Jan. 19, congregation members, rabbis, teachers, parents and former students crowded into the spacious home of Sheila Schwartz to thank Rabbi David and Odette Rebibo for their decades of service.
On Thursday, Jan. 16, a new Holocaust exhibit opened with a program at the Arizona House of Representatives that brought together students, Holocaust survivors and state legislators.
After 11 months and $10 million, The Palazzo has completed a major renovation that added a new restaurant, fitness studio and public spaces to the senior living community in central Phoenix.
On Thursday, Jan. 23, Arizona Jews for Justice will present its first Partner in Justice awards to Rev. James Pennington, senior pastor of First Church UCC Phoenix, and Arizona State Rep. Isela Blanc.
Beth Emeth Congregation’s West Valley Jewish Film Festival has been a staple not just for the synagogue, but for the Sun City community as well. According to Irene Leher, festival co-chairman, this annual event brings together many Jewish and non-Jewish area residents.
Before Rabbi David Rebibo arrived in Phoenix in 1965, the city’s Jewish population numbered about 10,000. There was no Jewish day school, those who kept kosher had to go out of town for kosher cheese and meat products, and Phoenix’s only Orthodox congregation, located downtown, had difficult…
Carlos Galindo-Elvira, the now-former regional director of the Anti-Defamation League of Arizona, announced his departure on Jan. 2 after three years with the organization.
At noon earlier today, ADL Arizona Regional Director Carlos Galindo-Elvira announced his departure from the organization. Galindo-Elvira disclosed the news in an email that was circulated to community partners.
This month, Madrona Hospice & Palliative Care became the first hospice in the state to receive accreditation from the National Institute of Jewish Hospice.
Temple Solel’s quarterly art showcase currently features the work of Skip Feinstein, general surgeon, photographer and 10-year member of the temple. More than 30 of Feinstein’s photographs, which capture moments from Pakistan and Cuba to Mexico and France, will be on display in the North Hal…
For its second annual fundraiser, the nonprofit Kid in the Corner is doing what it does best: Breaking down the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
"Old Jews Telling Jokes" raises the curtain at the Herberger Theater Center on Dec. 25 and runs until Jan. 19. Ahead of opening night, the cast and crew of the show dished to the Jewish News about the kosher comedy that will entertain Jews and non-Jews alike.
The Nazis dubbed them mischlinge — persons deemed to have both Aryan and Jewish ancestry. Employment, education and marriage restrictions were placed on Mischlinge, with the severity of the restrictions decided by how many Jewish grandparents an individual had.
Law-enforcement officials say it could take months to complete their investigation of the shooting inside the JC Kosher Market in the Greenville section of Jersey City, New Jersey, that left a total of six people dead, including the two attackers.
A new Chabad center is coming to south Phoenix, a fast-growing region of the metropolitan area that previously had no synagogues. Rabbi Mendy Rimler and his wife, Sarah, will co-direct the Chabad Jewish Center of South Phoenix.
Jewish and Israel-related groups had mixed reactions to U.S. President Donald Trump signing an executive order that requires the U.S. government to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of anti-Semitism in responding to “prohibited forms of discrimination rooted i…
Student leaders at Arizona State University passed a resolution on Tuesday, Dec. 3, expressing sympathy for Jewish students on campus in the aftermath of a student government campaign to support the anti-BDS movement, a Nov. 13 protest of Israeli soldiers and anti-Semitic flyers appearing on…
Only 12 states currently require schools to teach students about the Holocaust. Michael Beller and Josh Kay, the founders of Arizona Teaching the Holocaust, want to make Arizona state number 13.
On Nov. 24, a Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix mission trip returned from Havana, Cuba, where they met with leaders of three synagogues, visited a Holocaust memorial and delivered clothing, medicine and other supplies to the Havana Jewish community.
A few weeks into his new role as director general of the new Arizona-Israel Trade & Investment Office, Arizona’s first trade office outside of Mexico, David Ya’ari is in Phoenix this week and spoke to Jewish News about the collaboration between the Startup Nation and the Startup State.
“Great launch of @SCP_Learning at the Yeshiva in Phoenix this week, a packed house!” read a Nov. 1 tweet from Jeremy Rovinsky. “All kinds of observant Jews — Litvish, Chabad, Modern, Sefardi, Bucharian — coming together to master Hilchos Shabbos! #SCPrevolution.”