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Phoenix has been dubbed “an autism friendly city” by multiple sources and one of the reasons is the work of Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC), a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of services for those with ASD and those impacted by it.
Congregation Beth Tefillah’s Chesed Committee is reopening the Scottsdale synagogue’s food bank.
Combining fun and fundraising has been a successful strategy for Sun Lakes Jewish Congregation Sisterhood for over 20 years. Two hundred participants played mah-jongg, canasta, rummy cube, Mexican train, scrabble and board games at this year’s Card Party, “Get Your Game On,” held Feb. 7 at Oakwood Country Club.
The Arizona Jewish Historical Society (AZJHS) has received a $600 mini-grant from Arizona Humanities for its spring 2017 Phoenix Jewish Documentary Film Series. The series features films relating to Jewish history or culture and promotes awareness and dialogue about people of diverse cultures and a greater awareness of history in particular through documentary film.
The Chandler Police Department has arrested four people on suspicion of twisting a large decorative menorah in the front yard of a Chandler family’s home into a swastika. The menorah, which was made out of PVC pipes gold spray paint and solar-powered bulbs, was a Hanukkah decoration put up by a family near Chandler Boulevard and McClintock Drive.
In their own ways, individuals, synagogues and organizations in the Valley’s Jewish community are standing with members of other faiths and ethnicities to resist and prevent the acts of intolerance, violence and oppression that have been on the rise since the presidential election in November.
More than 1,000 people attended Jewish National Fund’s Breakfast for Israel on March 17, up from about 900 who attended last year’s, and to JNF executives who attended, it was proof of the importance of the Arizona Jewish community.
The brazen billboard of President Donald Trump, sandwiched between blood-red mushroom clouds and swastika-like dollar signs, appeared March 17 to stare down Grand Avenue, making national news and causing some controversy.
The “Inspired by Israel” video contest has started its 10-day period of online voting to determine which 10 video entrants will move on to the final phase of the contest and be evaluated by an elite panel of judges.
Between the challah bake, the Shabbat Project and conferences in Washington, D.C., it's been a busy week.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.