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Flagstaff Chabad to break ground for JCC

Chabad of Flagstaff will host a groundbreaking ceremony this weekend for its new home, The Molly Blank Jewish Community Center.

Wednesday 03/22/2017
Out and About: March 24, 2017
Posted: March 22, 2017

Out and About 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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SARRC opens cafe at Phoenix library
Posted: March 22, 2017

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.

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Beth Tefillah to reopen its kosher food bank
Posted: March 22, 2017

Congregation Beth Tefillah’s Chesed Committee is reopening the Scottsdale synagogue’s food bank.

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SLJC Sisterhood Card Party benefits several charities
Posted: March 22, 2017

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.

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AZJHS, Tucson Jewish History Museum receive Arizona Humanities grants
Posted: March 22, 2017

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.

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Arrests made in Chandler menorah vandalism
Posted: March 22, 2017

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.

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Individuals, organizations work to help refugees
Updated: March 23, 2017 - 12:33 pm

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.

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JNF breakfast draws 1,000-plus to hear Lauder
Posted: March 22, 2017

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.

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Monday 03/20/2017
Anti-Trump billboard in Phoenix causes controversy
Posted: March 20, 2017

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.

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