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Students at Torah Day School of Phoenix hold a Tashlich ceremony on Oct. 6 at Granada Park in Phoenix. Tashlich is a ritual that many Jews observe near Rosh Hashanah. “Tashlich” means “casting off” in Hebrew and involves symbolically casting off the sins of the previous year by tossing pieces of bread or another food into a body of flowing water.
Mt. Sinai Cemetery held its 10th Kever Avot service on Oct. 9, with about 400 people in attendance. Pictured, from left, Rabbis Bonnie Sharfman, Jeremy Schneider and Mari Chernow and Cantor Ross Wolman lead the service in the pavilion, which is tented to provide space for extra seating and shade. It is customary to visit the graves of loved ones before or during the High Holidays.
A bowling event for Arizona State University students organized by Andrew Gibbs, Israel Education Coordinator for Hillel at ASU and Jewish Arizonans on Campus (JAC), in partnership with Chabad at ASU, AEPi, Stand with Us and Students Supporting Israel at ASU, took place on Sept. 19 at Sparky’s Den at ASU’s Tempe campus. All proceeds from the event were donated to Friends of the IDF.
Renee Rousso Chernin led a pre-Rosh Hashanah cooking demo for over 60 women at a “Cooking for the King,” event presented by the Phoenix Community Kollel’s Women’s Division. Pictured, from left, are Nechama Ashin, Esther Bronsteyn, Dina Bacharach, Chernin (holding one of her two cookbooks), Cindy Landesman, Bayla Neuwirth and Mimi Gonsky.
Nearly 100 women attended the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s inaugural Ladies First event on Sept. 29, featuring, from left, Ilana Lowery, Business Journal editor-in-chief; Abbie Fink, HMA Public Relations vice president; Denise Resnik, CEO and co-founder of DRA and First Place Arizona; and Julia Rosen, ASU Global Launch managing director.
Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:00 am
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.