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Jewish Actresses of Arizona (JAAZ), a theater group led by Esther Bronsteyn for Jewish girls ages 10 through high school, performed “A Little Princess” March 2 and March 5 at the John Paul Theater at Phoenix College. A total of nearly 350 people attended the two shows. Pictured, from left, are Shifra Becker, Leah Goldstein, Sara Yaffa Saman and Chaya Alush.
Marc Kelman presents Kim Kotzin with the Leo Kelman Jewish National Fund Arizona Board Member of the Year Award, an award named in memory of his father. At right is Toni Dusik, JNF Arizona board president.
More than 450 people attended Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s eighth annual Better Tomorrow Luncheon, held Feb. 24 at the Arizona Biltmore. The event, which featured JFCS’s work for teens in the foster care system, raised more than $300,000. Pictured, from left, are the featured speaker Andrew Bridge, director of the Diane & Bruce Halle Foundation; Nikki Halle; and Larry Lytle, chair of the luncheon and member of the JFCS governance board.
Rabbi Zalman and Tzipi Levertov, founders of Chabad of Arizona, standing in the center, receive a tribute gift from their children and their children’s spouses at Chabad of Arizona’s dinner and silent auction celebrating the organization’s 40th anniversary on Feb. 26.
The 3s class at the Temple Kol Ami Early Childhood Center bake hamantaschen.
Members of the Beth El Women’s League and Beth El Talmud Torah teachers teamed up to make more than 600 hamantaschen for Purim at Beth El Congregation. Pictured, from left, are some of the bakers: Alicia Moskowitz, Bernice Rozov, Joan Sitver and Anne Zaslow.
Rabbi Bill Berk, who was Temple Chai’s rabbi for 23 years and is now the synagogue’s rabbi emeritus, spoke about “Healing Stories from the Jewish Tradition” at a Valley Beit Midrash lecture Feb. 16 at Temple Chai. He’s pictured here with Rabbi Mari Charnow, the synagogue’s senior rabbi. Berk now lives in Jerusalem.
Pre-kindergartners at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center preschool shake groggers that they made from boxes of macaroni and cheese. Each year, the whole school brings in donations, uses them for their Purim celebration, then donates the boxes to Just 3 Things, the food pantry at JFCS Real World Development Center, for teens in the foster care program.
From left, Jill and Asher Roig and Mel- anie and Cora Marahan visit at the Bu- reau of Jewish Education’s Baby & Me Shabbat on March 3. The free program is held on the first Friday of each month at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. Visit bjephoenix.org.
Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:22 pm
Posted in Out And About on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:22 pm.
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.