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Years ago, when Rabbi Martin Scharf’s son was in Cub Scouts, the organization needed someone to serve as an auctioneer for the Scouts’ cake auction. Little did Scharf know that he’d then begin a career of auctioneering at nonprofit events to raise money for a variety of causes.
Temple Chai is conducting a drive for cleaning supplies for move-in kits distributed by UMOM, the largest shelter for homeless families in the state. The Phoenix synagogue is tying together the concept of cleaning for Passover and having cleaning supplies for newly housed homeless families from UMOM New Day Center.
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.
Religious schools at Temple Chai and Temple Kol Ami partnered for a Tikkun Olam Day on Feb. 26.
As rabbis and community leaders in Arizona, we are grateful for Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake’s unflagging support of Israel. In that spirit and with Israel’s best interests in mind, we respectfully ask Sens. McCain and Flake to vote against the nomination of David Friedman as United States ambassador to Israel. For the following reasons, we see Friedman as incapable as serving as an effective bridge between the two nations.
The Israel Video Network has announced the winner of the "Inspired by Israel" contest sponsored by The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation.
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.