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Wednesday 02/28/2018
Jewish-owned nonprofit helps vulnerable animals
Posted: February 28, 2018

When the deadly respiratory infection Streptococcus zooepidemicus — commonly known as “strep zoo” — was discovered in an East Valley location of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control in January, director Mary Martin knew just who to call.

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Wednesday 02/21/2018
Kosher food pantry opens
Posted: February 21, 2018

In Arizona, one in six people struggles with food insecurity, according to the Arizonans Preventing Hunger Action Plan 2017. Yecheskel Friedman, co-founder and president of Ezras Cholim of Phoenix (ECP), is quick to point out that this number includes many members of the Jewish community. This is one of the reasons ECP opened the Kosher Food Pantry last week, a kosher food bank available to the community five days a week.

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Wednesday 01/03/2018
Congregation gives previously owned medical gear new life
Posted: January 03, 2018

Congregation Kehillah’s Helping Hearts and Hands Committee recently started a program to help congregants share previously owned medical equipment.

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Wednesday 11/29/2017
Annual holiday event raises funds for interfaith group Duet
Posted: November 29, 2017

Duet: Partners In Health & Aging continues an almost 30-year-old tradition of raising funds for the interfaith organization during the holidays.

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Synagogues collect used computers to help Valley refugees
Posted: November 29, 2017

Temple Chai and Temple Kol Ami are both now official collection centers for PCs for Refugees (PFR), a local nonprofit that refurbishes old computers and gives them to refugees in the Valley.

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Wednesday 11/22/2017
Hebrew High students to spend winter break helping with hurricane relief
Posted: November 22, 2017

Next month, a group of teenagers from around the Valley will be in Houston from Dec. 24-29 to help with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts as part of the Bureau of Jewish Education’s (BJE) second Hebrew High Winter Care-A-Van.

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Wednesday 10/04/2017
Jewish community organizes relief efforts for Puerto Rico
Posted: October 04, 2017

With Puerto Rico still reeling from the devastation left by Hurricane Maria, Valley residents and Jewish organizations are working together to help the beleaguered island.

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
From strangers to friends thanks to a local nonprofit
Posted: August 09, 2017

When Suzanne Fuchs first arrived at Shirley Kaiser’s doorstep about two years ago, she was pleasantly surprised to see a mezuzah affixed to the doorpost.

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