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Wednesday 10/18/2017
More than 1 million Jews expected to participate in global Shabbat Project
Posted: October 18, 2017

Communities everywhere — from Togo to Paraguay to right here in the Valley — are coming together on Oct. 27 and 28 to celebrate the Shabbat Project, a global grassroots phenomenon dedicated to honoring and celebrating the day of rest.

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The long journey home from Auschwitz
Posted: October 18, 2017

On Sept. 28, Holocaust survivor Edward Heisler, a resident of Goodyear, Arizona, died at age 87. He devoted much of his life to bearing witness to the horrors he experienced and the need for tolerance. His final thoughts, said family members, were “Never forget” and “never hate.” Below, to honor his life and his message, we reprint an article he wrote for JN in 2007. —Eds.

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Valley resident’s documentary spotlights erosion of women’s reproductive rights
Posted: October 18, 2017

War zones are nothing new to documentary filmmaker Civia Tamarkin.

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Camp Newman community remains strong after fire
Posted: October 18, 2017

Ethan Blyn, a freshman at the University of Washington, first heard about the wildfires in Northern California after checking Facebook on the morning of Oct. 9, and learning that URJ Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, California, was evacuated.

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Changes at Congregation Lev Shalom revitalize Jewish life in Flagstaff
Posted: October 18, 2017

While Congregation Lev Shalom, Flagstaff’s only egalitarian Jewish congregation, is more than 40 years old, it has undergone more changes and improvements in the last two years than ever before.

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Wednesday 10/11/2017
Valley Jews prepare to celebrate worldwide Shabbat Project
Posted: October 11, 2017

The cavernous gymnasium buzzed with excitement as hundreds of women streamed in, eager to find space at one of the many tables. Each table had shiny black mixing bowls that were filled with ingredients to make a loaf of challah.

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High school fund to be used for scholarships, security enhancements
Posted: October 11, 2017

A fund started by a now defunct local Jewish community high school will be used for day school scholarships and to enhance security on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Scottsdale.

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Teens meet Holocaust survivor in Chandler menorah vandalism case
Posted: October 11, 2017

When Holocaust survivor Oskar Knoblauch received a phone call from the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office asking him to meet with the perpetrators of an anti-Semitic act of vandalism, he didn’t hesitate.

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