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At Temple Chai, Rabbi Bonnie Koppell has helped families struggling with the threat of drug addiction, and she’s seen the tragic consequences of substance abuse. 

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If the idea of plunging both hands into a yeasty mound of risen challah dough sounds grounding, generative and gleeful, you are not alone. 

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s Business & Professionals group will present Spotlight, a networking event featuring the star of Bravo network’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” Josh Flagg. 

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The East Valley Jewish Community Center has partnered with Boston University’s Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies to create an annual lecture series. The series will focus on providing Holocaust education and is a project of the EVJCC's Center for Holocaust Education and Human Dignity.

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Limmud AZ’s advance learning event, Taste of Limmud, is about to enter its third year. Taste of Limmud is designed to give the Phoenix area a small preview of the bigger learning event coming in February, Limmud AZ. Both programs offer educational workshops and discussions, with the goal of …

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Phoenix-based Wall Sensations, which  transforms backyards and other spaces with custom outdoor and indoor murals, wallpapers and floor graphics, has completed thousands of projects since its owner and president, Alan Gellman, started selling its product in 2013.

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The 2019 Miss Rodeo Arizona Pageant in August was a nerve-racking time for 17-year-old contestant Shai Forman, who was competing for the 2019-2020 Miss Teen Rodeo Arizona title.

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The East Valley JCC has brought on the president of the Tempe and Gilbert accounting and tax preparation firm The Blau Company, Aaron Blau, as its new board chair. 

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The owner of Cholla Cattle Co., Harvey Dietrich has been called “Arizona’s last Jewish cowboy.” But to only mention Harvey Dietrich’s work as a rancher would be telling half the story. He and his wife, Marnie Dietrich, have been a driving force for multiple communal organizations and charities. 

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In the 1980s, Dungeons & Dragons was considered the cause for moral panic among religious circles, particularly in Christian communities. By now, public perception of the fantasy game has positively shifted thanks to Internet communities and platforms such as YouTube. Through this change…

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For nearly 10 years, the Phoenix division of PJ Library has brought books to families all across the Valley to help them build a personal Jewish library. Recently, the library just hit a new milestone by delivering its 150,000th book on Sept. 17.  

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Are diamonds truly timeless, or are the expensive gems finally on the way out? What about gems that aren’t diamonds? For so long it was taboo to use any other kind of jewel, but does that still hold true? Just as wedding ceremonies are being modernized with updates to old traditions, so too …

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Scottsdale startup Mouthguard Club recently sponsored the men’s and women’s Israeli national football teams for their performances in the International Federation of American Football’s 2019 European Flag Football Championships. 

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The High Holidays are an especially busy time for a rabbi, and it makes the preparation a high-pressure endeavor. Some rabbis prepares for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur for several months, if not a year, in advance. But for the five new rabbis who made Phoenix their home this summer, there we…

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Rabbi Ephraim Weiss’ passion as a rabbi is Jewish education. He believes that Jewish learning doesn’t and shouldn’t stop after Sunday school, but is something that continues every day. 

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In the wake of the two mass shootings that occurred within 13 hours of each other this weekend, the First Church United Church of Christ of Phoenix hosted a candlelight interfaith vigil to mourn the victims of the shootings. The Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Phoenix worked to…

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Dr. Howard Kaye will not allow himself to be depressed. He said he can be sad, but the practicing rheumatologist chooses to maintain a positive outlook despite the tragedy he faced.Kaye lost his wife, Lori Gilbert- Kaye, on April 27, 2019, when a shooter entered the Chabad of Poway in Southe…

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Rabbi Mindie Snyder leaves Congregation Lev ShalomOn July 31, Rabbi Mindie Snyder completed her tenure as the spiritual leader of Congregation Lev Shalom in Flagstaff. Congregation Lev Shalom first welcomed Rabbi Snyder in the fall of 2015.“It has been an honor to serve the community of Nort…

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Rabbi Mindie Snyder of Congregation Lev Shalom in Flagstaff chose to honor the late Rabbi Yosef Garcia — the president of the Association of Crypto-Jews of the Americas and founder of Avde Torah Jayah in Chandler, and a friend to Snyder — not by just mentioning his achievements as a spiritua…

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Randi Jablin, founder of the Shabbat Dinner Club, never underestimates how difficult dating can be. Even with the advancements of dating technology that are supposed to make dating easier, she still believes the best way to get people to connect is to get them to meet in person.

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From the outside, an observer might have assumed that Hannah Kaplan and half-dozen other preschoolers at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood Center were playing with their food. 

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