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Recipe: Scallion pancakes, a popular street food in Shanghai

These tasty pancakes are often cut into triangles and dipped into sauce. Allow yourself a bit of prep time as it takes some muscle to roll them.

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Wednesday 06/21/2017
Adventures in Shanghai’s surprising Jewish cuisine
Posted: June 21, 2017

To find the Shanghai Jewish Center on a recent trip to China, I drove by a guarded gatehouse, past a series of windowless buildings to a large white villa with an elegant marble staircase and grand portico. Inside the brightly lit foyer, a Chinese woman escorted me through heavy wooden doors to what must have been the living room, but was now furnished with eight tables and a wine cabinet. Two businessmen — one in a kippah — chatted quietly over their dinner.

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Audience growing for Valley Beit Midrash’s podcast series
Posted: June 21, 2017

Valley Beit Midrash (VBM), the collaborative organization that offers a wide array of Jewish programming to the Greater Phoenix Jewish community, continues to beef up its library of podcasts to help foster Jewish learning.

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Pet-friendly patriotism on display to celebrate service members
Posted: June 21, 2017

Evanger’s USA Pet Foods will have a pet-friendly and family-friendly event to celebrate U.S. veterans and active military and their families on Sunday, June 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., at Choice Pet Market, 7119 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 113, Scottsdale.

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Local athletes prepare for 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel
Posted: June 21, 2017

With two days to go before they board planes that will take them to the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel, three young athletes with strong ties to the Valley are brimming with anticipation.

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Wednesday 06/14/2017
Valley of the Sun JCC hosts special dive-in movie
Posted: June 14, 2017

Valley of the Sun JCC hosts special dive-in movie

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Discover the healing power of expressing gratitude
Posted: June 14, 2017

Six months ago, when Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, it is likely that most of us acknowledged the blessings of a good life. At the midway mark, I ask you, how often have you expressed gratitude since then? According to a 2011 Harvard Mental Health Letter, people who routinely express gratitude sleep better, go to the doctor less often and show less depressive symptoms. It is amazing how many positive correlates there are to gratitude. So many, in fact, that you’d think we’d all be chasing after it all the time. So why aren’t we?

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
Found Food
Posted: June 07, 2017

A few years ago, my family rented a house in Jamaica, complete with a chef. One evening I saw him chopping parsley.

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Israeli researchers develop new treatment for ALS patients
Posted: June 07, 2017

Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) announced the development of a new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Wednesday 06/07/2017
Your home is your canvas, so make it a portrait reflecting you and your lifestyle
Posted: June 07, 2017

It’s fun looking through magazines, newspapers and stores for the latest and greatest in design and home decorating trends that can help you create your ideal personal space. As you create that space, remember that your entire home is your canvas.

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Naturopathic center offers alternative treatment methods
Posted: June 07, 2017

The Arizona Natural Health Center’s signature Heal & VibeOnLife system was designed to address the six major pillars that govern health, according to the center. These include nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, detoxification, and community and social support.

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East Valley Jewish community rallies to help infant awaiting a heart transplant
Posted: June 07, 2017

It’s hard for most of us to imagine having a child with a life-threatening illness, but it’s a devastating situation that Valley residents Rachel and Roy Mordechai know all too well.

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Thursday 06/01/2017
EVJCC introduces Jewish Teen Leadership Institute
Posted: June 01, 2017

The East Valley JCC (EVJCC) is introducing a Jewish Teen Leadership Institute for students entering grades 9-11 in the fall. Ten East Valley Jewish teens will be accepted into the first cohort.

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Senior citizens and middle school students bond
Posted: June 01, 2017

The first time Adam Schwartz, 13, and Pat Bruner, 76, met, they quickly found common ground.

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Pen pal program connects survivor with students
Posted: June 01, 2017

As part of a pen pal program, a group of fourth-graders at Navajo Elementary School in Scottsdale enjoyed a one-of-a-kind experience last month – the chance to have lunch and meet with local elderly residents who they had been pen pals with throughout the semester. One of the pen pals, Dorothy Mazurek, is a Holocaust survivor who shared her life story and experiences with the children through handwritten letters and as a guest speaker in their classroom.

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Dropping Acid (From Your Diet)
Posted: June 01, 2017

We had a dinner guest who after confirming his arrival time advised us that he is on a low-acid/high-alkaline diet. This diet gained some popularity when Victoria Beckham tweeted about it a few years back. It has spread to help those suffering from reflux and associated stomach woes.

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JCC to host pool parties
Posted: June 01, 2017

Grab your swimsuit, towels and sunscreen and spend the day at the Valley of the Sun JCC (The J) with friends and family 11 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday in June and July.

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JCC aquatics director offers water safety tips for children
Posted: June 01, 2017

With the arrival of Arizona’s triple digit summer heat, backyard and community pools will be getting a lot of use. As a result, the Valley of the Sun JCC (The J) is urging parents to be vigilant about water safety.

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Graduation days
Posted: June 01, 2017

It’s that time of year again when preschoolers become elementary school students and middle schoolers prepare to head to high school. Here are some local students who are ready to move on to the next phase of their lives.

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Pardes presents 'Fiddler on the Roof Jr'
Posted: June 01, 2017

Middle school students at Pardes Jewish Day School recently performed in their school’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof Jr.”

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Wednesday 05/24/2017
Resorts offer luxury packages for Valley residents
Posted: May 24, 2017

The Memorial Day weekend signals the start of the summer resort season here in the Valley. As the snowbirds head back north to escape the heat, resilient Arizonans get the opportunity to experience many of the beautiful luxury resorts the Valley has to offer – at steep discounts. Take a look at our Summer Staycation Resort Guide and find a summer resort package you and your family can enjoy.

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Teens grant $9K to help fight poverty
Posted: May 24, 2017

Teens on the Youth Philanthropy Board of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix have granted nearly $9,000 to organizations that work to break the cycle of poverty.

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Wednesday 05/17/2017
Wrapping up another year of teen programming
Posted: May 17, 2017

In an effort to build a Jewish teen community across the Valley, Jewish News and The League present Teen Scene, featuring monthly content devoted to teen programming. Here is a recap of recent events and a roundup of events to come.

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Better hearing, mental health care should be made available to all
Posted: May 17, 2017

With more than 1 million individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing in Arizona and more than 48 million nationwide, it is natural to assume that access to quality health care for those with a hearing loss would be the same as for those whose hearing is intact. The reality is that it is not. May is both Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) and Mental Health Month (MHM), and together, both causes connect on an important issue within the deaf and hard of hearing communities.

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Shavuot treats for those on gluten-free diets
Posted: May 17, 2017

It is customary to eat dairy food on Shavuot, which is May 30 and June 1 this year, for a number of reasons. One reason is that Shavuot is linked to the Exodus from Egypt into the Promised Land, and it is written “From the misery of Egypt to a country flowing with milk and honey...” (Exodus 3:8-17).

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Cox Charities seeks grant applicants for 2017 cycle for youth programs
Posted: May 17, 2017

hat focus on K−12 youth and education programs to submit proposals for grants valued at $10,000 or less. This year’s grant cycle is now open and closes on May 31.

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BJE offers variety of summer classes
Posted: May 17, 2017

The Bureau of Jewish Education will offer several summer classes in June. They include:

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PJ Library holds first family camp, plans summer read-a-thon
Posted: May 17, 2017

As PJ Library of Phoenix continues its primary role of delivering Jewish traditions and values into the homes of young Jewish families through Jewish books and CDs, it is also expanding its offerings.

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Wednesday 05/10/2017
ADL names 35 schools as ‘No Place for Hate’
Posted: May 10, 2017

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has named 35 Arizona schools with the No Place for Hate designation for the 2016-2017 school year. On May 4, these schools were recognized for creating safe and respectful learning environments and bringing awareness to the issues of bullying and bias. The event included an activity fair and banner presentation at Phoenix College.

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BJE, Pardes partner for Better Together program
Posted: May 10, 2017

The Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE) partnered with the eighth-graders at Pardes Jewish Day School this year for the Better Together program, which provides an opportunity for students to interact with older members of the Jewish community, as well as hear about and learn from the adults’ life experiences.

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Wednesday 05/03/2017
Roasted foods ideal for Lag b’Omer meals
Posted: May 03, 2017

What holiday is not mentioned in the Torah or anywhere until the 13th century and has no particular foods associated with it? The answer is Lag b’Omer. The Torah commands us to begin on the second night of Passover and count the omer. Omer, which means sheaf, was a measure of grain from the new barley harvest cutting, brought to the Temple on the 16th of Nisan.

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Pardes to showcase students’ musical ability
Posted: May 03, 2017

The Valley will be alive with the sound of music on May 22, when Pardes Jewish Day School showcases its students’ abilities in the Pardes Performing Arts Concert. The concert includes a rock band, violinists, dancers and the lower school choir, the Mazaltones.

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Aging today: Playlists in the key of life
Posted: May 03, 2017

“Miracles” by Jefferson Starship, “Beautiful Day” by U2 and “Promised Land” by the Boss (Bruce Springsteen) are just three of the songs on my “Favorite Songs of All Time” playlist. I started making this playlist after seeing the 2014 documentary, “Alive Inside.” The film details the healing power of music by following the journey of social worker Dan Cohen as he delivered pre-loaded iPods with personalized music to nursing home residents.

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Tips to help care for parents suffering from a chronic illness
Posted: May 03, 2017

It’s not easy seeing your parent suffer through a long-term chronic illness. It is even harder for them to go through it. As you begin your caregiving journey, remember these tips.

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