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Acclaimed writer and former Scottsdale resident David Sheff is the recipient of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 2017 Media Award.
Two Phoenix middle school students have qualified as finalists in this year’s National Chidon HaTanach (National Bible Contest) competition. Moshe Ullman and Chaim Ungar are both sixth-graders at Torah Day School of Phoenix (TDSP). Ullman and Ungar are Arizona’s first-ever representatives in this prominent event.
Arizona Childproofers will offer a safety talk and discuss buttons, batteries and other small items in the home that can result in big problems for little ones, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 11, at Toys & Playtime Oasis, 13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 152, Scottsdale. Children can play while parents learn about childproofing their home.
Tahini is a remarkably versatile ingredient. Its rich, nutty flavor adds unique character to everything from cookies to roasted veggies, raw veggie salads and simmer sauces. It’s not uncommon to find meatballs or fish fillets simmered in tahini when dining in Israel.
Beets are a hot food trend, and many experts are singing their praises. This nutritional powerhouse is now available from Gefen, pre-peeled, vacuum-packed and ready to sweeten your Passover table or any occasion.
The Mosaic Outdoor Clubs of America, the nation’s oldest and largest Jewish organization dedicated to fun and adventure in the outdoors, has announced it will hold its annual five-day international event in Prescott this year.
Breakfast can be hard during Passover – no oatmeal, no toast and certainly no pancakes. (No, the boxed kind do not count.) I like making eggs or matzah brei or even shakshuka. But I am always looking for something a little different to serve as a satisfying breakfast or portable lunch.
Beth Emeth Congregation will host a free lecture about “The Power of Forgiveness” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 26, at the synagogue, Beth Emeth Congregation, 13702 W. Meeker Blvd., Sun City West. Seating is limited.
In baseball, they say time begins on Opening Day. Everyone has a chance for a fresh start. Most of the old familiar names are back, although some have new addresses. If you count Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, there are nine Jews who begin the year on Major League rosters. But then there’s the question of what to do about Ty Kelly of the New York Mets: Is he or isn’t he? That’s still a matter of debate among those who decide on such matters.
The new L’Chaim Bowling League plays easy bumper bowling for those suffering from MCI/early stage dementia at 2 p.m. Mondays at Let It Roll, 8925 N. 12th St., Phoenix.
Helping our loved ones navigate the realities of aging – such as recognizing when it is time to give up the family pet – can be heart-wrenching. As life revolves full circle, you may find yourself in the position of taking away the dog from the very person who rounded out your childhood experiences by including a pet in the happy chaos.
Registration is open for the Bureau of Jewish Education’s late spring adult learning classes. Classes beginning in April are:
Torah Day School of Phoenix will offer a kosher summer food service program Monday-Friday, June 20-July 27. It is part of the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally funded child nutrition program that ensures nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger while school is out of session.
Ethan Cohen and Jack Ratterman, both 16, have devoted most of their lives to soccer, and now that devotion – and talent – has propelled the teens onto Team USA’s youth boys’ soccer team at the upcoming 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel.
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.
Rabbi Mendy Rimler, outreach director at the Chabad Jewish Student Center at Arizona State University, wrote the following article about a new student recreation center at ASU and what that could mean for Jewish life at the university in the coming years.
Since 2013, Scottsdale Community College (SCC) has hosted Genocide Awareness Week, a time when thousands gather for lectures, exhibits and events where genocide survivors, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, humanitarians and law-enforcement officials share their knowledge about genocides that have occurred across the globe. This year’s Genocide Awareness Week takes place on April 17-22 with ongoing events that are free and open to the community.
From the wizardry of Harry Potter that echoes with Passover’s themes to a cartoon frog who wisecracks his way through the seder, this year’s new crop of Passover books for kids offers something for all ages and interests.
Jacob Wernick of Phoenix, a 12-year-old budding home chef, recently won first place at the 2017 Half Moon Sauce Boss competition, earning the title as this year’s Sauce Boss.
Author Naomi Nachman, known as “The Aussie Gourmet,” shares some of her favorite Passover recipes that make delicious meals all year round in her debut cookbook “Perfect for Pesach: Passover Recipes You’ll Want to Make All Year, released this month by Artscroll ($30, hardcover).
I love serving light foods that are naturally kosher for Passover. With so much matzah, vegetable and fish dishes are often a welcome addition in my home.
It’s been quite a month. A coworker was in a car accident and spent days in the ICU, a family member was in a serious trauma and spent weeks in the hospital, and I caught the flu and ended up with a bronchitis that lasted five weeks and made me appreciate how I take breathing for granted. In each of these situations, the person in question was in the prime of life; all three of us had a reasonable expectation of a long life ahead. And yet, with each, it could have ended differently.
Olivia Feldman, a third-grader at Pardes Jewish Day School, sometimes felt a little lonely during recess and realized that other classmates might feel that way, too, so she decided to do something about it.
“I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus."
At least seven Jewish community centers in the United States and Canada received bomb threats while they were hosting Purim events.
Team Israel saw its Cinderella run at the World Baseball Classic end with a loss to Japan in Tokyo.
Israel’s first professional golfer is in the Valley this week to compete in the Bank of Hope Founders Cup Tournament March 16-19 at Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix.
“No matter what age you are, you can be bullied. A lot of that has to do with a lack of confidence and knowing how to respond,” says Derrek Hofrichter, founder and chief instructor at EVKM Self Defense & Fitness.
For 12-year-old Sophie Golden, camp is “kind of like a different world,” where electronics are a no-go and her bunkmates feel more like sisters than friends. When she misses that feeling during the year, there’s an easy way to get it back, even if just for a fleeting moment — by checking her phone.
Religious schools at Temple Chai and Temple Kol Ami partnered for a Tikkun Olam Day on Feb. 26.
Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr, a Reform-style congregation in Phoenix, will offer an adult bar/bat mitzvah class beginning in April.
Valley Beit Midrash is partnering with the Jewish Book Council to present a discussion on Edgar M. Bronfman’s last book, “Why Be Jewish?” with Ruth Andrew Allenson, the book’s editor, and Adam R. Bronfman, president of The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Temple Kol Ami, 15030 N. 64th St., Scottsdale. The program will begin with networking and light appetizers.
Arizona State University’s School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies and the Center for Jewish Studies will host a free lecture by Professor Hasia R. Diner of New York University about “Julius Rosenwald: Northern Jewish Philanthropy for African Americans and the Dilemma of Southern Jews,” 7 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Cutler-Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center, 122 E. Culver St., Phoenix.
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.