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Wednesday 10/17/2018
Learn the 4 C’s of parent-teacher confidence
Posted: October 17, 2018

Around the same time that the pumpkin-flavored coffee drinks appear in your local coffee shop, another annual event will take place that may send you reeling like a triple shot of espresso. Yes, it’s almost that time of year: parent-teacher conferences. Your child means the world to you, so meeting face to face with the person who spends as many or more waking hours of the day as you do with your student can be daunting.

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Training sessions address #MeToo issues at camps
Posted: October 17, 2018

As a former Jewish summer camper, Moving Traditions CEO Deborah Meyer said camp was a place where she developed long-lasting friendships and an intense connection to Jewish life. But it was also a place where she remembers some inappropriate behavior between counselors.

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How rock-climbing camps can benefit your child
Posted: October 17, 2018

For generations, children have spent their summers climbing trees, escaping on small adventures and meeting new friends. In addition to pure summer fun, these activities provided children with hands-on ways to develop life skills.

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Wednesday 09/26/2018
Pardes student featured on TED-Ed YouTube channel
Posted: September 26, 2018

Nick Enquist | Staff Writer

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Wednesday 05/23/2018
New photography exhibit highlights Israel’s diversity
Posted: May 23, 2018

On Monday, the Arizona Jewish Historical Society held the public opening for “Israel at 70: The Diverse Faces of Israel,” a solo exhibit of photography by Joel Zolondek, a Jewish News contributor. Marty Haberer, CEO of Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, and Vicki Cabot, a former Jewish News reporter and editor, served as guest speakers.

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Jewish educational administrator vies for GOP nomination as state superintendent
Posted: May 23, 2018

A Valley native and product of the Arizona public school system, Republican Jonathan Gelbart is one of two Jewish candidates vying to become Arizona’s next Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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New home for Yeshiva High School of Arizona nears completion
Posted: May 23, 2018

The roofers’ hammers boomed overhead on a recent Wednesday as Rabbi Gavriel Goetz, head of school for Yeshiva High School of Arizona, explained that the YHSA’s new building and first permanent home should be open sometime this fall.

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Wednesday 04/18/2018
The code to success: computer science for kids
Posted: April 18, 2018

What does it take to move your child from consumer to producer of technology?

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Wednesday 02/07/2018
JTO tops in Arizona for tuition donations
Posted: February 07, 2018

It may only shepherd six schools, but when it comes to the number and size of scholarship dollars it provides students, the Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) stands tall across the state.

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Wednesday 10/04/2017
Kids make their mark, help raise money for synagogue’s school
Posted: October 04, 2017

Dynamite and pottery don’t normally go together.

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Wednesday 09/13/2017
ADL reminds schools not to penalize children for High Holiday absences
Posted: September 13, 2017

This year, the Anti-Defamation League continues its annual practice of making sure Jewish students are not academically penalized for missing school during the High Holidays.

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Wednesday 09/06/2017
New fall books teach young readers about Judaism
Posted: September 06, 2017

It’s time for school again, but it’s not always easy to get kids back into the reading habit if they’ve been doing other activities all summer. Here, then, to re-engage little minds are a few Kar-Ben books you’ll find either in bookstores or online. These picks can also serve as terrific reading-together opportunities for National Grandparents Day on Sunday, Sept. 10.

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Wednesday 08/16/2017
Valley Hebrew schools welcome new staff
Posted: August 16, 2017

With August more than half over, the school-supply shopping sprees, first-day fashion decisions and maybe even a little last-minute summer reading are underway. Even if some kids are less than excited about the end of their relative freedom, they have much to look forward to when it comes to new faces and revamped curriculums at their local Hebrew schools.

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Pardes begins its new school year
Posted: August 16, 2017

Classes started bright and early on Aug. 9 at Pardes Jewish Day School. The new head of school, Peter Gordon, was on hand to say hello to students and parents.

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Wednesday 08/09/2017
Israel’s history comes alive for Arizona teens
Posted: August 09, 2017

A group of Arizona high school students are spending this summer at the Jewish National Fund’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), through the Schwartz-Hammer AMHSI Impact Fund and the JNF Boruchin Educational Fund. Alexander Muss High School in Israel is a pluralistic, college-prep international study abroad program for high school students, where AMHSI-JNF educators use Israel as “a living classroom,” meaning the students tour the country as they learn.

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Tax credit money available to fund Jewish day school scholarships
Posted: August 09, 2017

The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) is urging Arizona companies to take advantage of the $5 million the Arizona Department of Revenue still has available before it reaches its cap for the 2017 corporate private school tax credit. The fund originally had $74 million.

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Wednesday 08/02/2017
Classes at Pardes Jewish Day School start with a new leader
Posted: August 02, 2017

Students won’t be the only ones starting classes at Pardes Jewish Day School on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Joining them will be Peter Gordon, Pardes’ new head of school.

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Wednesday 07/12/2017
EVJCC supports Operation Back to School Chandler
Posted: July 12, 2017

The East Valley Jewish Community Center is one of more than a dozen organizations participating in the fifth annual Operation Back to the School Chandler.

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PJ Library sparks Jewish connections
Posted: July 12, 2017

Families who receive free Jewish books or music CDs each month from PJ Library say the program has influenced or supported how they talk about and practice Jewish traditions in their home, according to a new study.

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Wednesday 07/05/2017
Registration now open for IAC Eitanim 2017-2018
Posted: July 05, 2017

Registration for IAC Eitanim 2017-2018 is now open for middle and high school students

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Children in need seek Jewish day school scholarships
Posted: July 05, 2017

About 75 children who attended local Jewish day schools last year received a supplemental scholarship from the Jewish Day School Scholarship Fund, but with tuition rates rising, more funds will be needed.

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Wednesday 06/28/2017
EVJCC ready to launch teen leadership program in August
Posted: June 28, 2017

The East Valley Jewish Community Center (EVJCC) is starting a new program in August to promote leadership skills among Jewish teens.

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Study fellowship that sends teens to Israel seeks funds
Posted: June 28, 2017

For the third consecutive summer, a group of Arizona high school students is headed to Israel to connect with their Jewish roots and further their education at the Jewish National Fund’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI-JNF).

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Wednesday 06/21/2017
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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Thursday 06/01/2017
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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Wednesday 05/17/2017
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
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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Tuesday 05/02/2017
New study advances the digital future of Jewish learning
Posted: May 02, 2017

By day, Liora Brosbe is the family engagement officer for the Jewish Federation of the East Bay in Berkeley, Calif., where she reaches out to the community with a menu of opportunities for “connecting to Jewish life and each other.”

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Wednesday 04/19/2017
TDSP students to represent Arizona in national Bible contest
Posted: April 19, 2017

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.

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