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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
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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Monday 04/10/2017
Beth Emeth hosts lecture about forgiveness
Posted: April 10, 2017

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.

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Beth El Talmud Torah to hold open house
Posted: April 10, 2017

Beth El Talmud Torah will host Café Tel Aviv, 10:45 a.m. Sunday, April 30, at Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix.

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Wednesday 04/05/2017
BJE offers late spring adult learning classes
Posted: April 05, 2017

Registration is open for the Bureau of Jewish Education’s late spring adult learning classes. Classes beginning in April are:

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School to offer kosher summer food service program
Posted: April 05, 2017

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.

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Wednesday 03/29/2017
Chabad at ASU breaks ground on student recreation center
Posted: March 29, 2017

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.

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Genocide Awareness Week marks fifth anniversary
Posted: March 29, 2017

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.

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Tuesday 03/14/2017
Two schools, one day of social action
Posted: March 14, 2017

Religious schools at Temple Chai and Temple Kol Ami partnered for a Tikkun Olam Day on Feb. 26.

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Merkaz Ha-Iyr to offer an adult bnai mitzvah class
Posted: March 14, 2017

Congregation Merkaz Ha-Iyr, a Reform-style congregation in Phoenix, will offer an adult bar/bat mitzvah class beginning in April.

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Valley Beit Midrash adds book talk to season
Posted: March 14, 2017

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.

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Wednesday 03/08/2017
Lecture addresses work of Julius Rosenwald
Posted: March 08, 2017

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.

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JLI Teens introduces ‘Sticky Situations’ course
Posted: March 08, 2017

“Sticky Situations,” a six-week course from JLI Teens, will begin 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Chabad of Phoenix, 2110 E. Lincoln Drive.

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Phoenix boys attend Midwest siyum
Posted: March 08, 2017

A group of boys from Phoenix attended the annual Midwest Pirchei Siyum Mishnayos in Detroit Feb. 24-26. The trip was organized by Pirchei of Phoenix, a program of the Phoenix Community Kollel and was a prize for all of the boys who had participated in a contest where they studied together over 1,500 Mishnayos.

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Bend the Arc rabbi to speak about Shabbat
Posted: March 08, 2017

Rabbi Dr. Aryeh Cohen, professor of rabbinic literature at the Ziegler School for Rabbinic Studies of the American Jewish University, and the rabbi in residence at Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, will speak about “Deep Shabbos: On Doing Nothing as Doing Something” at a Valley Beit Midrash lecture, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Congregation Or Tzion, 9096 E. Bahia Drive, Suite 106, Scottsdale.

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BJE introduces tour of presidential libraries
Posted: March 08, 2017

Escape the Phoenix-area heat by traveling to California this August with Bureau of Jewish Education educators Andre Ivory and Jay Roth. The BJE has planned a six-day trip for participants to learn about presidential decisions that impacted Israel, Russian Jewry and the American Jewish community. Participants will tour the Nixon and Reagan presidential libraries and enjoy top-notch accommodations and a farewell banquet at a highly rated kosher restaurant in southern California.

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Wednesday 02/22/2017
AEPi fraternity back at ASU
Posted: February 22, 2017

The Alpha Sigma chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, founded in 1951, is back in the good graces of Arizona State University a year earlier than previously expected.

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ASU Hillel chosen for pilot ‘Accelerator’
Posted: February 22, 2017

The Hillel Jewish Student Center at Arizona State University is one of 10 campus groups nationwide chosen to participate in the pilot year of Hillel International’s Excellence Accelerator program.

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Tuesday 02/21/2017
Pardes teacher resigns after inappropriate tweets
Posted: February 21, 2017

A third-grade teacher resigned Feb. 20 from Pardes Jewish Day School in Scottsdale after suggesting on Twitter that immigrants should be shot.

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Tuesday 02/14/2017
Biblical garden aims for authenticity
Posted: February 14, 2017

You won’t find wildflowers, prize-winning roses or neat hedges at the Evanne Copland Kofman Biblical Garden at Congregation Beth Israel. What the garden grows is much more profound – a glimpse into the natural world of the Bible.

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