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Wednesday 09/28/2016
PJ Library names ambassadors
Posted: September 28, 2016

PJ Library, Phoenix and Valley Beit Midrash recently received a PJ Library Implementing Partner Engagement Grant from the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

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Jewish Learning Institute debuts in Fountain Hills
Posted: September 28, 2016

This fall, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will open its doors in Fountain Hills. Rabbi Mendy Lipskier has taught hundreds of Jewish classes since he first moved to Fountain Hills in 2010, but this summer, he traveled to New York to attend a series of inaugural training seminars in advance of the upcoming launch of the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) in Fountain Hills, in conjunction with Chabad of Fountain Hills. 

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Wednesday 09/21/2016
Pledging mitzvahs in memory of 9/11
Posted: September 21, 2016

Chabad at ASU lifted the spirits of many students on the Arizona State University campus on Sept. 12. After a weekend made somber by the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Chabad – in partnership with the Hillel Jewish Student Center and the Latter Day Saint Student Association – encouraged everyone do to a good deed in remembrance of those lost in the attacks.

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Synagogue-appropriate fashion show
Posted: September 21, 2016

On the first day of religious school at Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, a Conservative synagogue in Chandler, students learned how to dress appropriately for synagogue services.

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Shearim moves, holds open house
Posted: September 21, 2016

Shearim Torah High School recently started the school year in its new home and invites the community to an open house this weekend. The open house will be held 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the school’s new location, 715 E. Sierra Vista Drive in Phoenix.

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CJSN offers social group for children
Updated: September 27, 2016 - 4:59 pm

The Council for Jews With Special Needs Yeladeem Group – an inclusive social play-based children’s group that meets monthly – participated in a STEM Sunday play date at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Scottsdale on Sept. 11.

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Tuesday 09/20/2016
6 surprising findings about Chabad on campus
Posted: September 20, 2016

NEW YORK — Fifteen years ago, most Jewish college students had one game in town: their local Hillel, which offered a pluralistic, broad approach to Jewish programming.

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Wednesday 09/14/2016
Chabad at ASU holds 9/11 Mitzvah Marathon
Posted: September 14, 2016

Chabad at ASU lifted the spirits of many students on the Arizona State University campus on Sept. 12. After a weekend made somber by the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Chabad – in partnership with the Hillel Jewish Student Center and the Latter Day Saint Student Association – encouraged everyone do to a good deed in remembrance of those lost in the attacks.

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Wednesday 08/31/2016
Combating anti-Semitism on campus
Posted: August 31, 2016

Anti-Semitic fliers were printed on networked campus printers at the University of California Santa Cruz. Christians United for Palestine and Athens for Justice in Palestine promoted BDS (boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel) at the student involvement fair at the University of Georgia. A student at Northwestern University was told at a recent anti-racism march on campus that she couldn’t support that effort because she supports Israel.

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Monday 08/22/2016
Kohelet Foundation launches prize for educators
Posted: August 22, 2016

The Kohelet Foundation has launched its Kohelet Prize. The unrestricted $36,000 prize will be awarded to educators or teams of educators who work in Jewish day schools and whose work skillfully demonstrates a progressive approach to education in the following six categories: Interdisciplinary Integration, Real-World Learning, Learning Environment, Differentiated Instruction, Development of Critical and/or Creative Thinking, and Risk Taking and Failure.

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Wednesday 08/17/2016
AEPi works to rebuild at ASU
Posted: August 17, 2016

The Alpha Sigma chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi is seeking to rebuild its good name with the goal of “recolonizing” at Arizona State University – essentially seeking to be reinstated as a recognized fraternity at the school, say the Jewish fraternity’s representatives.

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Wednesday 08/10/2016
ASU Hillel part of innovation fellowship
Posted: August 10, 2016

The Hillel Jewish Student Center at Arizona State University is one of 20 Hillels across North America chosen to host first cohort of Hillel International’s Springboard Fellows.

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Wednesday 08/03/2016
School moves, and other news
Posted: August 03, 2016

As the new school year begins this month, Jewish day schools introduce new programs and faculty members, and even a new facility. Here are some highlights submitted by the schools.

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How to reduce sugar in school lunchboxes
Posted: August 03, 2016

At a time when even yogurt has come under scrutiny for its sugar content, it’s hard to know what constitutes a healthful lunch anymore.

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Jewish Free Loan offers variety of educational loans
Posted: August 03, 2016

Jewish Free Loan has a number of interest-free loans available for educational needs.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Corporates pledge $888K to JTO
Posted: July 27, 2016

Nine corporations have pledged $888,126 to the Jewish Tuition Organization under the Corporate Tuition Tax Credit statute, up from about $670,000 pledged by seven companies last year, according to Linda Zell, the JTO’s executive director.

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Wednesday 07/06/2016
Valley Beit Midrash introduces fellowship program for teens
Posted: July 06, 2016

Valley Beit Midrash has announced a new fellowship program for teens. Applications are now available for the program, which will select 10 teens in the community for a series of eight monthly workshops focusing on Jewish character development (mussar).  

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Registration open for Hebrew High
Posted: July 06, 2016

Registration is now open for the Bureau of Jewish Education’s Hebrew High of Greater Phoenix; an early-bird tuition discount is available through July 31. The program, for Jewish teens of all affiliations, is offered at three locations: Chandler, Peoria and Scottsdale. 

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Wednesday 06/08/2016
Congregation Kehillah offers experiential, online learning
Posted: June 08, 2016

Congregation Kehillah, located in Scottsdale, offers a family-friendly Youth Education Program (YEP!) for children in grades K-8. 

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Kollel marks 16 years of Shavuot all-night learning:
Posted: June 08, 2016

A tradition of Shavuot – which begins Saturday, June 11– is to learn Torah throughout the evening. 

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Valley Youth Theatre presents ‘The Little Mermaid’
Posted: June 08, 2016

 Valley Youth Theatre will present “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” June 10-26 at the Herberger Theatre Center, 222 E. Monroe, Phoenix.

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Wednesday 06/01/2016
Religious schools shine light on program innovations
Posted: June 01, 2016

As the school year was drawing to a close, we asked local religious schools to share what they felt were their most innovative programs. Here is a roundup, including news of a program that will soon launch in Scottsdale. 

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A survivor’s message
Posted: June 01, 2016

While visiting Yad Vashem during an Arizona State University Mayanot Birthright Israel trip with Chabad at ASU, Rabbi Mendy Rimler thought a woman at the Holocaust museum resembled a woman in an exhibit that featured photographs of Holocaust survivors. He approached her and asked if it was her. It was.

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Teens chosen for Israel science program
Posted: May 25, 2016

Three Valley teens are part of a group of 21 students from across the country who have been accepted to attend a summer science program at Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, a center of scientific research and graduate study. 

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Revived Melton celebrates first graduates
Posted: May 25, 2016

After two years of studying together, the first graduating class of the recently revived Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in Greater Phoenix gathered with families and friends on May 15 at Congregation Beth Israel for a moving graduation ceremony. The program had been offered in Phoenix for 15 years, but closed in 2011 for lack of funding. It was revived under the leadership of the Board of Rabbis of Greater Phoenix in 2014.

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BJE’s Hebrew High provides teens with sense of community
Posted: May 25, 2016

The Bureau of Jewish Education recently celebrated this year’s graduates. Below is the senior essay by Shoshana Dubnow, one of the graduating seniors.

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School celebrates past and future at year-end banquet
Posted: May 25, 2016

Yeshiva High School of Arizona will both reflect on its past and look toward its future at its Siyum Banquet on June 15.

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Wednesday 05/18/2016
Gateway aims to help students turn struggles into strengths
Posted: May 18, 2016

Students at Gateway Academy, a private K-12 day school for gifted students with a disability, will start the next school year in a new home that nearly doubles the size of their current facility.

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Wednesday 05/11/2016
Event promotes ASU students’ mental health awareness
Posted: May 11, 2016

May is mental health awareness month, and a unique Shabbat event hosted by the Chabad House at Arizona State University helped turn a spotlight on the issue. While each Friday event is a special time – a moment to reflect after a strenuous week of school and work – this Shabbat was different.

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Wednesday 04/27/2016
IDF reserve soldiers visit ASU
Posted: April 27, 2016

Bentzi, 23, and Alon, 26, two reserve Israel Defense Forces soldiers, recently spoke to students at Arizona State University’s Hillel Jewish Student Center on the realities of and misconceptions about military life in Israel.

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Rabbi presents class about ISIS
Posted: April 20, 2016

Rabbi David Rosenberg will present “History of ISIS and ISIL” 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesdays, May 10-31, in the Quail Room at the Sun City West Foundation Building, 14465 R.H. Johnson Blvd., Sun City West. Rosenberg will discuss the development and evolution of  this primitive form of Islam through the years.  

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Fraternity raises funds for ill brother
Posted: April 20, 2016

During the spring 2015 semester, Brandon Londer was a junior studying biomedical engineering at Arizona State University when he started to experience memory loss.

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Arts awardees present projects
Posted: April 20, 2016

The five Arizona State University students who received this year’s  Joan Frazer Memorial Award for Judaism & the Arts presented their work March 20 at the Memorial Union on the Arizona State University Tempe campus.

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