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Wednesday 06/21/2017
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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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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Wednesday 06/07/2017
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
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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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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Wednesday 05/17/2017
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 05/03/2017
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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Examining contrast between Jewish law, estate planning
Posted: May 03, 2017

Much of modern law is based on religious principles. The field of estate planning is no different. While its origins may have Halachic roots, Jewish law and modern testamentary statutes differ significantly.

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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
Store to host childproofing lecture
Posted: April 19, 2017

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.

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Tuesday 02/14/2017
Valley Beit Midrash to host family event
Posted: February 14, 2017

Valley Beit Midrash will host a family program featuring Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Congregation Or Tzion, 9096 E. Bahia Drive, Suite 106, Scottsdale.

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Wednesday 02/01/2017
Camp Stein to host alumni family retreat
Posted: February 01, 2017

Alumni of Camp Charles Pearlstein and Camp Daisy & Harry Stein are invited to an alumni family retreat March 31-April 2 at the Prescott camp.

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Living with Type 1 diabetes
Posted: February 01, 2017

Two years ago, 12 days before his ninth birthday, my son Yehuda was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes.

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Wednesday 01/18/2017
Achieving ‘OK’ is ‘great’ in marriage
Posted: January 18, 2017

Ironworks Inc. and Acme Steel have been doing business together for 25 years. Ironworks manufactures steel widgets and Acme sells raw steel. These two companies have worked together for all this time for two basic reasons:

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Wednesday 08/31/2016
Jewish Baby University celebrates 20 years
Posted: August 31, 2016

In celebration of the start of the 20th year of the Bureau of Jewish Education’s Jewish Baby University, more than 115 of the program’s graduates gathered for a reunion on Aug. 27.

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Wednesday 07/27/2016
Beth Tefillah holds Israel Shabbat dinner program
Posted: July 27, 2016

Congregation Beth Tefillah will hold a Mishpachti Family Shabbat on Friday, Aug. 19, at the synagogue, 10636 N. 71st Way, Scottsdale.

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Wednesday 07/20/2016
New program to help families adopt, foster
Posted: July 20, 2016

Valley Beit Midrash has announced a new program designed to assist Jewish parents with adopting or fostering a child.

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Wednesday 02/17/2016
Veteran TV journalists to discuss new book on autism
Posted: February 17, 2016

The Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) and First Place will host two events featuring John Donvan and Caren Zucker, the authors of “In a Different Key,” on Thursday, Feb. 25.

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Wednesday 12/23/2015
The force is with Or Tzion
Posted: December 23, 2015

Congregation Or Tzion in Scottsdale held a private Sunday morning screening of the widely anticipated “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on Dec. 20. About 250 congregation and community members of all ages came out for the event which included trivia, prizes, costumes and Havdallah with a light saber.

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Tuesday 11/10/2015
Schmooze holds event for young families
Posted: November 10, 2015

Schmooze will host its first event for young families, a morning at the park, at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, at Cactus Park, 7202 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale.

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Thursday 08/13/2015
JNFuture hosts family event
Posted: August 13, 2015

Jewish National Fund’s JNFuture will host a playdate for young Jewish families with children up to age 8, 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 23, at Playtime Oasis Indoor Playground, 13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 116, Scottsdale.

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Wednesday 07/01/2015
Grandma does the night shift
Posted: July 01, 2015

I am so excited to be a new member of the esteemed “Grandma Club.” When my beautiful grandson was almost 3 weeks old, as any good mom would do, I stayed with my daughter and son-in-law to help out those first few weeks. And of course, I volunteered to take the night shift so they could get some much-needed sleep.

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Tuesday 04/14/2015
BJE’s Jewish Marriage University being rescheduled
Posted: April 14, 2015

The next session for Jewish Marriage University, a marriage course for engaged, serious and already married couples, that was going to start on April 19 is being rescheduled. Contact Linda Feldman, 480-634-8050 or lindaf@bjephoenix.org or visit bjephoenix.org.

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Wednesday 04/08/2015
East Valley JCC to host community picnic April 12
Posted: April 08, 2015

The East Valley JCC will hold a community picnic 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Espee Park, 450 E. Knox Road, Chandler. Participants should bring their own food; drinks and snacks will be provided. Yehudie and the Gefilte Fish, a contemporary Jewish rock band, will perform and there is a splash pad area and a playground. Contact Pam Morris, 480-897-0588 or pam@evjcc.org.

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Wednesday 03/18/2015
Model matzah bakeries in Chandler, Phoenix
Updated: March 23, 2015 - 10:08 am

East Valley Chabad holds Model Matzah Bakery: A Model Matzah Bakery will be held 11:40 a.m. Sunday, March 29, at the Pollack Chabad Center for Jewish Life, 875 N. McClintock Drive, Chandler.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Helping kids maximize potential
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 12:23 pm

After experiencing firsthand the challenges that parents have when they learn that their child faces developmental challenges, one Scottsdale couple formed an organization last year to help other families.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Purim programs for children
Updated: February 26, 2015 - 12:35 pm

Purim is the joyous holiday that celebrates the rescue of the Jews of Persia from annihilation. Along with reading the biblical Book of Esther (often called the megillah) on Purim, we dress up in costumes, share a festive meal, give gifts to our friends and give money to those in need.

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JWRP to discuss next ‘birthright for moms’ trip
Updated: February 25, 2015 - 11:35 am

The Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) will hold an informational event about its next moms’ trip to Israel, 10:30 a.m.-noon Sunday, March 1, at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.

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Wednesday 01/28/2015
Tu B'Shevat
Updated: January 28, 2015 - 12:59 pm

Sometimes called “The Trees’ New Year” or “Jewish Arbor Day,” Tu b’Shevat is an occasion to celebrate the entities that sustain life on Earth. This Tu b’Shevat, get “hands-on” with your family. Try the craft below for a fun date with nature — this holiday or anytime.

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Monday 01/12/2015
Chabad centers offer 'Art of Parenting' classes
Updated: January 12, 2015 - 4:28 pm

The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute will offer “The Art of Parenting,” a new six-session course that will begin the week of Jan. 19.

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Wednesday 12/03/2014
Family Fun Page 12-5-14
Updated: December 03, 2014 - 11:47 am


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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Family Fun 11-14-14
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 2:24 pm

Teaching gratitude every day: Thanksgiving will soon be here! Family and friends will come together, and the holiday will provide the perfect opportunity to take stock of the wonderful blessings in our lives and everything for which we are thankful.  However, being thankful need not wait until or be limited to Turkey Day. We have some simple and fun ways to weave teachings of gratitude into your family’s daily lives.

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Wednesday 11/05/2014
A double take: Twins together again
Updated: November 05, 2014 - 5:25 pm

When Rachel Winter first arrived in the Valley this past summer, total strangers would approach her to say hello – and sometimes embrace her – at grocery stores or coffee shops.

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