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Michael B. Rolf: My mitzvah project is helping to collect food and money for St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance. A year ago, when I would go out with my mom to different places, I started noticing these big boxes that said they were for St. Mary’s Food Bank. I wanted to know more, so I went on the St. Mary’s Food Bank website. I decided to make my own box and my own sign that was unique, colorful and cheerful.
Registration is open for the March of the Living – an annual program that brings individuals from all over the world to Poland and Israel to study the history of the Holocaust and to examine the roots of prejudice, intolerance and hate. The March of the Living is a 3-kilometer walk from Auschwitz from Birkenau as a silent tribute to all victims of the Holocaust. Following a week in Poland, where Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) is observed, the group travels to Israel to celebrate Israeli Independence Day. The dates will be April 19-May 3, 2017; the program is for teens in grades 11-12. Contact Myra Shindler at the Bureau of Jewish Education, 480-634-8050, or visit motl.org.
Ann Pinkwasser had long dreamed of writing a book about adoption. Then a special little someone made sure she did.
The Shabbat Project is seeking children's artwork to display at the upcoming Great AZ Challah Bake on Thursday, Nov. 10.
The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is seeking nominations of Jewish teens working on community service/social change projects who demonstrate exceptional leadership and a commitment to creating meaningful change in the world.
Jewish Youth Group Sports League – known as “The League” – and Team Phoenix Maccabi will host its first community kickball tournament for teens 6:45-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
Jewish National Fund of Arizona has formed a new group for young Jewish families called JNFamily.
The East Valley JCC is introducing a new program for parents who are expecting a child and want to be educated and informed on the birthing process and health and life-cycle needs for their newborn.
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.
Between the challah bake, the Shabbat Project and conferences in Washington, D.C., it's been a busy week.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.