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Chabad of Fountain Hills purchases building to accommodate growth

Chabad of Fountain Hills purchases building to accommodate growth

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In its continuing efforts to keep up with increasing membership, Chabad of Fountain Hills has purchased the former site of Gridleys, a retail store that closed in May after 43 years in business.

Local athletes prepare for 20th Maccabiah Games  in Israel

Local athletes prepare for 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel

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With two days to go before they board planes that will take them to the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel, three young athletes with strong ties to the Valley are brimming with anticipation.

Guide highlights 50 innovative Jewish programs

Guide highlights 50 innovative Jewish programs

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The national group Slingshot recently released “Slingshot ’17,” a guide that highlights innovative Jewish projects in North America. Four of the 50 programs on the list are currently active in the Valley’s Jewish community.

Young Scottsdale resident set to meld art and business

Young Scottsdale resident set to meld art and business

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Amid Scottsdale’s high summer temperatures, Gabby Loeff, 18, is just as feverishly embracing her commissioned artwork as a way to help pay for college tuition.

Adventures in Shanghai’s surprising Jewish cuisine

Adventures in Shanghai’s surprising Jewish cuisine

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To find the Shanghai Jewish Center on a recent trip to China, I drove by a guarded gatehouse, past a series of windowless buildings to a large white villa with an elegant marble staircase and grand portico. Inside the brightly lit foyer, a Chinese woman escorted me through heavy wooden doors to what must have been the living room, but was now furnished with eight tables and a wine cabinet. Two businessmen — one in a kippah — chatted quietly over their dinner.

The little-known Jewish effort behind the GI Bill

The little-known Jewish effort behind the GI Bill

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On June 22, the nation commemorated the 73rd anniversary of the GI Bill, the first major piece of legislation to address the challenges of the postwar era. With veterans coming home to fully staffed factories, the GI Bill, officially known as the Service Member Readjustment Act of 1944, provided education and housing opportunities to veterans, facilitating new jobs and businesses in America’s then-booming economy. Now the bill is seen as historic, but many members of the public are not aware of the Jewish effort behind it.

Audience growing for Valley Beit Midrash’s podcast series

Audience growing for Valley Beit Midrash’s podcast series

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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.

Married Valley couple offers unique service to area Jews

Married Valley couple offers unique service to area Jews

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If ever there were a hard-working couple who could be described as tailor-made for each other, it’s Mazal and Arkady Uvaydov.

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