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Camp Newman community remains strong after fire

Camp Newman community remains strong after fire

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Ethan Blyn, a freshman at the University of Washington, first heard about the wildfires in Northern California after checking Facebook on the morning of Oct. 9, and learning that URJ Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, California, was evacuated.

Congregation Lev Shalom

Congregation Lev Shalom

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From left, Congregation Lev Shalom President Lanny Morrison, Rabbi Mindie Snyder and board trustee Bob Braudy are at the center of the Jewish revitalization effort in Flagstaff and throughout Northern Arizona.

More than 1 million Jews expected to participate in global Shabbat Project

More than 1 million Jews expected to participate in global Shabbat Project

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Communities everywhere — from Togo to Paraguay to right here in the Valley — are coming together on Oct. 27 and 28 to celebrate the Shabbat Project, a global grassroots phenomenon dedicated to honoring and celebrating the day of rest.

Out & About - Oct. 20, 2017

Out & About - Oct. 20, 2017

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This Community page features photos of community members around the Valley and the world. Submit photos and details each week to photos@jewishaz.com by 10 a.m. Monday.

The long journey home from Auschwitz

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On Sept. 28, Holocaust survivor Edward Heisler, a resident of Goodyear, Arizona, died at age 87. He devoted much of his life to bearing witness to the horrors he experienced and the need for tolerance. His final thoughts, said family members, were “Never forget” and “never hate.” Below, to honor his life and his message, we reprint an article he wrote for JN in 2007. —Eds.

Valley resident’s documentary spotlights erosion of women’s reproductive rights

Valley resident’s documentary spotlights erosion of women’s reproductive rights

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War zones are nothing new to documentary filmmaker Civia Tamarkin.

Harvey Weinstein is not a Jewish issue

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Over the past two weeks, we have seen many reactions and reactions-to-reactions to the story of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long pattern of reported sexual harassment and assault of women. Most of us are simply repulsed by the allegations of unchecked abuse of power and Sodom and Gomorrah-style depravity. And for some, the reactions are even more pronounced because Harvey Weinstein is Jewish.

Valley winter camps offer man-made snow, Hawaiian luaus, ‘Top Chef’ contests

Valley winter camps offer man-made snow, Hawaiian luaus, ‘Top Chef’ contests

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Even though fall just started, winter break is just around the corner from a planning perspective. That means it’s time to start thinking now about the winter camps offered by JCCs, synagogues and other organizations throughout the Valley’s Jewish community.

Reviews: Fanciful new novels by Englander, Barwin

Reviews: Fanciful new novels by Englander, Barwin

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‘Yiddish for Pirates’

Calendar - Oct. 20, 2017

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  • Harvey Weinstein is not a Jewish issue

    Over the past two weeks, we have seen many reactions and reactions-to-reactions to the story of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long pattern of reported sexual harassment and assault of women. Most of us are simply repulsed by the allegations of unchecked abuse of power and Sodom and Gomorrah-style depravity. And for some, the reactions are even more pronounced because Harvey Weinstein is Jewish.

  • Camp Newman community remains strong after fire

    Camp Newman community remains strong after fire

    Ethan Blyn, a freshman at the University of Washington, first heard about the wildfires in Northern California after checking Facebook on the morning of Oct. 9, and learning that URJ Camp Newman in Santa Rosa, California, was evacuated.

  • Recycled materials transformed into art at Jewish Historical Society

    Recycled materials transformed into art at Jewish Historical Society

    The 27th Avenue Solid Waste Management Facility in Phoenix isn’t where most people go for inspiration.