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AEPi fraternity  back at ASU

AEPi fraternity back at ASU

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The Alpha Sigma chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, founded in 1951, is back in the good graces of Arizona State University a year earlier than previously expected.

Pardes teacher resigns after inappropriate tweets

Pardes teacher resigns after inappropriate tweets

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A third-grade teacher resigned Feb. 20 from Pardes Jewish Day School in Scottsdale after suggesting on Twitter that immigrants should be shot.

Levi Catering expands

Levi Catering expands

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Rabbis and community leaders gathered at the newly opened Levi Catering on Feb. 7 to hang mezuzot, cut the ribbon and, of course, eat.

‘Recovering skinhead’ describes his journey

‘Recovering skinhead’ describes his journey

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As a 17-year-old, Frank Meeink was a neo-Nazi skinhead, covered with tattoos that included a swastika on his neck, who hosted his own cable-access show promoting his racist views. Then, he was arrested for the kidnapping of a rival skinhead and sentenced to three to five years in prison.

Jewish film festival turns 21

Jewish film festival turns 21

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The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival (GPJFF) is back for the 21st year, featuring 18 feature-length films and seven short films, making it the biggest festival to date.

Brightening lives with crayons

Brightening lives with crayons

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Name: Jacob Elliot Cohen

ASU Hillel chosen for pilot ‘Accelerator’

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The Hillel Jewish Student Center at Arizona State University is one of 10 campus groups nationwide chosen to participate in the pilot year of Hillel International’s Excellence Accelerator program.

Teen tour addresses poverty

Teen tour addresses poverty

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Prior to kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday, 45 teens spent the day with the Jewish Community Foundation’s B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program. The Tikkun Olam Tour gives teens the opportunity to not only learn about organizations meeting vital needs in the community, but spend time engaged in service to support their work.

Valley rabbis speak out against Friedman

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As rabbis and community leaders in Arizona, we are grateful for Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake’s unflagging support of Israel. In that spirit and with Israel’s best interests in mind, we respectfully ask Sens. McCain and Flake to vote against the nomination of David Friedman as United States ambassador to Israel. For the following reasons, we see Friedman as incapable as serving as an effective bridge between the two nations.

Fine Art Expo is a family affair

Fine Art Expo is a family affair

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Many of Lee Goldstein’s paintings have gone to the dogs. Goldstein, an acrylic artist who is showing her works at the prestigious Arizona Fine Art Expo in north Scottsdale, uses various dog breeds as models. Her exhibit, titled “Canine Expressionism,” includes a painting of Namaste, a yellow Labrador Retriever creating a “self-portrait.”

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  • Scottsdale JCC included in fifth wave of bomb threats

    Scottsdale JCC included in fifth wave of bomb threats

    At least 23 Jewish community centers and Jewish day schools across the country received bomb threats today, including the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale and the Tucson Jewish Community Center, in the latest wave of threats to hit Jewish institutions.

  • Pardes teacher resigns after inappropriate tweets

    Pardes teacher resigns after inappropriate tweets

    A third-grade teacher resigned Feb. 20 from Pardes Jewish Day School in Scottsdale after suggesting on Twitter that immigrants should be shot.

  • Valley rabbis speak out against Friedman

    As rabbis and community leaders in Arizona, we are grateful for Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake’s unflagging support of Israel. In that spirit and with Israel’s best interests in mind, we respectfully ask Sens. McCain and Flake to vote against the nomination of David Friedman as United States ambassador to Israel. For the following reasons, we see Friedman as incapable as serving as an effective bridge between the two nations.

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Rabbi John Linder of Temple Solel in Paradise Valley delivers the invocation to open the March 22, 2016 session of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Beth Jo Zeitzer

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Beth Jo Zeitzer, one of the Jewish News Best of Jewish Women honorees, speaks.

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Shternie Deitsch

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Shternie Deitsch, one of the Jewish News Best of Jewish Women honorees, speaks.

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Shelley Cohn

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Shelley Cohn, one of the Jewish News Best of Jewish Women honorees, speaks.

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Talyah Sands

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Talyah Sands, one of the Jewish News Best of Jewish Women honorees, speaks.