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‘Hidden Ones’ tells story of family of conversos

‘Hidden Ones’ tells story of family of conversos

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When local author Marcia Fine writes historical fiction, she immerses herself in the characters to the point of dreaming about them. Her desk …

Chef Michael Solomonov goes 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine' in new film

Chef Michael Solomonov goes 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine' in new film

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“I thought it was just going to be about falafel and hummus."

Ceramics artist inspired by nature, biotechnology

Ceramics artist inspired by nature, biotechnology

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Ceramist Susan Beiner’s work has been exhibited in China, France, the Netherlands and across the nation, but it took some persuading to get he…

Valley Beit Midrash adds book talk to season

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Valley Beit Midrash is partnering with the Jewish Book Council to present a discussion on Edgar  M. Bronfman’s last book, “Why Be Jewish?” wit…

Temple Chai presents cantor’s concert on April 1

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Temple Chai will present “Cantor’s Concert: Celebrating Our Musical Legacy” 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix.

Show features writings of children from Terezin

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“The Loveliness of Air,” an electroacoustic original composition based upon selected poetry and prose of children under the age of 15 who were…

‘Albatross’ comes to Herberger’

‘Albatross’ comes to Herberger’

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“Albatross,” a high-octane, adventure story, comes to Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, March 16-26.

Temple Beth Shalom holds cantorial concert

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Cantor Baruch Koritan will sing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and a variety of Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino songs at a cantorial concert at 7 p.m…

Fab Four comes to life in musical

Fab Four comes to life in musical

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“I’ve always been a total Beatle nerd,” says Zak Schaffer, who became a Beatles fan at age 8 after hearing the band’s cover recording of “Roll…

That’s a wrap! Images from the 21st annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

That’s a wrap! Images from the 21st annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

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The 21st annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival’s two-week run ended on Feb. 26, and saw over 8,400 people attend 33 screenings, includin…

Brandeis event features bestselling authors

Brandeis event features bestselling authors

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From the circus that was the 2016 presidential election to the story behind an iconic American painting, five distinguished authors will be di…

‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary

‘Holocaust tourism’ is probed in a compelling documentary

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NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial?

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…

Genocide exhibit opens at SCC

Genocide exhibit opens at SCC

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An exhibit that covers three 20th-century genocides is open to the public and runs through April 27 at Scottsdale Community College (SCC). The…

BJE presents evening of comedy with Benji Lovitt

BJE presents evening of comedy with Benji Lovitt

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Benji Lovitt, a stand-up comic who lives in Israel, will present “A Delightful Evening of Laughter” at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at the Ina Levi…

Jewish Actresses of Arizona (JAAZ) to present musical

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Jewish Actresses of Arizona (JAAZ), an all-girls theater group for Jewish girls ages 10 through high school, will present “A Little Princess: …

Try not to cry during this Oscar-nominated film about a Holocaust survivor and his violin

Try not to cry during this Oscar-nominated film about a Holocaust survivor and his violin

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Filmmaker Kahane Cooperman hasn’t written an Oscars acceptance speech yet, but she likely will before the Academy Awards ceremony on Feb. 28.

Creative aging classes continue

Creative aging classes continue

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Jewish Family & Children’s Service is offering a second session of Creative Aging classes – participatory arts classes for boomers and oth…

Valley couple visits  Cuba synagogues

Valley couple visits Cuba synagogues

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A Phoenix dentist and her husband recently traveled to two cities in Cuba for 10 days to learn about the Jewish community in each location.