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‘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.

Ethiopian-Israeli teen delivers message of diversity

Ethiopian-Israeli teen delivers message of diversity

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Leah Avuno, who was born in Ethiopia, delivered a message about the importance of self-acceptance and the diversity that exists in Israel, whe…

What's happening: Feb. 3 calendar

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Here are the listings from the Feb. 3 issue:

Baby boomers, undeterred, will travel often in 2017

Baby boomers, undeterred, will travel often in 2017

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Everyone loves a vacation and, according to data collected by AARP, most baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – said they will take…

Vegan Birthright trip takes flight in August

Vegan Birthright trip takes flight in August

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For the first time in its nearly two-decade long history of sending young Jewish adults to Israel for a free 10-day immersive cultural experie…

Passages program presents history of Yiddish theater

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“The Whole Megillah: The Story of The Yiddish Theatre,” presented by Charles Troy & The Maxwell Street Band, covers the moment of Yiddish …

Author Maggie Anton to visit Beth El

Author Maggie Anton to visit Beth El

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Maggie Anton, author of the series “Rashi’s Daughters” and “50 Shades of Talmud,” will host a discussion and book signing 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m…

Israeli musician to perform at Beth Tefillah gala

Israeli musician to perform at Beth Tefillah gala

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Aharon Razel, an Israeli musician, composer, singer and songwriter, will perform at Congregation Beth Tefillah’s sixth annual gala, 6 p.m. Sun…

Ways to help fight hunger

Ways to help fight hunger

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The “This is Hunger” traveling exhibit is a community engagement program of MAZON, a Jewish Response to Hunger. MAZON was founded in 1985 and …

Manhattan Transfer keeps on swinging after all these years

Manhattan Transfer keeps on swinging after all these years

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The Manhattan Transfer is coming to town for Arizona Musicfest’s Winter Festival, a series of 18 concerts representing a variety of musical ve…

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…

East Valley Chabad presents ‘Pop Art Rabbi’

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Chabad of the East Valley will present “Chasidic Pop Art – with the Pop Art Rabbi, “ featuring Rabbi Yitzchok Moully, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb…