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Israeli and Arizonan firefighters share knowledge and resources

Israeli and Arizonan firefighters share knowledge and resources

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After 9/11, Richard Johnson, then a captain for the Tucson Fire Department, thought Arizona needed to be more proactive in preparing for poten…

Record number of JTO corporate tax credit pledges thwarted by 2 minutes

Record number of JTO corporate tax credit pledges thwarted by 2 minutes

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It was looking like a very good year for the Jewish Tuition Organization of Greater Phoenix and the state’s corporate private school tax credi…

Weekend of historic firsts for Congregation Lev Shalom

Weekend of historic firsts for Congregation Lev Shalom

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As lightning flashed and a heavy rain fell outside last Saturday in Flagstaff, roughly 40 women within Congregation Lev Shalom formed a large …

Flashback: Aug. 18, 1961

Flashback: Aug. 18, 1961

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“The Reds,” “The Red Scare,” “The Red Menace.” Those of us who lived during the Cold War remember hearing those phrases or at least being fami…

Calendar: Week of July 20, 2018

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Out & About: July 20, 2018

Out & About: July 20, 2018

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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@jewish…

VOSJCC educators accepted into new national leadership program

VOSJCC educators accepted into new national leadership program

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The Valley of the Sun JCC’s Early Childhood Center has something to brag about.

Out & About - July 13, 2018

Out & About - July 13, 2018

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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@jewish…

Calendar - July 13, 2018

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Events

Susan Kabat, longtime Jewish News employee, has died

Susan Kabat, longtime Jewish News employee, has died

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Jewish News advertising sales consultant Susan Kabat, who had worked at the newspaper for the past 15 years, died on July 2, 2018, after a lon…

Flashback: June 18, 1993

Flashback: June 18, 1993

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On July 9, President Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, thu…

Valley Jewish resident champions law firm’s summer water campaign

Valley Jewish resident champions law firm’s summer water campaign

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Summer in Arizona is the deadliest time of the year. With temperatures regularly hovering between 110 and 115 degrees, the homeless are partic…

Valley teens, business mentor go to LA for Israeli American Council Eitanim Summer Hackathon

Valley teens, business mentor go to LA for Israeli American Council Eitanim Summer Hackathon

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Last week, 170 Jewish American and Israeli teens gathered in Los Angeles for the Israeli American Council Eitanim Summer Hackathon, where grou…

Women of Reform Judaism holds Area Day in Flagstaff

Women of Reform Judaism holds Area Day in Flagstaff

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With excessive heat warnings expected to be in effect across the Valley and the Southwest this weekend, sisterhoods from a number of synagogue…

Out & About - July 6, 2018

Out & About - July 6, 2018

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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@jewish…

Calendar - July 6, 2018

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Events

With Urdu poetry, Syrian sweets, Phoenix refugees share immigrant culture

With Urdu poetry, Syrian sweets, Phoenix refugees share immigrant culture

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On the evening of June 23, the Balsz Community Center in Phoenix was filled with the smell of injera bread, the colorful ensembles of Karen da…

Award-winning wood artist creates ritual objects for synagogue

Award-winning wood artist creates ritual objects for synagogue

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When the leadership at Congregation NefeshSoul decided it was ready for a yahrzeit board, they knew just who to ask.

Flashback: Aug. 16, 1974

Flashback: Aug. 16, 1974

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It’s tough being a weekly newspaper. We send the paper to press on Tuesday and then, as if on cue, some major event happens a few days later. …