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Federation aims to expand senior rides program

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Since the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix started administering the Jewish Federation Senior Rides Program three months ago, it has becom…

Senior transportation service provides relief

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Before 79-year-old Zipora Caplan found out about Envoy America, she and her husband, who is 82 and uses a walker, would call Dial-a-Ride whene…

Panelists to discuss challenges and opportunities for Jews

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“What is the Biggest Challenge/Opportunity for the Jewish People in Our Time?” is the topic of a Valley Beit Midrash panel discussion 7 p.m. T…

Beth Ami Speaker Series to feature JCF CEO Richard Kasper

Beth Ami Speaker Series to feature JCF CEO Richard Kasper

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Richard Kasper, president and CEO of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix, will be the featured speaker at Beth Ami Temple’s Spe…

Federation holds event for Pearl Society donors

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The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix will hold a 2016 Pearl Society Donor Appreciation Event 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at The New Shul, 782…

Beth Israel to host Chanukah Carnival

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Congregation Beth Israel Chanen Preschool will host its seventh annual Chanukah Carnival 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Congregation Beth …

JCSVV to host Mussar workshop

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Rabbi Alicia Magal of the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley will lead a free Mussar workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the…

Out & About 12-2-16

Out & About 12-2-16

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Out and About features photos of community members around the Valley and the world. Submit photos and details each week to photos@jewishaz.com…

Professor to speak on Yiddish’s influence on the English language

Professor to speak on Yiddish’s influence on the English language

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Sarah Bunin Benor, associate professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and adjunct associa…

Valley teens decorate cupcakes with swastikas at Jewish friend’s party

Valley teens decorate cupcakes with swastikas at Jewish friend’s party

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Teens at a Jewish girl’s birthday party in Arizona reportedly decorated cupcakes with swastika symbols, saying they did it to “be funny.”

Professor David Novak to speak on physician-assisted suicide

Professor David Novak to speak on physician-assisted suicide

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Author David Novak, a professor at the University of Toronto, will speak on “Is There a Right to Die? Physician-Assisted Suicide in Jewish Tho…

Joel Kramer to receive Medal of Honor from Federation

Joel Kramer to receive Medal of Honor from Federation

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Joel Kramer will receive the Medal of Honor from the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix at the Federation’s donor appreciation and awards br…

Community Calendar 12-2-16

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Events

Arizona Sunrays adds programs, plans move

Arizona Sunrays adds programs, plans move

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When Julie and Dan Witenstein first opened Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Center, they gave themselves five years to make a go of it. …

A call to welcome refugees

A call to welcome refugees

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Holidays are a time when efforts to reach out to people of different cultures and religions receive the most attention. However, Arizona Jews …

ADL forms new leadership group

ADL forms new leadership group

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has formed a group for local Jewish community leaders seeking social justice, civil rights and anti-defamation work.

Israeli-American Council, Federation launch IAC Arizona Council

Israeli-American Council, Federation launch IAC Arizona Council

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A new entity aiming to connect the Jewish-American and Israeli-American communities in Arizona – the IAC Arizona Center – launched last week w…

JFCS hosts ‘It’s a Wrap’

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Jewish Family & Children’s Service welcomes donations for its “It’s a Wrap” program that offers sponsorships for families in need for eith…

Suns to host Jewish Community Night on Dec. 11

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The Phoenix Suns Jewish Community Night will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11, at Talking Stick Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix.