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Registration open for March of the Living

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Registration is open for the March of the Living – an annual program that brings individuals from all over the world to Poland and Israel to s…

2017 Limmud AZ program schedule now available

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The complete schedule of classes and presenters for the 2017 Limmud AZ is available at limmudaz.org.  

What matters most at the end of life?

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On July 14, 2014, my husband David and I sat down with our children to disseminate and discuss our health care advanced directives. It was Dav…

JFL introduces loan fund for Parkinson’s and dementia

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Jewish Free Loan has announced the establishment of The Wolf Family Parkinson’s and Dementia Loan Fund. This fund will enable those suffering …

Rabbi to speak on helping recovering addicts find their way in the world

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Author and speaker Rabbi Mark Borovitz, senior rabbi at Beit T’Shuvah, will speak on “Prisoner Re-entry, Drug Recovery, & the Building of …

EVJCC hires chef for Challah Factory

EVJCC hires chef for Challah Factory

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The East Valley Jewish Community Center has hired a chef to make challah, pizza and other baked goods at its new Challah Factory.

Creating an authentic path

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Have you ever wondered if there is more to life than you are experiencing? We all grow up believing that if we are good people and do the “rig…

Scottsdale rabbi to compete in Ironman

Scottsdale rabbi to compete in Ironman

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After a recent move to Arizona, Rabbi Leib Bolel will be toeing the starting line at Ironman Arizona on Nov. 20. The Ironman is a triathlon ra…

A personal story of adoption

A personal story of adoption

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Ann Pinkwasser had long dreamed of writing a book about adoption. Then a special little someone made sure she did.

Showing thankfulness for family caregivers

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Picture Carol, a woman in her mid-60s, sitting at the kitchen table during early November and instead of planning out her Thanksgiving menu, s…

Temple Chai joins The Conversation Project to help discuss end-of-life care

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Temple Chai is participating in The Conversation Project, a national program dedicated to helping people talk about end-of-life care.

Pri-Tal has assumed the position as interim executive director

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Effective immediately, Randee Pri-Tal has assumed the position as interim executive director for the Jewish Genetics Center of Greater Phoenix…

Cubs fans, like the Jews, now face the challenge of success

Cubs fans, like the Jews, now face the challenge of success

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For years, I've told anyone who would listen that the Cubs were the team of the Jews. I've written two blog posts about it during the past mon…

BJE launches Chai Mitzvah program

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“Chai Mitzvah: Grow Your Judaism” is a new adult learning program offered by the Bureau of Jewish Education.

‘Simple Truths’ class to be offered in Fountain Hills

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The Rosh Chodesh Society, the women’s division of the Rohr Learning Institute, has launched “Simple Truths,” a new seven-session series for wo…

Beth Emeth to hold classes on Talmud, Jewish humor

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Beth Emeth Congregation of the West Valley will offer two new courses that start Nov. 9. “The Great Pages of the Talmud” will be held at 9:30 …

World Series ignites old passions in American Jews living in the West Bank

World Series ignites old passions in American Jews living in the West Bank

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KARNEI SHOMRON, West Bank  -- The Chicago Cubs are facing the Cleveland Indians in a historic World Series, and most of Israel could not care …

Shabbat Project seeks children's artwork, essays

Shabbat Project seeks children's artwork, essays

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The Shabbat Project is seeking children's artwork to display at the upcoming Great AZ Challah Bake on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Nominations open for tikkun olam award

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The Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Awards is seeking nominations of Jewish teens working on community service/social change projects who demonstrate …