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An apple (or 10) a day keep the doldrums away

An apple (or 10) a day keep the doldrums away

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My husband and son recently reprised an annual fall ritual: apple-picking.

Whole Foods, The J team up for nutrition education

Whole Foods, The J team up for nutrition education

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The Valley of the Sun JCC (The J) and Whole Foods are teaming up to offer free nutritional shopping tours to help educate people about the benefits of eating organic and whole foods.

Kids make their mark, help raise money for synagogue’s school

Kids make their mark, help raise money for synagogue’s school

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Dynamite and pottery don’t normally go together.

Brining: A quick way to flavor and tenderize the humble chicken breast

Brining: A quick way to flavor and tenderize the humble chicken breast

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At dinner with friends one night, I was shocked when one of the foodies at the table ordered chicken.

An apple (or 10) a day keep the doldrums away

An apple (or 10) a day keep the doldrums away

Posted:

My husband and son recently reprised an annual fall ritual: apple-picking.

Whole Foods, The J team up for nutrition education

Whole Foods, The J team up for nutrition education

Posted:

The Valley of the Sun JCC (The J) and Whole Foods are teaming up to offer free nutritional shopping tours to help educate people about the ben…

Kids make their mark, help raise money for synagogue’s school

Kids make their mark, help raise money for synagogue’s school

Posted:

Dynamite and pottery don’t normally go together.

Brining: A quick way to flavor and tenderize the humble chicken breast

Brining: A quick way to flavor and tenderize the humble chicken breast

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At dinner with friends one night, I was shocked when one of the foodies at the table ordered chicken.

Valley mother creates her own Jewish Girl Scout niche

Valley mother creates her own Jewish Girl Scout niche

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There are two main reasons why Halle Farber became a Girl Scout troop leader: her daughter’s interest in becoming a Girl Scout and the need to…

Table settings, inventive game enliven festive gatherings

Table settings, inventive game enliven festive gatherings

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Food is always my focus when it comes to planning a get-together, and the holidays amplify that emphasis.

National museum creates online home for Jewish Americans to share family stories

National museum creates online home for Jewish Americans to share family stories

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While nothing can quite replicate flipping through a dusty collection of sepia-toned photographs and seeing what a grandparent or great-grandp…

Expert: Raise positive children by not raising your voice

Expert: Raise positive children by not raising your voice

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Like any job, raising children in a positive environment requires constant learning and work.

The J and Girly Girlz offer glam after-school program

The J and Girly Girlz offer glam after-school program

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The Valley of the Sun JCC (The J) and Girly Girlz Scottsdale have joined forces to bring a little glamour to its after-school programming.

Memory Cafes offer window into the past, community and doo-wop dancing

Memory Cafes offer window into the past, community and doo-wop dancing

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When Janet Arnold, the Creative Aging coordinator for Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), showed up for a Memory Cafe event in Surp…

Local residents advocate vegan diet, Vegan Challenge

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When Valley resident Helen Jaffa had open-heart surgery for an aortic aneurysm nine years ago, she knew she needed to do something big to impr…

A Yom Kippur break-the-fast buffet

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The general rule of a break-the-fast meal seems to be simple, relatively light and requiring minimal day-of preparation.

Genetic testing emphasized during Tay-Sachs Awareness Month

Genetic testing emphasized during Tay-Sachs Awareness Month

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For parents, there is nothing more painful than watching their newborn baby suffer and being powerless to help.

ADL reminds schools not to penalize children for High Holiday absences

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This year, the Anti-Defamation League continues its annual practice of making sure Jewish students are not academically penalized for missing …

Simple meals for the grill

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As fall fast approaches, we continue to enjoy time outdoors, and simpler, grilled meals are the order of the day. My family recently enjoyed a…

Say hello to these unique Rosh Hashanah drinks

Say hello to these unique Rosh Hashanah drinks

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Tradition dictates a glass of champagne on the secular New Year. But what can give you a nice buzz to celebrate the Jewish New Year?

East Valley JCC selects teens for new leadership program

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With the High Holidays just around the corner, now is a natural time for reflecting on the mitzvot performed throughout the year and to pause …

Creating graffiti that fosters tolerance

Creating graffiti that fosters tolerance

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The CTeen club at Chabad of the East Valley kicked off a new year of events by sending a meaningful message to the Jewish community.

New fall books teach young readers about Judaism

New fall books teach young readers about Judaism

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It’s time for school again, but it’s not always easy to get kids back into the reading habit if they’ve been doing other activities all summer…