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Valley Hebrew schools welcome new staff

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With August more than half over, the school-supply shopping sprees, first-day fashion decisions and maybe even a little last-minute summer reading are underway. Even if some kids are less than excited about the end of their relative freedom, they have much to look forward to when it comes to new faces and revamped curriculums at their local Hebrew schools.

Pardes begins its new school year

Pardes begins its new school year

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Classes started bright and early on Aug. 9 at Pardes Jewish Day School. The new head of school, Peter Gordon, was on hand to say hello to students and parents.

Jewish youth organizations offer teens fun ways to engage with community

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Getting teens to become involved in community organizations isn’t always easy. But when they do venture out, many describe their experiences as “life-changing,” “the best times of my life,” “home away from home” and “I just feel connected there.”

Four great ways to get connected and engaged with your community

Four great ways to get connected and engaged with your community

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Social interaction is part of being a happy, healthy human being. But all too often, we get caught up with family and work. We forget to go outside and get connected to our neighbors.

Valley Hebrew schools welcome new staff

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With August more than half over, the school-supply shopping sprees, first-day fashion decisions and maybe even a little last-minute summer rea…

Pardes begins its new school year

Pardes begins its new school year

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Classes started bright and early on Aug. 9 at Pardes Jewish Day School. The new head of school, Peter Gordon, was on hand to say hello to stud…

Jewish youth organizations offer teens fun ways to engage with community

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Getting teens to become involved in community organizations isn’t always easy. But when they do venture out, many describe their experiences a…

Four great ways to get connected and engaged with your community

Four great ways to get connected and engaged with your community

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Social interaction is part of being a happy, healthy human being. But all too often, we get caught up with family and work. We forget to go ou…

Adoption, foster fellowship names second cohort

Adoption, foster fellowship names second cohort

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When Allison Borsuk applied for the YATOM Family Fellowship last year, she was considering adopting a child. She always knew she wanted to be …

Israel’s history comes alive for Arizona teens

Israel’s history comes alive for Arizona teens

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A group of Arizona high school students are spending this summer at the Jewish National Fund’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI), t…

Team Phoenix makes strong showing at JCC Maccabi Games

Team Phoenix makes strong showing at JCC Maccabi Games

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Team Phoenix brought home gold and silver from the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games.

Valley of the Sun JCC prepares for ‘birthday’ bash

Valley of the Sun JCC prepares for ‘birthday’ bash

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The Valley of the Sun JCC (The J) has been at its current location for 15 years. To celebrate that milestone, The J is holding a birthday-them…

Tax credit money available to fund Jewish day school scholarships

Tax credit money available to fund Jewish day school scholarships

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The Jewish Tuition Organization (JTO) is urging Arizona companies to take advantage of the $5 million the Arizona Department of Revenue still …

Camp Daisy and Harry Stein alumni reunite for special Shabbat

Camp Daisy and Harry Stein alumni reunite for special Shabbat

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Four decades of campers recently celebrated Shabbat together at a July 21 alumni Shabbat at Camp Daisy and Harry Stein.

Seniors face extra dangers during Arizona summer

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When it comes to weather, Minnesota is the opposite of Arizona. In the depths of winter, Minnesota residents hunker down in their homes and wa…

Jewish seniors learn that ‘love can happen at any age’

Jewish seniors learn that ‘love can happen at any age’

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After her husband Jerry died, Harriet Vogel started writing letters to him.

A new home for a new phase in life

A new home for a new phase in life

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It’s tough to see Mom and Dad moving into the stage of life where they need additional care. But just because they’re getting older doesn’t me…

Classes at Pardes Jewish Day School start with a new leader

Classes at Pardes Jewish Day School start with a new leader

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Students won’t be the only ones starting classes at Pardes Jewish Day School on Tuesday, Aug. 8. Joining them will be Peter Gordon, Pardes’ ne…

Valley synagogues challenged to go vegan

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The Valley could have one of the first synagogues in the nation to go vegan.

A surprising recipe for the nine days

A surprising recipe for the nine days

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As we near the end of the nine-day period leading up to Tisha B’Av, when it’s customary for Jews to refrain from eating meat, keeping dinners …

Program will teach people with special needs to cook healthy

Program will teach people with special needs to cook healthy

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Thanks to seed funding from a Phoenix-based natural and organic food store chain, adults with autism and other neuro-diversities will be able …

Inspiration for healthy meals

Inspiration for healthy meals

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Each week, North Scottsdale Organics delivers a different variety of certified organic fruits and vegetables, which offers an opportunity to t…

Keep children physically active in the summer

Keep children physically active in the summer

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During the summer when temperatures are high, children’s levels of physical activity can drop, which can have several negative effects.