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Beth El’s preschool helps generations of children blossom

Beth El’s preschool helps generations of children blossom

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In its early days in the 1950s, the preschool program at Beth El Congregation was called the “Gan,” with hundreds of young children blossoming…

Having fun while learning

Having fun while learning

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Hanukkah came early in December for the children at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center’s Early Childhood Center. A children’s book …

Ezras Cholim volunteers provide care for the ill

Ezras Cholim volunteers provide care for the ill

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Most people would agree that there is little worse than being sick and stuck in a hospital – except being sick, stuck in a hospital and alone.…

For these pro baseball players, visiting Israel is like coming home

For these pro baseball players, visiting Israel is like coming home

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PETACH TIKVAH, Israel – For questions about Israeli food and culture, Corey Baker and Jeremy Bleich were their teammates’ go-to guys.

Lecture imparts wisdom from film

Lecture imparts wisdom from film

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Wendy Zierler will present “Reel Theology: What we can learn about Moses’ leadership and the word of God from ‘The King’s Speech’ ” at 7 p.m. …

Artist, educator, activist Rabbi Miriam Margles to lead workshop

Artist, educator, activist Rabbi Miriam Margles to lead workshop

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Rabbi Miriam Margles will lead a workshop about “Transforming Fear: Embodied Practice” at a Valley Beit Midrash lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, Ja…

Kollel offers women’s learning program

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The Phoenix Community Kollel is offering a four-week Partners in Torah Program for Women.

Beth El to offer adult Hebrew class

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Beth El Congregation will offer a 10-week Hebrew class for adults 12:30-2 p.m. Sundays beginning Jan. 8.

Alzheimer’s expert presents series

Alzheimer’s expert presents series

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Alzheimer’s disease is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and is the only one in the top 25 diseases that has been steadil…

College students dream big in essay contest

College students dream big in essay contest

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In honor of former Israeli President Shimon Peres’ life, legacy and commitment to Israel and the Jewish people, the Hillel Jewish Student Cent…

Teen Scene 12-9-16

Teen Scene 12-9-16

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In an effort to build a Jewish teen community across the Valley, Jewish News and The League present Teen Scene, featuring monthly content devo…

Secret of success: Just listen?

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I remember walking into my Chabad house on campus, on the day it changed my life, like it was yesterday.

The key to time is now

The key to time is now

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The key to time is now

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.