As traditional taxi services continue to lose business to rideshare companies such as Lyft and Uber, some seniors have been left stranded. However, a number of organizations, particularly within the Jewish community, have stepped up to fill the gap.
A n immigration policy that separates asylum-seeking parents from their children is drawing criticism from immigration advocates and leaders within the Jewish community, both nationally and here in the Valley.
When the new website Mitzvah Hub, a partnership between Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and Jewish Family and Children’s Service, launches this fall, it will become much easier to find volunteer opportunities within the Jewish community.
Children taken from their undocumented parents will soon be living in tent cities along the Texas-Mexico border, including Tornillo, about 40 miles east of El Paso. The Tornillo facility is one of several to house nearly 2,000 children separated from their parents as a result of a “zero tolerance” policy on border enforcement announced by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April.
In late April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released findings showing a 15 percent increase in autism spectrum disorder over previous estimates. But Arizona bucked this trend by reporting a slight decrease.
For the past year, I have been delving into the Jewish News’ archives for my Flashback series, starting with the paper’s first edition on Jan. 15, 1948. I’ve pored over issues that depicted how the Valley’s Jewish community reacted to events that affected Jews around the world, the creation of the state of Israel and national events that touched all Americans.
Each day, Integrity RX, a fertility specialty pharmacy in Scottsdale, ships packages of 15 to 20 prescriptions to patients across the country. But to Jeffrey Karp, who founded the pharmacy three years ago, each box contains more than a list of medications.
A strange consequence of the anti-Semitic belief that Jews have undue influence in America is that countries who want to influence the U.S. government try to ingratiate themselves with American Jews, or somehow show support for Israel. This may be behind Qatar’s courting a number of prominent American Jews, as reported by Hannah Dreyfus and Dan Friedman in Mother Jones. The writers detail how a Qatari diplomat and a Jewish restaurateur in New York worked together to court “conservative Jewish Americans who viewed the Arab state located on the Persian Gulf coast as a threat to Israel.”
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On June 22, the nation commemorated the 73rd anniversary of the GI Bill, the first major piece of legislation to address the challenges of the postwar era. With veterans coming home to fully staffed factories, the GI Bill, officially known as the Service Member Readjustment Act of 1944, provided education and housing opportunities to veterans, facilitating new jobs and businesses in America’s then-booming economy. Now the bill is seen as historic, but many members of the public are not aware of the Jewish effort behind it.
Pinchas Rosenbaum, the real-life inspiration behind the new Holocaust drama, “Walking with the Enemy,” might not be particularly glad that a feature film was made about his life.
Gavriella Berk is, at 21, ahead of the curve. Before she graduated with double degrees in economics and political science from Barrett, The Honors College at ASU, she’d already secured a position with Scottsdale company Axon, which manufactures Tasers and body cameras for police officers.
Eliot J. Goldstein
Sometimes you’ll find the most splendid synagogues in the places you least expect.
Rachel Kaplan dreamed of having a fur baby since she was in preschool at Temple Kol Ami. In her second book, “The Adventures of Smokey,” she recounts the tale of adopting and learning to care for her first dog.
For people of a certain generation (myself included), Butch Hartman’s animated oeuvre is part of the pantheon of after-school classic cartoons. With his inimitable style — a synthesis of dense, vaudevillian, every-line-a-laff patter and genuine heart — Butch’s work, which includes Nickelodeon fan favorites like "Danny Phantom" and "T.U.F.F Puppy," has tended to transcend going for the simple gag, opting instead for more unique storytelling perspectives.
Lauren Saks barely breaks a sweat as she jumps and squats while cheering on a panting crowd via her headset. You’d never know the leader of Fall into Fitness, a free group exercise class offered by the city of Phoenix through its FitPHX initiative, once avoided exercise.
The Arizona Israel Technology Alliance and the Arizona Technology Council will lead a state contingent of business people and investors on a trip to Israel this October.
Today I felt alone.