As PJ Library of Phoenix continues its primary role of delivering Jewish traditions and values into the homes of young Jewish families through Jewish books and CDs, it is also expanding its offerings.
Self-driving cars. Drip irrigation. Missile defense. Milk?
The security director of the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Scottsdale will be expanding his role to provide expertise to other Valley Jewish organizations.
Out and About features photos of community members around the Valley and the world. Submit photos and details each week to email@example.com by 10 a.m. Monday.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has named 35 Arizona schools with the No Place for Hate designation for the 2016-2017 school year. On May 4, these schools were recognized for creating safe and respectful learning environments and bringing awareness to the issues of bullying and bias. The event included an activity fair and banner presentation at Phoenix College.
An estimated 1,500 or more people gathered at Castles & Coasters in Phoenix on May 14 for Chabad of Arizona’s community Lag B’Omer celebration.
First, the bad news. Shockingly, we have all been hearing and reading about vicious anti-Semitic attacks in Europe: shootings, stabbings, political leaders rabble-rousing crowds to rise up against Jewish communities and to blame them for society’s ills. This has led to a large uptick in the decision by many European Jews to make aliyah and relocate to Israel. Here at home, we’re hearing more about anti-Semitism on college campuses – anti-Jewish rhetoric that is cloaked in the venomous language of “anti-Zionism,” a convenient way for Students for Justice in Palestine and similar social justice warriors to smear the Jewish people and the Jewish homeland.
A 30-something woman is dumped by her fiancé, but she forges ahead with her wedding plans convinced that a groom will show up on the big day. Take two cups of water, add Jennifer Aniston, stir and you have the latest American romantic comedy for the big screen.
Ethan Cohen and Jack Ratterman, both 16, have devoted most of their lives to soccer, and now that devotion – and talent – has propelled the teens onto Team USA’s youth boys’ soccer team at the upcoming 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel.
Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Authority declared eastern Jerusalem as the “capital of Palestine” ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel May 22-23.
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.
Budapest greeted me with a gorgeous sunset as I woke up, ready to explore the beautiful Hungarian capital and its historical Jewish Quarter.
The Israel Scouts Friendship Caravan. This year’s group, Caravan Noga, will be in the Valley June 11-20.
Now that The Jewish Collection, the Valley’s only independent Judaica store, has closed, you might wonder where to buy Jewish items locally. Many Valley synagogues operate gift shops that carry a wide selection of ritual and holiday items. Some have limited hours during the summer, and others have extended hours during religious school. Here are some places around the Valley where you can stock up on everything from seder plates and kippot to tallit and jewelry.
Israelis celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification May 23-24. Leading up to the holy city’s semi-centennial milestone, here are 50 facts highlighting the rich tapestry of Israel’s capital:
Across the Valley, there are a number of Christian churches that share their space with synagogues. Starting in September, a Christian church will be worshiping at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale.
In an effort to build a Jewish teen community across the Valley, Jewish News and The League present Teen Scene, featuring monthly content devoted to teen programming. Here is a recap of recent events and a roundup of events to come.
On the heels of renewed energy at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, a new CEO has been selected. Following a comprehensive nationwide search, the JCC board voted Jan. 10 to approve the hiring of Jay Jacobs. Jacobs is currently CEO of the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Richmond, Virginia and has enjoyed a successful JCC career nationally at the CEO level for 16 years.
The Taglit-Birthright Israel program is launching its largest season to date, with 33,000 Jews ages 18-26 from 33 countries expected to visit Israel this summer.