A third-grade teacher resigned Feb. 20 from Pardes Jewish Day School in Scottsdale after suggesting on Twitter that immigrants should be shot.
Rabbis and community leaders gathered at the newly opened Levi Catering on Feb. 7 to hang mezuzot, cut the ribbon and, of course, eat.
As rabbis and community leaders in Arizona, we are grateful for Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake’s unflagging support of Israel. In that spirit and with Israel’s best interests in mind, we respectfully ask Sens. McCain and Flake to vote against the nomination of David Friedman as United States ambassador to Israel. For the following reasons, we see Friedman as incapable as serving as an effective bridge between the two nations.
The Alpha Sigma chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, founded in 1951, is back in the good graces of Arizona State University a year earlier than previously expected.
Four years ago, Mark Roth and his wife, Lauren, began the discussion many parents of special-needs children have: How would their daughter Emma, now 17, navigate life as an adult and what would happen to her when they were gone?
After a lengthy investigation, a former teacher at Yeshiva Boys School of Pittsburgh, an important institution in the Chabad-Lubavitch educational system, is a suspect in several alleged incidents of child sexual abuse.
A Phoenix dentist and her husband recently traveled to two cities in Cuba for 10 days to learn about the Jewish community in each location.
Name: Jacob Elliot Cohen
The Hillel Jewish Student Center at Arizona State University is one of 10 campus groups nationwide chosen to participate in the pilot year of Hillel International’s Excellence Accelerator program.
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Many of Lee Goldstein’s paintings have gone to the dogs. Goldstein, an acrylic artist who is showing her works at the prestigious Arizona Fine Art Expo in north Scottsdale, uses various dog breeds as models. Her exhibit, titled “Canine Expressionism,” includes a painting of Namaste, a yellow Labrador Retriever creating a “self-portrait.”
Prior to kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday, 45 teens spent the day with the Jewish Community Foundation’s B’nai Tzedek Youth Philanthropy Program. The Tikkun Olam Tour gives teens the opportunity to not only learn about organizations meeting vital needs in the community, but spend time engaged in service to support their work.
Leah Avuno, who was born in Ethiopia, delivered a message about the importance of self-acceptance and the diversity that exists in Israel, where she now lives, in an address hosted Jan. 25 at the Hillel Jewish Student Center on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus.
WASHINGTON – "Five million non-Jews died in the Holocaust."
The Jewish governor of Missouri, Eric Greitens, said he will volunteer to help repair a St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery where at least 170 gravestones were toppled over the weekend.
NEW YORK — How do people behave when they visit a concentration camp or a Holocaust memorial?
The most important aspect of most Purim pastries is their shape. Most Ashkenazic Jews only know of hamantaschen, the triangular pastries filled with prunes or other fruit fillings. This word is taken from the German words mohn (meaning poppy seeds) and taschen (referring to pockets). Some say the pockets refer to Haman who stuffed his pockets with bribe money.
In the Book of Esther’s Chapter 4, verse 14, Mordechai encourages his niece, Queen Esther, to use her influence with King Ahasuerus.
Rabbi John Linder of Temple Solel in Paradise Valley delivers the invocation to open the March 22, 2016 session of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Beth Jo Zeitzer, one of the Jewish News Best of Jewish Women honorees, speaks.
Shternie Deitsch, one of the Jewish News Best of Jewish Women honorees, speaks.
Shelley Cohn, one of the Jewish News Best of Jewish Women honorees, speaks.
Talyah Sands, one of the Jewish News Best of Jewish Women honorees, speaks.