Generations After, a program of the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors’ Association (PHSA), is being honored by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix with its 2017 Belle Latchman Community Service Award
Since opening its doors in 2010, the Yeshiva High School of Arizona (YHSA) has seen its enrollment double. While the YHSA’s current location, which it rents, has served the school well, it needs more space. After a multi-year search, the school has found a new location, a building at 7045 N. 12th Street in Phoenix.
Robert Frost loved his family, his synagogue and “Star Wars.”
Every December, for roughly the last 10 years, a group of volunteers has made the schlep up Tempe Butte, better known as “A Mountain,” to install a 20-foot tall menorah for Chanukah.
A war along Israel’s northern border could be just “weeks” away, according to Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer.
For Marcia Diane, the highlight of her trip to Israel last year was a visit to the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, where Abraham and most of his storied kin are said to be buried. Inside the building’s thick stone walls are several cenotaphs, empty tombs erected to honor a person’s memory. As Diane approached the red and white cenotaph of Abraham, she said something miraculous occurred.
Need a menorah, candles or Hanukkah decorations? Here is a list of some places that can help you get what you need for your Hanukkah celebration.
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.
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.
Over the past two weeks, we have seen many reactions and reactions-to-reactions to the story of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long pattern of reported sexual harassment and assault of women. Most of us are simply repulsed by the allegations of unchecked abuse of power and Sodom and Gomorrah-style depravity. And for some, the reactions are even more pronounced because Harvey Weinstein is Jewish.
Developer Michael Levine is passionate about 333 E. Portland St., where Phoenix’s first Orthodox synagogue, Beth Hebrew Congregation, stands. In fact, he is so passionate that he purchased the building in 2015 for $850,000, likely saving it from being demolished and replaced by a high-rise apartment.
The men, women and boy who surrounded two rabbis at the front of the modestly appointed conference room smiled brightly for the cameras of their supporters. An observer entering at this culminating moment would never have known that this room in the Residence Inn Phoenix Airport Hotel had been just as full of tears during the Ceremony of Return held Nov. 4 by the Association of Crypto-Jews of the Americas.
Each year as the holiday season approaches, a significant amount of homeowners decide to postpone placing their homes on the market until after the New Year. Other homeowners, who may already have their house listed on the market, decide to take their homes off the market thinking that prospective buyers do not have an interest in home shopping.
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For the eighth consecutive year, Mel and Ellenbett Kline will celebrate the eight days of Hanukkah by lighting the saguaro cactus menorah in front of their home, located at the northwest corner of 46th Street and Mountain View Road in Phoenix. The 35-foot saguaro is more than 100 years old and has eight arms. The menorah lightings – the electric lights are installed on the tips of the arms – will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, through Wednesday, Dec. 4. On Friday night, Nov. 29, the lighting will be at 5 p.m.
The IDF’s Galilee Division initiated a surprise military drill on Tuesday in preparation for a potential escalation along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.
When restaurateurs in the U.S. want to serve an authentic Israeli hummusiya, they go to Israeli chef and restaurateur Micha Moskovich.
President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday, breaking with decades of U.S. policy and enraging the Palestinians. Legal experts, Israeli leaders and pro-Israel organizations noted that Jerusalem has long been the capital and that Trump’s recognition is a simple acknowledgement of reality.
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