Jewish Arizonans on Campus (JAC) recently announced plans to open a new educational center in Scottsdale.
I’m working on my last newspaper deadline. I won’t be in the office Monday morning to face the one step forward, two steps back dance while time barrels like a runaway train toward the Tuesday afternoon deadline. I’ll be retired.
WASHINGTON — Norman Podhoretz, a founder of the neoconservative movement, said that he backs Donald Trump for president.
“What is the Jewish view of the afterlife? Do we believe in heaven, in hell? The immortality of the soul? Reincarnation? Resurrection?” Rabbi Bonnie Koppell of Temple Chai says that these are the questions that she is asked most frequently.
An exhibit curated by undergraduate students at Northern Arizona University’s Martin-Springer Institute – “Through the Eyes of Youth: Life and Death in the Bedzin Ghetto” – is on display through Oct. 14 in the lobby of the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. An opening reception was held on Sept. 11.
For information on additional programs, see specific sections, such as religious school, youth and senior programs, or call the congregations.
Rosh Hashanah is around the corner, and many of Phoenix’s Jewish families are looking forward to coming together to ring in the New Year. But if your loved ones cannot make it home for the holiday, a Tucson-based business has a way for you to send the holiday to them.
A jury acquitted an Arizona yoga instructor of charges stemming from accusations that she exposed her breasts to underage boys at a bar mitzvah party.
NEW YORK — Fifteen years ago, most Jewish college students had one game in town: their local Hillel, which offered a pluralistic, broad approach to Jewish programming.
I’m not sure where to begin. I first want to say that my synagogue – and I think synagogues in general – have done a really great job of welcoming congregants who have converted, are intermarried and are in gay and lesbian marriages. My synagogue also welcomes adopted children and Jews of color. It is still mainly an Ashkenazi population, but it quickly is becoming more diverse. The rabbi, cantor and board of trustees have worked hard and continue to work to make the synagogue inclusive.
On the first day of religious school at Temple Beth Sholom of the East Valley, a Conservative synagogue in Chandler, students learned how to dress appropriately for synagogue services.
In 1940, as he was being transported to safety in the lower deck of a ship, the Jewish author Lion Feuchtwanger asked Waitstill Sharp why the American Unitarian minister had bothered to rescue him from the Nazis.
Last summer, with the refugee crisis at its apex, millions of men, women and children fled to Europe for safe haven, encountering one closed border after another. The images of desperation and heartbreaking loss during the migrants’ perilous journeys pierced our souls. Germany was one of the few European countries that decided to accept refugees. In just months, over 1 million refugees from Syria, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan poured into Germany before the border was again closed.
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International photographic artist Spencer Tunick photographed 15 nude Israeli men and women at the Dead Sea to raise awareness of its deterioration. Tunick announced the project on Sept. 12, two days after taking the photograph.
When someone asks Jewish National Fund (JNF) Arizona board member Toni Dusik about JNF, she can’t hide her enthusiasm. “Within five minutes my voice gets louder and I get more passionate,” she says.
Thank you: two simple words with tremendous meaning. Thank you for being part of our community. Thank you for raising your children with us. Thank you for being with us.
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.
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.