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Tashlich in the park

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Two Chabad centers will hold Tashlich events at local parks.

East Valley synagogue to unite Torah, survivor at special ceremony

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At its High Holiday services this year, Temple Havurat Emet in Chandler will hold a special ritual for one of its members, Holocaust survivor …

Beth Emeth holds free community service in Sun City West

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Beth Emeth Congregation invites the community to a free community service for Rosh Hashanah at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, and for Yom Kippur at…

Schmooze holds holiday events

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Schmooze Young Families (ages 20s-40s) will share Rosh Hashanah treats – apples and honey – at 10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Cactus Park, 7202 E.…

Help needy families for the holidays

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Tomchei Shabbos of Phoenix, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that provides food to needy families for Shabbat and the High Holidays, is see…

A lifetime in time

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Nitzavim, Deuteronomy 29:9-30:20

Focus on the positive this year

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Two essential parts of preparing for Rosh Hashanah, our clean slate for the year, are asking forgiveness from anyone we wronged and making a l…

Celebrating the holidays outside of shul

Celebrating the holidays outside of shul

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There is a lot of beauty to the traditional synagogue experience. However, a traditional High Holidays service just does not speak to some – e…

A break-fast with a bit of bling

A break-fast with a bit of bling

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For many families, the Yom Kippur break-fast is a bagels and schmear-filled inevitability – just add some lox, maybe some slices of tomato and…

Atoning for online sins

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If you’re like me, you blog, read and share a lot of political stuff. But who really reads these posts and articles all the way through? Espec…

High Holiday art contest

High Holiday art contest

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The High Holidays are upon us, and that means apples and honey, the blowing of the shofar and many other traditions and celebrations. Below ar…

Spiritual vs. material gain

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Ki Tavo, Deuteronomy 26:1-29:8

Ugandan Jews build community center

Ugandan Jews build community center

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When there was no more space in the synagogue in Nabagoye, Uganda, congregants would go outside, gathering under trees. But the branches weren…

Six new kids’ books for the Jewish New Year

Six new kids’ books for the Jewish New Year

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Get ready: 5777 is arriving soon. And a new Jewish year means a fresh crop of top-notch Jewish books for kids.

Ugandan Jews build community center

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When there was no more space in the synagogue in Nabagoye, Uganda, congregants would go outside, gathering under trees. But the branches weren…

Arise, blot out darkness

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Ki Teitzei, Deuteronomy 21:10-25:19 — “Remember what Amalek did to you on your journey, after you left Egypt ... you shall blot out the memory…

Hardy emissaries bring Chabad to Africa

Hardy emissaries bring Chabad to Africa

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Rabbi Shmuel Notik was on his way to blow the shofar on a Friday evening in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi when six men armed with knives inter…

A Sephardic seder for Rosh Hashanah

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For Rosh Hashanah, many of us eat an apple dipped in honey as an auspicious sign for a sweet new year. The symbolism is clear, and the ritual …

Easiest Rosh Hashanah dinner ever

Easiest Rosh Hashanah dinner ever

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Some people take great pride and pleasure in planning their Rosh Hashanah menus for weeks or months in advance, chugging away at kugels and ca…

Celebrity cooks share their Rosh Hashanah recipes

Celebrity cooks share their Rosh Hashanah recipes

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Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, gives Jews a sense of change and new beginnings. One of the ways to signal that renewal and optimism is to…