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  • Ice cream smiles

    Anne Zaslow, Beth El Women’s League president, and Rose Hirsch, treasurer, enjoy a sundae at an ice cream social on Aug. 28. The event also included a deejay and a performance by a ventriloquist.
  • Learning to save a life

    Rabbi Yossi Semel demonstrates CPR during a session that he and his family organized at the Phoenix Hebrew Academy on Aug. 28. His family planned the event in thanks for his son being saved by CPR two years ago.
  • Where’s your Jewish News?

    Paula and Salvatore Caputo display their Jewish News before Michelangelo’s statue of “David” – depicting him as a young man preparing to battle Goliath – in the Accademia Gallery in Florence, Italy. 
  • Where’s your Jewish News?

    Alan Sandler checks out his Jewish News in Malaga, Spain. 
A new chapter of Israeli Scouts

Shevet Shemesh, the Arizona chapter of the Israeli Scouts, held its first event on Aug. 28, with about 70 children. Pictured, from, left, are teen counselors Maya Kogan, Lee Burstin, Itay Ozer and Shani Caspi. See Teen Scene. Comments (0)

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A new chapter of Israeli Scouts
Posted: September 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Shevet Shemesh, the Arizona chapter of the Israeli Scouts, held its first event on Aug. 28, with about 70 children. Pictured, from, left, are teen counselors Maya Kogan, Lee Burstin, Itay Ozer and Shani Caspi. See Teen Scene.

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Sharing sacred spaces
Posted: September 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

Whether or not you’re affiliated with a Jewish congregation, you probably are aware that it takes millions of dollars to construct a facility in which to hold worship services, offer educational and social programs and operate a religious school. A number of congregations in Greater Phoenix have determined that building and maintaining their own space is prohibitively expensive, and have found a suitable alternative by sharing space with other faith groups.

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Watching Trump speak from the media hot seat
Posted: September 07, 2016 - 10:00 am

“Looks like we’ve been joined by a member of the media.” I had just gotten my press credentials and was on the elevator on my way down to the press pit for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Aug. 31 immigration policy speech in downtown Phoenix. “Will you be fair?” asked one of my compatriots on the elevator, which apparently was only for the press and VIPs. Not knowing what to say, I responded, “I’ll be fair … enough.”

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