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The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is now accepting applications for the 2016 Belle Latchman Community Service Award.
In preparation for the upcoming Shabbat Project, women ages 12 and older are invited to a painting class led by local artist Brook Foster, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, in Phoenix.
“Major Jewish Controversies” is the topic of a Jewish Life & Living Lecture Series that will be taught by Rabbi Laibel Blotner 10-11 a.m. Mondays, Oct. 31-Dec. 5, at the East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler.
The Arizona Interfaith Movement will present “Experience Interfaith,” 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Lath House at Heritage Square 115 N. Sixth St., Phoenix.
Scottsdale Community College has received two 2016 Videographer Awards, including an Award of Excellence for its Genocide Awareness Week video and an Award of Distinction for its Graduation 2015 video. The college also earned an Honorable Mention for its Homecoming 2015 video. The three videos were produced by the office of Institutional Advancement and Community Engagement, led by Executive Director Nancy Neff. Doryen Chin, a student in the Scottsdale School of Film+Theatre at SCC, served as videographer and editor for each of the videos while completing an internship with the department in 2015-16.
Duet, a nonprofit interfaith organization, will host a free financial seminar, “Get Prepared and Financially Fit,” 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 22, at Duet’s offices at 555 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix.
Valley Beit Midrash will host its opening lecture event with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin speaking about “On Being a Good Person in a Morally Complicated World: On Forgiveness, Self-Esteem and Why It’s So Hard to Change,” 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Temple Chai, 4645 E. Marilyn Road, Phoenix.
Congregation Kehillah, an eight-year-old independent synagogue serving North Phoenix and Scottsdale, has purchased its first permanent home and plans to relocate before the end of 2016. The new location, 5858 E. Dynamite Road in Scottsdale, is just five miles from its current location at 7430 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Suite 132, Scottsdale.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about the question facing French Jews as anti-Semitism continues to spark violence and fear there.