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Wednesday 11/14/2018
Sinema wins US Senate seat; results mixed for Jewish candidates
Posted: November 14, 2018

Arizona has made history with the election of Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema to the U.S. Senate. Following a nail-biter of a race, Sinema is now the first woman from Arizona to ever be elected to the Senate and the first Democrat from the Grand Canyon State to hold the seat since Dennis DeConcini was elected in 1976 to the first of his three terms.

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Educators, parents, grapple with talking to children about trauma
Posted: November 14, 2018

It’s become a depressingly familiar rite that parents must go through with their children every time there is a mass shooting. But for Jewish parents, the massacre at a synagogue in Pittsburgh has burned with the anguish of thousands of years.

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Jewish organizations keep prisoners from being forgotten
Posted: November 14, 2018

Although Jewish prisoners make up less than 1 percent of the prison population nationwide, Rabbi Menachem Katz continues to maintain contact with prisoners to help provide what they need, such as religious texts, prayer services, and to make sure that they are treated fairly. But his work is not easy.

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Wednesday 11/07/2018
EVJCC exhibit tells the story of Vilnius before, during and after World War II
Posted: November 07, 2018

For every story, there is a before, during and after.

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Arizona boasts nation’s first shomer Shabbat and kosher Family Cub Scout Pack
Posted: November 07, 2018

Last summer, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts announced they would be accepting girls, thus creating Family Packs. Now, not only does the Valley's Jewish community have one of the first Family Cub Scout Packs in the state, it also boasts the only shomer Shabbat and kosher pack in the nation.

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Valley Holocaust survivor reunites with French family that protected her
Posted: November 07, 2018

For a few tense moments, the life of a 12-year-old Jewish girl hiding from the Nazis in the home of a French family was in the hands of a 4-year-old boy.

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Interfaith leaders show support for Pittsburgh victims, Valley Jewish community
Posted: November 07, 2018

When the president of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Arizona, Azra Hussain, heard the news of the shooting on Oct. 27 at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead and six injured, she immediately began reaching out to her Jewish friends and colleagues to offer her condolences. 

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Wednesday 10/31/2018
Federation accepting grant applications for 2019
Posted: October 31, 2018

Jewish community organizations and programs that work toward advancing Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s goals are invited to apply for the 2019 grant cycle.

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Love and unity: Valley Jews react to Pittsburgh killings
Posted: October 31, 2018

The massacre on Oct. 27 at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha synagogue in Pittsburgh that left 11 dead and six injured hit Valley resident Danny Harper very close to home — two of his cousins, brothers Cecil and David Rosenthal, were among the dead.

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