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Wednesday 06/20/2018
Calendar - June 22, 2018
Posted: June 20, 2018

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Flashback: Sept. 14, 2001
Posted: June 20, 2018

When terrorists hijacked planes and flew them into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, employees were putting to bed the Sept. 14 issue of the Jewish News. That issue was meant to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, but the sorrow of what had happened to our nation was still palpable in those pages.

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Report: Arizona bucks national autism trend
Posted: June 20, 2018

In late April, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released findings showing a 15 percent increase in autism spectrum disorder over previous estimates. But Arizona bucked this trend by reporting a slight decrease.

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When rideshare companies strand seniors the Jewish community does the driving
Posted: June 20, 2018

As traditional taxi services continue to lose business to rideshare companies such as Lyft and Uber, some seniors have been left stranded. However, a number of organizations, particularly within the Jewish community, have stepped up to fill the gap.

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New website centralizes Jewish volunteer opportunities
Posted: June 20, 2018

When the new website Mitzvah Hub, a partnership between Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and Jewish Family and Children’s Service, launches this fall, it will become much easier to find volunteer opportunities within the Jewish community.

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National Jewish groups protest housing minors in tents, separating undocumented families
Posted: June 20, 2018

Children taken from their undocumented parents will soon be living in tent cities along the Texas-Mexico border, including Tornillo, about 40 miles east of El Paso. The Tornillo facility is one of several to house nearly 2,000 children separated from their parents as a result of a “zero tolerance” policy on border enforcement announced by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April.

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Wednesday 06/13/2018
Local woman puts creative energy into citywide fitness initiative
Posted: June 13, 2018

Lauren Saks barely breaks a sweat as she jumps and squats while cheering on a panting crowd via her headset. You’d never know the leader of Fall into Fitness, a free group exercise class offered by the city of Phoenix through its FitPHX initiative, once avoided exercise.

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Dog tales explored in young author’s newest book
Posted: June 13, 2018

Rachel Kaplan dreamed of having a fur baby since she was in preschool at Temple Kol Ami. In her second book, “The Adventures of Smokey,” she recounts the tale of adopting and learning to care for her first dog.

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Trade groups to lead investors, business people on Israel trip
Posted: June 13, 2018

The Arizona Israel Technology Alliance and the Arizona Technology Council will lead a state contingent of business people and investors on a trip to Israel this October.

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