Mitzvah Challenge 5777

We invited our readers to share their plans for renewing their spiritual commitment by taking on new mitzvot for the new year. Responses ranged from concrete measures to more esoteric commandments, and one that was even a little tongue-in-cheek. All represent steps along the path to a meaningful year ahead. We’d like to thank everyone…


NowGen offers High Holiday tickets

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix NowGen launched NowGen Congregation Connection. Formerly known as Cool Shul, this program provides free and/or low-cost access to High Holiday tickets at a variety of congregations throughout the Valley. Participating congregations have provided a limited supply of complimentary and/or $36 tickets to allow young adults to attend Rosh Hashannah and…

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Shongolulu: fashion for a cause

With the slogan “saving wildlife with style,” a multinational team of entrepreneurs recently launched the fashion company Shongolulu with the goal of raising awareness and resources to protect endangered species and their habitats. Ten percent of the company’s profits are donated to non-profit organizations that work in wildlife conservation around the world. “As the most…


Biz INS and OUTS

ADL ARIZONA ANNOUNCES NEW REGIONAL DIRECTOR Carlos Galindo-Elvira was recently appointed director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Arizona Office. Galindo-Elvira has been a strong community partner for ADL, as a participant in the organization’s Glass Leadership Institute in 2009 and as a past recipient of ADL Arizona’s Al Brooks Community Leadership Award. Most recently, he served…


Chef’s Corner: Ooey Gooey Teiglach

If you’re not familiar with “teiglach” a Rosh Hashanah classic, then I’m happy to share with you this ridiculously delicious confection. “Teig” in Yiddish means dough, and “lach” at the end of the word normally signifies small. Hence teiglach, “little small dough balls,” soaked in sweet honey syrup, mixed with almonds and dried fruits piled…


Creating culinary community

Looking for an apple cake recipe for Rosh Hashanah? Nosh & More, a recipe exchange recently launched on the website, has it … and many others. “We think there are a lot of cooks out there who want to learn new recipes. It’s a combination of modern twists and real classics,” says Dale Mayerfeld,…


Taste of Arizona: Stock & Stable

Stock & Stable $$$ 5538 N 7th St., Phoenix Resurgence on 7th Street How do I choose from the thousands of restaurants around, when I can write only one review a month for Arizona Jewish Life Magazine? Such a dilemma! This time, I got a tip from a darling friend who is a professional…


Jewish roots entwined with Indian culture

Photo by Dan Fellner Numbering only about 5,000 in a country of more than 1.2 billion people, Jews constitute a minuscule fraction – 0.0004 percent – of the inhabitants in the world’s second-most populous country, known far more for curry and cricket than kreplach and kippot. Yet the unique historical legacy and important contributions of…

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