Daily Archives: October 23, 2015

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Breaking Down Barriers

Jessica Berg and the STEP Student Expedition Program Jessica Berg is the real deal. Walking into her home you get the sense of a women with an earthy artistic sensibility. She is warm, engaging and deeply committed to her role as a wife and mother. But once you start talking to her, you realize she’s…

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Biz Ins & Outs

New Valley of the Sun JCC board formed After three years of oversight through its board, the Jewish Community Association has reinstated a board with a singular focus of providing strategic direction and oversight of the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center. The new board’s officers include Chair Jonathan Hoffer, who is also vice…

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Kitchens to Live in

Bulthaup Scottsdale creates kitchens for people who love to cook and entertain Photos by Bill Timmerman A former architect, Robert Moric sees each kitchen as living space that reflects the personality of the owner. “Every kitchen is different,” says Robert, owner of Bulthaup Scottsdale.  Robert works with each client to create a kitchen that reflects…

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Midtown Urban Living Tour

The Midtown Neighborhood Association is hosting the third annual Midtown Urban Living Tour 11 am to 5 pm, Nov. 7. The Tour will feature some of Midtown’s finest residential buildings. Last year’s tour attracted nearly 1,000 visitors in a 4-hour period. The Midtown Urban Living Tour will showcase homes in seven celebrated Midtown communities. Tour…

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A Taste of Arizona: Smoke Dem Bones

Smoke Dem Bones $$ 1650 E Indian School Road, 85016 602-277-5766  smokedembonesbbqphoenix.com Perched on a tiny corner sits a little restaurant with a huge personality. The smell of smoke fills  the air, and there’s no doubt when you swing open the door that BBQ awaits. What you don’t know until you are inside is that…

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A Life in Art

During a visit to Beth Ames Swartz’ secluded Paradise Valley home/sanctuary/studio, her base of operations for the past 45 years, the nationally recognized and renowned artist enthusiastically described her latest project. She is the subject of a soon-to-be-released documentary about her life in art. Titled “Beth Ames Swartz/Reminders of Invisible Light,” the 26-minute, not-for-profit film…

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Check out these new books during Jewish Book Month

The Devil in Jerusalem by Naomi Ragen St. Martin’s Press, 2015, Hardcover, 310 pages, $29.99. When two children are brought into Hadassah Hospital with shocking injuries, Detective Bina Tzedek is contacted.  The children’s mother, an ultra-orthodox American émigré refuses to answer questions. As Tzedek investigates, the disturbing story of how a charismatic and psychopathic cult…

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