Daily Archives: March 28, 2017

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Where the wildflowers are

Some people find it hard to believe that there can be an abundance of places to view wildflowers in the middle of the desert. Arizona’s Sonoran Desert would surely change their minds. After winter’s ample rain, this wildflower season has been particularly lovely. Wildflowers bloom March through May in the lower elevations. When it gets…

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A house and a home

The first thing you notice when you walk up to Barton House is what it’s not. The architecture is not what you might expect from a memory care facility, where senior residents are coping with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It’s not stark and institutional looking. What you do notice is that it looks like a…

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All aboard for education and adventure

If you’re a history buff, you might be interested in an innovative travel program sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education (BJE): A Presidential Libraries Tour to Southern California this summer, from August 6 to 11. BJE Executive Director Myra Shindler promises that “participants will connect with like-minded adults who enjoy travel and experiential learning…

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Matzah house craft

Building a matzah house can be both a fun project for the little ones and it can double as a centerpiece for seder. You can use your imagination and creativity to create a house as simple or elaborate as you please. The best part is, you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry…

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Bar Mitzvah Reverb

I have to say, there are some cool things about living in Seattle. It doesn’t ever reach 120 degrees, the greenery is amazing and nobody ever cares what you wear, how fancy your car is or what label is on your newest handbag. That said, bar mitzvah planning is a totally different animal out here….

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Kids & Teens too Events April

Ongoing: Club J at the Valley of the Sun JCC Provides after-school programming ranging from sports to cooking and crafts to Israeli culture and more for those in K-8. Transportation from nearby schools available. Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-634-4949 or youth@vosjcc.org, vosjcc.org. J Care at the East…

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Leah Avuno: Shinshinim Young Ambassador

Leah Avuno never has a dull moment. She is always on the go. Her mission: to represent Israel, touch hearts and minds, teach, learn, discover new ideas and expand others’ world views on a daily basis. Leah and another Israeli, Bar Alkaher, are the first emissaries from Israel in Tucson as participants in the Shinshinim…

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WOW! Women of the Wall to visit Arizona

Founded in 1988 to secure women’s rights to pray and read Torah at the Western Wall, Women of the Wall has become not only a battle for women’s status and pluralism in Israel, but also a role model for women seeking parity in other countries and religions. “This is a marathon and we still have…

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