Daily Archives: March 30, 2018

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Yiddish is alive and well at Temple Solel

Pictured above: Sandra Charyn Bernoff, seated fourth from right, with the Yiddish club members. For Ahwatukee Foothills resident Sandra Charyn Bernoff, Yiddish is a living, breathing lexicon – not just a relic of the “old world.” As the leader of a monthly Yiddish club held at Temple Solel in Scottsdale, Sandra provides a portal to…

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“Win-win” programming for seniors at The J

Prior to her recent move to Arizona from her native Philadelphia, Cheryl Blumenthal managed “Golden Slipper on the Main Line,” a lifelong learning program for Jewish seniors. So it appears that her position here, as the adult program director for the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, is indeed a perfect fit. Much of…

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Cookie Conundrum

Full disclosure: I was never a Girl Scout. I will admit to a short stint as a Brownie. But I really couldn’t stand how bossy Angelise Haralumbus was, and since her mom was the troop leader, I gave it up pretty quickly. Plus, honestly, I wasn’t into the regalia. Brown just isn’t my color. But…

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Israel: 70 Fun Facts for 70 Years

Compiled by Dan Seligson  To prepare for Israel’s 70th birthday, here are 70 fun facts about Israeli food, culture, geography, academics and more! Cherry tomatoes were engineered in Israel. Israel is the only county to have more trees today than it did 50 years ago. An Israeli company developed the world’s first jellyfish repellent. Israeli…

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#SharedLife donor registry unveiled at AIPAC

Pictured above: Bone marrow recipient Dr. Steve Arnow (wearing shirt “I am living a Shared Life”) with his family meet Gev Blau (back), an IDF soldier who donated the bone marrow that saved Dr. Arnow’s life. The two met at the AIPAC Policy Conference where the #SharedLife donor registry was unveiled. Behind them is the…

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Israel at 70 Celebrations

 Community Mural In celebration of Israel’s 70th anniversary, the Valley of the Sun JCC has created a community mural featuring photos and memories of those who have visited Israel. The mural will be on public display in the lobby at The J, 12701 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from April 8-30. “The J is excited to…

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Federation Notes: Keeping Passover alive

For millennia, Jews have gathered to retell the tale of their deliverance from bondage in Egypt. We continue that long, unbroken tradition every Passover. It comes from the story of the tenth plague when the angel of death comes to claim the firstborn son of every Egyptian household. Jews were instructed to paint their doorposts…

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Celebration of Caring

Pictured above: Dr. Deborah Lipstadt Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona invites the Tucson community to join them for their Celebration of Caring event to be held on Sunday, April 8 at 5:30 pm at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Deborah Lipstadt, distinguished professor, author and…

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