Daily Archives: October 31, 2018


The Tzedakah Sock

For many people, the Jewish National Fund’s “Blue Box” (or pushke) was an integral part of their childhood. Teaching children to give to charity and treat people who are less fortunate with compassion instills the Jewish concepts of tzedakah (charitable giving), tzedek (justice) and chesed (mercy or kindness). Research has shown that teaching children to…


2018 Giving Guide

Arizona Helping Hands 480-889-0604 azhelpinghands.org Arizona Helping Hands is the state’s largest provider of basic needs to kids in foster care. We operate on less than 8% overhead, receive no governmental support, and rely on the Arizona Foster Care tax credit to support our important work Dror for the Wounded 646-710-3767 drorfoundation.org The Dror for…


It’s not Hanukkah without the sufganiyot

Hanukkah starts at sundown on Dec. 2, but it’s been sufganiyot season in Israel for the past several weeks. Israelis consume an estimated 24 million of these deep-fried, jelly-filled holiday treats in the weeks leading up to the Festival of Lights. But where did this tradition of eating jelly doughnuts on Hanukkah originate? Fried foods…


Studio Art Classes at the Tucson J

Bring out your inner artist and feed your creative side through a variety of art classes offered at the Tucson J. Beginners are welcome! Painting The World Jewish: Basic Watercolor Techniques Tuesdays, Nov. 13-Dec. 4, 2:30-4:30 pm Instructor: Ann Marcus Lapidus Create your own watercolor paintings and gain a better understanding of color and how…


The benefits of knitting

When I think of knitting, I think of my mom. She had a blue knitting basket where she would store her different-sized knitting needles and colorful balls of yarn. I never learned how to knit with needles, but my mother-in-law taught me how to knit using a loom. Although you wouldn’t call knitting a “trendy”…


New app for dementia intervention

Scottsdale-based healthcare technology company SMART Brain Aging, Inc., has made available its one-on-one patient intervention program for aging brain health, Brain U Online, through online subscription and iOS app, Brain U Lite. The result of five years of clinical trials with more than 3,000 participants at Harvard Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine…

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