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VotesmART Aims to Engage and Educate Voters

Pictured above: Anna Lentz in Arizona Theatre Company’s last season’s performance of “Diary of Anne Frank.” Photo by Tim Fuller. VotesmART, an Arizona Citizens for the Arts (AzCA) campaign to educate and engage voters and candidates about arts and culture issues before the upcoming local and federal elections, is underway. Visitors to will be able…


The J hosts fall youth basketball clinics

The Valley of the Sun JCC is hosting its inaugural Jeff Berkowitz youth basketball clinics on Aug. 19 and 26. The clinics are geared towards boys and girls grades Pre-K through 7. Youth learn fundamentals and techniques to improve their game, as well as how to be a champion on and off the court. The…


Americans and the Holocaust

In January 1939, the Jewish organization Brith Sholom asked Philadelphia couple Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus to go to Nazi Germany in order to rescue 50 Jewish children. The Krauses, who were Jewish, made the dangerous journey to Nazi-occupied Vienna to choose the children and bring them to the United States to live with foster families….


Good-for-You Meals with Grape Taste

When it comes to balancing heart-healthy meals with appealing flavors, it’s important to lean on nutritious ingredients that pack mouthwatering taste. For example, grapes are a delicious yet subtle way to incorporate a little something extra into your diet while adding a juicy burst of flavor. Grapes of all colors – red, green and black…


Study on Judaism, marriage and sexual behavior

Arizona State University Ph.D. candidate Melissa Framer Black invites you to participate in a study on Judaism, marriage and sexual behavior.  If you identify as Jewish, your spouse identifies as Jewish, are in a heterosexual marriage, are over 18, and speak English, please consider taking 15-20 minutes of your time to complete a survey that…


Men on a Mission – to Israel

Pictured above: Marty Haberer, CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, gets ready to board a helicopter in Tel Aviv. The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is hosting a men’s mission in Israel to see first-hand the work Federation funds through its overseas partners, including JAFI and the JDC. The mission is co-chaired by…

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