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Happier, Healthier and Younger in Retirement

By Fred Sievert We all understand and appreciate the need for sound financial planning during the years preceding retirement. Who among us hasn’t gone online to calculate our retirement “nest-egg” needs and then panicked because accumulating that much wealth seemed inconceivable; especially if we started the process at age 55 or later? But there is…

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Barrett Summer Scholars

Academically talented and motivated teens can get a taste of college this summer. Participants in the Arizona State University Barrett Summer Scholars program experience college firsthand and prepare for enrollment and success at ASU and Barrett, the Honors College. Participants live on campus, engage in college-level coursework and build
a community with their peers. Students participate…

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Jewish summer camp’s X factor

Photo courtesy B’nai B’rith Camp By Jane Larkin Shabbat at camp is “cool” and adds a sense of sacredness to the camp experience. My son just returned from his second summer spent at the Union for Reform Judaism’s Greene Family Camp. While Sammy is glad to be reunited with his puppy, he misses his other…

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Jews and Presidents Day

By Paul Finkelman Today is Presidents Day, an amalgamated birthday celebration for two of our three greatest presidents: George Washington (Feb. 22, 1732) and Abraham Lincoln (Feb. 12, 1809). We measure presidential greatness by combining challenges each leader faced and his successful resolutions. By this standard, both Washington and Lincoln are always numbered among the…

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Phoenix Zoo receives $1,000,000 donation

The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo recently received a $1,000,000 donation from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. The funds will directly support construction of the new African lion and spotted hyena one-acre habitat as one element of the zoo’s Capital Campaign: The Pride Campaign. The $12.1 million Pride Campaign consists of the…

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