Articles by Mala Blomquist


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Major donors travel like VIPs

Pictured above: The Kanefsky family in front of the new American Embassy building in Jerusalem. From left, Lauren, Bari Steve, Larry (in front), Eva, Shari and Irwin Kanefsky. If you are a major donor to The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, you can benefit from the use of VIP Services when traveling to Israel and other…

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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…

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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…

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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”…

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Milk, eggs, butter and…bulbs?

If you live in other parts of the country, the first sign of spring is the bulbs that you planted in the fall pushing through the thawed earth and signaling the beginning of warmer weather. In most parts of Arizona, we don’t have the low temperatures that certain bulbs need to stimulate their biochemical responses…

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Feed the hungry hummingbirds

There are more than 300 species of hummingbirds, and they are all native to the Americas. Many dwell in the tropics, where flowers (their primary food source) are abundant year-round. Southern Arizona hosts more than a dozen species and is a migratory path as many head south to Mexico to spend the winter. The most…

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Weekend Happenings for Oct. 26-28

  Spooktacular in Scottsdale Balloon Spooktacular (Fri-Sat Oct. 26-27). 5-9:30pm. $15; $10 ages 3-12, ages 2 & under free. Haunted house, costume contests, hot-air balloon glow, live entertainment, kids zone, trick-or-treat candy stations, fireworks and more. Salt River Fields, 7555 N Pima Rd, Salt River Reservation. azspooktacular.com Scary & Merry at the zoo Howl-O-Ween (Fri-Sat…

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Weekend Happenings for Oct. 19-21

Photo courtesy Enchanted Pumpkin Garden. Editor Mala Blomquist’s top picks for weekend fun around the Valley. It’s getting spooooooky Halloween Spooktacular and Car Show (Fri. Oct. 19). 6-8pm. Free. Halloween-thmed car show with trunk-or-treating, costume contests, live music, games, prizes, giveaways, food samples and more. The Shops at Norterra, 2460 W. Happy Valley Road, Phoenix….

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