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Camp Ocean comes to the Valley

There’s a new camp this summer tailored for young explorers, animal lovers and budding marine biologists. OdySea Aquarium’s Camp Ocean, an indoor summer camp located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale is for kids in grades K through 8. The camps are held weekdays in June and July and offer half- and full-day…

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Shavuot around the state

Shavuot begins at sundown on Saturday, June 8 and ends on the evening of Monday, June 10. Although its origins are founded in an ancient grain harvest festival, Shavuot has long been identified with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai seven weeks after the exodus from Egypt. There are many locations in the…

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Biz Ins – May 2019

Arizona Jewish Historical Society awarded 2019-2020 Horizon Grant The Arizona Jewish Historical Society has been awarded a 2019-2020 Horizon Grant to create a digital library resource for students at Scottsdale and Estrella Mountain Community Colleges to provide online access to Holocaust research and information. MCCCD Horizon Grants respond to emerging trends and challenges to enhance…

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“Prosecuting Evil” screening

In conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day, three Valley Jewish nonprofit organizations will co-host a screening of the new documentary film, “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz.” The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, Bureau of Jewish Education and Phoenix Holocaust Association have joined forces to show the film on Monday, May 6, at 7…

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Yom Hashoah events

May 2 – East Valley Yom Hashoah Program East Valley JCC, 908 N. Alma School Road, Chandler The Center for Holocaust Education and Human Dignity of the East Valley Jewish Community Center will host a daylong program commemorating the victims of the Holocaust in observance of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Registration is required for…

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Seeking Salespeople

Arizona Jewish Life is seeking two more full-time commission-based salespeople for our upscale lifestyle e-magazines, print magazines and digital advertising. It is key that you enjoy the sales process, building relationships with clients and are motivated by a job well done and the financial rewards. It is more important that you can hold an intelligent…

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The impact of Violins of Hope

The Violins of Hope have left the Valley of the Sun, but not our hearts and minds. It was an incredible six weeks of events that included exhibits, educational programming and concerts. We at Arizona Jewish Life were honored to be involved and want to thank the hard work of Rachel Hoffer, Julee Landau Shahon…

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Biz Ins – April 2019

  ACF welcomes Joy Klein as Director of Scholarships The Arizona Community Foundation is pleased to welcome Joy Klein as director of scholarships. She succeeds Grace Smith Kaus who had been with ACF since 2014 before being selected as director of programs for Helios Foundation late last year. Joy comes to ACF from the Maricopa…

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Purim events

The festival of Purim commemorates the salvation of the Jewish people in ancient Persia from Haman’s plot “to destroy, kill and annihilate all the Jews, young and old, infants and women, in a single day.” It is celebrated with Megillah readings, gifts of food, charity, feasting and merriment. Purim begins at sundown on March 20…

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