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Summer fun after the sun goes down

Pictured above: The Mystery Room inside the Arizona Biltmore requires a password to gain entry. Anyone who has lived in the Valley during the summer knows that your daytime activities involve moving from one air-conditioned environment to the next. One can get a version of “cabin fever” like our blizzard-bound friends in the Midwest. When…


Staycation & Summer Fun Directory

Bodies Revealed 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-291-8000 • This limited time exhibition offers an intimate and informative view into the human body. Using an innovative preservation process, the exhibition allows visitors to see the human body’s inner beauty in educational and awe-inspiring ways. This exhibition has over 200 actual human bodies and specimens…


JNF and Kulanu Academy partner

Jewish National Fund-USA and the Kulanu Academy announced a partnership on April 9 in support of Kulanu Ba’aretz, a joint three-month vocational-educational study program in Israel for young men and women with special needs ages 17-22. JNF is well known for its work benefitting individuals with special needs and disabilities.  Kulanu, Hebrew for “All of Us,”…


Caravan Almog is coming to Arizona

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan will once again be stopping in Arizona for performances throughout the Valley from June 10 to 14. The Israel Scouts tradition of touring and visiting Arizona is a strong one (41 years this summer).  Each year, dedicated host families open up their homes to the scouts, and strong bonds between the…


Biz Ins June/July 2018

 Dr. Carey Herbert joins Rose Law Group Scottsdale based Rose Law Group is proud to announce that Dr. Carey Herbert has been selected as chair of the firm’s Corporate and Business Transactions Department. Before joining Rose Law Group, Dr. Herbert served as president and assistant general counsel for a real estate investment sponsor in Scottsdale….


Israel wins Eurovision

Anti-Israel activists around the world were extremely busy trying to get people to NOT vote for Israel. Despite their efforts, Netta Barzilai, an Israeli singer and looping artist won the competition with her song “Toy.” In 2019, Eurovision will be held in Jerusalem. Congratulations Netta!!!!


May 2018 Biz Ins

Violins of Hope receives grant Violins of Hope, a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, was recently awarded a grant from the Newton and Betty Rosenzweig Fund for the Arts through the Arizona Community Foundation. The Rosenzweigs were ACF’s very first donors who made a planned gift to leave a legacy supporting the…


Some things get better with age

It’s not uncommon these days for a cashier to ask if you qualify for the senior discount – don’t feel old, feel valued. But seniors can find far discounts and deals on many things beyond clothing, movies and dining out. AARP ( membership includes discounts on entertainment such as movies and event tickets, grocery stores,…


2018 Actively Senior Directory

Barton House 7001 & 7007 E. Mountain View Road, Scottsdale 480-991-9912 • The Barton House provides high quality, resident-centered memory care for seniors in a warm, home-like setting. Our low caregiver-to-resident ratio, on-site nursing and 24/7 “awake” staffing and daily activities program ensure that our residents receive the highest possible level of care and…


An evening with Annabelle Gurwitch

On Thursday, May 3, NowGen and Women’s Philanthropy, in partnership with the Jewish Book Council will present an Evening with Annabelle Gurwitch. Annabelle Gurwitch is an actress, activist and New York Times bestselling author. Her recent collection of essays on family Wherever You Go, There They Are, Stories about My Family You Might Relate To…

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