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Israeli company unveils revolutionary artificial cornea

By Nicky Blackburn, courtesy Israel21c An early-stage Israeli ophthalmic medical devices startup has developed a revolutionary artificial cornea implant that holds out hope to millions of blind and visually impaired people suffering from diseases of the cornea. The nanotech-based solution by CorNeat Vision of Ra’anana is a synthetic cornea that uses advanced cell technology to integrate…

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Holiday Gift Guide

DAVINES HOLIDAY GIFT SET Give the gift of healthy hair to someone you love. $65 EmmiDSalonSpa.com   MAZEL TOV GIFTS The largest Chanukah selection in Arizona. Menorah $329 480-922-0250   GRATITUDE GLASS JAR Begin each day recording all that you are grateful for. Create a jar of memories that celebrates the joy of being alive….

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Biz Ins and Outs

JNF names Jane Jozoff Friends of the Arava Trustee Jewish National Fund is proud to announce that Jane Jozoff of Paradise Valley, a partner in Donovan’s Steak and Chop House in Phoenix, has been named a Trustee of the Friends of the Arava Institute of Newton Center, MA. Friends of the Arava is the fundraising…

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Kids Calendar November 2017

Ongoing: Club J at the Valley of the Sun JCC Provides after-school programming ranging from sports to cooking and crafts to Israeli culture and more for those in K-8. Transportation from nearby schools available. Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-634-4949 or youth@vosjcc.org, vosjcc.org. J Care at the East…

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A Jewish perspective on charitable giving

“Justice, justice shalt thou pursue.” ~Deuteronomy (16:20) While charitable giving conjures up thoughts of generosity and benevolence, in Judaism the concept is a commandment, an obligation. Helping the poor and needy is a duty in Judaism. Yet beyond fulfilling physical needs, as Jews we also strive to create a better, more just world for generations…

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a federal holiday beginning in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became legally…

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Charitable Giving Directory

Helping Hands for Freedom 777 E. Missouri Ave. #209, Phoenix 602-845-1390 • helpinghandsforfreedom.org Helping Hands for Freedom is a Phoenix based 501c3 supporting veteran and Gold Star families with emergency financial aid. Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix 12701 N. Scottsdale Road #202, Scottsdale 480-699-1717 • jcfphoenix.org Since 1972, the Jewish Community Foundation been helping people…

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The Casitas at Maravilla Scottsdale

Those looking for a distinctive design, unparalleled amenities and a superior level of service and friendly atmosphere need look no further than the Casitas at Maravilla Scottsdale. Located in North Scottsdale, Maravilla features a sophisticated blend of Arizona comfort and style reflected in warm Spanish Colonial architecture coupled with resort-style services and amenities. Spacious courtyard…

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Preventing trips, slips and falls

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. Older adults who fear falling sometimes limit their activities and social engagements. That limited social engagement could then lead to depression, isolation…

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Senior Caregiver/Provider Directory

Andara Senior Lifestyle Community 11415 N. 114th St., Scottsdale 480-451-1800 • seniorlifestyle.com/Andara Caregiver’s name: Bharti Mehta Bharti Mehta is poised and compassionate. She is a proactive decision maker who always considers the unique needs of our residents and the best long-term outcome. Most of all, Bharti is endeared by the Andara residents she cares for –…

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