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App ensures safe surfing on public Wi-Fi hotspots

You always need to assume someone’s looking over your shoulder when you’re using public Wi-Fi: a hacker, or the government, or a plain old snoop. Virtual private networks were invented to remedy this problem for businesses. An Israeli app called SaferVPN is being used by individuals and companies (even cyber security telecom enterprises) for greater…

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Biz Ins and Outs

Goodmans wins BOOST! Award from Arizona Community Foundation The Arizona Community Foundation’s Pakis Center for Business Philanthropy has chosen Goodmans Interior Structures as one of its first-ever winners in the BOOST! Prize competition. An office furniture dealer with offices in Phoenix, Tucson, and Albuquerque, Goodmans will receive $40,000 to boost their efforts as good corporate citizens….

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Staycations & Summer Fun Directory

Butterfly Wonderland 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-800-3000 • butterflywonderland.com Visit America’s largest butterfly pavilion with more than 3,000 butterflies from around the world. Other exhibits include a butterfly emergence gallery, 3D theater, Honey Bee Extravaganza, Spineless Giants, Rainforest Reptile exhibit and Tropical Waters of the World. Children’s Museum Tucson 200 S. Sixth Ave.,…

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J Kids & teens too Summer Calendar

Through Sept. 3 (Sundays) S.T.E.A.M. Sundays at the Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S 6th Ave., Tucson. Features S.T.E.A.M.-based (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) educational programming on Sundays, with reduced admission all day of only $3 per person. 520-792-9985 or childrensmuseumtucson.org. June 2 Tot Shabbat at 5:45-7:15 pm at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E 5th St.,…

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Solemn events mark Yom Hazikaron

The Israeli American Council – Arizona held a Yom Hazikaron event at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Scottsdale on April 30. The guest speaker of the evening was 1st. Lt. Ohad Roisblat, commander of an APC in the Gaza neighborhood of Shujaiyeh during Operation Protective Edge. Ohad led the Golani Brigade into battle….

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The Caravan is coming!

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan is celebrating over 40 years of bringing excitement, energy and friendship to North America. Founded in 1973, the first Caravan came to the United States to bring a message of hope and peace for Israel. Since that first Caravan, the program has grown to three different groups traveling across North America, from New…

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Desert Foothills Jewish Community’s Summer Film Festival

Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association has been providing fellowship and spiritual support since 1998. The purpose of DFJCA is to offer the Jewish community an unaffiliated organization for themselves and their friends. Meetings are held monthly, at the offices at Grayhawk, located at Thompson Peak Parkway and Hayden Road in Scottsdale, on the third Friday at 7…

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Previews for June-July 2017

NEW EXHIBIT AT THE CUTLER PLOTKIN JEWISH HERITAGE CENTER “Love & Marriage – The Cultural Evolution of Jewish Weddings 1912-2016” will be on display throughout the summer at the Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center at 122 E. Culver St. in Phoenix. This presentation, a collaboration between the Jewish Heritage Center and the Sylvia Plotkin Judaica…

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June 2017 Calendar

Throughout the summer Love & Marriage – The Cultural Evolution of Jewish Weddings 1912-2016. See page 80. June 3 Schmooze Singles and Couples Pool Party (30s & 40s) with AVIV of Arizona. 5-8 pm at a private home in Central Phoenix. For additional details and to RSVP, visit Facebook.com/azschmooze. June 4 CBT Got Talent at Arizona…

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