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Roving Rabbis visit cities around Arizona

Pictured above: Rabbi Shuchat, far left, with 94-year-old Burt Dubin and Rabbi Blum in Kingman. As part of a seven-decade old program dubbed ‘The Roving Rabbis,’ two Rabbinical students will be visiting more than 40 cities around Arizona as part of their community outreach training. The young Rabbis-in-training will be spending their summer on the…


All you need is love – Happy Tu B’Av

With a full moon in the night sky, it’s a perfect time to celebrate Tu B’Av, the Jewish Day of Love. The holiday starts this evening at sundown and continues through tomorrow. Historically, Tu B’Av marked the beginning of the grape harvest and Yom Kippur marked the end. During the Second Temple period, it served…


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,…

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