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Biz Ins and Outs

Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix announces incoming board members The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix announced its incoming board chairs. Mark Feldman, chief executive officer and managing partner for MRA Associates; and David Weiner, president of Weiner Insurance. The two men will serve as board co-chairs for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1. Each brings…

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Kosher treats for the Super Bowl

Super Bowl LI (51) is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5, at NRG Stadium in Houston. Abeles & Heymann and Koshermoms.com have gotten together to bring you some original winning recipes for Super Bowl Sunday and all year long. You can substitute regular Abeles & Heymann hot dogs with uncured, no nitrates/nitrites added, or their low…

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Kids-and-Teens Event Calendar February 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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Sharing secrets

Arizona Jewish Life posed this question to long-married couples in our community: “What’s the secret to a long, happy marriage?” Here are their answers: “Rabbi Zalman Levertov says, “The key to a successful marriage is not trying to change each other and giving each other space – which is enhanced by the laws of family…

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Preschoolers’ thoughts on marriage

We know kids say the funniest things, but what are their thoughts on marriage? Arizona Jewish Life asked the staff at the Early Childhood Center at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale to ask some of their preschoolers their thoughts on marriage. The following are the questions and their answers: What…

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Step-by-Step Jewish Wedding

The photographs on these pages show the key elements of a Jewish wedding with short explanations accompanying them. The three essential elements of a wedding are the signing of the ketubah, the giving of the ring(s) and the yichud (seclusion). Under the chuppah, two ceremonies take place: Erusin (betrothal), also known as Kiddushin (sanctification), and…

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Wedding Directory

BRIDAL AND FORMALWEAR Laurie’s Bridal and Formal 14891 N Northsight Blvd. #130, Scottsdale 480-699-3973 • lauriesbridal.com We are a family-owned and operated bridal boutique, featuring hand-picked bridal gowns that offer limited distribution or are exclusive to Laurie’s Bridal. We also offer a large variety of bridal, bridesmaids, mother of the wedding, prom and bar/bat mitzvah…

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Limmud means ”to learn”

Limmud is a worldwide movement that started in Great Britain in 1980 and has grown to more than 84 Limmud communities in 44 countries around the world. Last year, over 33,000 people participated in Limmud events created by teams of 3,000 volunteers. In Hebrew, Limmud means “to learn.” While communities create Limmud events that are…

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