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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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Business Profiles

Judy E. Laufer Author and Publisher Little Egg Publishing Company 1331 N. 7th St. #375, Phoenix 602-539-5839 littleegg@cox.net littleeggpublishing.com Judy E. Laufer is a publisher and author who writes under the pen name of J.E. Laufer. She is the creative spirit behind the Little Egg Publishing Company or Little Egg Kids Books on Facebook. She…

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Biz Ins and Outs

Mental Health America of Arizona adds new board member Mental Health America of Arizona is pleased to announce its new board member, Myra Richman, owner of Richman & Associates, Inc. and Blacktie-Arizona. Appreciating the significance of being connected to her community, Myra has actively contributed to many Arizona organizations. She has served as a board…

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Kids and Teens Too Events May 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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Test your hearing health

May is Better Hearing Month and according to the American Academy of Audiology, approximately 36 million Americans suffer from hearing loss. More than half of the people with hearing loss are younger than age 65. One in three people over the age of 60 has hearing loss and that statistic increases to one in two…

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