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Resource Guide 2018-2019: Actively Senior

We may be in the golden era for aging. People are living longer, and seniors want more choices for living active, fulfilling lives. Abundant opportunities for stimulating educational and social programs are available, along with a wide variety of in-home, independent and assisted living options. The increase in in-home care providers and ways to increase…

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Resource Guide 2018-2019: Food

The rules regarding what foods are proper to eat originate in the Bible. The Israelites were given a long list of forbidden foods, including animals that didn’t both chew their cud and have split hooves, rodents, birds of prey, shellfish and fish without fins and scales. Exodus added the restriction: “You shall not boil a…

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Resource Guide 2018-2019: Israel

Israel celebrated its 70th anniversary as a modern state on April 19, 2018. Yom Ha’Atzmaut not only marks the dream of restoring Jewish independence in our ancestral homeland, it also celebrates all the great achievements of the last 70 years. Over the past seven decades, Israel has given the world amazing advances from agriculture to…

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Resource Guide 2018-2019: Business

AUTO RIGHT HONDA Gary Kravetz, Fleet Director 7875 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale 480-778-2510 righthonda.com Cell: 602-722-8006 gkravetz@righthonda.com Our Fleet and Internet Department will use their vast experience to answer your questions and make this a stress and hassle-free buying program. We are proud to serve the local companies of the Valley and welcome…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Staycation & Summer Fun Directory

Bodies Revealed 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-291-8000 • BodiesAZ.com 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…

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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,”…

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