We are here in times of crisis, helping those in need

A message from the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, Marty Haberer. We are here in times of crisis, helping those in need. Hurricane Harvey bombarded the Gulf Coast on Saturday, causing extensive damage to homes and communities. Record-breaking rains continue to fall in large areas of central Texas. Hundreds of thousands…


A New Look for the New Year

Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs) has a new logo featuring a modern look that incorporates the agency’s new name with an image of a bridge. It represents the next step of the agency’s efforts to expand the services and programs it offers for children and adults with special needs. “’Gesher’…


The importance of giving

We asked Rabbi Jeremy Schneider, the spiritual leader of Temple Kol Ami in Scottsdale and president of the Greater Phoenix Board of Rabbis, to answer questions regarding giving and Judaism. Why is the act of giving so important in Judaism? The obligation of giving comes from the Torah: “Tzedek, tzedek you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20)….


Helping animals in Arizona

There are many organizations in our state that assist animals in need. Here are a few: Arizona Animal Welfare League & SPCA The state’s oldest and largest no-kill shelter. Provides pet adoptions, affordable veterinary services, volunteer opportunities, humane education and expertise in animal welfare. Arizona Humane Society Their mission is to improve the…


Spending your retirement

You’ve followed your financial adviser’s advice on how much you need to save and how to invest it, and now you are retiring. The question is, what do you need to be aware of as you shift from saving to spending your investments? “There is a huge psychological shift in retirement,” says Kim Rosenberg, financial…

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