Fireworks and Fun

We have compiled a list of places around the Valley and in Tucson where you can enjoy the 4th of July festivities with your family and friends. Click here to see editor Mala Blomquist talking about some of these events on Arizona Midday! AROUND THE VALLEY Independence Day Celebration (Sat. July 1). Fireworks at 9…


Splashin’ Summer Fun

Remember one of the best parts of summer as a kid was running through the sprinkler? The modern version of that experience is the splash pad. You can let the kids cool off (or join them!) without having to find a pool. Enjoy! Check on one of the websites below to find a park with…


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…


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…


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…


Say Yes to Which Dress?

A bride’s wedding day is a major fashion opportunity. But before she can pick her gown, she needs first to identify her bridal style. Some brides want to look haute chic with a couture silhouette and bold details, while others prefer to be understated in a clean, sleek style. Deciding to look romantic, sexy, classic…

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