Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix: Today, tomorrow… together!

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix exists to strengthen and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community that enriches lives. We accomplish this through funding, convening, planning and engaging for the community. Through these initiatives, we foster Jewish education, inspire Jewish young adults, care for Jewish seniors and forge ties with Israel. With the generosity of our…


Making a difference with duct tape

Gabriella Aronoff is a girl on a mission. The Phoenix 8-year-old is a bundle of creativity coupled with a desire to do mitzvot in her community. Her philanthropic streak emerged at summer camp, where she took a duct tape class. “It was a really fun class, where we created bows, book marks, bracelets and even…


Where have the elephants gone?

On May 1, the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus elephants performed their last show under the big top. The elephants were originally slated to retire in 2018, but a decision was made to move all of the remaining performing elephants to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Center for Elephant Conservation…


Necessity led this mother to invent Bumkins

When Jakki Liberman was pregnant with her third child, she had a dilemma. Her daughter, Marlee, had sensitive skin and disposable diapers had just started being manufactured with a “stay-dry” waist shield. The problem was, wherever the stay-dry waist shield touched Marlee’s skin, she broke out in a terrible rash. Jakki’s pediatrician suggested that she…

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