J Kids

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Sam Primack: Pursuing a dream

Sam Primack is a man with a plan. At a very early age, he fell in love with acting and has been pursuing his dream ever since he was introduced to the stage. “When I was 3 years old, my grandma took me to see a production of ‘Aladdin’ at Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale,…

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Zachary’s story

I moved to Phoenix in 1999. It took me a while to find my place, connect with like-minded people, and tap into a thriving artistic community. I have to admit, at first I felt lost and alone. The first person I met who gave me hope that I could actually live and be happy in…

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Farmers Market Fun

Fall in Arizona is when the farmers markets in the Valley get back into full swing. These markets are not only a great way to get out and enjoy the cooler weather, but they are also an excellent opportunity to turn a fun, family outing into a learning experience. On a trip to the local…

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Dinosaurs in the Desert

You know when you hear an iconic theme song from a movie – how that can give you a thrill and make your heart beat a little faster? I had that exact feeling when I was getting ready to enter Dinosaurs in the Desert, the new exhibit at the Phoenix Zoo and was greeted by…

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I’m an idiot: Episode 326

I’m sitting in a beautiful spot in the pristine, upscale neighborhood of Kirkland, WA, right on the shore of Lake Washington. The water is gently lapping at my feet. It’s a beautiful day. The ducks are splashing about, and a cadre of adorable young children race by me and charge into the water happily. I…

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Kids Calendar November 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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Manage that Mitzvah

The key to any successful event is planning and organization and this is particularly the case for a bar/bat mitzvah. Having a schedule to assist with this planning can help keep your simcha on time, within budget and avoid forgetting any important steps. Use the following timetable as a guide, adjusting and adding other items…

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Delectable Desserts

Since bar/bat mitzvahs are all about kids, it’s no surprise that sweet treats hold a prominent place in the festivities. Some children even choose an entire candy-themed occasion with candy adorning everything from the décor to the dance floor. Here are some different ideas if you want to add some sweet fun to your simcha!…

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An intimate Israeli bar mitzvah

Planning a bar mitzvah is stressful enough, but what if you had moved to an area where there wasn’t a large Jewish community and no Jewish day school? Such was the case for Mark Aronauer and his husband, Jack. They lived in Phoenix when their son, Mason, was in 3rd and 4th grade and he…

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