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The Caravan is coming!

The Tzofim Friendship Caravan is celebrating over 40 years of bringing excitement, energy and friendship to North America. Founded in 1973, the first Caravan came to the United States to bring a message of hope and peace for Israel. Since that first Caravan, the program has grown to three different groups traveling across North America, from New…

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Desert Foothills Jewish Community’s Summer Film Festival

Desert Foothills Jewish Community Association has been providing fellowship and spiritual support since 1998. The purpose of DFJCA is to offer the Jewish community an unaffiliated organization for themselves and their friends. Meetings are held monthly, at the offices at Grayhawk, located at Thompson Peak Parkway and Hayden Road in Scottsdale, on the third Friday at 7…

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FEDERATION NOTES: Living the Torah

Shavuot. What a wonderful and special time! We stop, as a people, and joyously express our gratitude to G-d giving us the holiest of gifts, our beloved Torah that has sustained us and nurtured us to this very day. Torah is a gift to the Jewish people, one perhaps that too many of us take for granted…

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Previews for June-July 2017

NEW EXHIBIT AT THE CUTLER PLOTKIN JEWISH HERITAGE CENTER “Love & Marriage – The Cultural Evolution of Jewish Weddings 1912-2016” will be on display throughout the summer at the Cutler Plotkin Jewish Heritage Center at 122 E. Culver St. in Phoenix. This presentation, a collaboration between the Jewish Heritage Center and the Sylvia Plotkin Judaica…

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June 2017 Calendar

Throughout the summer Love & Marriage – The Cultural Evolution of Jewish Weddings 1912-2016. See page 80. June 3 Schmooze Singles and Couples Pool Party (30s & 40s) with AVIV of Arizona. 5-8 pm at a private home in Central Phoenix. For additional details and to RSVP, visit Facebook.com/azschmooze. June 4 CBT Got Talent at Arizona…

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It’s all in the “daditude”

My dad is a stand-up kind of guy. Well, actually, at 98, he is more of a sit-down, “I’m-tired” kind of guy, but his attitude reflects that of someone much younger. He has weathered business ups and downs, macular degeneration, colon cancer, a daughter who hitchhiked cross country after college hoping to “find herself” and…

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Tucson Celebrates Israel

The Weintraub Israel Center, in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center, will celebrate 50 years of the reunification of Jerusalem with an entire month of special events. Tucson Celebrates Israel events will be held throughout the Tucson community in celebration of Israel and its 69th anniversary of…

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Par-Tee with the J!

The Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center is taking a fun, new twist on their annual adult golf tournament. This year instead of being held at Silverado Golf Course, it will be held at Topgolf in Scottsdale, and it will have a “Caddyshack” theme. “We decided this year to engage more people since golf…

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Wisdom of the Mothers

Just in time for Mother’s Day, Pirkei Imahot, the Wisdom of Mothers, the Voices of Women is available to share with mothers and those who love them. Co-authored by Rabbi Eve Posen and Jewish educator Lois Shenker, the book grew from the pair’s one-on-one study project. Pirkei Imahot explores women’s voices, insights, experiences and –…

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