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Where do I come from?

When my daughter Lauren was in kindergarten, her class took a trip to our local zoo to learn about animals. The children were treated to two beautiful, slightly unusual sights that morning: A newborn lion cub lay curled up sleeping next to its mother and an elephant named Sammie was breastfeeding her baby. When I…

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Women’s Philanthropy Ignition! Luncheon

The Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is holding its annual Ignition! Luncheon on Thursday, March 30. Nearly 400 women attended the luncheon last year and more are expected this year. Women’s Philanthropy is dedicated to the connectivity, continuity, and vibrancy of the community, Israel, and the Jewish people. “What we are…

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Federation Notes: Get Involved!

“Get involved.” In our daily lives, that request comes at us from so many directions. Those two words compete with our relationships, kids, work, down time, free time, online time, even sleep time. Or do they? The reality is that our Jewish community is powered by “get involved.” The school volunteers, the gala committees, the…

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Previews for April 2017

SOUTHWEST VOCAL COMPETITION FINALS CONCERT In keeping with their mission to discover, nurture and promote vocal talent, Phoenix Opera is proud to partner with Mayo Clinic Voice Program in Arizona and present the Third Annual Southwest Vocal Competition. Mayo’s mission to bring the art and science of medicine to the performing arts community and their…

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March 2017 Calendar

March 1 It’s Not Just Lunch at the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center, 12701 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale from noon-1:30 pm. Great speakers and a different topic each month with a full kosher lunch. $5 suggested donation. A collaboration with Smile On Seniors. Contact Chani at 602-492-7670 or chani@sosaz.org. MEGA Israel 2017 at…

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What’s love got to do with it?

In 1984, after an abusive marriage and a stalled career, singer Tina Turner wrote her come-back smash hit “What’s Love Got to Do with It?” The song is actually an anti-love rant, praising carnal love without any emotional attachment. In a gut-wrenching voice, Tina belts out that love is nothing more than a “secondhand emotion”…

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Limmud means ”to learn”

Limmud is a worldwide movement that started in Great Britain in 1980 and has grown to more than 84 Limmud communities in 44 countries around the world. Last year, over 33,000 people participated in Limmud events created by teams of 3,000 volunteers. In Hebrew, Limmud means “to learn.” While communities create Limmud events that are…

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Ladies First returns in February

The popular “Ladies First” event returns to the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Scottsdale on Feb. 9. The topic of this event will be “Rising to C-Level” and will feature moderator Marcia Mintz, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix and panelists Jordan Rose, founder and president of Rose Law Group; Jami…

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