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Federation Notes: Honoring women

March is National Women’s History Month and throughout our history, women have played a significant role, from the first Jewish woman, Sarah, to Purim’s celebrated Queen Esther. For those who do not know the story, King Ahasuerus has unknowingly taken a Jewish woman to be his queen. Her cousin Mordecai uncovered and prevented a plot…


The Look

February 19, 2018 And there it is. The look. The look I knew I would see. And I will get it again and again, from this moment forward.  I just didn’t expect it to happen so quickly. As my family checked into our hotel tonight, after two nights of choppy, if any sleep, countless hours spent wandering around…


The Sounds of Silence

One of the hallmarks of modern society is unrelenting noise. The persistent sounds of traffic, sirens, cell phones, television and unsolicited conversations are all part of contemporary life and “living out loud.” We have come to accept as normative the constant bombardment of visual and auditory noise. From electronic devices which keep us plugged in,…


Federation Notes: A Whole New Ballgame!

So, we blinked and here we are already into the second month of 2018. That means we begin our campaign for Jewish needs anew, and it’s not the same old, same old. Our board recently adopted a new mission statement, To engage and strengthen a vibrant Jewish community while providing for Jews in need locally,…


Changes are coming to the Library

Starting this month, if you venture past the BJE Jewish Community Library at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus, you may notice some changes. The library is going to begin a pilot program, sharing its space with the Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center. “We would like the community to use this shared space…

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