Summer Fun


Wandering Jew? We have places for you!

With summer now here, it is vacation time! Wherever you are headed, there is bound to be a Jewish community waiting to welcome you. And summer is a great time to explore those communities with your family. We have put together a sampling of Jewish events in popular vacation destinations this summer. Orange County, CA…


This summer read a good book

Whether you spend your summer lounging by the pool or on the beach, camping in the mountains or relaxing at home, a good book can enhance your pleasure. Here is a selection of the books that have come across my desk in recent months. I’ve dipped into a few while compiling this listing and have…



Ancala Country Club 11700 E Via Linda, Scottsdale 480-391-1000 • The natural beauty of the McDowell Mountains and the Ancala Country Club Golf Course adds inspiration to this inviting setting for bar/bat mitzvahs, wedding ceremonies and receptions, holiday parties or corporate meetings. Arizona Broadway Theatre 7701 W Paradise Lane, Peoria AZ 85382 623-776-8400 •…


Summer Run/Wine and Music Fest

Run with the Roosters on July 12 Who wants to run in the summer in Tucson? More than 400 people do every year! So states Steve Landau, who heads the company Everyone Runs in Tucson. Along with his wife, Brenda, whose day job is with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, Steve offers up the…


Shabbat Among the Red Rocks

Planning to take a short car trip for a cool weekend in Red Rock country? Be sure to stop by the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley at 100 Meadowlark Drive in Sedona. Rabbi Alicia Magal and the congregation welcome visitors for Friday night Shabbat services June 19 through Labor Day weekend at…


Guy Bittner Encourages High Flying at the Phoenician

The Phoenician Resort on Camelback Road in Scottsdale features magnificent luxury with exquisite furnishings and decorative touches, a carefully manicured 27-hole championship golf course, crystal-clear pools and a variety of restaurants – all nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain. But no matter how ornate or elaborate the buildings and grounds are, they wouldn’t attract…

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