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Staycations & Summer Fun Directory

Butterfly Wonderland 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale 480-800-3000 • butterflywonderland.com Visit America’s largest butterfly pavilion with more than 3,000 butterflies from around the world. Other exhibits include a butterfly emergence gallery, 3D theater, Honey Bee Extravaganza, Spineless Giants, Rainforest Reptile exhibit and Tropical Waters of the World. Children’s Museum Tucson 200 S. Sixth Ave.,…

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J Kids & teens too Summer Calendar

Through Sept. 3 (Sundays) S.T.E.A.M. Sundays at the Children’s Museum Tucson, 200 S 6th Ave., Tucson. Features S.T.E.A.M.-based (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) educational programming on Sundays, with reduced admission all day of only $3 per person. 520-792-9985 or childrensmuseumtucson.org. June 2 Tot Shabbat at 5:45-7:15 pm at Congregation Anshei Israel, 5550 E 5th St.,…

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Solemn events mark Yom Hazikaron

The Israeli American Council – Arizona held a Yom Hazikaron event at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus in Scottsdale on April 30. The guest speaker of the evening was 1st. Lt. Ohad Roisblat, commander of an APC in the Gaza neighborhood of Shujaiyeh during Operation Protective Edge. Ohad led the Golani Brigade into battle….

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First-ever construction-tech hub opens in Israel

The Israeli launch of the world’s first construction-tech hub aims to provide construction companies and real-estate developers everywhere access to disruptive high-tech innovation. Announced on April 27, the Construction Innovation Zone is a unique joint project of the Israel Builders Association, the Tel Aviv-based SOSA platform for global startup ecosystems, the Israeli Construction and Housing…

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Summer fun in Israel

The school year in Israel runs from Sept. 1 through June 30. Israeli kids especially look forward to hahofesh ha-gadol (“the big vacation,” as summer break is universally called here), because they go to school six days a week. So during the school year they seldom get a chance to sleep over at a friend’s…

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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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