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Weekend events for Aug. 9-11

Photo: Kick off Elvis Week at the Musical Instrument Museum.   Get your game on at the Convention Center Game on Expo (Fri.-Sun. Aug. 9-11). 1-10 pm Fri., 10 am-10 pm Sat., 10 am-5 pm Sun. $25 & up, $10 for ages 3-12. Largest gaming event in Arizona with voice actors, free games to play,…

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MDA offers First 7 Minutes training

PHOTOS: Magen David Adom offers First 7 Minutes terrorism and emergency response training for civilians in Milwaukee. This pilot program will now be rolled out and offered to communities across the United States. For more information about how to schedule First 7 Minutes training in your community, contact First7Minutes@afmda.org. Following recent armed attacks against religious…

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Kitchen Remodeling Tips for DIYers

By Jules Hopkins Your kitchen is your sanctuary — a place where steaks are seared, the mail is opened and sorted, midnight snacks are eaten, and grandma’s chocolate chip cookies are baked. To better the flow of your kitchen, you might be considering some remodeling. Luckily — you might not have to spend as you…

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Weekend events for Aug. 2-4

Photo: The dance crew from Japan will be just one of hundreds of crews coming from around the world to compete in Phoenix at Hip Hop International. Hip Hop competition Hip Hop International 2019 (Aug 2-10). Times vary. $25 & up. Thousands of dancers from more than 50 countries come to compete. Preliminaries at Arizona…

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Millions of Holocaust Records Available to All Online

As part of a philanthropic initiative to make culturally important records available to everyone, Ancestry – the global leader in family history and consumer genomics – has announced the release of two unique Holocaust record collections. These new records will be accessible globally to the public – members and non-members alike – on ancestry.com/alwaysremember on…

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Inaugural Jewish Writers’ Initiative Seeks Proposals

Crystal City Entertainment and Maimonides Fund have formally issued a request for proposals for the inaugural Jewish Writers’ Initiative, a national, year-long program to incubate commercial, Jewish-themed scripts for mainstream film, television and digital media platforms. The year-long program features seminars in Los Angeles, New York and Israel, along with monetary stipends and industry support….

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Reflecting on hatred as Av approaches

PHOTO: Rabbi Susan Silverman, center, with Women of the Wall in Jerusalem. Av begins Aug. 2, 2019. Photo by Hila Shiloni By Rabbi Susan Silverman As Av approaches, and with it the Nine Days, we are drawn to the Kotel — in our souls, with our bodies or, for some,  both. We recall destruction that…

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