Daily Archives: September 29, 2016


Biz Ins and Outs

Phoenix Jewish Community Foundation welcomes new board members The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix welcomes three new members to its governing board. AJ Rosenthal, a junior at Phoenix Country Day School, was elected to a two-year term, replacing Joey Lernor, who left the JCF Board of Directors last spring to begin his college career at the…


A tour through OdySea Aquarium

Click here to watch a video of the amazing sea life at OdySea Aquarium. OdySea in the Desert in Scottsdale is a 35-acre entertainment complex encompassing OdySea Aquarium, Butterfly Wonderland, OdySea Mirror Maze, Dolphinaris, Polar Play and various shops and restaurants (opening soon) and is poised to become, “The number one ‘man-made’ destination in the…


“Denial” opens film festival

The 16th Scottsdale International Film Festival kicks off Oct. 6 with an opening celebration complete with live music, food, beverages and the screening of “Denial,” based on the book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier by Deborah E. Lipstadt. “Denial” recounts Lipstadt’s legal battle for historical truth against historian David…


Desert Gathering: Not your bubbe’s music

The rich diversity of Jewish music comes alive for music lovers of all denominations and levels of observance at this fall’s 4th Annual Desert Gathering Jewish Music Fest. Roots rock, soul, Americana, classic rock and traditional Jewish song are among the musical styles showcased at the free outdoor community gathering on Sunday, Nov. 6, noon-5…


Noa to share music with open hearts

On Nov. 5, Israeli-American singer/songwriter/percussionist Noa brings her distinctive musical style to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. “I am very happy to be coming back to Arizona,” says Noa. “This tour is very intimate and passionate; it’s a sort of musical biography in many ways, diverse and personal, rhythmic and lyrical. It will…


Straight up a capella fun

You may not know Walt Chase by name, or be able to pick him out of the 10 men who make up the a capella group Straight No Chaser.  But, if you’ve seen them on tour or seen a video of “The Christmas Can-Can,” you just might recognize him as the “dreidel guy.” Although Walt’s…

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