Daily Archives: November 20, 2019


Get Gardening!

Gardening is a pleasurable pastime for many. If you have not picked up the shovel in years, or want to start enjoying the great outdoors more, give gardening a try. There are also a host of health benefits associated with playing in the dirt. Boosts brain health.  The process of gardening involves numerous brain functions,…


Eight fun facts about Hanukkah

By Viva Sarah Press Do you know where the word ‘dreidel’ comes from, and how many calories are in a sufganiyah? Find out with the following fun facts. In 2019, the first night of Hanukkah falls on Sunday, Dec. 22. 44 candles There are at least 44 candles in each box of Hanukkah candles, enough…


Federation Notes: NowGen

NowGen (formerly Young Jewish Phoenix) was reinvented in 2016 to foster connections and help build the Phoenix Jewish community. Since 2016, NowGen has expanded to include a growing number of programs that help deepen these connections. NowGen has now launched three focus areas: LIVE, GIVE and LEAD. LIVE provides the opportunity to connect to each…


StandWithUs program grows in Arizona

StandWithUs is an international and non-partisan Israel education organization that offers a national high school program that mentors and trains high school students to engage their communities with conversations about Israel. The program has grown in Arizona this year to include three interns, up from one last year. The Arizona SWU Evenhaim High School Interns…

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