Daily Archives: October 28, 2020

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Masa Year of Service

Photo: Previous participants in the Sherut Leumi program. Aardvark Israel and the Israel Volunteer Association (IVA) have partnered to give Diaspora Jewish youth the opportunity to participate in “Sherut Leumi” – a year of national service in Israel. Sherut Leumi is a program of social service which gives young people the opportunity to work voluntarily…

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Hailey Fischer gets New Position with IMUNA

Hailey Fischer is excited to serve this year as The Israeli Model UN Association – IMUNA’s Deputy CEO and Alumni Director. IMUNA is a nonprofit educational organization that provides students, aspiring diplomats and young professionals with tools in the fields of negotiation, decision making and public speaking. Hailey started her MUN journey two years ago,…

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Enjoy a JLI Course from the Comfort of Home

Beginning Wednesday, November 4th at 7:00 pm, the Jewish Learning Center of Scottsdale will be offering via Zoom a new six-session course from the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), titled Secrets of the Bible: Iconic Stories, Mystical Meanings, and Their Lessons for Life. “Over the years, our JLI courses have grown in popularity,” says Rabbi…

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Chai on Challah

Although the word challah simply means “loaf” in Hebrew, there is no food more associated with Jewish ritual and tradition than the challah. And based on Instagram photos, the baking craze that has swept the nation during the quarantine shows that home bakers are working on more than sourdough starter. Whether sweet or savory, we…

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Resource Guide 2020-2021: Congregations

The first Jews to arrive in the Arizona territory were conversos who came with Spanish conquistadors in the 16th Century. The Eastern-European influx began in the mid-1800s, and the communities soon began gathering for holiday services, weddings and funerals. Michael Wormser, a French Jew, began acquiring land in the Valley around 1863. He later opened…

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Resource Guide 2020-2021: Lifecycle

Jewish life revolves around the cycle of life. In the Jewish tradition, lifecycle moments from birth to death carry specific rituals, most of which have been used for centuries. These moments truly center us. Following are the resources that will help you celebrate and mark each stage of life. SIMCHA VENUES ARIZONA JEWISH HISTORICAL SOCIETY…

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Resource Guide 2020-2021: Kids & Teens

The Jewish people have treasured books and learning since the beginning. Even our central prayer, the Shema, includes the
instruction: “Take these words which I command
you this day and teach them faithfully to your
children.” In the Valley and Tucson there are preschools, day schools and high schools available where students can receive a Jewish education. Informal…

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