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Traveling solo? Book that trip!

FTLO Travel is a group travel company for young professionals (ages 25-39) looking to explore the world while meeting new people. Their laid-back group trips are hassle-free (like a vacation) but have the adventure and cultural enrichment of solo travel. Not only do they spend countless hours planning the best itineraries, but they also try to curate groups of…


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…


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…


Remembering Anne Frank on the 90th anniversary of her birth

PHOTO: Participants in the tree planting at the United Nations in honor of Anne Frank’s 90th birthday included, from left: Sharon Douglas (CEO, Anne Frank Center), Olga Yatskevich (The Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme), Kimberly Mann (Chief: Education Outreach Section, United Nations), Bob Hawkins (Vallonia Tree Nursery, Indiana Department of Natural Resources), Thiha Myint (Plant Engineering Section, United Nations), John Grassi (Plant…


Federation introduces Yesod Leadership class of 2019

Photo: Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix President & CEO Marty Haberer proudly poses with its Yesod Leadership graduates David Zuckerman, Ian Turner, Shahar Edry, Madelaine Berg, Yoni Harris,  Chelsea Rosenberg, Marc Newman, Deena Harari, Sam Levine, Sivan Levine and Yesod Coordinator Shoshana Greenberg. Not pictured: Rebecca Kramer The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix is pleased…

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