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Tragedy befalls an amazing foster family

Photo: The nine children of Curtis and Joie. By Dan Shufelt I met Curtis four years ago. He came to Arizona Helping Hands to receive beds, cribs, clothing, diapers, sports equipment and more to help his family. His daughter’s life had been tragically stolen in a moment, and his FIVE grandchildren needed grandpa’s love and…

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Lali Salad (Cherry, Chile and Cilantro Salad)

Renowned culinary personality Hila Alpert’s famous spicy cherry “Lali” salad was inspired by her childhood on Kibbutz Ma’ale HaHamisha, one of the first in Israel to grow sweet cherries. From Jewish Food Society: In Israel, this salad is a culinary icon, made popular by Habasta, a restaurant tucked into Tel Aviv’s Carmel Market. Nicknamed “Lali salad” the…

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Honoring Pride Month

On June 28, 1969, in New York City, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich Village, which resulted in bar patrons, staff, and neighborhood residents rioting onto Christopher Street outside. Among the many leaders of the riots was black, trans, bisexual woman, Marsha P. Johnson — leading the movement to continue over…

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Fighting hunger – and waste – in Israel

Why can’t we borrow this idea from the Israeli’s? We love this initiative by Jerusalem’s young residents to feed the needy while preventing food waste. Local vendors donate extra food at the end of each day which is then placed in fridges throughout Israeli cities, because no one should ever go hungry. So how does…

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Two-Ingredient Dough Blueberry Cinnamon Rolls

We thought with everything going on in the world, that you might need something delicious and healthy to help sustain you. This recipe is courtesy of @healthyfoodadvice No added sugar in these beauties – Just naturally sweetened with blueberries! For the dough: 1 cup *self rising flour (wheat, GF blend, or cassava) 1 cup plain…

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We All Need to be Heschel Today

Photo: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel with Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. By Stu Turgel In the last few days, I have seen numerous messages from Jewish communal professionals, Rabbis, synagogues and other Jewish organizations in our community expressing their sadness, concern and even outrage at the events surrounding the murder of George Floyd. As more…

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Desert Willow Assisted Living at Sagewood Transforms Assisted Living

Photo: The desert-inspired second-floor lounge and at Desert Willow. From modern apartment living design to life-enriching amenities including an on-site rehabilitation and fitness center, restaurant-style dining and chef-prepared meals delivered to your front door, a beautiful and well-stocked library, nondenominational chapel, full-service beauty salon and barber shop, large community living room with fireplace and piano,…

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