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Tradition!

Photo of chuppah courtesy Jenn Wagner of Jenn Wagner Studio. There are many traditions that are unique to a Jewish wedding. Whether you grew up immersed in the Jewish religion and culture or barely attended temple, you may wish to incorporate Jewish wedding traditions into your big day. Depending on your subculture (Ashkenazi or Sephardic),…

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Jewish Film Festivals

TUCSON The beginning of the year is always a special time in Arizona. Not only do we never have to shovel snow in January and February, we have two of the best Jewish film festivals in the country. The films shown at these festivals celebrate Jewish culture and cultural diversity. The Tucson International Jewish Film…

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Biz Ins Jan./Feb. 2020

Jewish Federation adds management staff The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona has appointed two new management team members. Andrew Pawlicki-Sinclair is the assistant director for leadership development and engagement. He has worked for Arizona Serve and the Arizona Conservation Corps managing AmeriCorps national service grants. Before that, Andrew served as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at…

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Hanukkah Happenings

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 22. There are many celebrations happening: THE VALLEY Dec. 22-29 Chanukah in Carefree. 5:30 pm Free. Local groups and families will be invited to light the menorah each evening, with a special ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 22 that will include the Temple Chai Cantor and Choir. Each evening’s…

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Dovid Efune: Fighting anti-Semitism and building community with the iconic Algemeiner

Dovid Efune is the editor-in-chief and CEO of the Algemeiner Journal, better known as The Algemeiner. The Algemeiner is a New York-based newspaper covering American and international Jewish and Israel-related news. He is widely credited with transforming The Algemeiner from a Yiddish language print publication into a significant international online destination for Jewish, Israel and…

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A global day of giving

Giving Tuesday (#GivingTuesday) falls this year on Dec. 3. It is a worldwide day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on…

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Looking to volunteer? The Mitzvah Hub can help!

The Mitzvah Hub is the Jewish community’s online resource that matches organizations in the Greater Phoenix area in need of volunteers with individuals and groups looking for community service opportunities. A partnership between the Jewish Family & Children’s Service and The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, the online portal contains information on a wide variety…

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2019 Giving Guide

AMERICAN FRIENDS OF MAGEN DAVID ADOM 800-323-2371 AFMDA.org/give Help to mobilize Magen David Adom EMT’s and paramedics who carry more than 700,000 Israelis to safety each year. We’re Israel’s emergency medical and ambulance service, Magen David Adom, Help save lives in Israel. ISRAEL BONDS ARIZONA 972-338-2641 israelbonds.com Israel Bonds ranks among Israel’s most valued economic…

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JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment is open to all

Did you know that there is a Jewish Family & Children’s Service’s Center for Senior Enrichment located inside the newly-remodeled Palazzo, a full-continuing care community, in Central Phoenix? It’s true! Also, the JFCS Center for Senior Enrichment is the only Jewish senior center in the Greater Phoenix area. The center offers a variety of programs…

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