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StandWithUs Selects Area 2023-24 for its Campus and High School Programs

  StandWithUs (SWU), a 22 year-old international non-partisan education organization that supports Israel and fights antisemitism is pleased to announce the local students participating in the 2023-24 Kenneth Leventhal High School Internship and the Emerson Fellowship.   StandWithUs High School Leventhal Interns: Dana Ozer, and Noa Ozer at Chapparel High School; Aviv Melman, Basha High School and Zoe Miller, Saguaro High School   StandWithUs…


Chicken & White Bean Chili Soup

Ingredients: 2 small or 1 large onion(s), diced 1 Tbsp. olive oil 2 cans (4 oz. each) diced green chilies 4 cloves garlic 2 tsp. cumin 1 tsp. oregano 1/4 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. cloves 3 cans (14.5 oz. each) chicken broth (lower sodium if possible) 4 cups pulled rotisserie chicken 2 to 3 cans…


Black bean chili with frozen rasberries

black beans frozen rasberries canned diced tomatoes onion red bell pepper chipotle peppers cumin chili powder optional toppings: limes, cilantro, plain Greek yogurt (if not vegan) Aside from being delicious, this chili is packed with nutrition! It has protein and fiber-rich black beans, lots of veggies, and of course, frozen raspberries. Frozen raspberries are a great…


DAIRY FREE Easy Blender Thai Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 1/2 large onion, peeled, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 tablespoon red Thai curry paste 1 15oz can pure pumpkin puree 1 tablespoon minced ginger root 1 large garlic clove, peeled, chopped 1 cup vegetable broth 1 1/2 cups full-fat coconut milk 2 slices of your favourite plain or whole-grain…


The Haggadah Collective weaves tradition with uniquely modern elements by Ilene Schneider

Seeking a seder experience that matters The Haggadah Collective weaves tradition with uniquely modern elements in adult and children’s versions. By Ilene Schneider     For Pearl Richman of The Haggadah Collective, Passover evokes memories of setting the table for her mother’s large seders in a small apartment, then creating the same kind of ambiance…


Refresh, Restart, Renew

  By Rabbi Dr. Robert L. Kravitz, Jewish Family & Children’s Service   Every New Year presents us with a chance to pause and reflect on the past year. Considered a festive time, many will dress up and attend New Year’s Eve/Day parties and watch football.   As in every special season, our tradition calls…

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