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Arizona Jewish Historical Society to honor Marnie & Harvey Dietrich with the 2019 Jerry Lewkowitz Heritage Award

 Photo: Harvey and Marnie Dietrich Please join the Arizona Jewish Historical Society in honoring Marnie and Harvey Dietrich. Together, this dynamic couple has enriched not only the local Jewish community of Phoenix, but the state of Arizona, the nation and have also had tremendous impact globally through their activism, volunteerism, civic engagement and philanthropy. Proceeds…

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Biz Ins – October

JFCS Announces Janice Dinner as Vice Chair of Board of Directors The Board of Directors for Jewish Family & Children’s Service is pleased to announced that Janice Dinner has been appointed to vice chair. Janice previously served on the board, working alongside other members to carry out JFCS’ mission of strengthening the community through making…

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Proposed California Curriculum Called Anti-Semitic

UPDATE: They Listened! In a public statement on the draft Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum, the California State Board of Education stated that “the current draft model curriculum falls short and needs to be substantially redesigned.” “Following the Instructional Quality Commission’s review and response to all public comments, a new draft will be developed for State…

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Camp Ocean comes to the Valley

There’s a new camp this summer tailored for young explorers, animal lovers and budding marine biologists. OdySea Aquarium’s Camp Ocean, an indoor summer camp located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale is for kids in grades K through 8. The camps are held weekdays in June and July and offer half- and full-day…

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Shavuot around the state

Shavuot begins at sundown on Saturday, June 8 and ends on the evening of Monday, June 10. Although its origins are founded in an ancient grain harvest festival, Shavuot has long been identified with the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai seven weeks after the exodus from Egypt. There are many locations in the…

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Biz Ins – May 2019

Arizona Jewish Historical Society awarded 2019-2020 Horizon Grant The Arizona Jewish Historical Society has been awarded a 2019-2020 Horizon Grant to create a digital library resource for students at Scottsdale and Estrella Mountain Community Colleges to provide online access to Holocaust research and information. MCCCD Horizon Grants respond to emerging trends and challenges to enhance…

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“Prosecuting Evil” screening

In conjunction with Holocaust Remembrance Day, three Valley Jewish nonprofit organizations will co-host a screening of the new documentary film, “Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz.” The Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, Bureau of Jewish Education and Phoenix Holocaust Association have joined forces to show the film on Monday, May 6, at 7…

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