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Community seders and more

Beginning with the words: “Let all who are hungry come and eat,” the Passover seder is a journey that recreates the Israelites’ exodus from Egypt and the great Festival of Freedom with song, story and special festival foods. Here is a listing of some community seders (and other Passover-related events) in the Valley and Tucson….

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7th Genocide Awareness Week – “Not On Our Watch”

Genocide Awareness Week is a series of lectures, exhibits and storytelling by distinguished survivors, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, humanitarians and members of law enforcement. This week-long event seeks to address how we, as a global society, confront violent actions and current and ongoing threats of genocide throughout the world, while also looking to the past…

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Education tutoring and consultation services

Some children struggle with academics and learning. At Gesher Disability Resources (formerly Council For Jews With Special Needs) their professional staff provides academic supports and recommendations for strategies to help your child succeed in school. Who could benefit from educational tutoring and consultation? A child who has an IEP, ISP or 504 in school; a…

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Biz Ins January 2019

Common Sense welcomes Arizona director Common Sense announced on Dec. 10, 2018 that Ilana Lowery is taking on the role of Arizona director, responsible for driving a strategic effort to build Common Sense’s presence, philanthropic base and strategic partnerships throughout the state. Common Sense is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids thrive in a…

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Hanukkah Happenings

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 2. There are many celebrations happening: THE VALLEY Bless the Pets Event (Sun Dec. 2). Noon. Free; please bring a donation for animal rescue groups – food, towels, leashes, toys, etc. Have all your pets blessed by Rabbi Schneider and get your picture taken with them, too! Enjoy…

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Let’s all celebrate #GivingTuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday (or #GivingTuesday). It is a global 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 their holiday and…

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Veterans Day events

Pictured above: At exactly 11:11 a.m. on 11/11 the sun shines perfectly through the ellipses of the five Armed Services pillars at the Anthem Veterans Memorial in Arizona. There are many events around the Valley celebrating our veterans: Anthem Veterans Day Memorial (Sun Nov 11). 10 am. Veterans Day tribute. The unique memorial is made…

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