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Comedian Andy Steinberg to Host ‘Funny for Autism’ Show at Tempe Improv Benefitting Gateway Academy

On Wednesday, October 13, comedian Andy Steinberg will be performing at Tempe Improv. All donations will benefit Gateway Academy, a school that specializes in the education of students diagnosed with high functioning autism. The show, titled “Funny for Autism,” is centered around autism in a non-traditional way. The School has a special place in Steinberg’s…

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JNF-USA to Host World’s Largest Virtual Tour of Israel

Jewish National Fund-USA (JNF-USA) announced that hundreds of international “passengers” have registered to attend the world’s most immersive virtual tour of Israel as part of the organization’s complimentary four-day national conference taking place October 10-14, 2021. Featured in national travel publications including National Geographic, JNF-USA is unparalleled when it comes to offering Zionists, travel aficionados,…

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Popular Artificial Sweeteners May Cause Digestive Disease and Discomfort

Artificial sweeteners found in many foods, sports supplements, and beverages could be causing long-term digestive disease and discomfort, according to researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). The team’s findings, published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences, show that at least three of the six FDA-approved artificial sweeteners tested ─ aspartame, sucralose, and…

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U.S. House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Fund Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense System

Today, the leadership of the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (Orthodox Union), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the bipartisan Iron Dome Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 (H.R. 5323), which provides $1 billion to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system to help the Jewish State continue…

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Andrea Arkow Joins Jewish Family & Children’s Service

Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS), has announced that Andrea Arkow is the new Director of Philanthropy & Donor Engagement. As part of the Philanthropic Services team, Arkow will be responsible for generating annual, major and planned gifts to support Jewish Family & Children’s Service mission and vision. Additionally, she will manage the JFCS Professional Leadership…

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Book Explores Life of Only Hispanic Governor of Arizona

Tucson resident Roni Capin Rivera-Ashford’s inspirational bilingual “flip” book for intermediate readers, Raulito: The First Latino Governor of Arizona /El primer gobernador latino de Arizona, recounts the life story of Raúl H. Castro, who was elected the first Mexican-American governor of Arizona in 1974. As a boy growing up in Arizona in the 1920s and…

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Recipes to Break the Fast

  Homemade Gravlax Eating lox this time of year connects our own process of “teshuvah” with salmon’s seasonal “return.” GET THE RECIPE     More-Vegetable-Than-Egg Frittata This simple frittata — just eggs, vegetables, fresh herbs and a little Parmesan if you’re feeling luxurious — is proof that eating well doesn’t have to be deprivational. It…

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