Arizona Teachers arrive in Israel

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Masa Israel Teaching Fellows (MITF), a Masa Israel Journey experience in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Education. The 2020-21 Fellows have arrived from various countries and states including Arizona teachers Alexandra Goldberg and Sarah Balis. Under the strict guidelines and with approval from Israel’s Ministry of Health, Fellows…


Gesher’s B’nai Mitzvah

Gesher Disability Resources did something on Sept. 10 that they haven’t done since 2001. They held a b’nai mitzvah for eight of their members. It started with a mom asking Amy Hummell, Gesher’s executive director to consider doing the program. And then a week later, another mom asked.  “It was the craziest thing,” says Amy….


School’s in for Rabbi Suzy Stone

Rabbi Suzy Stone is just one more change greeting Arizona State University students when they returned to campus to begin the fall semester. She worked for Hillel at ASU last year as Assistant Director and will now be Hillel’s campus rabbi and senior Jewish educator. According to Hillel’s website, Suzy was born and raised in…


Jewish Early Care + Jewish Education = Long-Term Involvement in Jewish Life

A study from CASJE (Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) at George Washington University, led by a research team from Child Trends together with a researcher at Brandeis University, offers new and deep insights into how Jewish early care and education (ECE) can serve as a gateway for greater and long-term engagement in Jewish life. Funded by the Crown Family Philanthropies, Exploring the…


JLTV Premiering Children’s Program “Rhythm ‘N Ruach”

Jewish Life Television/JLTV proudly announces the addition of the children’s program “Rhythm ‘N Ruach” to its weekend morning line-up. Joining the animated series “Bible Stories for Kids,” which is distributed by Chip Taylor Communications, “Rhythm ‘N Ruach” is an original production of Joyful Judaism Productions and is making its television premiere on Jewish Life Television…


Holocaust Survivor Develops Unique Online Curriculum

ZACHOR Holocaust Remembrance Foundation, a national non-profit organization founded by Holocaust Survivor, Ben Lesser, that is dedicated to ensuring the remembrance of the Holocaust, is thrilled to announce the launch of ZACHOR Holocaust Curriculum (ZHC). ZHC is available immediately via, for free, to school districts, schools, teachers, students and history enthusiasts. ZACHOR Holocaust Curriculum…

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