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Back to School is Different this Year

By Dan Shufelt On July 25, 2019, Arizona Helping Hands participated in the Back to School Clothing Drive at Grand Canyon University. During that single afternoon and evening, we supplied school uniform clothing, along with backpacks stuffed full of school supplies to 1,972 children in foster care. Thanks to collection drives and donations from dozens…


East Valley youth art contest calls for submissions

The East Valley Jewish Community Center (EVJCC) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), are inviting middle and high school students in the East Valley to submit artwork reflecting their experience and interpretation of how their lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Stuck @Home, But My Imagination is Free” is an East Valley juried art…


Martin Pear JCC Launches Club J All Day

In direct response to Paradise Valley Unified School District delaying the start of in-person school and other districts potentially following suit, The Martin Pear JCC has quickly mobilized to offer Club J All Day. This program is being held from August 5 to September 4 and offered to parents with children in Kindergarten through Grade…


Keep baby busy this Passover

Photo: Tinkle Crinkle Caterpillar by Baby GUND The Passover seder is the most widely practiced Jewish ritual in modern society, but kids don’t always make it through the seder. Caring for infants and newborns can be frustrating for parents who are participating in the ritual. And this year may be extra challenging without extra hands…


StandWithUs program grows in Arizona

StandWithUs is an international and non-partisan Israel education organization that offers a national high school program that mentors and trains high school students to engage their communities with conversations about Israel. The program has grown in Arizona this year to include three interns, up from one last year. The Arizona SWU Evenhaim High School Interns…

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