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Judy Laufer: Connecting kids and books

Photo: A young reader enjoying one of Judy’s books along with a Be Kind Bear. When Judy Laufer first started writing children’s books, the most important thing for her was to get them into the hands of young readers. So, shortly after she published her first book, Where Did Papa Go?, which looked at death…


Butterfly Wonderland Hosts Kids Summer Coloring Contest

Photo courtesy Darryl Everett Attention all kids: Don’t let the “butterfly-days” of summer fly by without entering Butterfly Wonderland’s Summer Coloring Contest! Butterfly Wonderland invites children ages 6-17 to participate in its annual creative contest to win some exciting prizes! The winning entry will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card plus an awesome children’s t-shirt…


NCSY’S Gala Celebrates Champions of Jewish Teens

Photo: Laizer Kornwasser, National Vice President of the OU and Co-Chairman of NCSY Youth Commission; Moishe Bane, President of the OU; Mitchel Aeder, Chairman of NCSY; Rabbi Dr. Joshua Joseph, Executive Vice President and COO of the OU; Rabbi Micah Greenland, International Director of NCSY; Miriam L. Wallach and Nachum Segal of the NSN Network,…


Congratulations to the Moral Courage Essay Winners

This year’s first-place winner of the Anti-Defamation League Arizona’s Herb Goldberg Moral Courage Essay Contest for 2021 is Emma Schwarz, a 10th grader at Verde Valley School in Sedona. Her essay, “A Generational Legacy” won her a $2,500 scholarship. Read her essay here. The annual essay contest was created by the Goldberg Foundation to honor…


What Makes a Family?

As school lets out, PJ Library offers an inclusively curated picture book list to keep kids engaged and reading all summer. What makes a family a family? In Hebrew, mishpacha means family – and it’s not just a word, but a value to embrace as well. And families come in all sorts of shapes, sizes,…

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