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Backpack Assembling Success

Jewish Family & Children’s Service Partners with Mercy Care for Backpack Assembling Volunteer Event Volunteers from Mercy Care donated and assembled almost 300 backpacks stocked full of school supplies to Jewish Family & Children’s Service. This event was held in connection with JFCS’ 2019 Backpack Drive, which accumulated nearly 1,800 brand new backpacks for children…


First Successful Breeding and Hatching of Pygmy-Owls at ACNC/Phoenix Zoo

Photo: A 3-week-old pygmy-owl nestling. Photos courtesy the Phoenix Zoo The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation (ACNC)/Phoenix Zoo is excited to announce its first successful breeding and hatching event for the cactus ferruginous pygmy-owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum). Four nestling owls are currently being reared behind-the-scenes by two pairs of adult pygmy-owls at the Zoo’s Arthur…


Judaism Unpacked on YouTube

SCREENSHOT OF UNPACKED: Unpacked adds a new video each week to reach and teach young Jews about Israel and Judaism. A new video about Israeli spy Eli Cohen was uploaded this week. Upcoming videos will debut on Unpacke as follows: 6/13, the Balfour Declaration; 6/20, Hamas and Gaza; 6/27, Moshe Dayan; 7/4, Tel Aviv; 7/11,…


Camp Ocean comes to the Valley

There’s a new camp this summer tailored for young explorers, animal lovers and budding marine biologists. OdySea Aquarium’s Camp Ocean, an indoor summer camp located at 9500 E. Via de Ventura in Scottsdale is for kids in grades K through 8. The camps are held weekdays in June and July and offer half- and full-day…

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