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Ten years after “Congress on Your Corner”

Photo: Former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) listens as Democratic lawmakers speak in support gun background checks legislation bill H.R. 8 on Capitol Hill on February 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images) On Jan. 8, 2011, a gunman killed 6 people and wounded 13 others, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at a…

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Chabad of Scottsdale Reaches Goal

Located in the center of Scottsdale, Chabad of Scottsdale offers a wide variety of educational and spiritual opportunities, including Hebrew school, Teen programs, Torah classes, Shabbaton dinners and an array of Jewish holiday programs. For more than 28 years traditional Jewish values have been brought to life in a joyous, non-judgmental atmosphere. They offer in-house…

Chabad Welcomes new Rabbi

Photo: The Dechter family. Rabbi Zalman and  Tzipi Levertov, regional directors Chabad of Arizona, are excited to announce the arrival of the 37th representative family to service the growing Jewish community. Rabbi Dovber and Chana’le Dechter, with their two young daughters Moussia and Risya, will be moving from Brooklyn to establish a full-time presence in…

Historic Virtual Kristallnacht Commemoration

Rabbi Marc Schneier, president of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Bahrain’s Ambassador to the United States, are inviting you to join them on Monday evening, November 9 at 8 pm ET for a historic virtual Kristallnacht commemoration. This is the first time that a Gulf leader will…

Fall Community Blood Drive

The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix and Martin Pear JCC will hold a third community blood drive at the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus on Friday, Nov. 6 from 8 am to 1 pm. To date, approximately 100 donors have answered the call to give back at the first two blood drives, which took place…

Changes at the Martin Pear JCC

Photo: From left, Kim Subrin, Leah Zigmond and Audrey Edwards. Martin Pear JCC on the Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus (“The J”) announces the arrival of Audrey Edwards into the newly created role of chief experience officer. Audrey comes to The J having served at the Boston JCC for more than two decades. In her…

Temple Kol Ami receives a rabbi for life

Photo: Rabbi Jeremy Schneider, RJE. The congregants of Temple Kol Ami received a surprise announcement from the President of the Leadership Board of Trustees, Russ Palay, during his “state of the temple” address on Rosh Hashanah. Russ announced that Rabbi Jeremy Schneider, RJE, had been awarded a lifetime contract by the temple. The announcement was…

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