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Federation Notes: NowGen

NowGen (formerly Young Jewish Phoenix) was reinvented in 2016 to foster connections and help build the Phoenix Jewish community. Since 2016, NowGen has expanded to include a growing number of programs that help deepen these connections. NowGen has now launched three focus areas: LIVE, GIVE and LEAD. LIVE provides the opportunity to connect to each…

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Arizona Jewish Historical Society to honor Marnie & Harvey Dietrich with the 2019 Jerry Lewkowitz Heritage Award

 Photo: Harvey and Marnie Dietrich Please join the Arizona Jewish Historical Society in honoring Marnie and Harvey Dietrich. Together, this dynamic couple has enriched not only the local Jewish community of Phoenix, but the state of Arizona, the nation and have also had tremendous impact globally through their activism, volunteerism, civic engagement and philanthropy. Proceeds…

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Traveling solo? Book that trip!

FTLO Travel is a group travel company for young professionals (ages 25-39) looking to explore the world while meeting new people. Their laid-back group trips are hassle-free (like a vacation) but have the adventure and cultural enrichment of solo travel. Not only do they spend countless hours planning the best itineraries, but they also try to curate groups of…

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Federation Notes: The Days of Awe

The period between Rosh Hashanah, this year beginning sundown on September 29 and ending with Yom Kippur the evening of October 9, is known as The Days of Awe. This reference was first noted in the Jerusalem Talmud and expressed the idea that this 10-day period provides us with the opportunity to reflect on our…

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JSwipe Love Study results

JSwipe has released its findings from the first-ever JSwipe Love Study – the largest and most comprehensive report on Jewish Singles from across the world exploring Jewish identity, Israel, modern dating, and the often charged topic of interfaith marriage. They surveyed 4,000 Jewish singles in February 2019. The survey was made available to JSwipe users…

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MDA offers First 7 Minutes training

PHOTOS: Magen David Adom offers First 7 Minutes terrorism and emergency response training for civilians in Milwaukee. This pilot program will now be rolled out and offered to communities across the United States. For more information about how to schedule First 7 Minutes training in your community, contact First7Minutes@afmda.org. Following recent armed attacks against religious…

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Reflecting on hatred as Av approaches

PHOTO: Rabbi Susan Silverman, center, with Women of the Wall in Jerusalem. Av begins Aug. 2, 2019. Photo by Hila Shiloni By Rabbi Susan Silverman As Av approaches, and with it the Nine Days, we are drawn to the Kotel — in our souls, with our bodies or, for some,  both. We recall destruction that…

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