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Eight fun facts about Hanukkah

By Viva Sarah Press Do you know where the word ‘dreidel’ comes from, and how many calories are in a sufganiyah? Find out with the following fun facts. In 2019, the first night of Hanukkah falls on Sunday, Dec. 22. 44 candles There are at least 44 candles in each box of Hanukkah candles, enough…

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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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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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Nov./Dec. 2019 Biz Ins

Jewish Federation appoints Gale as campaign manager The Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona has appointed Andrew Gale as campaign manager. Andrew grew up in Southern Arizona and attended Northern Arizona University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management. Most recently, he was the donor relations manager at Habitat for Humanity Tucson,…

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Tikkun Olam Top 10

Whether they are called unsung heroes, influencers, or change makers, there are certain people in the community who seem to make a difference in everything with which they become involved. People are drawn to their confident energy and the positive impact they create. Tikkun olam is defined by acts of kindness performed to perfect or…

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The 30-Day Clean Speech Challenge

Disagreements over politics have divided Americans’ homes, strained marriages, ruined friendships, and infiltrated the workplace. In a few days, we begin the 365-day countdown to the 2020 election, sure to become even more contentious and divisive. The entire Jewish community in Colorado is seeking to change this harmful dynamic in the way they communicate with…

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