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Weekend events for Aug. 2-4

Photo: The dance crew from Japan will be just one of hundreds of crews coming from around the world to compete in Phoenix at Hip Hop International. Hip Hop competition Hip Hop International 2019 (Aug 2-10). Times vary. $25 & up. Thousands of dancers from more than 50 countries come to compete. Preliminaries at Arizona…

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Millions of Holocaust Records Available to All Online

As part of a philanthropic initiative to make culturally important records available to everyone, Ancestry – the global leader in family history and consumer genomics – has announced the release of two unique Holocaust record collections. These new records will be accessible globally to the public – members and non-members alike – on ancestry.com/alwaysremember on…

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Inaugural Jewish Writers’ Initiative Seeks Proposals

Crystal City Entertainment and Maimonides Fund have formally issued a request for proposals for the inaugural Jewish Writers’ Initiative, a national, year-long program to incubate commercial, Jewish-themed scripts for mainstream film, television and digital media platforms. The year-long program features seminars in Los Angeles, New York and Israel, along with monetary stipends and industry support….

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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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Help for 1,964 Kids in Foster Care

Photo: From left, Karl Gentes, Dan Shufelt, Jodie Sprayberry, Sherie Siegel, Robert Smith. Leadership teams from the Back to School Clothing Drive and Arizona Helping Hands take a breather during the July 25th event. For the 7th year in a row, Arizona Helping Hands teamed up with community nonprofit organizations and local businesses to help…

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It’s Back-to-School Time

Photo: Fenrici Backpacks offer schoolchildren an ideal backpack for carrying all of their necessities It’s that time of yeart again! We’ve got the scoop on some new products that may make your back-to-school routine a little easier. Articulate Gallery frames Back to school means lots of artwork and creations made from your budding little Picasso.  Now you can…

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Weekend events for July 26-28

Photo: Ice Fantasy Where Cirque Meets Ice at the Mesa Arts Center. Art  and Ice in Mesa Hack the MAC (Fri. July 26). 5-9 pm. Free. See a live demonstration by tattoo artist Shay Bredimus, explore his current exhibit “Cartomancy – The Seni Horoscopes” based on the 17th century German fortune telling card system, have a…

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New Parenting Series to Launch 

iGen Parenting is a monthly education series for parents of tweens. It provides an opportunity to connect with other parents while learning about important topics facing today’s youth. The idea for iGen Parenting grew out of Marni Steinberg’s desire to help a community of parents get information and talk about the issues facing tweens. The…

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Israeli Doctors Save Dying Baby from Uzbekistan

PHOTO: Husan and his mother. Photo courtesy of SACH Save a Child’s Heart  announced July 23 that 2-year-old Husan Anvarov from Uzbekistan underwent successful lifesaving heart surgery at Wolfson Medical Center. SACH brought the boy to Israel, and Uzbekistan became the 60th developing country served by Israel’s largest international humanitarian organization. Husan, his mother, father and twin brother…

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