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East Valley youth art contest calls for submissions

The East Valley Jewish Community Center (EVJCC) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC), are inviting middle and high school students in the East Valley to submit artwork reflecting their experience and interpretation of how their lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Stuck @Home, But My Imagination is Free” is an East Valley juried art…

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Animal Care During a Pandemic: “It’s What We Do!”

Essential employees are pivotal during a pandemic. From frontline health care workers to grocery store teams and truck drivers delivering goods, we honor their work and sacrifice. However, the “essential workers” at OdySea Aquarium who have been caring for its 6,000+ animals throughout the coronavirus pandemic prefer not to be labeled “essential.”  Whether it is Christmas…

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10 Yiddish Words To Get You Through

By Sallie Pearlman Cohen When you can’t find the right words, sometimes Yiddish fits the situation best! 1. Tsedrayt (tsuh-DRAYT) All mixed up, confused. Before the Covid-19 virus, tsedrayt meant we couldn’t remember if we promised to meet a friend for lunch on Thursday or Friday. Now we don’t know what day of the week…

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Mt. Sinai provides an oasis in the desert

Photo: The pavilion at Mt. Sinai cemetery will soon be equipped with streaming technology for services. Planning your end of life arrangements is not a task that anyone looks forward to, but taking care of the details is “truly the greatest gift someone can give their family,” says Ira Mann, general manager at Mt. Sinai…

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