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Federation Notes: Creating a safer community

In the fall of 2018, the quarterly meeting of the Jewish community’s organizations and congregations, convened by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, abruptly set aside its intended agenda. A few days earlier on Shabbat, a horrific act of murder had taken place in the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In a conference room…

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A plea against ‘anti-Semitism’

The pseudo-scientific term, coined by a German racist, obscures the rising tide of hatred. We need to use the J word. By Shulamit S. Magnus With the disturbing increase of attacks on Jewish sites and on Jews in the US, Europe, and elsewhere, the term “anti-Semitism” is much in use. What to call the phenomenon…

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Hanukkah Happenings

Hanukkah begins at sundown on Sunday, Dec. 22. There are many celebrations happening: THE VALLEY Dec. 22-29 Chanukah in Carefree. 5:30 pm Free. Local groups and families will be invited to light the menorah each evening, with a special ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 22 that will include the Temple Chai Cantor and Choir. Each evening’s…

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Weekend events for Dec. 13-15

Photo: Find unique gifts at Phoenix Festival of the Arts. Lighting up Tempe Town Lake Fantasy of Lights Boat Parade (Sat. Dec. 14). 4-9 pm, 7 pm parade. Free. Professionally decorated boats in all shapes and sizes, Santa Claus, holiday shopping and fireworks. Tempe Town Lake, 100 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe. downtowntempe.com   Become…

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Classic Shakshuka

Impress everyone with a brilliant home-made shakshuka. It’s not hard to make one of Israel’s favorite breakfast foods in your own kitchen. Follow along as ISRAEL21c’s Jessica Halfin shows you how as part of their Tayim recipe series. CLASSIC SHAKSHUKA Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1/2 green bell pepper,…

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