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Israeli and Arizonan firefighters share knowledge and resources

Israeli and Arizonan firefighters share knowledge and resources

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After 9/11, Richard Johnson, then a captain for the Tucson Fire Department, thought Arizona needed to be more proactive in preparing for potential mass casualty events, as few departments around the U.S. had any repeated experience with them.

Record number of JTO corporate tax credit pledges thwarted by 2 minutes

Record number of JTO corporate tax credit pledges thwarted by 2 minutes

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It was looking like a very good year for the Jewish Tuition Organization of Greater Phoenix and the state’s corporate private school tax credit program.

New Film Raises Questions for Jewish Agency

New Film Raises Questions for Jewish Agency

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Imagine it’s your first day of college and, as you walk toward your dorm, students smile at you, greet you fondly, hug you and welcome you back, even though you’ve never been here before. Sounds like a Twilight Zone episode, right?

Weekend of historic firsts for Congregation Lev Shalom

Weekend of historic firsts for Congregation Lev Shalom

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As lightning flashed and a heavy rain fell outside last Saturday in Flagstaff, roughly 40 women within Congregation Lev Shalom formed a large oval around three cantors, who led the group in song as they all clapped their hands and danced.

VOSJCC educators accepted into new national leadership program

VOSJCC educators accepted into new national leadership program

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The Valley of the Sun JCC’s Early Childhood Center has something to brag about.

Historians accuse Croatia of covering up World War II crimes

Historians accuse Croatia of covering up World War II crimes

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Croatia’s parliament passed legislation last month barring public access to archive materials on individuals aged 100 and over, living and deceased.

Israeli debut film ‘The Cakemaker’ explores grief, love

Israeli debut film ‘The Cakemaker’ explores grief, love

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When Ofir Raul Graizer set out to make “The Cakemaker,” nobody wanted to support it at first.

Tips on picking the right car for your teen

Tips on picking the right car for your teen

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Parents worry about their children pretty much nonstop. The apprehension usually skyrockets after teens pass their driver’s test and then can pilot a vehicle solo.

Elections have consequences

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Barring something akin to a tsunami, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will, sooner or later, be confirmed as the newest Supreme Court justice. Elections have consequences. And so we wonder about the utility of the pitched opposition and hand-wringing over a conservative president appointing a conservative justice.

Freedom and justice for all

Freedom and justice for all

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Parshat Devarim, Deutoronomy 1:1-3:22

Flashback: Aug. 18, 1961

Flashback: Aug. 18, 1961

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“The Reds,” “The Red Scare,” “The Red Menace.” Those of us who lived during the Cold War remember hearing those phrases or at least being familiar with them. As part of the last generation to enter adulthood with the Soviet Union still in existence, the phrase I most remember was President Ronald Reagan’s “The Evil Empire.”

Out & About: July 20, 2018

Out & About: July 20, 2018

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This Community page features photos of community members around the Valley and the world. Submit photos and details each week to photos@jewishaz.com by 10 a.m. Monday.

Calendar: Week of July 20, 2018

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