Party With A Purpose

Sponsored If you are a young professional in the Jewish community, chances are you have been to Mazelpalooza a time or two. For the past 18 years, Mazelpalooza has been the place to be on Christmas Eve. The “party with a purpose” attracts young...
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All About Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish, eight-day celebration known by many as the “festival of lights.” It is celebrated by lighting the menorah each night, eating fried foods like latkas and donuts and singing and playing with friends and family. Hanukkah is celebrated to commemorate...
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A Day of Inspiration

By Jennifer Starrett Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to attend The BJE Phoenix’s 13th Annual Women’s Symposium with about 100 women from around The Valley. Having never attended this event before, I didn’t really know what to expect and was exited...
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Raising Women

By Jennifer Starrett A little over a year ago, I found out I was pregnant for the second time. I had an amazing 2 1/2-year-old son, and I was so excited that he would be getting a sibling. When I found out a few months later that the baby I was carrying was a girl, I...
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No Longer an Only

By Jennifer Starrett Any day now, our world will be a little bit brighter and our hearts a little bit fuller. As my family prepares to welcome our second child to our home, we busily get the last minute details in place. And as the time is creeping closer and closer...
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A Day of Inspiration

By Jennifer Starrett Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to attend The BJE Phoenix’s 13th Annual Women’s Symposium with about 100 women from around The Valley. Having never attended this event before, I didn’t really know what to expect and was exited...
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The fusion of Jewish Education and Jewish Experience

By Erica Stempil Schwartz Picture this… A group of multi-age students, grades kindergarten through 12, coming together first thing in the morning for a rousing pep rally complete with Morning Prayer, singing and dancing! The students are interacting with each other —...
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Keeping Cool

By Jennifer Starrett Even though today is officially the first day of Summer, the heat in Phoenix has been no joke already with temps reaching well above 100 for awhile now. Keeping cool while entertaining my three-year-old hasn’t been easy, but I have found a...
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Raising Women

By Jennifer Starrett A little over a year ago, I found out I was pregnant for the second time. I had an amazing 2 1/2-year-old son, and I was so excited that he would be getting a sibling. When I found out a few months later that the baby I was carrying was a girl, I...
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Styling at Mazel

Sponsored Next week, more than 1000 of your closest friends will gather together for the party of the year: Mazelpalooza. You already have your tickets (if not, buy them now and save from having to spend more at the door!) and have made plans on who you are sharing...
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Lag B’Omer Sides and Salads

By Jennifer Starrett The holiday of Lag B’Omer is often celebrated with large bonfires and BBQs, so lighting up the grill for Lag B’Omer might seem like a no brainer. But deciding on what sides should go with the yummy BBQ can be a little bit more...
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More than Just Trees

By Susan Farber (Sponsored) Although I have always been VERY pro-Israel, I never was involved with JNF; I thought they were the “tree people”… that all changed the summer of 2014, when Israel was under missile attack by Hamas. JNF organized a special “Solidarity...
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All About Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish, eight-day celebration known by many as the “festival of lights.” It is celebrated by lighting the menorah each night, eating fried foods like latkas and donuts and singing and playing with friends and family. Hanukkah is celebrated to commemorate...
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How I ended my 17-year relationship

By Gelie Akhenblit To be completely honest, I wasn’t sober when it finally happened. It was at the end of  Erin’s birthday party that I organized in 2015, after all our friends left. I remember the day of the party … I went through the motions of everything, but I so...
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Party With A Purpose

Sponsored If you are a young professional in the Jewish community, chances are you have been to Mazelpalooza a time or two. For the past 18 years, Mazelpalooza has been the place to be on Christmas Eve. The “party with a purpose” attracts young...
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