I was in great company. Some 500 of us, Jewish religious and lay leaders, politicians, performers, Naval Academy midshipmen, members of the armed forces, journalists and activists, had received a coveted invitation (“The President and Mrs. Obama request the pleasure of your company”) to the annual White House Hanukkah Reception. My connection was Matt Nosanchuk, director for outreach on the National Security Council, whom I had met and befriended at a recent conference.
Recognizing that the young hold the key to “The Future of our Community,” Valley Beit Midrash hosted a panel discussion with that very title in mid-December at Mozart Café in Scottsdale.
Arizona Jewish Life magazine is teaming up with J. Levine Auction & Appraisal on Feb. 17 for a special appraisal fair called “Judaica Jackpot? Learn the Worth of Your Antiques.”
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