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  • Jewish school in the desert closes

    By Jared Sichel

    July 2, 2013 | 1:14 pm

    The only Jewish day school (K-5) between Los Angeles and Phoenix officially closed on June 30 due to lack of funds and an anticipated drop in enrollment for the upcoming school year. The last day of school was June 13.

    The Jewish Community School of the Desert (JCSD), a...

  • Case of murder-suicide of Jewish Phoenix family develops

    June 8, 2012 | 10:56 am

    While it has not been officially determined as such, police are convinced the case of James Butwin and his family was a carefully planned murder-suicide, the Tucson Citizen reported.

    A charred SUV was discovered 35 miles in the desert outside of Phoenix, said to contain the bodies...

  • Phoenix-area Jews shocked, grieving over apparent murder-suicide

    June 7, 2012 | 10:42 am

    The Phoenix-area Jewish community is grieving after hearing of the suspected murder-suicide of a local Jewish family that was active in Jewish life.

    Evidence suggests that James Butwin, a resident of the Phoenix suburb of Tempe, Ariz., burned himself and his family to death in the...

  • Phoenix Rises - Milken JCC Readies for Big Splash

    By Tom Tugend

    March 25, 2009 | 10:15 pm

    The New JCC at Milken in West Hills, which was damaged but not destroyed in the 1994 Northridge earthquake, has survived another peril and is looking toward a brighter future and a recovery of lost members.

    Negotiators for the Jewish Community Center at the Bernard Milken Community...

  • Abramoff receives new four-year sentence, Phoenix community leader murdered

    September 11, 2008 | 12:48 am

    Abramoff Receives New Four-Year Sentence

    Jewish lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced to four years in prison. Abramoff had pleaded guilty to corruption and tax offenses related to influence peddling involving Republican congressmen and midlevel Bush administration officials, some of...

  • Suspect Indicted in Murder of JDL’s Krugel

    By Jim Crogan

    November 29, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Almost nine months after the brutal prison-yard slaying of Earl Krugel, the longtime No. 2 man in the Jewish Defense League (JDL), federal authorities have indicted an inmate with no apparent ties to Krugel.

    The suspect, David Frank Jennings, 30, allegedly attacked Krugel from...