Business Briefs

Business briefs 10.28.11

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has promoted MARLYNE FREEDMAN to senior vice president. Freedman joined the Federation in 2002 as director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, after serving as executive director at Temple Chai in Phoenix. She became the Federation’s director of Women’s Philanthropy in 2004 and in 2008 was promoted to vice president for campaign.



AMY HIRSHBERG LEDERMAN has joined the JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION’s legacy team as a development associate. A Jewish educator, attorney and author, Lederman has written and lectured about legacy. For more information, contact the JCF at 577-0388 or





ARIZONA PUBLIC MEDIA’s PBS-HD Channel 6 received five Emmy Awards from the Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, tying for sixth overall (commercial and non-commercial stations). The programs honored were “Neon Artistry” (“Arizona Illustrated”); “Secrets of the Divine: The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo,” which won two awards; “WaveLengths: Scientific Voyage”; and “Unforgettable: The Korean War.”


REBECCA KLEIN VISCUSI, M.D., has joined the University of Arizona Department of Surgery breast cancer team as assistant professor of surgery. She specializes in procedures to optimize breast reconstruction. An Arizona native, Viscusi received her bachelor’s degree from the UA and her medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.