Business Briefs

Business briefs 11.8.13

Lori RiegelLORI RIEGEL has rejoined the ARIZONA JEWISH POST as advertising manager. She was a salesperson at the AJP from 2006 to 2008, then served as religious school director at Temple Emanu-El and religious and cultural education coordinator at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging, where she currently runs the Handmaker Youth Leadership Team. She is pursuing a master’s degree in Jewish education through Hebrew College in Boston, as a distance learner, and writes a food blog at

ot_David WolskyDAVID WOLSKY has been named vice president of mortgage lending at GUARANTEED RATE. He is a licensed mortgage originator with over 19 years of experience. Guaranteed Rate is the eighth largest retail lender in the country, licensed in all 50 states. Wolsky is their first representative in Tucson. He is president of Tucson Sunrise Rotary and a past board member of  both the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona.

Two columns about the partnership between WOMEN OF REFORM JUDAISM of TEMPLE EMANU-EL and its “twin” chapter in Israel, Congregation Emet VeShalom in Nahariya, were published recently in the Jerusalem Post. The column by Tucsonan Norma E. Cohen can be read at www.jpost. com/Opinion/Columnists/An-incredibly-successful-intercontinental-friendship-329799, and the column by her Israeli counterpart, Sharon Mann, is at Opinion/Columnists/From-Tucson-to-Nahariya-women-connect-329800. The chapters will receive the gold WRJ Or Ami “Light of My People” award for programming achievement at the WRJ centennial celebration in San Diego in December.

THE TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER has achieved 85 percent of its capital campaign goal with commitments of $3.9M, JCC CEO Todd Rockoff announced. The 2013/2014 “Growing with Southern Arizona” campaign is raising funds to renovate and expand the facility. The first phase of construction will begin in the first quarter of 2014. For more information, visit paign/.