Philadelphia native MICHAEL WALDEN joined the UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HILLEL FOUNDATION staff as director of Jewish student life. Walden also holds the position of Ezra Fellow, a program for early career Jewish professionals that includes training in experiential Jewish education and immersive Jewish learning. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell College and a master’s degree in medical biochemistry from Drexel University. He spent several years working and volunteering in Israel as part of the MASA program, Livnot U’l’hibanot and “Onward Israel,” a program that engages youth, ages 20-23, through hiking and other activities throughout Israel. He completed a Hebrew ulpan and studied at Yeshiva Aish Ha Torah and Ohr Sameach Yeshiva.
The TOO JEWISH RADIO SHOW WITH RABBI SAM COHON AND FRIENDS was named one of the top 10 Jewish podcasts in North America by Moment Magazine in its summer issue. Moment says, “The show features a mix of news, music, comedy, culture and conversation, with an impressive roster of past guests that includes journalist David Gregory, Elie Wiesel, actress Lily Tomlin, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and musician Matisyahu.”
TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY has promoted KENDRA CITRON to assistant principal. Previously an instructional coach at THA, Citron has more than a decade of teaching experience. She earned her Master of Education in bilingual and multicultural education from Northern Arizona University and also holds an English as a Second Language endorsement. She is a recipient of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification.
Eight lawyers from MESCH CLARK ROTHSCHILD were listed in The Best Lawyers in America©2017: Lowell Rothschild, Douglas Clark, Emery Barker, Mel Cohen, Richard Davis, Michael McGrath, Fred Petersen and Gary Cohen.