Business Briefs

Business briefs 5.12.17

Rabbi Thomas Louchheim

At the invitation of Rep. Martha McSally and the Office of the Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives, RABBI THOMAS LOUCHHEIM of CONGREGATION OR CHADASH will open the House of Representatives with prayer as the guest chaplain on Wednesday, May 17 at 12 p.m. (EDT).

INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES, Catholic Community Services Pio Decimo Center and Primavera Foundation will share nearly $1 million in grant funding over two years from the Office of State Attorney General Mark Brnovich to support local programs to prevent homelessness. The funding will help the three agencies serve approximately 1,500 individuals or households. The grants come from a February 2016 joint state settlement that was reached between Arizona, 18 other states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Justice with Standard and Poor’s (S&P) to resolve a consumer lawsuit surrounding S&P’s finance ratings service.

IRIS KARAS has opened a consulting practice specializing in personal counseling, educational support and college guidance. Karas has worked with children, teens and adults for more than 30 years as a teacher, therapist and guidance counselor. Originally from the East Coast, she recently relocated to Tucson from Indiana.She earned a Master’s in Education in community mental health from Northeastern University, a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Northeastern University and a certificate of advanced graduate studies in guidance counseling from American International College. More information is available at or (413) 575-2625.