Eric Jabloner has joined the Arizona Jewish Post as an ad sales representative contractor, selling digital advertising. Jabloner grew up in Stamford, Connecticut, and attended the University of Arizona, receiving a B.A. in drama production in 1979. He worked as a scenic artist for the Arizona Opera Company and the Arizona Theater Company, then traveled the country painting and designing theatrical scenery, museum exhibits, public art, and murals. In New York City, he designed trade shows, museum exhibits, and retail displays, including for The Jewish Museum and the Yeshiva Museum. In the ’90s, he was an account executive for Skyline Exhibits. In 2012, Jabloner returned to Tucson, opened a fine art studio, and began working for PSAV/Encore, an international digital media and live-event company. In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic brought the conventions and expositions business to a standstill.
Peter Kane has joined the Jewish Community Foundation and Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona as project manager. Kane will work cross-functionally across the Foundation and Federation teams, managing a diverse set of projects. Kane was born and raised in Tucson and attended the University of Arizona, where he studied natural resources with a thematic minor in experimental physics. He holds a master’s degree in applied geospatial science, planning and recreation and will be pursuing a MBA online this year. His work experience includes roles at Kartchner Caverns, Fort Huachuca, and most recently the Tucson Airport. Kane has two dogs and loves hiking, camping, and playing video games. He also enjoys caving (spelunking) and serves on the board of a local caving group.
Jennifer Selco, director of Jewish life and learning at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, has been accepted into a JCC Association initiative and certificate program around Israeli education for experiential educators in partnership with the iCenter. While the full cohort includes professionals from many branches of the Jewish communal world, a subset of six JCC professionals will work together throughout and at the conclusion of the six-week program with JCC Association, as a cabinet for ongoing Israel engagement in the field.
Rabbi Israel Becker celebrated 10 years of “Torah Energizer” videos last month. He emailed his 500th “Energizer” on Dec. 17, dedicated “in loving memory of the departed members of Congregation Chofetz Chayim and supporters of the Southwest Torah Institute.”