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In focus 4.20.18

Katz completes eighth Boston Marathon Jewish Federation Senior Vice President Fran Katz completed her eighth Boston Marathon on Monday, with a finish time of 4:07:34, qualifying her for next year’s race. She showed up for work bright and early Tuesday morning, unscathed. “I’ve never run in conditions like that… Read more »

Business brief 4.20.18

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has hired CAROL SACK as the Jewish community concierge. Sack spent more than 30 years working in the Tucson nonprofit community with the last 15 years in the Jewish community. Most recently she was a senior philanthropic advisor at the Jewish Community Foundation… Read more »

People in the news 4.20.18

EDWARD J. SCHWAGER, M.D.

EDWARD J. SCHWAGER, M.D., FAAFP was honored April 6 as the Arizona Family Physician of the Year by the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians during its annual clinical education conference in Carefree, Arizona.  A native Tucsonan, Schwager graduated with honors from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in… Read more »

People in the news 4.6.18

The American Psychological Association Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology, selected ALAN L. GOLDBERG, PSY.D., APBB, J.D., to present the 2018 Leonard Diller Award Lecture on Contributions to Neurorehabilitation at its annual conference, held Feb. 22-25 in Dallas. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to neurorehabilitation and… Read more »

Business brief 4.6.18

Nine attorneys of Tucson law firm MESCH CLARK ROTHSCHILD have been recognized as 2018 Southwest Super Lawyers. They are Michael McGrath and Fred Petersen for Bankruptcy: Business; Gary Cohen for Business Litigation; Mel Cohen for Construction Litigation; Doug Clark for Personal Injury; Thom Cope for Employment Litigation: Defense; David… Read more »

In focus 4.6.18

Former Miss Israel visits Tucson The first Ethiopian-born contestant to win the title of Miss Israel visited Tucson last week. Yityish “Titi” Aynaw, Miss Israel 2013, spoke at Tucson Hebrew Academy to a group of fifth-eighth graders about her life story. She told her tale from life in a… Read more »

In focus 3.23.18

A sample of goods donated by the Jewish community for children who had been removed from their adoptive parents’ home.

Community aids children in distress Members of the Tucson Jewish community provided clothing and funds to help four children from the Flowing Wells School District who were recently removed from their adoptive parents’ home. After reading about the children’s plight in local media, Mary Ellen Loebl, coordinator of “Making… Read more »

Business briefs 3.23.18

OSHRAT BAREL, the Weintraub Israel Center’s first woman director and its sixth shlicha (emissary from Israel) completes her transition this month to vice president of the JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA’s community engagement department. The new department will facilitate collaboration among three existing program areas: the Jewish Community Relations… Read more »

Business briefs 3.9.18

ALMA HERNANDEZ is a candidate for the Arizona State House of Representatives in Legislative District 3 for the Democratic primary. A native Tucsonan, Hernandez is a former Jewish Community Relations Council coordinator for the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and sings in the choir at Congregation Chaverim where she… Read more »

In focus 3.9.18

Karen Katz presents a Bryna Zehngut Mitzvot award certificate, created by local artist Julie Szerina Stein, to Jillian Cassius on Feb. 18. Winners also receive a gift of $613, relating to the tradition of 613 mitzvot. (Martha Lochert)

Two teens win Bryna Zehngut Mitzvot Award The advisory council of the Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona chose two teens, Jillian Cassius and Maya Levy, as the 2018 Bryna Zehngut Mitzvot Award recipients. The award, created in memory of a community leader who died in… Read more »

In focus 2.23.18

(L-R): Ron and Gail Isaacs, Rep. Austin Scott, Betty Anne Sarver and Leonard Schultz Photo courtesy Desert Caucus

Georgia congressman addresses Desert Caucus U.S. Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) spoke to the Desert Caucus on Sunday, Feb. 11 at Skyline Country Club. The Desert Caucus, Inc., is a bipartisan, single issue Jewish political action committee supporting federal congressional candidates outside of Arizona who support a strong U.S.-Israel relationship.… Read more »

People in the news 2.23.18

JAX LARCOM, son of Danielle and Guy Larcom, was one of two students chosen as winners in the third through fifth grade category of the Tucson Festival of Books 10th Annual Young Authors Competition, for his poem “Rainbow.” Jax is a third grade student at Canyon View Elementary School… Read more »

Business Briefs 2.23.18

The ARIZONA JEWISH POST has hired MARLA HANDLER as an advertising sales representative. Handler grew up in Plainview, N.Y. She received an associate’s degree in marketing from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, N.Y., and a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business from Florida State University. She has… Read more »

In focus 2.9.18

Super Sunday outreach Ronnie Sebold, chair of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s 2018 Community Campaign, makes a call at the Federation’s Super Sunday phone-a-thon on Jan. 28. At the annual event, 130 phone and clerical volunteers reached out to community members, garnering more than 350 pledges and donations… Read more »

People in the news 2.9.18

A photograph by TUCSON HEBREW HIGH student JEREMY LEVINE is featured in a dedicated exhibit at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, which runs through May 2018. Levine’s photograph, “The Meaningful Meal,” was selected as a winning entry in The Jewish Lens@ Beit… Read more »

Business Briefs 2.9.18

ORI GREEN (left) and ORAIA REID have joined the JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA. Green, a legacy officer for the JCF, has lived in Tucson since the 1980s. For the past three years, she served as Tucson’s Jewish community concierge. Reid, a JCF marketing and legacy officer, moved… Read more »

Archer Martin

Archer Thomas Martin, son of Bruce and Linda Martin, formerly of Tucson, will celebrate becoming a bar mitzvah on Saturday, Feb. 10 at Temple Beth Ami in Rockville, Maryland. He is the grandson of Jerry and Betty Martin of Springdale, Arkansas, the late Viretta Novotny of Anchorage, Alaska, and… Read more »

Business briefs 1.26.18

ALLIE LONDON is the TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER’S new director of marketing. A native New Yorker who received her B.A. in politics and journalism from New York University, London relocated to Tucson from Chicago in 2014. She has since served as the program officer for The Jewish Community Foundation… Read more »

Business briefs 1.12.18

Former Jewish Community Center Executives Ken Light (Tucson) and Jay Roth (Milwaukee and Miami) have formed a partnership to serve the nonprofit community, L/R STRATEGIES.  Key services offered include executive coaching and training; board governance, structure, and development; communication, conflict management; planning and organizational change; fund development; and communication.… Read more »

People in the news 1.12.18

CARLOS CHAVEZ and ALLAN MENDELSBERG are among the 40 Under 40 honorees chosen by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Congress. Chavez is the mentor match specialist for the Arizona’s Children Association Thrive Mentor Program in Pima County and Southeastern Arizona. The program provides volunteer mentors for youth aging out… Read more »