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Local neurosurgeon to co-chair virtual EMF medical conference

Hillel Z. Baldwin, M.D.

Tucson neurosurgeon Hillel Z. Baldwin, M.D., will co-chair the EMF Medical Conference, a live virtual scientific event hosted by the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc., from Jan. 28-31, with Magda Havas, Ph.D., an environmental toxicologist from Canada. This four-day conference features 19.5 CME credits directed towards clinicians from all health care disciplines.… Read more »

In Focus: Hanukkah at Handmaker

Nanci Levy, Handmaker community outreach coordinator, with Hanukkah latkes she made for residents and staff on Dec. 11. (Photo: Angela Salmon/Handmaker)

Despite the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, residents and staff at Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging celebrated Hanukkah last month. Rabbi Richard Safran led a nightly menorah lighting for fellow residents in the Rubin Assisted Living Neighborhood. Nanci Levy, community outreach coordinator, cooked up potato latkes for… Read more »

AJP gets new intern; JFSA/JCF hires marketing coordinator

Quinn McVeigh is the Arizona Jewish Post’s intern for spring 2021. McVeigh is a junior at the University of Arizona majoring in journalism and environmental studies with a minor in natural resources. His interest in interning with the AJP stems from his high school years, when he had meaningful… Read more »

Business briefs from AJP, JCF/JFSA, Tucson J and CCC

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… Read more »

Telemedicine pioneer Ronald Weinstein gets lifetime achievement award

  Ronald Weinstein, M.D., director of the national award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program and a professor of pathology, was recognized with a lifetime achievement award by the Phoenix Business Journal at the 2020 Health Care Heroes virtual event Nov. 9. An international pioneer in the field of telemedicine, Weinstein founded… Read more »

Beth Shalom Temple Center heads outdoors for Hanukkah celebration

Rabbi Norman T. Roman leads a physically distanced Hanukkah celebration outside the Beth Shalom Temple Center in Green Valley. (Photo courtesy Mike Finkelstein)

Beth Shalom Temple Center of Green Valley celebrated Hanukkah at an outdoor gathering on Sunday, Dec. 13, led by Rabbi Norman T. Roman. Participants wore facemasks and practiced physical distancing to help slow the spread of coronavirus.… Read more »

Business briefs Dec. 11, 2020

Adara Wealth Management financial advisors (from left) Maria Peralta, Adam Goldstein, and George Chardukian with Amy Montiel, client service concierge.

Financial advisors Adam Goldstein, George Chardukian, and Maria Peralta have launched a new independent practice, Adara Wealth Management, supported by LPL Strategic Wealth Services. Goldstein volunteers with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and has received its “Young Man of the Year” award. He also is a member of… Read more »

In Focus: Northwest residents rock out to oldies

Vinyl Tap performs at The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley Nov. 4.

Last month, on Nov. 4, Northwest residents joined The Ruth and Irving Olson Center for Jewish Life/Northwest Division of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona for a drive-in concert at The Gaslight Music Hall in Oro Valley. More than 50 people enjoyed a night of music under the stars… Read more »

Business briefs Nov. 13, 2020

Handmaker Jewish Services for the Aging was recently awarded funding from the We Are One/Somos Uno CARES Nonprofit Continuity Grant Program. This program was created by the Mayor and Council of Tucson to support local nonprofits by addressing necessary expenditures due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. The… Read more »

Beth Shalom Temple Center holds outdoor Simchat Torah celebration

Cliff-S-and-Rabbi-Roman-Beth-ShalomCliff Shekter (left) assists Rabbi Norman T. Roman during Beth Shalom Temple Center of Green Valley’s Simchat Torah service on Oct. 11. (Photo courtesy Beth Shalom Temple Center)

Rabbi Norman T. Roman and about 30 congregants of Beth Shalom Temple Center of Green Valley gathered Sunday, Oct. 11, to celebrate Simchat Torah. For the sake of safety as the coronavirus pandemic continues, the service was held outside the synagogue. Everyone wore masks, kept a respectable distance, and… Read more »

People in the news 10.13.20

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Penelope Starr, a local weaver and rug restorer, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of The Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild on Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m-noon, via Zoom. Members can visit the members area of www.thsg.org for the Zoom invitation. Guests and prospective members should email… Read more »

Business briefs 10.13.20

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The Free Loan at the Jewish Federation received a $10,000 grant from the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona last month. Allison Wexler, executive director of the Free Loan, said the organization has made four Covid-19 Relief Loans since being notified of the award on Sept. 8. For more… Read more »

Business briefs 9.11.20

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Laura McKee has been hired as executive assistant to the CEO of the Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. McKee began her career with an associate’s degree as a legal assistant from Pima Community College and worked as a legal secretary while earning her bachelor’s degree… Read more »

People in the news 9.11.20

Mary Jo Pollack won the Phoenix Moth Story Slam in July. Pollack has told stories live in Tucson for Odyssey Storytelling, FST! Female Storytellers, and Tellers of Tales Tucson, where she is second vice president. Rabbi Baruch J. Cohon, vice president of the Tucson-based Rabbi Samuel S. and A.… Read more »

JAC raises funds with Walk to Israel challenge

Jewish Arizonans on Campus, which provides classes, trips, Shabbat meals, and other programs at both the University of Arizona and Arizona State University, has raised $24,154 through Olami’s Walk to Israel pedometer fundraising challenge. Registration ends Aug. 15. JAC was founded in 2005 to provide Jewish students of all… Read more »

Business briefs 6.26.20

The Tucson Jewish Community Center appointed Sarah Singer as chair of its 31st board of directors in May. An associate at Gadarian & Cacy, PLLC, Singer has served on the J’s board for seven years. She is a longtime Tucson resident who previously worked in investment banking and proprietary… Read more »

People in the news 6.26.20

The Arizona Board of Regents confirmed University of Arizona Professor of Psychology Jeff Greenberg as a Regents Professor along with four other UArizona faculty members, Roberta Diaz Brinton, Judith Brown, Peter Chesson, and Connie Woodhouse. Regents Professor appointments are reserved for full professors whose exceptional achievements merit national and… Read more »