Business Briefs

Business briefs 2.25.11

HILLEL LEVY has been appointed vice president of leadership and principal giving at the United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona. He was previously the senior vice president for campaign at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and most recently executive director of Handmaker Foundation. Levy moved to Tucson… Read more »

Business briefs 2.11.11

TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY’s board of trustees recently appointed ARTHUR YAVELBERG as Head of School. Yavelberg, who has worked in Jewish day school teaching and administration for 30 years, received his master’s degree in educational administration from Northeastern Illinois University and another master’s in Jewish philosophy from the Jewish Theological… Read more »

Business briefs 1.14.11

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has received a $10,000 donation from The Wings Like Eagles Foundation to help girls and young women in its “Project Safe Place” program for victims of abuse.  Project Safe Place has already served 500 clients ages 8 to 18. The Wings… Read more »

Business briefs 12.10.10

Father and son, S.L. (“SI”) SCHORR and ANDREW D. SCHORR, partners at Lewis and Roca, have each been named a “Lawyer of the Year 2011” by “Best Lawyers.” Si Schorr was named Tucson land use & zoning lawyer of the year, and Andrew Schorr was named Tucson real estate… Read more »

Business briefs 11.26.10

SHARON MEGDAL, director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Arizona, attended the third biannual Drylands, Deserts, & Desertification Conference earlier this month at the Sede Boqer Campus of the Ben-Gurion University, where she gave three lectures. A plenary lecture covered “Restoration Success Stories from Arizona.”… Read more »

Business briefs 10.29.10

The board of directors of JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES honored THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA as its donor of the year at its annual meeting on Oct. 11. JFCS also inducted its 2011 board. Officers are Elizabeth Weiner-Schulman, chair; Jill Rosenzweig, chair-elect; Bruce Beyer, immediate past chair;… Read more »

Business briefs 10.15.10

GREEN FIELDS COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL presented each of its 50 high school students an Apple MacBook last month complete with the Google Apps suite, and added five iMacs for its media arts program, five SMART Boards and two webcams. JLAB AUDIO, a headphones company owned by Tucsonan Josh Rosenfield,… Read more »

Business briefs 10.1.10

BOBBI PALEY, NCCTM has received professional accreditation as a Newfield Certified Coach from Newfield Network’s “The Art and Practice of Ontological Coaching” program in Boulder, Colo. Paley maintains a private practice offering individual coaching and group workshops. Call 955-1440 or visit www. bobbipaley.com. JEWISH ARIZONANS ON CAMPUS, which partners… Read more »

Business briefs 9.17.10

The COMMUNITY FOOD BANK, the beneficiary of the Jewish community’s annual “Project Isaiah” drive to collect food and monetary donations around the High Holidays, was named one of the nation’s “Top 10 Slam Dunk Charities” by Charity Navigator, the national independent charity evaluator. The top 10 charities were honored… Read more »

Business briefs – 8/20/10

ESTER LEUTENBERG has co-authored “The GriefWork Companion: Activities for Healing,” her first self-help book for the general public. She is coauthor of a series of books for therapists to use with clients, including “Discovering Your Spiritual Path Workbook” and “The Conflict Resolution Workbook.” Her upcoming book signings include Borders,… Read more »

Business Briefs – 8/6/10

MARLENE BURNS and KEN MIRMAN have created KAVANAH PRESS, a printing company that will reproduce Burns’ Hebrew prayer painting series as greeting cards, prints and giclée reproductions. They will offer fundraising opportunities to synagogues and will donate a portion of local sales to Jewish community needs. They may be… Read more »

Business briefs – 7/2/10

Gary and Randy Emerson have formed GRE PARTNERS LLC, commercial real estate brokerage and consulting. Randy is the designated broker for the firm with offices at 2424 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 202. Gary focuses on the leasing and sale of industrial and investment properties while Randy deals in land… Read more »

Business Briefs — June 18, 2010

LORI RIEGEL, Temple Emanu-El Youth Education Director, will attend the Mofet Institute Seminar for Community Leaders and Educators in Israel later this month. The program is designed to build leadership and management skills and strengthen ties between leadership in Israel and the Diaspora. EEGEE’S is holding its annual coupon… Read more »

Business briefs – June 4, 2010

CONGREGATION M’KOR HAYIM has named EMILY ELLENTUCK as its Cantorial Soloist. Ellentuck has led the musical part of several of M’kor Hayim’s Shabbat services as well as last year’s High Holy Days. Her new role will include Friday evening services twice a month, festival services and the High Holy… Read more »

Business Briefs – May 21, 2010

THE TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER announced its board of directors at its annual meeting April 28. The officers are Fran Katz,chair; Barney Holtzman, vice chair; Jeff Silvyn, vice chair; Mary Cochran Wolk, vice chair; Stuart Shatken, secretary; Ed Rogoff, treasurer; Tom Warne, chair-elect; and Mark Rubin, immediate past chair.… Read more »