Business Briefs

Business briefs 11.3.17

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES has been selected as a semi-finalist in Social Venture Partner’s “Fast Pitch” competition. LIZ HERNANDEZ, JFCS director of marketing and development, will talk about the Project Safe Place program. Five attorneys from the law firm FARHANG & MEDCOFF, Robert Bernheim, Robert Garcia, Meredith Marder,… Read more »

Business briefs 10.20.17

TUCSON HEBREW ACADEMY has hired EMILY ERNST LUNNE as director of finance, a role that also includes human resources and building maintenance oversight. Lunne is a native of Wyoming and a graduate of the University of Wyoming. She has been involved with many nonprofit organizations as an auditor, a… Read more »

Business briefs 10.6.17

Carlos Hernandez

CARLOS A. HERNÁNDEZ, CEO and president of JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA, received a 2017 Influential Health and Medical Leader Award in the category of Mental Health & Psychiatric Services from Tucson Local Media. The awards event was held Sept. 27 at Casino del Sol Resort. … Read more »

Business brief 9.22.17

PETER MARCUS, owner of ALLEGRA PRINT-MAIL-SIGNS OF TUCSON ON PARK, was recently awarded two annual sales awards by the Alliance Franchise Brands network. His center received the Sales Excellence Award, which recognizes the top 10 sales leaders in the Alliance Franchise Brands international network of marketing and print services… Read more »

Business briefs 9.8.17

CONGREGATION CHAVERIM has named ITAL IRONSTONE as education director. Ironstone has a bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies from the University of Arizona. She attended Hebrew school at Chaverim, was president of Tucson’s Kadimah BBYO chapter and studied at Tucson Hebrew Academy. JULIA H. LEVINE has been named operations manager… Read more »

Business briefs 8.25.17

DARKAYNU JEWISH MONTESSORI has added SHARON LOPER as lead Montessori preschool teacher. After training and interning at NCME in San Diego, Loper’s first Montessori teaching position was at the College Center Montessori in San Diego, where she taught for four years before moving to Tucson. Her next position was… Read more »

Business briefs 8.11.17

The JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has hired CLAUDIA LOPEZDIAZ as the new office assistant. LopezDiaz will have a variety of administrative duties in addition to serving as receptionist. She earned a Bachelor of Science in physiotherapy at the University of Cape Town and is currently completing her dissertation… Read more »

Business briefs 7.6.17

STEVEN MECKLER won a national Silver ADDY Award from the American Advertising Federation for color photography for his “School Lunch Trays” entry, published in Edible Baja Magazine. The competition included entries from 180 AAF clubs throughout the United States. The AAF announced the awards at its annual gala, held… Read more »

Business briefs 6.23.17

CARING SENIOR SERVICE, which provides services to the elderly and disabled, has opened a Tucson location, owned and operated by CINDY and LEE SHELLER. Cindy Shelller has more than 23 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with the last 14 years in home health care, including six years… Read more »

Business briefs 6.9.17

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY and BANNER-UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER recently added LILAH MORRIS-WISEMAN, M.D., to Banner-University Medical Group, the practice plan composed of faculty physicians at the UA College of Medicine-Tucson. Morris-Wiseman specializes in treating thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal gland disorders using minimally invasive endocrine surgical techniques.… Read more »

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… Read more »

Business briefs 4.28.17

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has hired MELISSA HALL as office and facilities manager. She will transition from her current position as executive assistant at the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona, where she has worked for the past 16 years, and will support both JFSA and JCF… Read more »

Business briefs 3.31.17

DARKAYNU, Tucson’s Jewish Montessori preschool, will add a toddler program (ages 1-3) for the coming school year. The school is also adding special enrichment workshops in art, music and gymnastics for students ages 3-6. For more information, visit darkanyutucson.com or contact Esther Becker at 790-2784. INVISIBLE THEATRE will present… Read more »

Business briefs 3.17.17

BRYAN DAVIS, executive director of the Jewish History Museum & Holocaust History Center, was elected to the board of the Council of American Jewish Museums for 2017-2018. THE TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER has expanded its hours. It is now open at 5 a.m. weekday mornings, with earlier classes in… Read more »

Business briefs 3.3.17

THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA HILLEL FOUNDATION is among 25 Hillels nationwide that will take part in the second cohort of Hillel International’s Springboard Fellowship program next year. The UA Hillel will host an Innovation Fellow, trained to spark ideas, connect with students in new ways and infuse creativity into… Read more »

Business briefs 2.17.17

THE TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER has hired SHIRA BRANDENBURG as director of the Tucson International Jewish Film Festival. Brandenburg holds a B.S. in education from Eastern Michigan University and has taught in both America and Israel. She spent eight years with the Hillel Foundation on the campuses of Metro… Read more »

Business briefs 1.20.17

The ARIZONA JEWISH POST has hired JAMES ALEWINE as graphic designer. Alewine, a Tucson native, spent most of his adult life in the restaurant industry before returning to college in 2014 to follow his passion for digital arts. He will receive his associate’s degree in graphic design from Pima… Read more »

Business briefs 1.6.17

PLUM WINDOWS AND DOORS, owned by DESIREE WILLIAMS, in collaboration with HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, recently presented full replacement windows and a new patio door to Irma Bush, a longstanding Habitat for Humanity volunteer and beneficiary. Habitat for Humanity Tucson, in addition to building new homes for those who qualify,… Read more »

Business brief 12.16.16

JOHN WINCHESTER, outreach coordinator for the ARIZONA CENTER FOR JUDAIC STUDIES at the University of Arizona, was named one of the 40 Under 40 for 2016 by Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Daily Star. Winchester is the Arizona state director for Christians United for Israel, a… Read more »

Business briefs

BRUCE GREENBERG was appointed to a three-year term on the Americas Board for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The New York-based regional branch of RICS is the largest global organization for professionals in real estate, construction, valuation and related industries. Greenberg is managing director and Mexico country leader… Read more »