Business Briefs

Business briefs 3.9.12

JANOS WILDER has been named a James Beard semi-finalist for Outstanding Chef: United States. The James Beard Foundation named Wilder as the top chef in the Southwest in 2000. Wilder is the chef of Janos, JBAR and Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails. DARRELL PATTON, assistant varsity coach at ST. GREGORY… Read more »

Business brief 2.24.12

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY has launched BackstageCoach, a transportation program to bring patrons from communities such as Vail and Saddlebrooke to select Saturday 4 p.m. performances. For more information, call the box office at 622-2823.… Read more »

Business briefs 2.10.12

FRAN KATZ, associate publisher of Tucson Lifestyle, will be honored by the American Advertising Federation Tucson at its ADDY awards dinner on Feb. 18 as the winner of the Phyllis Ehlinger Women of Excellence Award. The award recognizes women business owners or executives who have demonstrated success within their… Read more »

Business briefs 1.27.12

SHEILA WILENSKY has been named associate editor of the ARIZONA JEWISH POST. Wilensky, a former teacher and bookstore owner, has been assistant editor of the AJP for the past eight years. 1ST RATE 2ND HAND THRIFT STORE has given $100,000 back to the Jewish community since its inception in… Read more »

Business briefs 12.9.11

Congregation Chaverim has received a grant from Poets & Writers to fund writing workshops with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron and Deborah Mayaan at Chaverim, the Arizona Cancer Center and Casa de la Luz Hospice. The workshop schedule is available at or deborah Mayaan was asked to write an… Read more »

Business brief 11.25.11

PROJECT ISAIAH, the community-wide High Holidays food drive sponsored by the JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, collected 6,335 pounds of food and $3,824 for the Community Food Bank and Catalina Community Services. Every $1 collected buys $10 worth of food for the food… Read more »

Business briefs 11.11.11

Tucson natives REBECCA GOLD (left in photo) and SHANA CUTLER have created LOVE JAY GIRLS, a collection of flower girl and special occasion dresses for girls sold through bridal boutiques and high-end children’s stores. Gold earned a bachelor’s degree in retailing and consumer sciences from the University of Arizona,… Read more »

Business briefs 10.28.11

THE JEWISH FEDERATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA has promoted MARLYNE FREEDMAN to senior vice president. Freedman joined the Federation in 2002 as director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, after serving as executive director at Temple Chai in Phoenix. She became the Federation’s director of Women’s Philanthropy in 2004 and… Read more »

Business brief 10.14.11

1ST RATE 2ND HAND THRIFT STORE, Tucson’s Jewish nonprofit community thrift store, has hired JENNI STEINBERG PAGANO as manager. Pagano has experience running nonprofit, online vintage and designer shops. She  has worked in commercial and residential interior design and is one of the founding editors of Refashion Co-op, a… Read more »

Business briefs 9.30.11

JENNIFER FERRELL has been hired as the part-time assistant for the WEINTRAUB ISRAEL CENTER, a program of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and the Tucson Jewish Community Center. A Tucson native, Ferrell previously worked with her husband, Chris, at Ferrell Insurance Agency.         U-SWIRL FROZEN… Read more »

Business briefs 9.16.11

BARRETT AVIGDOR has joined the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, a Tucson-based nonprofit organization, as deputy director.  Avigdor is a graduate of The University of Chicago Law School and a former Fulbright scholar to Brazil.  Prior to joining the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, Avigdor… Read more »

Business briefs 9.2.11

CAROL KARSCH, the executive director of the JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA for the past 23 years, will retire in May 2012. The Foundation board has assembled a group of community leaders to begin the search for her successor. The qualifications guiding the search can be found on… Read more »

Business briefs 8.19.11

BARBARA R. LEVY has been elected president of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra board of trustees. Levy is an author, consultant and speaker on board and organizational development and fundraising. With 38 years of experience in development, she is one of fewer than 90 people nationwide to earn the Advanced… Read more »

Business briefs 8.5.11

The ARIZONA JEWISH POST has won a 2010 Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism from the American Jewish Press Association. “Chanukah on Christmas Avenue: Raising a Jewish family in Winterhaven” by Gila Silverman, published in our Nov. 26, 2010 edition, won a first place award in the… Read more »

Business briefs 7.1.11

THE TUCSON JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER announced its 2011-2012 board of directors at its annual meeting on Tuesday, May 3. The officers are Tom Warne, chair; Barney Holtzman, vice chair; Ed Rogoff, vice chair; Jill Rosenzweig, vice chair; Jeff Silvyn, vice chair; Mary Cochran Wolk, vice chair; Stuart Shatken, secretary;… Read more »

Business briefs 6.17.11

CONGREGATION ANSHEI ISRAEL has hired MICHAEL LANDY as executive director. Landy has a 25-year history of working with nonprofit Jewish communal agencies, with a focus on fundraising and marketing. He was recognized by the North American Association of Synagogue Executives as a Fellow in Synagogue Administration in 2006. Before… Read more »

Business briefs 6.3.11

AMY HIRSHBERG LEDERMAN won an Arizona Press Club 2010 first place award for “Best Column Writing” for her columns in the ARIZONA JEWISH POST. The judge commented, “Consistent voice, thoughtful pieces that begin with small situations that she turns to universal truths. It’s rare to see this kind of… Read more »

Business briefs 5.20.11

SHARON GLASSBERG, director of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona Coalition for Jewish Education, and BRENDA LANDAU, director of the JFSA Jewish Community Relations Council, facilitated a Jewish American Heritage Month presentation, “An American Journey,” for the Tucson branch of U.S. Customs and Border Protection on May 18. The… Read more »

Business briefs 5.6.11

MYRON ROTTENSTEIN, vice president — investments at UBS FINANCIAL SERVICES, has been named to Barron’s Top 1000 Financial Advisers List. Rottenstein, who joined UBS Financial Services in 1990, has 27 years’ experience in the securities industry. He is an institutional consultant with UBS, a certified financial planner and a… Read more »

Business briefs 4.22.11

CONGREGATION M’KOR HAYIM, led by Rabbi Helen Cohn, has moved to the campus of Tucson Hebrew Academy. M’kor Hayim will hold Shabbat evening services in the THA Beit Midrash on the second and fourth Fridays of each month at 7 p.m., beginning April 22. Torah study will be held… Read more »