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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 »

People in the news 8.5.11

BRUCE ZORTMAN has published a book, “Eight Little Candles Plus One: A Hanukkah Tale” (Strategic Book Group). Zortman was a professional educator for 25 years. REP. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS was named “Tourism Champion of the Year” by the Arizona Office of Tourism last month, recognizing her efforts to oppose last… 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 »

People in the news 7.1.11

­KALEY ROSE WEINTRAUB, a University High honor student, has committed to the swim team at University of Rhode Island, where she will enter the Doctor of Pharmacy program. Weintraub, a Tucson Hebrew Academy alumna, is also a dancer with the Arizona Ballet Theater and a synchronized swimmer. She represented… 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 »

People in the news 6.17.11

STEVEN FREEDMAN, A.B., M.S., has written a novel, “Dinah Blu,” published by PublishAmerica. Freedman notes that he suffers from schizophrenia and obsessive-compulsive disorder, making his literary accomplishment “a triumph of the human spirit.”           BOBBY PRESENT will be a member of the United States masters… 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 »

People in the news 5.20.11

ANGIE GOORMAN has been selected by the Jewish Federations of North America National Young Leadership Cabinet as a new member beginning with the 2011/2012 year. The cabinet is a group of men and women, ages 30-45, who are committed to shaping a bright future for the Jewish people in… 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 »

People in the news 4.22.11

A paper written by BRYAN DAVIS, youth and Holocaust education coordinator at the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona, and his advisor at the University of Arizona, ELIANE RUBINSTEIN-AVILA, “Holocaust Education: Global Controversies Shaping Curricula Integration and Implementation,” has been accepted for presentation at the International Journal of Arts  &… Read more »

Business briefs 4.8.11

CHOICE GREENS has opened a new outlet, Choice Greens Express, at the Tucson Mall. BASHAS’ will donate 10 cents to the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for every case of Bashas’ water sold through June 30. THE JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTHERN ARIZONA installed KERI… Read more »

People in the news 4.8.11

PATRICIA C. BISCHOF, a student artist at Prescott College, will hold an exhibit of her work, including a Holocaust-themed mixed-media piece, “Never Forget,” at the college’s Tucson Center, 2233 E. Speedway Blvd., on Saturday, April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.… Read more »

People in the news 3.25.11

JOHN GARRARD, professor emeritus of Russian studies at the University of Arizona, and his wife and co-author CAROL GARRARD will deliver the Jack Fischel Lecture at the 31st Annual Millersville University Conference on the Holocaust and Genocide in Millerville, Pa., April 6-8. The Garrards will speak on the Holocaust… Read more »

Business briefs 3.25.11

MORT TULLER and HOWARD TULLER of TULLER TROPHY AND AWARDS were featured in an article in the industry magazine, Recognition Review, which focused on successful family businesses.… Read more »

Business briefs 3.11.11

BORDEN PHYSICAL THERAPY has added Ruth Edwards, PT, to the staff. Edwards, a graduate of the University of North Carolina, has more than 30 years experience as a manual therapist, with a background in orthopedics, sports medicine and geriatrics. The office, located at 4544 E. Camp Lowell, may be… Read more »

People in the news 3.11.11

HOWARD PALEY has published a book of photographs, “First Impressions — Landscapes.” For more information, visit www.hpaley.com. PATTI DAY has published a novel, “The Ride: In the Air & Through the Courts.” The book won a Spring 2010 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award from the North American Book Dealers Exchange.… Read more »

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 »