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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 »

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 »

People in the news 10.29.10

RUTH ZALES will be honored as the Tucson recipient of the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award during the 2010 International Lion of Judah Conference in New Orleans Nov. 8-10. In addition to her work with the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Women’s Philanthropy, Zales is a member of Jewish Federations of North… 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 »

People in the news 10.15.10

MELISSA TRUELOVE, a teacher at Congregation Or Chadash and Tucson Hebrew Academy and winner of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’s Outstanding Judaic Teacher Award for 2010, will receive a Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education at the Jewish Federations of North America general assembly in November. JASON… 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 »

People in the news 10.1.10

SHERRI SILVERBERG, president of the Catalina Foothills School Board, is running for re-election. Silverberg is a certified public accountant and a long-time volunteer in the district. For more information, visit www.Silverberg4CFSD.com. BRENDA TOBIN, a Peace Corps volunteer in Cambodia, was chosen to speak in the Khemi language at the… 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 »

People in the news 8.6.10

U.S. ARMY CAPT. ISAAC GREENBERG will speak at the National Jewish War Veterans 2010 Annual Conference, which will be held Aug. 8-15 in Savannah, Ga. A member of the local JWV Friedman-Paul Post 201, Greenberg  is serving his third term as the national JWV vice chairman for the global… Read more »