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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 »

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 »

People in the news 7.2.10

ANDREW MESHEL, a University of Arizona law student, is one of 30 law and medical students chosen by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics to participate in its inaugural two-week program in New York, Berlin and Poland, which began June 20. Students in the program… 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 »

People in the news 6.4.10

HILARY LYONS was named a recipient of the 24th Annual Hadassah National Leadership Award. Lyons is Young Judaea Chair for Hadassah Southern Arizona and is the education director of Congregation Chaverim. RUTH OSOBOW was named Hadassah Southern Arizona’s Woman of the Year. Osobow is currently chapter membership co-vice president… 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 »