People in the News

People in the news 2.23.18

JAX LARCOM, son of Danielle and Guy Larcom, was one of two students chosen as winners in the third through fifth grade category of the Tucson Festival of Books 10th Annual Young Authors Competition, for his poem “Rainbow.” Jax is a third grade student at Canyon View Elementary School… Read more »

People in the news 2.9.18

A photograph by TUCSON HEBREW HIGH student JEREMY LEVINE is featured in a dedicated exhibit at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, which runs through May 2018. Levine’s photograph, “The Meaningful Meal,” was selected as a winning entry in The Jewish Lens@ Beit… Read more »

People in the news 1.12.18

CARLOS CHAVEZ and ALLAN MENDELSBERG are among the 40 Under 40 honorees chosen by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Congress. Chavez is the mentor match specialist for the Arizona’s Children Association Thrive Mentor Program in Pima County and Southeastern Arizona. The program provides volunteer mentors for youth aging out… Read more »

People in the news 12.1.17

MARK ROBERT GORDON has filed to run for Arizona Secretary of State in the 2018 election. Born in Phoenix, he spent much of his youth participating in programs at the old Phoenix Jewish Community Center, Beth El, and Phoenix High School for Jewish Studies. He earned degrees from Princeton… Read more »

People in the news 11.3.17

ESTHER STERNBERG, M.D., director of research at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, has been appointed chair of the National Library of Medicine’s Board of Regents. Sternberg also is founding director of the UA Institute on Place and Wellbeing, a professor with the UA College of Medicine–Tucson… Read more »

People in the news 10.20.17

Devy Wolff (Korene Charnofsky Cohen)

Tucson artist DEVY WOLFF will hold a retrospective show, “Devy Wolff: The New York Years, 1968-1998” at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Nov. 1-29. An opening reception will be held Sunday, Nov. 5, 1-3 p.m. Visit… Read more »

People in the News 9.22.17

MARVIN J. SLEPIAN, M.D., will receive the AZBio Pioneer Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Arizona Bioindustry Association at its 2017 awards ceremony on Oct. 11. Slepian is a cardiologist, inventor, entrepreneur and educator. At the University of Arizona, he serves as professor of medicine, professor and associate department… Read more »

People in the news 9.8.17

“Til I Am: A Lyric Memoir” by JEN MAIDENBERG was chosen as a finalist for the Autumn House Press full-length book prize for the second year in a row. Maidenberg, a former assistant editor at the Arizona Jewish Post, currently lives in New Jersey.… Read more »

People in the news 8.11.17

JOEL BRESLER, a resident of Oro Valley, has published a new comedic novel, “The Moskowitz Code” (Tasfil Publishing, LLC), in which Mike Moskowitz finds his life turned “tush-over-teakettle” when his doctor makes a typo in his medical record. Bresler’s previous books include “Sunderwynde Revisited” and “Letters to be Read… Read more »

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The JEWISH HISTORY MUSEUM/HOLOCAUST HISTORY CENTER presented the Dr. Barry A. Friedman Volunteer of the Year Award to DAVYA M. COHEN at its annual meeting on May 4. Cohen, a volunteer docent at the museum, taught middle school shop for 35 years in Southfield, Mich., before moving to Tucson… Read more »

People in the news 5.26.17

Two pieces by LYNN RAE LOWE, “Ein Sof Ohr” and “Genesis: The Second Day” were chosen for a biennial juried exhibition, “Somehow, Somewhere, Someone & Something,” May 4-Aug. 12 at the Sid Jacobson JCC in East Hills, N.Y.… Read more »

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STEVEN MECKLER won a District Gold ADDY Award for color photography for “School Lunch Trays” published in Edible Baja Magazine, in the American Advertising Federation’s District 12 competition. The district includes advertising federation clubs in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and El Paso. Two “aluminations” by LYNN RAE… Read more »

People in the news 4.14.17

BARRY M. COREY was selected by the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona as the 2017 recipient of the Buddy Amos Founders Award. The award honors an individual, couple or family that helped found a nonprofit organization and has demonstrated inspirational leadership in the areas of community service, philanthropy, mentoring,… Read more »

People in the news 3.31.17

LORI RIEGEL, MJEd, has been selected to present her doctoral research at the Harvard Graduate School of Education 2017 Student Research Conference and the 2017 Joint Conference on Research in Jewish Education, co-hosted by the Network for Research in Jewish Education and the Association for the Social Scientific Study… Read more »

People in the news 3.17.17

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

TUCSON MAYOR JONATHAN ROTHSCHILD received a Small Business Advocate Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Partner America program at City Hall on March 1. Partner America is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Management Services, Inc.… Read more »

People in the News 2.3.17

AUDREY SHER-WALTON recently released a collection of poetry, “All the Colors of My Life are Red.” A former mental health therapist who currently owns Mrs. Audrey’s Academic Achievement tutoring service, Sher-Walton has been published in Zocolo Magazine, Aurora and the Write ON! East-side Writing Group’s 2015 and 2016 anthologies.… Read more »

People in the news 1.20.17

ESTHER STERNBERG, M.D., will be the keynote speaker at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 15th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference on Jan. 28. She will speak on “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Wellbeing,” based on her book and PBS series of the same title. Sternberg… Read more »

People in the news 1.6.17

Songwriter MICHAEL COOPER, a native of Nogales, Ariz., recently had musical theater productions performed in New York, London and Paris. In October, the National Alliance of Musical Theatre showcased selections from his musicals “Luna Park,” “Sunfish” and “Love Always” in its Songwriter’s Cabaret series. “Luna Park” was one of… Read more »

People in the news 12.16.16


CAROL BLATTER, LCSW, DCSW, was awarded honorable mention for her story, “Filling in the Spaces,” by New Millenium Writings.… Read more »

People in the news 10.21.16

An exhibit by LAURI MARKS KAYE, “A Tucson Portrait Story,” will be on display in the windows of the historic Roy Place Building, 44 N. Stone Ave., through Dec. 31. The line drawings depict people, places and events that make Tucson remarkable, from Gates Pass and Hotel Congress to… Read more »