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People in the news 10.13.20

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Penelope Starr, a local weaver and rug restorer, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of The Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild on Oct. 21, 9:30 a.m-noon, via Zoom. Members can visit the members area of www.thsg.org for the Zoom invitation. Guests and prospective members should email… Read more »

People in the news 9.11.20

Mary Jo Pollack won the Phoenix Moth Story Slam in July. Pollack has told stories live in Tucson for Odyssey Storytelling, FST! Female Storytellers, and Tellers of Tales Tucson, where she is second vice president. Rabbi Baruch J. Cohon, vice president of the Tucson-based Rabbi Samuel S. and A.… Read more »

People in the news 6.26.20

The Arizona Board of Regents confirmed University of Arizona Professor of Psychology Jeff Greenberg as a Regents Professor along with four other UArizona faculty members, Roberta Diaz Brinton, Judith Brown, Peter Chesson, and Connie Woodhouse. Regents Professor appointments are reserved for full professors whose exceptional achievements merit national and… Read more »

People in the news 6.12.20

A new book by Bonnie J. Golden, M.Ed, E-RYT, “Yoga for Holistic Healing: Poses and Sequences for Pain and Stress Relief” (Callisto Media) is available for preorder on Amazon. Golden is the owner of Yoga in Balance, LLC, and www.yogawithbonnie.com.… Read more »

People in the news 5.29.20

Nancy Mellan

A fiber-arts poetry chapbook by Nancy Mellan, “Threadbare,” is on virtual display as part of Foundry Art Centre’s exhibit, Context III. View the exhibit, including Mellan’s video of her piece, at www.foundryartcentre.org/context-iii. Social Lite Creative named state Rep. Alma Hernandez of Tucson one of “The Top 50 Zionist Influencers… Read more »

People in the news 5.1.20

Amir Eden

Amir Eden has started teaching “Israeli Spirit” classes for middle school students from all over the U.S. through the Israeli-American Council’s new Ofek Learning Hub — Looking Beyond the Horizon. For more information, visit www.ofekhub.org. Eden holds a B.A in political science and international relations from Florida Atlantic University and… Read more »

People in the news 4.17.20

Kacie Bauer won third place for English speakers in a worldwide Passover trivia contest hosted Monday, April 6 by Olami, the parent organization of Jewish Arizonans on Campus and many other organizations for Jewish young adults in 31 countries. Bauer, a junior at the University of Arizona, participated on… Read more »

People in the news 3.6.20

HB2682, a bill submitted by Tucson Rep. Alma Hernandez to make Holocaust education mandatory in Arizona, passed the State House of Representatives on Feb. 19.  Members and staff from Jewish Family & Children’s Services Holocaust Survivors program, who traveled to Phoenix Jan. 27 when the education committee voted on… Read more »

People in the News 2/7/2020

Tamara “T” Statman, a University of Arizona student/softball alumnus, was crowned Miss Tucson Del Sol 2020 at the Miss Tucson Scholarship Program on Jan. 18. She will educate people across the state about her platform, “Skin Cancer Prevention: Educate, Facilitate, and Legislate.” Statman will move on to the Miss… Read more »

People in the news 1.10.20

  State Rep. Alma Hernandez was named to The Forward’s list of 50 “Machers and Shakers Who Influenced, Intrigued and Inspired Us This Year.” Hernandez also was appointed this month to be the Young Democrats of America Jewish Caucus Southwest regional director. Steve Brass, a Tucson-based “stun and run” self-defense… Read more »

People in the news 12.6.19

Jeffrey Jacobson has been elected to the board of directors of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation. Last year, he became the 74th supreme master (international president) of Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. Jacobson is a member of the Tucson Hebrew Academy board of trustees and co-founder of the Will for… Read more »

People in the news 11.22.19

Photojournalist Linda Solomon will celebrate the launch of her new book, “The Queen Next Door: An Intimate Portrait of Aretha Franklin” at the Tucson Museum of Art’s “A Night With Aretha” on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 6-8 p.m. The evening will include performances by Ann Hampton Callaway and Charity Lockhart,… Read more »

People in the news 11.8.19

Tidhar Ozeri was awarded a 2019 Gabe Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship by Arizona State University’s School of Social Work. The five scholarship recipients were recognized at a luncheon on Sept. 20. Ozeri is in his final year of ASU’s Masters in Social Work program in Tucson. He completed his first-year… Read more »

People in the news 10.25.19

Jonathan Mosher, the chief criminal deputy at the Pima County Attorney’s Office, will run for Pima County Attorney in 2020. Mosher has been a lawyer for 25 years and an Arizona prosecutor for 15 years, serving more than a decade under Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall. For more information,… Read more »

People in the news 10.11.19

Former Catalina Foothills High School swimmer Hannah Orbach-Mandel is one of nine finalists chosen from a field of 585 nominees for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Woman of the Year Award, which will be announced Oct. 20 at a ceremony in Indianapolis. The finalists demonstrated excellence in academics, athletics,… Read more »

People in the news 9.27.19

Hon. John Peck

At its annual conference and meeting of 130 judges, magistrates, and court officers earlier this month in Prescott, the Arizona Justice of the Peace Association elected the Hon. John Peck president. Peck is the presiding judge of the Ajo Justice Court, elected to a second term in 2018, and… Read more »

People in the news 9.13.19

“Pick Up the Beat,” an exhibit of paintings, prints and drawings by artist Howard Kline, is on display through Oct. 26 at Gallery2Sun, 100 E. Sixth Street. For more information, visit www.howardkline.com.… Read more »

People in the news 8.30.19

Dick Belkin, who divides his time between Tucson and Coronado, California, recently published his second beach-inspired children’s book, “The Coronado Kid,” earning him recognition in the city’s Eagle Journal. Proceeds from the book and its precursor, “Coronado Dog Surfing Olympics,” go to the Coronado Historical Association. An earlier children’s… Read more »

People in the news 8.16.19

Cantor Bryce Emily Megdal, a Tucson native, was ordained as a cantor on May 27, 2019 in Los Angeles by the Academy for Jewish Religion California. She will continue to work as a b’nai mitzvah teacher at Kehillat Israel Reconstructionist Synagogue of the Pacific Palisades as well as teach… Read more »

People in the news 6.28.19

Robert Youdelman, an officer with the Hayden, Arizona, police department, was honored by Pinal County District Attorney Kent Volkmer with a Victims Service Award for his dedication, commitment, and compassion for victims of crime. The award was presented at a Law Enforcement Appreciation Night dinner on April 9 in… Read more »