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Laurie Dickman, who with her husband, Joel, owns Laurie’s Bridal and Formal in Scottsdale, says the business "is a family-owned and -operated bridal boutique. We offer bridal, bridesmaids, mother of the wedding, bar/bat mitzvah attire, prom and other social occasion dresses. Even though we are open for business, our grand opening will be in November, to kick off the busy season."
New Krav Maga studio: East Valley Krav Maga has rebranded as EVKM Self Defense & Fitness to follow a recent move to a new space in Tempe and the opening of a second studio in downtown Phoenix. Classes are under way at the Tempe location and the Phoenix location opens on Jan. 14 with a 10 a.m. free workshop, an introduction to the Israeli martial art of Krav Maga. The new Tempe location is at 1332 E. Apache Blvd. and the Phoenix location is at 705 N. First St., Suite 105. Visit eastvalleykravmaga.com or call 480-535-7087.
First PlaceAZ, a nonprofit designed to help provide housing options for people with autism and other special abilities, has appointed Joe Cooper as its chief financial and operating officer. In December 2016, the organization broke ground on First Place-Phoenix, a new $15 million, 81,000-square-foot residential property, located at 3001 N. Third St. in Phoenix. Designed for adults with autism and different abilities, the property represents a one-of-a-kind approach to combining apartments, a residential training program and a national leadership institute to advance more independent and community integrated living options.
Through the generosity of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, Rabbi Nate Crane of Congregation Or Tzion received a grant to attend the PJ Library Track at Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC) in St. Louis, Missouri in February 2017. The SLBC is a three-day leadership intensive in which Crane will train alongside nationally renowned Jewish leaders, educators and artists in best practices for engaging Jewish families with young children. Crane serves as Or Tzion’s associate rabbi and director of education.
New bakery: Sugar Happy bakery & coffee cafe is selling holiday cupcakes for Hanukkah at $4 each. The restaurant is located at 14204 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 167, in Scottsdale. The website address is sugarhappyaz.com.
Negotiating isn’t something that is done solely in an office or boardroom. Most people negotiate throughout their day at home and work without really being conscious of it.
Scottsdale resident Allen Nemeth and his sister-in-law Simma Nemeth, a part-time resident of Scottsdale, are partners in a small decorative woodworking venture. Simma says it can’t quite be called a business yet, because their website is still under construction and so far, they’ve mostly made their creations for family and friends.
Between the challah bake, the Shabbat Project and conferences in Washington, D.C., it's been a busy week.
Shabbat in Jerusalem was like no Shabbat I have ever experienced.
Valley residents Esther and Don Schon write about a program that two ex-IDF soldiers developed to help teach disadvantaged teens to surf and in turn to become surfing teachers for wounded warriors.