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Wednesday 04/27/2016
Bar Mitzvah - Matthew Benjamin Schwartz
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:00 am

Matthew Benjamin Schwartz, son of Lisa and Marc Schwartz of Scottsdale, became a bar mitzvah on April 9, 2016, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Wedding - Marisa Zappaterreno & Jason Harris
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:00 am

Marisa Zappaterreno and Jason Adam Harris were married April 9, 2016, in Phoenix. 

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Obituaries - Martin Gray
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:00 am

Martin Gray, author of best-selling Holocaust memoir: Martin Gray, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor whose memoir about his experiences during World War II inspired a successful TV miniseries, has died at 93.

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Obituaries - Doris Roberts
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:00 am

Doris Roberts, 5-time Emmy winner:  Doris Roberts, who won four Emmy Awards as the meddling mother Marie Barone on the popular sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” died April 18 in her sleep. She was 90.

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Obituaries - Gerald Chirnomas
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:00 am

Gerald Chirnomas

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Obituaries - Wendi Keene
Posted: April 27, 2016 - 10:00 am

Wendi Keene

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Wednesday 04/20/2016
Obituary - Ruth Klein
Posted: April 20, 2016 - 10:00 am

Ruth Klein, 86, of Scottsdale, AZ, passed away on April 8, 2016. Ruth was born on January 29, 1930 in Brooklyn, NY.

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Wednesday 04/13/2016
Birth – Alexandra Hinda Moshkovich
Posted: April 13, 2016 - 10:00 am

A girl, Alexandra Hinda Moshkovich, was born Feb. 20, 2016, to Dena Chulew and Michael Moshkovich of Phoenix.

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Bar Mitzvah - Ethan Robert Weiss,
Posted: April 13, 2016 - 10:00 am

Ethan Robert Weiss, son of Linda and Harold Weiss of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah April 16, 2016, at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Obituary - Frances Horn
Posted: April 13, 2016 - 10:00 am

Frances Horn passed away on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. She was 97 years young.

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Wednesday 04/06/2016
Engagement - David Medansky & Kaylie Marsh
Posted: April 06, 2016 - 10:00 am

Kaylie Weinstein Marsh of Phoenix and David Patrick Medansky of Phoenix announce their engagement.

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Obituary - Martin Elliot Sodomsky, M.D. (Marty)
Posted: April 06, 2016 - 10:00 am

Martin Elliot Sodomsky, M.D. (Marty), 79, a resident of Chandler, Arizona, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center after a long battle with complications of lung disease.  

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Obituary - Clara Stander
Posted: April 06, 2016 - 10:00 am

Clara Stander, 95, of Phoenix, died March 29, 2016. Born in Romania, she was a member of Jewish Women International and World ORT.

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Wednesday 03/30/2016
Birth - Ariela Tova Langer
Posted: March 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

A girl, Ariela Tova Langer, was born on July 24, 2015, to Lauren and Abraham Langer of Los Angeles, California.

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Birth - Alexandra Hinda Moshkovich
Posted: March 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

A girl, Alexandra Hinda Moshkovich, was born Feb. 20, 2016, to Dena Chulew and Michael Moshkovich of Phoenix.

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Obituaries - Marcia Ann Bram
Posted: March 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

Marcia Ann Bram, 80, of Sun Lakes, died March 6, 2016. Born in Cleveland, she was a retired secretary.

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Obituaries - Gaile Susan Stockton
Posted: March 30, 2016 - 10:00 am

Gaile Susan Stockton, 78, of Scottsdale, died March 23, 2016. Born in Cleveland, she was a homemaker.

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Friday 03/25/2016
Garry Shandling, comic star of ‘Larry Sanders Show,’ dies at 66
Posted: March 25, 2016 - 11:06 am

Garry Shandling, a comedian, actor, writer and producer best-known for starring in the Emmy-winning “The Larry Sanders Show,” has died at 66.

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Wednesday 03/23/2016
Birth - Asher Clive Troyan
Posted: March 23, 2016 - 10:00 am

A boy, Asher Clive, was born Dec. 9, 2015, to Michael and Rachel Troyan of Phoenix.

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Bar Mitzvah - Ethan Bennett Scher
Posted: March 23, 2016 - 10:00 am

Ethan Bennett Scher, son of Stephanie and Marc Scher of Phoenix, will become a bar mitzvah March 26, 2016, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Obituary - Donald Rosenthal
Posted: March 23, 2016 - 10:00 am

Donald (Don) Rosenthal, 80, died on Monday, March 14, 2016, in Akron, Ohio. Don moved to Akron in November of 2011. Don was born on June 25, 1935 in Columbus, OH and moved to Scottsdale, AZ in 1978 where he lived until he moved to Long Beach, CA in 2004 and lived with his longtime girlfriend, Shirley Saltzman. 

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Wednesday 03/16/2016
Bat Mitzvah - Danielle Jessica Sherman
Posted: March 16, 2016 - 10:00 am

Danielle Jessica Sherman, daughter of Dana and Greg Sherman of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah March 26, 2016, at Congregation Beth Israel.

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Bat Mitzvah - Gabrielle Samantha Wernick
Posted: March 16, 2016 - 10:00 am

Gabrielle Samantha Wernick, daughter of Rachel Schwartz-Wernick of Scottsdale and Elliot Wernick of Phoenix, will become a bat mitzvah March 19, 2016, at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Wednesday 03/09/2016
Bat Mitzvah - Emma Brooke Cohen
Posted: March 09, 2016 - 10:00 am

Emma Brooke Cohen, daughter of Dina and David Cohen of Scottsdale , will become a bat mitzvah March 12, 2016, at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Engagements - Bryce Schotz & Shawna Lewis
Posted: March 09, 2016 - 10:00 am

Shawna Lewis and Bryce Schotz, both of Phoenix, announce their engagement.

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Obituaries - Elbert (Al) Heimer
Posted: March 09, 2016 - 10:00 am

Elbert (Al) Heimer of Phoenix, AZ passed away peacefully at age 92, on March 6, 2016. Al was born in Elmont, Long Island, New York on February 23, 1924. 

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Wednesday 03/02/2016
Bat Mitzvah - Alyse Sarah Kelly
Posted: March 02, 2016 - 10:00 am

Alyse Sarah Kelly, daughter of Leslee Kelly of Scottsdale and Shane Kelly of Scottsdale, will become a bat mitzvah March 5, 2016, at Temple Kol Ami.

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Obituary - Ida Dolgonos
Posted: March 02, 2016 - 10:00 am

Ida Dolgonos, 93, of Scottsdale, died Feb. 26, 2016. Born in Philadelphia, she was a retail store owner.

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Obituary - Bruce Howard Shelton
Posted: March 02, 2016 - 10:00 am

Bruce Howard Shelton died on Friday, February 12, at age 71. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Audrey; his daughters Terri Hurvitz (Scott), Laurie Shelton, and Jaclyn Wollheim (Bryan); and six granddaughters: Rachel, Sophie and Annie Hurvitz, and Macey, Hillary and Whitney Wollheim.  

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Wednesday 02/24/2016
Birth - Shaked Ayala
Posted: February 24, 2016 - 10:00 am

A girl, Shaked Ayala, was born Jan. 20, 2016, to Ariel and Noam Markose of Jerusalem.

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Bar Mitzvah - Evan Micah Berkowitz
Posted: February 24, 2016 - 10:00 am

Evan Micah Berkowitz, son of Debbie Berkowitz and Gary Weiss of Scottsdale and the late Jeffrey Berkowitz, will become a bar mitzvah Feb. 27, 2016, at Temple Chai.

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Bar Mitzvah - Seth Aaron Berkowitz
Posted: February 24, 2016 - 10:00 am

Seth Aaron Berkowitz, son of Debbie Berkowitz and Gary Weiss of Scottsdale and the late Jeffrey Berkowitz, will become a bar mitzvah Feb. 27, 2016, at Temple Chai.

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Obituaries - Dennis Alan Bookbinder
Posted: February 24, 2016 - 10:00 am

Dennis Alan Bookbinder, 69, of Los Angeles, died Jan. 22, 2016. Born in Buffalo, New York, he worked for Royal Wine Corp. before retiring. He was affiliated with the Wine Educators Society and the Phoenix Police Reserves.

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Obituaries - Helen Handler
Posted: February 24, 2016 - 10:00 am

Helen Handler, Phoenix resident and Holocaust survivor, passed away on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. Born Ilona Ackerman on September 18, 1928, Helen was just 15 years old when she and her entire extended family were transported to Auschwitz where all but she were exterminated by the Nazis. 

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Obituaries - Samuel Willenberg
Posted: February 24, 2016 - 10:00 am

Last survivor of Treblinka revolt, Samuel Willenberg, dies at 93: Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of the Treblinka camp revolt, has died.

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Wednesday 02/17/2016
Helen Handler, 87, Holocaust survivor
Posted: February 17, 2016 - 2:43 pm

Helen Handler, 87, a Holocaust survivor who gave presentations about the Shoah for more than 20 years, died on Feb. 16, and services will be held Thursday, Feb. 18 in Phoenix.

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Bar Mitzvah - Joshua Chad Kleiner
Posted: February 17, 2016 - 10:00 am

Joshua Chad Kleiner, son of Suzye and David Kleiner of Phoenix, will become a bar mitzvah Feb. 20, 2016, at Temple Chai. 

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Weddings - Brian Higgins & Alyssa Rubenstein
Posted: February 17, 2016 - 10:00 am

Alyssa Sara Rubenstein and Brian Paul Higgins of Tempe were married Feb. 13, 2016, at Venue at the Grove in Phoenix.

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Obituary - Helene Burt
Posted: February 17, 2016 - 10:00 am

Helene Burt, 85, passed away February 13, 2016. Helene, a Scottsdale resident and retired realtor, was a member of ORT and the Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association.  

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Obituary - Janice Vigor Tracht
Posted: February 17, 2016 - 10:00 am

Janice Vigor Tracht, 83, died Friday, February 5, 2016, at her home in Phoenix. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, to David and Elizabeth Vigor, Janice married Sam Tracht (pre-deceased 2006) in 1955 and moved to Phoenix. 

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Obituary - Roslyn H. Vinnik
Posted: February 17, 2016 - 10:00 am

Roslyn H. Vinnik, 90, of Scottsdale, died Feb. 8, 2016. Born in Detroit, she was a professor of probability and statistics. She was affiliated with Hadassah, Jewish National Fund and the Sisterhood of Har Zion Congregation and Congregation Or Tzion.

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Obituary - Sally Weiss
Posted: February 17, 2016 - 10:00 am

Sally Weiss, 97, of Scottsdale, died Feb. 11, 2016. Born in Chicago, she was a homemaker.

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Monday 02/15/2016
The Supreme Court's Jewish gentile: My memories of Justice Scalia
Posted: February 15, 2016 - 12:46 pm

WASHINGTON — “When there was no Jewish justice on the Supreme Court,” Antonin “Nino” Scalia told me, “I considered myself the Jewish justice.”

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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Bar Mitzvah - Griffen Joseph Engelberg
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 10:00 am

Griffen Joseph Engelberg, son of Nancy and Ryan Engelberg of Scottsdale, will become a bar mitzvah Feb. 13, 2016, at Congregation Or Tzion.

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Bar Mitzvah - Gabriel Robert Levy
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 10:00 am

Gabriel Robert Levy, son of Lucia and Harlan Levy of Phoenix, will become a bar mitzvah Feb. 13, 2016, at Temple Kol Ami. 

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Bar Mitzvah - Eli Mickael Roussel
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 10:00 am

Eli Mickael Roussel, son of Mercedes and Serge J. Roussel of Phoenix, will become a bar mitzvah Feb. 13, 2016, at Chabad of Phoenix.

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Anniversaries - Deb & Robert Karel
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 10:00 am

Deb and Robert Karel of Tempe celebrated their 20th anniversary Feb. 10, 2016. They were married Feb. 10, 1996, in Santa Ana, California.

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Obituaries - Jerome (Jerry) Kallett
Posted: February 10, 2016 - 10:00 am

Jerome (Jerry) Kallett, 82, died February 2, 2016, at his home in Brooksville, Florida. Jerry had spent the last several years splitting his time between his two homes in Brooksville and Florissant, Colorado.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Engagement - Erin Searle & Jacob Proud
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 10:00 am

Erin Rebecca Searle and Jacob Franklin Proud, both of Phoenix, announce their engagement.

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Obituary - Stephanie Bourassa
Posted: February 03, 2016 - 10:00 am

Stephanie Bourassa, aged 70, of Scottsdale died Sunday, January 24, 2016. Born in Los Angeles to Alex and Lorraine Satler in 1945, the family soon relocated and Stephanie was raised in New Jersey. Her mother, an art lover, was also responsible for her love of bright colors and all things spicy. Her father was an international businessman whose trips to Europe, the Orient and Russia left her with an innate curiosity about the world. 

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