Finding a kidney for a transplant is not easy. I know because I am one of 100,000-plus people on the waiting list for a deceased donor kidney.
Holocaust survivors in the Valley will have new opportunities to express themselves emotionally and artistically thanks to an emerging curriculum from Jewish Family & Children’s Service.
Cycling through personal milestones and challenges defines the decades and our journey. Summer of 2019 is a pivotal one for my family. The last of our chickadees will be flying the coop to navigate health care-related fields to not only make a living, but also make a life and a difference.
We’re surrounded by counters — particularly in the kitchen, home office and bathroom. We take them for granted and don’t realize the impact they have on us. Their colors, patterns and textures affect our feelings daily. Choosing the material is a decision based on style, function and cost, w…
Planning to travel abroad this summer? Before you go, keep in mind that Medicare usually does not cover health care services or supplies while you’re traveling outside the United States.That doesn’t mean you have to travel abroad without health coverage. There are three ways you can get heal…
Being alone can be a terrible thing. Beyond the difficulty of simply living alone, particularly as we get older when our connections to others may diminish, being alone leaves millions of Americans vulnerable to feelings of loneliness and social isolation.The National Association of Area Age…
I’m old-school. I still get the newspaper delivered. Primarily, because it is our therapy dog Lacey’s morning routine to get the paper and bring it to me. How could I interfere with her sense of purpose? Besides, I like turning pages and I don’t really mind a little smudgy newsprint on my fingers.
Summer is here and residents across the state of Arizona will be heading on vacation. Many vacationers will fly or drive long distances to reach their destinations, but if you plan on taking a long trip this summer, you should be aware of a vein disorder that is especially prevalent for trav…
I just finished reading an article that contained the age-old question: Is the glass half-empty or half-full? The article wondered if pessimism and optimism were the only deciding factors in the way people perceive the glass. Or is there more to it than that?
After closing the doors of a children’s indoor playspace in Connecticut, a business that she owned for five years, Rachel Winter went through a period of situational depression. She was 40 years old at the time, her children were in school during the day, she didn’t have a job and she felt l…
Meeting new people and watching their dreams become reality are two aspects that Brandon Holtzman, owner of Holtzman Home Improvement, enjoys most about his work.
Before starting Chimera Interior Design in 1996, Valerie Borden collected vintage clothing and period furniture for several years, leading her to develop an appreciation for detail and workmanship.
Among Old Town Scottsdale art galleries and trendy restaurants is Buffalo Collection, a furniture and accessories store whose story begins with a herd of bison on a Colorado ranch.
For Amy Rosenthal, real estate has always been a part of her life. Both her parents worked in real estate — her father’s speciality was commercial and her mother’s was residential.
As the dad of an 18-month-old, thus far I have exactly one Father’s Day under my belt. It wasn’t easy for me to celebrate, either. You spend decades viewing June’s third Sunday as a celebration for someone else, and then suddenly, you’re the one celebrated? It was almost more surreal than be…
Isn’t it so frustrating when you have to replace something you already own? A new tire, a dishwasher, your HVAC unit? In your mind, that tidy little sum you were sitting on was on the way to becoming a new ____. In my home, it’s always about the fabulous outdoor furniture Susie is eyeing.
The Ina Levine Jewish Community Campus has selected Michigan-based Beztak Properties to develop an on-site senior residential facility.
Now that your last child has left home, are you wondering if downsizing is a good idea? Are you torn between leaving your home and making some changes that would give you what you think you need and want?
Like it or hate it, there is no avoiding it. The summer months are upon us and we know exactly what that means. Soon, our days will be spent solely in the pool or in an air-conditioned room. We will use oven mitts to drive and our mantra of “it’s a dry heat” will echo throughout the city. It…
Summer is around the corner and that familiar, unforgiving, Phoenix heat is coming with it. While lounging by a pool is always an option, sometimes only the power of a movie theater’s industrial air conditioner can cool everyone down. The only questions are, what’s playing now? What’s coming…
A 25th anniversary is a sign of success for most companies. It’s something to be proud of, a signal that things have gone well thus far.
Holocaust survivor Ronnie Breslow, a Jewish woman who fled Germany as a child, is still fighting anti-Semitism and educating young people and the community about her escape from the Nazi regime 80 years later.
As the glorious weather precedes the spring equinox, chants of, “This is why we live here” can be heard throughout the Valley of the Sun. For Phoenicians, amnesia is bliss, as we repress all memory of those triple-digit days. Knowing how precious time and the mild temperatures are, let’s cel…
In the 1840s, Moishe Zvi Lewensohn heard that the Messiah would soon come, and he moved to a small piece of land in the Middle East — then called Palestine under Turkish rule — to await the arrival.
As American business enters the 21st century, old methods are being replaced with the new. Nowhere is this more evident than in key employee and business owner compensation, and specifically in deferred compensation planning.
Yesterday, while I was shopping in one of my favorite department stores, Dorothy the cashier and I began talking about simple things that make people happy. Her eyes lit up and she said, “I bought myself a wonderful gift when I was on my lunch break today. I stopped at one of the mall access…
There was no question that the Danskys of Livingston, New Jersey, were going to have their children bar and bat mitzvahed. There was also no question of joining a synagogue to do so. “We’re not that religious,” explained Tracy Dansky, a mother of three.
“There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home … ” Dorothy’s mantra expressed the deep longing for the safety and warmth of home but, if she’d been Jewish, The Wizard of Oz heroine would no doubt have said, “There’s no place like home … for Passover.”
Sweet gefilte fish with a dollop of eye-watering horseradish. Fluffy matzah balls floating in golden chicken soup, raisin-dotted matzah kugel, tangy stuffed cabbage, crunchy charoset, mile-high sponge cake.
When food-industry insiders entered the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, for the annual Kosherfest trade show back in November, you could almost understand why their thoughts were on Passover.
I have been to more than a dozen Passover seders. I know the Four Questions by heart. Neither of these facts might seem so surprising, but — as most people I’ve interviewed for these pages already know — I’m not Jewish. So my level of knowledge is somewhat surprising.
While leafy greens contain essential vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber, they are particularly susceptible to infestation. Unwashed greens commonly house tiny insects such as aphids, thrips, leafminers and cabbage worms. Checking salad greens for these charming creepy crawlies takes a lot …
If you’re planning to do remodeling for an aging relative or friend, their budget for changes may be too limited to take on huge projects. But there are important changes you can add to your home or theirs to improve safety and make life easier.
One of the biggest problems with the week of Pesach is that so much of the food is so heavy. Eggs, oil, matzah meal and meat — lots and lots of meat and chicken and then maybe some more meat.
Nearly every Jewish holiday puts food and wine at the center of the celebration. There is a common phrase that describes Jewish holidays: “They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat.” A good meal, however, is certainly incomplete without a fine wine to go along with it.
As Passover approaches, hosts often have a laser focus on the menu. This is understandable and appropriate, given that the seder is, first and foremost, a ritual meal. But true balabustas also keep an eye on the table settings and seating arrangements.