If you asked Shlomo Pri-tal 30 years ago what his retirement would look like, he never would have imagined it would include making glass art.
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You’ve likely heard of a story or two in which someone lost valuable property due to flood damage. Maybe one of the stories was even yours. Last month, Arizona broke rainfall records. If you did experience flood damage, having a flood insurance policy made a huge difference, and if you don’t…
Holocaust survivor Oskar Knoblauch has touched thousands of lives, sharing his survival story and its lessons. And despite being 95, he will continue his work for decades to come with the high-tech help of Phoenix’s future Holocaust education center.
The COVID-19 pandemic was difficult for small businesses to manage. One local group of Jewish business owners and professionals helped each other make it through.
On Wednesday, June 2, the Phoenix Theatre Company begins its 102nd season — indoors and in person — with a production of “Becoming Dr. Ruth.” The one-woman show tells the life story of the famous Jewish sex therapist and Holocaust survivor, Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
Tucked between a dance school and a 60’s retro lounge on a quiet street in Tucson, sits a small Middle Eastern and African foods store. But Al Basha Grocery isn’t just a place to get kosher meats and hard-to-find ingredients.
Tax day was pushed back again this year to May 17, 2021. Just like last year, the IRS extended the filing timeline to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic. But this year, there is a key difference: The deadline for supporting tax credit organizations in A…
This past year, COVID-19 created a lot of challenges for people as they navigated a new normal, both personally and professionally. One of the biggest changes for people is deciding where to spend their time and how to utilize their living spaces.
Susan Colin isn’t afraid to try new things. In March, she left her position as cantorial soloist for Congregation NefeshSoul in Chandler to work solely as a visiting guest artist and artist in residence for various synagogues.
Rabbi Dovie Shapiro of Chabad of Flagstaff hopes people realize they have the opportunity to wake up to a beautiful mountain view this Passover. And the bonus is they will only be a hop, skip and a jump from one of the seven natural wonders of the world: the Grand Canyon. The fact that the s…
Two key Jewish organizations in Greater Phoenix are set to join forces in order to increase their impact to the benefit of the community.
COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties into our lives this past year, both personally and professionally. Things that we were sure would never change have been dramatically turned upside down, and the real estate market is
Laura Bercovich was interning for Martin Pear Jewish Community Center in Scottsdale, when she realized what she wanted to do with her life. While writing press releases and doing other public relations work, she was asked to design a flyer for an event. It turned out to be the “most fun” par…
It took Ahron Cohen a few months to figure out his next move after leaving the Arizona Coyotes as its president and CEO in May. All he knew was that he “wanted to do interesting things with interesting people,” he said.
The Arizona Jewish Post was one of the first things that made Michelle Blumenberg, University of Arizona Hillel Foundation’s executive director, feel welcome when she moved to Tuscon in 1992.
Arin Finger was ready for the biggest youth sports league season yet: 2,500 kids had jerseys and were assigned to different sports teams. They were on rosters and scheduled to compete. It was April of last year, just when the COVID-19 pandemic began to wreak havoc and “everything came crumbl…
Shoshana Simones and her family eat out a lot more than they used to. Before the pandemic upended daily life almost a year ago, the family would eat out about once every two weeks. Now, the family orders from kosher restaurants a few times a week.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s Business & Professionals Group strengthens relationships among Jewish professionals through education, networking and communal and philanthropic engagement. Three divisions provide opportunities to expand professional and social circles while ma…
Even if your family business is something less than a global media empire, succession planning can be stressful. Family businesses span every sector of our economy, and generate approximately one-half of the U.S. gross national product annually. Almost one-third of the Fortune 500 are family…
The Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s Business & Professionals group will present Spotlight, a networking event featuring the star of Bravo network’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles,” Josh Flagg.
Phoenix-based Wall Sensations, which transforms backyards and other spaces with custom outdoor and indoor murals, wallpapers and floor graphics, has completed thousands of projects since its owner and president, Alan Gellman, started selling its product in 2013.
George Weisz, president of Weisz Ventures, has held many diverse titles throughout his career and community involvement, including Jewish community causes and serving on Jewish community boards.
The Stockroom, a family-owned and operated office supply store since 1986, will close at the end of the month when the president and co-owner of the company, Les Moskowitz, changes gears. It’s one of the last family-run office supply stores in Phoenix, said Les’ wife, Linda, The Stockroom’s …
The story began rather typically. One sister went to law school, the other pursued a career in education. Over the years, older sister Hope fine-tuned her career as a teacher and administrator in special education in the New York City public schools, while younger sister Lori pursued a succe…
Corporations have one more week to submit applications to receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for helping provide scholarships for students in Jewish day schools.
Last month, NowGen hosted its first Men’s Professional Panel, which offered the opportunity to hear successful businessmen talk about how Judaism has informed their careers. Co-chairs Chase Alyeshmerni and Jesse Rozio, along with the help of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix, put the …
Arizona’s strong mining industry, great weather conditions and potential for partnerships made Scottsdale an easy choice as the new North American headquarters for the Israeli drone company Airobotics.
Last year, 59-year-old George and his wife, Paula, (not their real names) experienced a major life hurdle when George lost his job with a local health care company.
The Arizona Israel Technology Alliance and the Arizona Technology Council will lead a state contingent of business people and investors on a trip to Israel this October.
For nonprofits seeking professional advice or consulting, a firm established by two former JCC executive directors is now open for business. Founded by Jay Roth and Ken Light, L/R Strategies specializes in helping nonprofits develop their resources, including their most valuable one: people.
When Nathan Sachs, the founder and owner of Blueprints for Tomorrow, a financial services company based in Scottsdale, considered teaching classes at the Valley of the Sun JCC (The J), it wasn’t a tough call.