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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…

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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

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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. 

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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.

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The East Valley JCC has brought on the president of the Tempe and Gilbert accounting and tax preparation firm The Blau Company, Aaron Blau, as its new board chair. 

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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.

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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 …

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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…

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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During the last few years, more than 20 U.S. states have targeted the BDS movement with legislation. But some groups have argued that anti-BDS legislation violates the Constitution. In a first, a Kansas federal judge recently agreed, issuing a preliminary injunction against an anti-BDS law i…

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In the chapel on the second floor of Harley-Davidson of Scottsdale, next to the in-house tattoo parlor, Jonathan Medved stood in front of a large image of the iconic Jewish National Fund’s blue and white metal tzedakah box that helped everyday people fund the creation of Israel.

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Each day, Integrity RX, a fertility specialty pharmacy in Scottsdale, ships packages of 15 to 20 prescriptions to patients across the country. But to Jeffrey Karp, who founded the pharmacy three years ago, each box contains more than a list of medications.

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For many of us, Rosh Hashanah signifies a fresh chance to align our spending with our priorities. If charitable giving is an important part of your budget, now is a good time to take a step back and reevaluate your giving strategy. There are a myriad of causes and organizations you can suppo…

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Ajoint study conducted by researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and the University of Amsterdam has found that using emojis in work-related emails, although perceived as a friendly gesture by the sender, actually conveys incompetence to the recipient.

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In the days leading up to the 48th annual Chicago Pride Parade on June 25, a group of 44 balloon professionals from across the world worked around the clock creating colorful balloon decor in a hotel ballroom.

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Envoy America, a comprehensive ride-sharing program founded in Scottsdale that offers accompanied transportation and extra assistance for seniors and patients, announced on June 19 that it entered an agreement with Access2Care, a division of American Medical Response. Houston will be the ini…

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Jodi Gold Lipson has joined The Jewish News as an advertising sales consultant. She has been working in advertising for 15 years. A transplant from New York, Lipson worked in New York City’s garment district. She has lived in the Valley for almost 15 years. She met her husband on a Jewish si…

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The Arizona Natural Health Center’s signature Heal & VibeOnLife system was designed to address the six major pillars that govern health, according to the center. These include nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress management, detoxification, and community and social support.

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From left, Rory Carder from DAVIS, Mitch Ginsburg from CommLoan and Ari Spiro from Orion, spoke to about 60 attendees at “Corner Office: Lessons from Jewish Business Leaders,” presented by the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix’s Business Professionals Groups on May 3. The event explored i…

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