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Before Corbin Leafman’s family moved to Arizona, she lived in the Chicago suburbs. Her family attended Congregation Beth Shalom in Northbrook, Ill., where she became a bat mitzvah and graduated from Hebrew school. Every year, her family would adopt six or seven needy Jewish families and they…
When Cliff Shnier moved his family of five from Toronto, Canada, to Arizona in 1994, one of the first connections he made was with the Council for Jews with Special Needs (now Gesher Disability Resources). His oldest son, Jesse, has autism, so Cliff knew that it was immediately important tha…
In the spring of 2021, the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix and the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix announced plans to integrate the two organizations into a single operating entity, now called the Center for Jewish Philanthropy of Greater Phoenix (CJP).
Scott Leader, the Jewish musician, producer and songwriter who owns Brick Road Studio in Scottsdale, says he’s probably worked with every well-known contemporary Jewish singer-songwriter. He’s also recorded vocals for pop star Dua Lipa and voiceover work for former Olympian Michael Phelps. “…
Gerri Madenberg has accepted the managing director position at Temple Emanuel of Tempe, officials announced. She will arrive in person to join the congregation in late February, having relocated from Florida.
When you moved into your house years ago, you promised yourself you’d update the place. But like most homeowners, the longer you live there, the less you notice the 40-year-old light fixtures, the wallpaper from the 1970s and the sunken living room.
In the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Buffalo Collection showcases Native American-inspired fine art, museum-quality collectibles and American Buffalo leather furnishings in its more than 3,000 square feet of combined showroom and gallery space.
“The Scottsdale Bank Drought is Over” headlines the home page of the new Scottsdale Community Bank. The bank received its certificate of approval from both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the State of Arizona effective this past Jan. 10, making it one of only 10 communit…
Since 1977, Hospice of the Valley’s experienced care teams have been tending to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and supporting their family members. As one of the largest not-for-profit hospices in the country, HOV provides a safety net for those with no insurance, tu…
I have been in residential real estate in the Phoenix area for more than 30 years. My father, Herb Lieb, moved to the Phoenix in 1964 and he owned Kagel’s, a women’s fashion store at Park Central Mall, Herb’s Underground (Phoenix’s first disco) and The Jockey Club Nightclub. I have him to th…
Marlo Lyons knows a thing or two about making a career change. Over the past 30 years, Lyons, who lives in Scottsdale, has found success in three vastly different industries.
Like many Jewish moms, Vera Kessler spends much of her time cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, running errands, chauffeuring, helping with homework and preparing for Shabbat.
Gesher Disability Resources, which serves children and adults affected by a disability through inclusion assistance in the classroom, resource referral, residential support and social groups, celebrated its annual gala on Nov. 6, 2021.
Fredric M. London has a two-car garage and a two-car carport at his Gilbert house. All of those spots are reserved for Brass Era cars and other classics that catch his eye.
When my husband and I retired to Arizona 12 years ago, we realized that we had time to volunteer in the Jewish community. Volunteering is a way to give back to the community, but it’s also a wonderful way to get to know one’s
As part of our alumni association leadership panel series, the Women’s Leadership Institute (WLI) recently sponsored an educational panel called the Founder’s Club. The panel was moderated by Jennifer Rogers of the WLI, and featured Becca Hornstein and Andi Minkoff, founders of two of our co…
Chabad of North Phoenix Rabbi Mendy Levertov and his wife, Leah, are looking forward to making their Chabad center better suited to their needs.
During the pandemic, moms have received a lot of media attention as they balance work, childcare and family responsibilities. While these challenges for moms — especially those who work outside of the home — have been highlighted in the last 18 months, they aren’t something that happened overnight.
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.