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 making a meaningful difference in the local Jewish community: the Cardozo Society, Chai Tech and Real Estate & Finance. 

The Cardozo Society is geared for Jewish legal professionals, including lawyers, judges and law students. This society puts on several events per year including a CLE each spring as well as opportunities for smaller, more personal events like roundtables and general counsel forums. 

Chai Tech is open for all Jewish professionals in the technology and engineering industries. This group’s events focus on the newest innovations in technology, exclusive tours and the ability to learn from industry experts.

Real Estate & Finance welcomes the growing population of Jewish real estate and finance professionals in the Greater Phoenix area. Events are open to all Jewish professionals in the real estate, mortgage and finance industries and include an annual economic outlook featuring Elliott Pollack each January.

Each division is currently looking for more committee members. The role of a committee member varies, but the main duties include event planning, outreach, attending meetings and events and most importantly, building a stronger network in the Jewish professional community. 

Shaaron Elisha, co-chair of Real Estate & Finance, says he finds meaning in his involvement. “I’m involved because I like community and I like to learn. This organization brings educational and networking events to the Phoenix metro area which strengthen the professional community. In essence, it shines a light onto the nations while making the desert bloom. Can’t think of a better way to represent our culture and value to the Valley and to greater Arizona.” JN

Jaime Fox is a development associate for the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix.

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