Articles by Leni Reiss


Journalistic Jewish geography

During the International Jewish Media Summit in Jerusalem last December, Arizona Jewish Life Contributing Editor Leni Reiss took advantage of the opportunity to ask several colleagues to briefly describe their publications. Their responses follow: “My material is distributed to every member of the American Jewish and foreign press. I have been reaching out for 29…


Nothing Like a Dame

She’s a self-described “big, brassy dame” with a penchant, as a kid, for “overacting and stealing the show.” She is Paulette Rockir, a native New Yorker with a flair for mimicry and a passion to perform.  Now residing in Prescott since 2009 with her husband and biggest fan, David, Paulette was on stage in November…


Third graders share their thoughts on Thanksgiving

In anticipation of celebrating Thanksgiving, just about everyone’s favorite secular holiday, we asked some third graders at Pardes Jewish Day School in Scottsdale to tell us what they are thankful for, and also what they most enjoy at the traditional holiday feast. Following are their answers, compiled by Leni Reiss. ELIANA KLEIN I am thankful…


Jewish vets dedicated to helping others

As the proud daughter of PFC Edward A. Rosenberg, who fought, was wounded in Germany’s Black Forest in WWII, and earned the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star, it was a pleasure and privilege for me to attend a recent meeting of Jewish War Veterans Scottsdale Post 210, one of four such groups in Arizona….

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