Articles by Leni Reiss


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….


Bernie Gross Remembers it Well

You’ve heard no doubt, of the Energizer Bunny. Now meet Energizer Bernie, the 97-year-old who is living on his own in the house in northwest Phoenix, purchased in 1949 on the GI Bill, where he and his late wife raised their children; he is driving (and thriving!) and working in sales (albeit not full time)…


Women’s Philanthropy: Sharing the Passion

The fabled Phoenix bird symbolizes renewal and represents the capacity for vision and intense inspiration. Much the same can be said of the revitalization taking place here in the Valley of the Sun at Women’s Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix. Robin Loeb, presently federation director of women’s philanthropy and donor relations, is…

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