Articles by Mala Blomquist


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Precook for Break-the-Fast

PHOTO: this crust-less quiche with asparagus and feta can be prepared in advance, chilled and served later with little or no reheating involved for the break-the-fast after Yom Kippur. The holiday of Yom Kippur is one of reflection, repentance, and prayer, all of which takes place while fasting. At the end of the holiday, Jews traditionally share a…

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Rosh Hashanah Feast

Photo: Brisket photo by Daniel Lailah; Food styling by Amit Farber. Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com. BRISKET Originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine Family Table and Kosher.com By Brynie Greisman For years I’ve been dreaming about how to mimic the flavor and texture of meat they serve at simchas. I had my…

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Biz Ins & Outs – August 2017

JNF Promotes Audrey Lewis to Senior Campaign Executive, Arizona Jewish National Fund (JNF) has promoted Audrey Lewis to the position of Senior Campaign Executive in Arizona. In her new role, Audrey will also be leading JNF’s efforts for our Annual Women for Israel Luncheon, held on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, which draws over 400 supporters….

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Total Eclipse of the Sun

Now you’ve got that song in your head, don’t you? No doubt you have seen the non-stop coverage of the eclipse from the hotels booked in its path to the sold-out-everywhere-solar-eclipse-viewing sunglasses. The Great American Eclipse will occur on Monday, Aug. 21 at approximately 10:32 am Arizona time. It received the name “Great American Eclipse”…

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2017 Cohon Award Nominations

September 1st is the deadline to submit your nomination for the winner of the 2017 Cohon Award. The Cohon Award was established by the children and grandchildren of Rabbi Samuel S. and A. Irma Cohon and awards are presented annually to individuals for accomplishments that benefit Klal Yisroel – the entire Jewish people. Achievements will…

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Let the Maccabiah Games begin

More than 9,000 athletes from 85 countries are expected to participate in the 20th Maccabiah Games in Israel, held July 4-18. The opening ceremony, touted to be the biggest one yet, will be held July 6 at the Teddy Kollek Stadium in Jerusalem. This year the host city is Jerusalem, but venues hosting a variety…

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Fireworks and Fun

We have compiled a list of places around the Valley and in Tucson where you can enjoy the 4th of July festivities with your family and friends. Click here to see editor Mala Blomquist talking about some of these events on Arizona Midday! AROUND THE VALLEY Independence Day Celebration (Sat. July 1). Fireworks at 9…

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Biz Ins and Outs – June 2017

JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER PHOENIX ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND CHAIR The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix elected attorney Robert Roos as its new chair, in addition to two new board members and a new slate of officers at its annual meeting held on May 15. Robert is a partner in the law…

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