Articles by Mala Blomquist


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A father’s gift to his community

Pictured above: Children on the music playground at the Shiloh Israel Children’s Fund campus. David Rubin made aliyah 26 years ago from Brooklyn, NY. He says his decision to move to Israel came “out of idealism” and his entrancement with the biblical history of the region. He initially lived in Jerusalem and within a short…

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Chompie’s: One bagel at a time

Pictured above: Front row, Lou and Lovey Borenstein; back row, from left, Mona and Mark Borenstein, Wendy Borenstein-Tucker and Don Tucker, Neal and Shirli Borenstein. If you’ve ever sunk your teeth into a fresh New York-style bagel with whipped cream cheese at Chompie’s Restaurant, Deli, Bakery and Catering you have Wendy Borenstein-Tucker to thank. Wendy…

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The Connection comes to Tucson

Brian Singer had been looking for a unique way to honor his mother, Edye Anne Singer z”l, when Rabbi Israel Becker with Congregation Chofetz Chayim in Tucson, contacted him with an exciting proposition. It all started when the Foxman Torah Institute in Cherry Hill, New Jersey reached out to Rabbi Becker after their three-week program,…

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Bodies Revealed joins OdySea in the Desert

The latest exhibit to join the numerous attractions at the OdySea in the Desert Entertainment District is “Bodies Revealed.” This intimate and informative traveling exhibition showcases more than 200 actual human bodies and specimens, providing a detailed, three-dimensional vision of the human form rarely seen outside of an anatomy lab. The specimens in the exhibit…

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Where art and history really do meet

About 45 miles south of Tucson and 23 miles north of the Mexican border sits Tubac, AZ.  The tagline on the Tubac Chamber of Commerce’s website is “Where art and history meet.” It’s more than an advertising slogan – it’s a fact. Tubac played a significant part in Arizona’s beginnings. In 1691, Father Francisco Eusebio…

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Senior Savvy Tech Support

Pictured above: Abbie Richie with 100-year-old Louise Davis Abbie Richie lost her job unexpectedly at the end of 2017, when the educational consulting firm she had worked for for 15 years closed. She had enjoyed her job, but she really wasn’t interested in returning to that line of work. She sent out applications and wasn’t…

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